Sunday, August 16, 2009

Bitten By The Bug challenge - A ton of love

Hi everyone! Hope you had a fantastic weekend! It's time for a new challenge from Regina over at Bitten By The Bug. This week, she is asking us to use the envelope and card cut from the Walk In My Garden cartridge. I'd never used this cut before. Hence...the reason I absolutely love these challenges from Regina. There was only one stipulation on this challenge, and that is the envelope must be primarily yellow. Considering yellow is my favorite color, I had no problem with this one!
I used my new elephant stamp I just got from Magnolia-licious. Isn't she cute? She's from the Pet And Animal collection. I really don't like the way I colored her with my Copics. It was a real challenge for me. Hopefully, I'll learn from it and improve. But I still think she's really cute, even if I'm not impressed with my coloring.
The rest of the card was cut using my Paper Dolls Dress Up cartridge with my Cricut Expression. Also used my Copics to try and enhance the cuts a little. The label on the front of the envie was cut with my Nestabilities. The envelope has a velcro tab to close the top. This envie is definitely not meant for mailing. Bazzill was used for the base of the card, and the PP is by Bo Bunny. Please be sure and visit Bitten By The Bug to see the fabulous creations by the rest of the design team. You'll get tons of inspiration for using your Cricut!
Thanks for stopping by to see me today, and sure hope to see you back again soon! Have a great week! Hugs!

53 comments :

Cami said...

Sharon, this elephant is sooo cute and I love how you colored her! The whole layout and DPs you used are so perfect! How nice to be able to incorporate a Magnolia with a Cricut! Have a great week! Hugs, Cami

jannekescreations said...

Awesome card Sharon.
Love that stamp!

Janneke X

cabio's craft corner said...

Sharon, your coloring of this card is stunning!
Hugs,
Cabio

LindaC said...

Hey, your coloring of the elephant is great...love the pink ears. LC

orangedaisy said...

what a bright & cheery card, love it
ev

glowinshadow23 said...

Oh I love the sentiment that goes with the elephant! Also like the button on top of the palm tree!

TG said...

Fabulous card Sharon. I have something for you on my blog, please accept it with love.
Hugs T x

Norma said...

Sharon, I'm always impressed with your colouring. How can I not be, you always colour beautifully. Very cute elphie and love the sentiment.

Hugs.
Norma

Nancy said...

Sharon this is the cutest card and envelope! I think you did a fabulous job coloring her and I love her red toe nails! Love the palm tree with the button on top.
Hugs,
Nancy

Norine said...

super cute card love the matching envie love the toe nails LOL
Hugs
Norine

Jacque said...

Oh my...what a cutie!!! Cute knees and toenails!!! lol...darling image!! And that scene is perfect!! Lovely coloring...Have a great week..Jacque

DeeDee said...

Well I think your coloring is perfect girlie! You're too hard on yourself! What an adorable little card set...you rock my sweet friend! HUGS!

Anonymous said...

I think the coloring of your elephant is perfect! We are our own worst critic! I love how you combined your Magnolia's and the cricut. Great job on this card (I love all your cards!) : ) Angela

Monica said...

Sharon, love your card-the button in the tree--great idea--- and his toe nails--perfect. All your details are wonderful--right down to your stiching. Love the colors. Great card!!

CelticWoman said...

Improve? How is that possible, this is the most delightful card and love the envie. You rock woman, Hugs

LEMphotography said...

This is SO cute! I love how you decorated the envelope too - I need to start doing that!

I love the new look of your blog! Owls are so cute!

Lauren

Pam S. said...

Sharon - oh dear, I love this elephant and he's been in and out of my cart a couple times to buy but I still haven't bought it!
If he's hard to color....I'll wait longer until you LOVE to color it! lol HE/SHE is super cute...guess it'd be she w/pink toenails!!!
Makes me laugh...Super cute card Sharon!
Pam Going Postal

Tracey said...

I think you are nuts Sharon - the colouring on this is absolutely adorable! I love this card. That elephant is just too cute!! I love that it has a matching envelope too!! Wouldn't that be fabulous to see sitting in your mail box. :) Have a great day! xx

Scrapstampnmama said...

Love it! Great card, thanks for sharing.

Barb Hardeman said...

Awesome job Sharon. You've definitely taken it up a notch with this one. Your elephant looks fabulous, nice shading and highlights. Beautiful, beautiful job...hugs...Barb

Jodester said...

Sharon, Thanks so much for the wonderful welcome to MAGNOLIA-licious group. Wow, I love everything about your card, the colours the sentiment, it is so cute. Your copic skills are amazing.
hugs...Oz Jodie

Lisa said...

I love, love, LOVE this card! That elephant is ADORABLE and I MUSAT go buy it immediately! hahahahah!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Mindy (Scrappy and Piggy) said...

I think you did a great job coloring her! The card is AWESOME

Crayola58 said...

I am clear down here on slot 24 telling you how darling this card is, my friend. It's precious.
Hugs.
Carole

LINDA said...

Hi Your card is so very cute.
Linda W.

Suzan L said...

Hi Sharon, Your card and envelope are so cute!! I love the scene that you created with the cute elephant and palm tree. I think your coloring is wonderful!! I love the pink toe nails!!
Hugs, Suzan

jcscraphappy said...

love, love, love it. the coloring is wonderful. and love the image.
yellow is such a fun happy color.
jennie

ladydiana said...

FABULOUs card, the red toe nails made me giggle...lol
hugs,
Diana

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Sharon that is just to cute love those nails on her LOL ! I think you did a great job !
Big hugs

Regina said...

Sharon!! I agree with all comments here!!! I loooooooooved your set!!
Hugs
Regina

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG Sharon, that stamp is ADORABLE! Looks great with the Cricut cuts too. I don't know what you're taling about with the coloring. As usual it's perfect as far as I'm concerned. Hugs, D

TERIBERI said...

Listen here my sweet friend......this card and envie totally ROCK!!!!! I love everything about it girlie!!! Hugs, T

www.amazingpapergrace.com said...

Sharon, what awesome coloring and what a spectaular card!
--Becca

ittybittyinkspotstoo said...

OOHHHH I love him! Isn't he too cute, with those toenails!!
Love your colors and your coloring is AWESOME!! The palm tree is gorgeous!! Great colors!!
He looks so sweet, kissable!
hugz
deb

Monique said...

Your card and envelop are lovely Sharon !!

Hugs Monique

Stressed Stamper said...

stunning....love it and have I mentioned love the new look of your blog
Sarah

Jen said...

C-UTE! This turned out darling Sharon! Love everything about this!

Handmade by Vivi said...

that is a gorgeous card Sharon!
I love it!
Hugs
Vivi

Regina Easter said...

gosh i had a hard time finding a space to leave a comment....we all love ya girl...your work is stunning...hugs

mickeydee said...

This elephant is the cutest thing ever! I LOVE this card and envy! I think you colored it wonderfully :)

Jean McKenzie said...

Well I think this little elephant is gorgeous! Your colouring is beautiful and she has to be a little girl with those toenails!! I LOVE the card!

Melvin said...

The elephant looks amazing...
Card is gorgeous...
Thanks for sharing...
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Terrie B x said...

Sharon your card is beautiful...
Have a fab week:)x

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW!! What a really sweet creation!! That elephant is adorable!! You've colored to perfect my dear!! HUGS

Dawny P said...

I love this tons lol xxx What a fabulous card Sharon. Love the image!!! I just went over to check out that challenge and there are some stunners!! Hope you are ok and sending biggest hugs my wonderful friend xxxx

Lillian said...

Your coloring looks super to me -- feels like I'm in a jungle, anyhow!
Wonderful card and love the tree, too.
Hugs, Lillian

ScrapMomOf2 said...

I'm trying to figure out why you don't like the coloring, and I don't see it, however, that's what makes you the Copic expert that you are becoming!! I think this is as cute as can be! I love it Sharon!! I hope you're doing well!!

Claudia Rosa said...

Gorgeous card . Love the image you've used and the beautiful colouring also.
thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind comment
Hugs Claudix

Glee said...

One word, Sharon....ADORABLE! No two words....ADORABLE, FESTIVE. No three words....ADORABLE, FESTIVE, DARLING. No four words....ADORABLE, FESTIVE, DARLING, CHARMING. No five words....ADORABLE, FESTIVE, DARLING, CHARMING, WELL DONE!

Guess I better stop before your blog explodes from my goings on....I guess you can tell that I LOVE it! :-))))

Christina C. said...

I love your elephant, Sharon.
I think the coloring is sensational, especially the toenails. . . hehehehe!!!!
Wonderful card! Christina C.

Jaspere said...

WOw these are just terrific. I am so behind on my blogging that I am really missing out on great projects. Glad I was able to see this one.

Curt in Carmel said...

Are you nuts???? LOL Your coloring on this is wonderful! The shading with the different grey colors is perfect and the pinks are an excellent choice. I don't care what you say, I LOVE it! Best, Curt

Rachel said...

just amazing