I really didn't try to be a "challenge hoarder", but as each challenge was posted, my card seemed to fit. I was only trying for the CC482 (I love these colors) and the SC492 (I hope I have some unexpected craft time because I love this sketch and I have so many ideas that would work). Then the WT483 called for twine or rope and there it was on mycard. TheF4A225 said to use a hoppy as a theme, and you guessed it, I do a little organic gardening in my tiny back yard. Strawberries are a favorite crop here in Southern California even though the water department is telling everyone how much better it is to grow cactus (remember we are in the middle of a huge drought). Finally, I rarely use heat embossing, and I have barely made a dent in my big jar of utte. When I made the card during the week I felt it needed something (my tendency to over stull my cards) so I used a 2 step butterfly punch and heat embossed with utte and glitter....and today, there was the MIX72 calling for using a heat technique. Thereis a little crystal effects on the berry stems and flower center but it does not show up too well. The butterflies are much brighter and have glitter mixed into the utte. Have a fantastic weekend. TFL, Francie
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 69463
Fri, Jun 13, 2014 @ 7:56 AM
Homegrown strawberries - yum yum! I've tried a few times but the birds sometimes get them before I do. I love the colours in this but my favourite part is the little UTEE sparkly butterflies :D, they are just sweet.
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 24136
Fri, Jun 13, 2014 @ 8:25 AM
Challenge hoarder..yes, I believe there is a 12 step program for that! I really like your combination of elements here..the mix of stripes and dots, the colors (they do work really well on this), and your cute little butterflies circling those berries. I love fresh berries, too..hopefully I'll be picking some out in the country in a couple of weeks ;)
Hello, fellow Southern Californian! Love how you grow your own strawberries - and yes, I prefer them to cactus, too, LOL! Way to go on all those challenges, sometimes, it just happens that way and you hit 5 in a row! Love the heat embossing on the butterflies!
Registered: December 15, 2006 Location: my heart remains in France Posts: 21937
Fri, Jun 13, 2014 @ 4:46 PM
I love all the polka dots!! Beautiful butterflies!!
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