Friday, 15 February 2013

Paint the Town Red!

Hello, and welcome!

Have you had a good week?  Doing anything nice over the weekend?
Ooooo.....I sound like a hairdresser.....hahaaa!
My friend once confessed that she made things up, specifically for her visits to the hair salon, because she felt her life was too boring to add any interest to the hairdresser's attempts at, that's funny!

There's a challenge up at  Card Crafter's Circle and it's one  that you can really "go to town" on........oh, I'm good, hahaaa!

This week at Card Crafter's Circle we invite you to:


... with a RED colour challenge! We ask that your creations be predominantly red, or all red! We are excited to introduce a new this week, Digi Darlas Designs!!

One randomly drawn winner will receive their choice of five (5) digital images from  Digi Darlas Designs! ... thank you for such a generous prize!

Just about any kind of image could be  treated to a red colour palette, so it was a hard task to choose something from our fabby many great images!......oh, life is just soooo hard, at times....hahaaaa!

My final choice was this little delight......Colorful Sailboat........

 I love look at......from far away.......but I don't like the sea, so you'll never get me on one, lol.......
Sandy coloured paper (K & Co) was used as the background, and I embossed two strips of red card with a Cuttlebug Swirl folder.  The oh-so-pretty boat (ship?) was coloured with a mix of Promarkers and Spectrum Noirs and cut out with a Spellbinder's die........

The sweet sentiment is from Lilli of the Valley and was placed onto a  small Nestie label.....two pieces of Card Candi helped to frame it...........and there you have it.......clean and  simple!

See?  That wasn't hard, was it?  Pop over to the challenge blog to have a peek at what the Design Team came up with.....wonderful stuff!

Anne-Marie x



  1. This is wonderful Anne-Marie. I love the colours you have used for the image and the embossing looks fabulous.
    I hope you have a good weekend. We have nothing special planned, I just love having the children at home and yippee it's half term holiday for them next week too.
    hugs Sue

  2. This is just gorgeous,love the image and fab

  3. Totally cute! I love that sailboat and must get it for myself and use it for my grandsons' cards. (Hope you don't mind me lifting the whole design :P ) Oh, and I'm just the opposite. I LOVE boats and being on the water, just keep me out of the sky. I'd rather walk than fly anywhere but the wife of a pilot must compromise and take a lot of Lorazapam. LOL!

  4. Such a cute card! I love to look at boats (ships) too! But I'd rather look than be on a boat....all that rocking doesn't agree with my tummy - and I know that from experience.

  5. Anne-Marie, I love this ship on the waves! I saw it and the tune Sail Away with Me popped into my head! Hahaha Love the vibrant colour!

  6. Great card, Anne-Marie, love the embossing and layered sentiment!

  7. Ahoy there Anne-marie. I'm definately a land lubber but love this image and your setting for it .Perfect colours too .
    hugs Shirley-Anne

  8. Gorgeous creation hun! Thanks for playing at Charisma Cardz! xxx

  9. Great card!! You've chosen a fab image!

    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown for our Anything Goes Challenge! Hope you can join us again next week!


    Julie x

  10. Love that image and what a wonderful coloring job. Need my address?

  11. HA, did you think I wasn't going to visit 'ya this week? Not going to happen gal. I so enjoy visiting and seeing your wonderful creations. This little sail boat card is delightful -- and as usual, you've added those special touches to make it so. The embossed bits are so pretty. Your image is colored to perfection. The colorful dots are just the right touch. *And tell Birdie that you don't need her address, because you've already got mine (LOL)!

  12. This is so much fun! Love the soft colors and embossing. Thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown and I hope you'll be back this next challenge!

    Susan, TT DT

  13. Great card! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Charisma Cardz Challenge and good luck!



  14. Adorable card! Thank you for joining QKR's Challenge this week.
    Ruza ~ QKR DT

  15. This is such a wonderful design and I wish it was warm enough to go sailing...