Squiggley Challenge #75 & Autumn Memory

Hi all! Hope your week is off to a great start. We are having a couple of warm days here in the Bay Area. I think today is supposed to be in the 70s, but it's going to drop something like 10 or 20 degrees tomorrow. Crazy! Hope you all are staying warm, cozy and healthy wherever you are! =)

On to today's cards...

I made this card for Challenge #75 over at the Squigglefly Challenge Blog.

The challenge is to use ONLY a Squigglefly digital sentiment stamp for your card. Nina Brackett's lovely Friends are Flowers in the Garden of Life is perfect for this challenge. The patterned paper is from the yummy Life is Good collection by Echo Park. I love this pretty and girly collection!

I used lovely images from Chi Chi Memory's Autumn Memory Collection for my second card. I set the adorable girl on the wooden fence before I printed the image out.

After coloring it, I cut the image using a circle die and inked the image with scattered straw when the paper was still in the die. The sentiment tag is made the same way.

The patterned paper is from Sassafras' Indian Summer collection. The doily thing-y is cut using a Spellbinders die.

That' all for today. Hope your day is fantastic! =)

Thanks for stopping by!

for the "Friends are flowers" card:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink
digital stamp: Nina Brackett for Squigglefly
patterned paper: Echo Park
ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink
markers: Copic
corner rounder: EK Success
dies: (ric rac) Papertrey Ink, (label) Spellbinders
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug
card size: 5" x 3 1/2"

for the "Hello" card:
cardstock, button: Papertrey Ink
digital stamp: Chi Chi Memory
sentiment stamp: Hero Arts
inks: VersaFine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
patterned paper: Sassafras
twine: May Arts
border punch: Martha Stewart
dies: Spellbinders
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug
Copics used:
ski: E01, E00, E000
outfit: E07, R08, R05, R02, E21, E51, R50
hat: E35, E33, E31, E30, E50
hair: E97, Y21, Y11
leaves; E35, E33, E31, Y21, E17, E15, YR15, YR12
ground, grass: E39, E37, E35, E33, E31, E30, YG67, YG17, YG13
card size: 4 1/4" x 4 1/4"


Silli said…
Wonderful cards Alice, love your sticthcing, the images are sooo cute. Big hugs
Sasya said…
beautiful cards, Alice, all of them!!!! breathtaking!!! :)
Jess said…
I think both of these are wondeful, but I especially love the first one, and how you have matched the flower with the pp - clever you! ;)
NinaB said…
What pretty cards, Alice. I need to get me some Echo Park papers.
Karen B. said…
Great backgrounds today for your wonderfully colored images.
~amy~ said…
cute cards alice...love them both, especially the echo park one!
Lin said…
They both turned out so nice, Alice! I love the first one, something about that background with the big flowers contrasting with stamped tiny flowers.
Sanne said…
Great cards Alice - what a perfect match of PP and stamps on the first card :)
Gorgeous cards, Alice! So sweet!
FAbulous cards Alice! Wonderful design, colouring and details!
Marlene said…
These are both gorgeous - but my jaw dropped when I saw how beautifully you matched the coloring on the first one to the patterned paper!
Anita Rex said…
What a great sentiment to have picked when you just had to use a sentiment! It goes so well with that paper! And love that you put the cowgirl on the fence! :>
BabyBokChoy said…
well well well, now i need that echo paper! gorgeous cards!
Holly Young said…
Wonderful cards Alice! I love the stitching you did on the first one, and that border punch on the second one is such a fun one!
Monique said…
Hi Alice... What fab cards!! I am in love with the image on your second card!!! Soooo stinkin cute!
artfuldelight said…
Wow, lovely cards. I love the doilie doo-hicky in the second card. Awesome! Both cards are amazing.
Clare said…
Oh my goodness, LOVE it! That first card is SOOO sweet and pretty, and the second is so cute! :)
Seriously, you need to post a tutorial on how you take pictures of your cards - the ones you shared today are getting just the lighting I want, but can't get!
Emily Leiphart said…
Oh, Alice, I love that pretty and serene flower card and your little cowgirl just made me smile!
Stamping Cafe said…
Aw... stunning cards, Alice! Love the sweet beautiful papers and your amazing coloring, your cards make me happy! Hugs!!
Maylee said…
Hi Alice, these are fabulous! Your coloring just makes me drool! : ) So gorgeous!
Tiffany Ervin said…
Love all the fabulous pp's you've used! You really know how to tempt me with more patterned paper that I want! Great yellow on the girl's hair, blonde hair is the hardest for me to do!
Lisa Petrella said…
LOVE your "friends are flowers" card!! That sentiment is lovely and the Echo Park papers are so pretty!
Suzanne C said…
Sweet sweet cards. The doily touch on the second is a great background to the cute image with fab coloring.
Courtney K said…
that little cowgirl is too cute - and love that "doily thing-y"! gotta get that die.

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