Monday, June 28, 2010

Splendiferous Boy...

Summer afternoon - Summer afternoon... the two most beautiful words in the English language. -Henry JamesWow, it has been a Week since I was here last? Sorry folks! I'll try to stay away from Facebook a little more and get some crafting done!

I sat down and colored this image Saturday to make a card for this week's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge and then I got side tracked...probably by Farmville or Frontierville! :-S

I used the Red, White and Blue colors of the cuppies and added some stars but didn't go straight 4th of July on this one. The image is a new stamp I just got in the mail from Lili of the Valley called Lazy Afternoon...I am Loving the adorable images!! I colored the little boy with Copics, of course...the rest is pretty self explanatory!
I left the inside blank, because I don't know where this little guy is headed quite yet...

Stamps: Lazy Afternoon (Lili of the Valley,) Splendiferous Day (a muse)
Paper: Kraft, White, Red, Navy
Ink: Copic Markers, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Misc: Stars & Polka Dots Cuttlebug Folders, Star Punch, Taffeta Ribbon, Vintage Buttons, Scrapper's Floss

Cupcake Inspiration #65:
Curtain Call:
Crafty Ann: Embossing
Allsorts: Embossing
ABC Toys & Crafts: Red, White & Blue
Stamptacular Challenges: Stars and Stripes (CB Folders and Shirt)
One Stitch at a Time: Stars and Stripes (CB Folders and Shirt)
Paper Cutz: Circles, Stars or Squares (CB Folders)
Ooo La La Challenges: Simply Summer
Hand Full of Stamps: Joys of Summer
Kah-Wink-E-Dink Challenge: Summer Free For All
Tellen's Place: Summer
Delightful Sketches: All about Summer
Little Red Wagon: 4th of July (& Canada Day)
Prairie Fairy Designs: Summer Vacation

Thanks for stopping by!!!


  1. oh my golly, Rachel! this is an incredible card...such an adorable image so beautifully colored:) thanks so much for playing along here at the Curtain Call!

    hey, you're a farmville fan...we should be neighbors:)

  2. This is beautiful Boy, I love this new stamps of yours. He is so cute. Thanks for joining DS.


  3. Gorgeous card Rachel, thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches.

  4. That is such a lovely image and you've coloured it beautifully. thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  5. What a beautiful card! :) Thanks for playing along with Kahwinkedink! We appreciate your support and hope you will join us again next week! ~Diane

  6. LOVE his shoes! I've been looking at this stamp for months - such a great image. Great card!

  7. What a great image and lovely card. Wonderful coloring on the image and great embossing on the red and blue panels. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at ABC Toys and Crafts.

  8. Very pretty!!! I love this image you used!!! Thank you for joining us at the ABC toys and Crafts Challenge this week!

  9. Adorable!
    Thanks for playing!
    Dee - LRW

  10. Rachel, this is incredible - love the embossing; the image is great and such a lovely summer scene! Thanks for playing along this week with us at Tellen's Place for summer fun! :-)

  11. Hi Rachel, I agree with you such an adorable image and great colouring. The stars of the embossing and stripes of the shirt fit beautifully with our challenge at OSAAT this week. Thanks for joining in with us.
    Luv Brenda xxx

  12. Such a great card. Lili of the Valley stamps are a fav of mine.
    Thankyou for joining us at OSAAT this week, Good Luck !

    Choccy x

  13. What a cute image I love it thanks for playing at Tellens Place
    Luv Jane xxx

  14. Rach, I luv this the red and blue on the card are so vibrant...have a fantastic week!

    enjoy *~*

  15. SOO cute! I'm sure you'll find a good home for him.

  16. Great card. I love that you carried the design to the inside. Thanks for joining Fairy Fun Fridays this week.

  17. What a brilliant card. Love the image and gorgeous papers. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamptacular challenge. Hugs, Denise (GDT) x

  18. beautiful card. I love the image and the coloring is perfect.

  19. Wow-what a great card! Love all the colors u used and the image is super cute! Thanks for playing this week at FFF's Challenge! Swing by my site if you're up for some blog candy and I'm becoming a follower-love your creations!! xoxxo Trisha

  20. What a stunning card. I am just loving these Lily Of the Valley images. I just bought a couple myself. Can't wait to color them up. Hope they turn out as beautiful as yours did. Love your card layout.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at SSC.
    Hugs xx

  21. This is gorgeous! I just love that LOTV image! thanks for joining us at OSAAT this wk hugs Rebekah xx

  22. This is just so adorable. What a sweet image. I love that you didn't go completely 4th of July.

  23. CUTE! Love how you did the colors on this, great layout and the boy is adorable!

  24. WOW!! Fabulous card. Love the colors.

  25. this is stunning Rachel! I love the image and the way you have coloured it! the embossing is a great addition! thanks for joining us at curtain Call this week! :)

  26. Oy! Such a sweet image!! Thanks so much for playing with us at ABC Toys & Crafts!

  27. Oh so cute and inspirational beautiful handcrafted work Thanks so much for entering over at OSAAT Please pop back Sunday See our new challenge and winners too We so appreciate you playing along

    Liz x

  28. what a sweet card! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week :) Gemma x

  29. Darling image and love your fabulous card! I have to stop by the store and check this image out......

  30. This is gorgeous would never have thought using that image .Works absolutely with your card and layout !Love it!
    Thanks for joining in this week with the OSAAT Challenge.Good luck hope to see you on Sunday.
    hugs judex

  31. Such a cute card, and the colours are so vibrant!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

  32. Fab card! That image is adorable. Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time.

  33. Great card, love the embossing its just perfect
    Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT. Good Luck
    Hugs Shell xx

  34. Not sure if this is the Bloggers' Challenge card...but it works! This has so many, many wonderful details that are put together perfectly!

  35. Oh but this card was SO worth a wait! :D Love that image and the layout is fab - and I'm a huge sucker for a textured feel...yum!

  36. Sorry I have not had chance before now to pay your blog a visit
    Your card is gorgeous I love that image perfect colouring
    Thank you so much for sharing wioth us at ooh la la

  37. what a wonderful summer card, just grea!!! thanks so much for playing along with HFOS!!!


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