Monday, July 18, 2011

Sweet Rain

It's not very often that I create a multi-challenge card but today the stars aligned and I came up with a card for the following:
CAS-ual Fridays Sweet & Treats Challenge
The Play Date Cafe Challenge #90
Less Is More Circles Challenge
Unity Circles, Circles, Circles Challenge
Supplies:  CS: Bazzill, SU; Stamps: Unity; Ink: VersaFine; Die: Nesties Circles; IP: PTI
I love the PDC colours this week especially that yummy creamsicle!  I didn't have any Bazzill cardstock that worked for the eggplant colour so I used SU Elegant Eggplant.  It looked a bit plain next to the other textured colours so I used a PTI impression plate to give it some pizzazz.  The ice cream stamps are from Unity's March 2011 Kit of the Month and the sentiment is from their August 2009 KOM.  The paper piecing on the ice creams was a bit fiddly but I like how it came out.  The thin stripes were inspired by Cristina's Round 1 Gallery Idol entry.

Guess what?  All that dancing finally paid off!  Here's what I woke up to this morning:
Look at that rain!  Whoo hoo!  It lasted about 20 minutes and I could hear the water pouring into the tank - music to my ears!  :)  Then there was another shower a few hours later.  It's still looking pretty grey out there so maybe there will be some more.  The only ones who are not impressed are Jem and Atti as it has cut into their ball playing time.  I promised them an extra long walk later and gave them a treat at lunch time but they're still looking a bit hard done by!  Oooh!  It's raining again!  Whoo hoo!


Brandi said...

Cute! Love the ice cream cones.

I can't get over how gorgeous it is where you live, either rain or shine. You are one lucky girl!

Chrissie said...

This is a tremendous card, I love the colours you chose!
Thanks so much for joining us.
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Debs M said...

great card x

Jenny said...

Whoo Hooo for the rain...perhaps it was the multichallenge card that did it????
Love the circles along the lines and the scrummy ice creams :)
Jenny x

Karen B. said...

What a fun card, the circles are a great addition.

Lynn said...

Happy Rain Dance for you! We're in a heat wave here! Love those thin sweet (literally!)

And..yes...glossy accents on my card today!

Lisa Lara said...

Love your design.

Beryl K said...

Great card
Beryl x

Maja said...

Beautiful card.

Vicky Hayes said...

Well now you have the rain can we have some sunshine please?!! Love your card Jen - the ice creams look great on the circles, the thin strips of card are a great idea and the colours are brilliant! Vx

Anonymous said...

Great mix for all the challenges (it can hard to combine challenges sometimes), those icecreams are super cute! Congrats on your 'rainy' weather, keep on dancing!

Laurie said...

Ok Miss Jen! This is too cute! I love the design! Thanks for playing along with CAS-ual Fridays!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Lucky you that you figured out an awesome card to fit all of those challenges! There are so many cool elements here, but I think I like the spacing between the paper strips the best--very edgy. Yeah you got rain! :)

Jinny Newlin said...

So sweet ;)! I adore your Cristina-inspired stripes! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe! And so happy for you and the rain! Send some our way, will ya?

Anonymous said...

Love the cones in the PDCC colors! Nice CAS design as well :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Emily Leiphart said...

Bermuda is still gorgeous when it's raining! I love the colours, textures and ice cream. ;)

Fiona said...

Fun use of the colours Jen - those icecreams look yummy! Thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe this week :)

Mandi said...

FAB card, love the deep colours
What an incredible view you have!
Thank you so much
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

fatmonica said...

Lovely card.

Laura Davis said...

Great work!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Happy dance for the rain! Just wish it lasted longer for you. We have just had the wettest July in 61 years (after the highest recorded rainfall for March earlier this year) ... so our tanks are full to overflowing! Hugs xxaxx