Thursday, May 19, 2011

Aren't Visitors Grand?

Hi Blogging Buddies!
I'm so glad you could stop in today cos Ive got some good stuff here. :-)
First of all, don't you just LOOOOOVE Aunt Flo??
I think she's brilliant and perfect for this week's challenge at Mo's DP2 which is 
Why is she perfect? 
Well, for one thing she is very old and could be called vintage herself. A little worn around the edges.Second,   that coat she's wearing probably is on the distressed side and smelling like moth balls. Thirdly, look at her and you can see that she's not the picture of sweetness and therefore  her visit would be

Oh yeah! This is what I'm talkin about! lol
Oh she's sweet really. My hat goes off to anyone brave enough to sport purple hair!

I have used an image by Mo Manning, papers by DCWV and colors are prismacolors.

I am also using this card as my Catered Crop "follow the recipe" card.

We're using Grace's fabulous lightouse sidestep card as the stew pot for this week's ingredient list. Its an awesome card, you need to go check it out.
For a sponsor this week we have Becky Roberts of Inking Idaho . The winner gets to choose any one of her templates and I've gotta say they're pretty cool. Can't I win???? Hey, this isn't fair! lol

OK so here's the recipe. 
You can use any elements from the recipe . In red you can see the  ingredients I utilized for this card.

* Colors – brown, blue, red
* Stamps and Stickers – nautical, light house, sentiment
* Color Mediums – stamp ink, Copic markers
* Embellishments – twine/hemp rope, charm
* Tools – die cuts, air brush system
* Techniques – make a scene, use a creative fold
* Theme – masculine, Father's Day

The inside:

 And you can grab the sentiments here. Just Click, right click and save or go to my free sentiments box in the sidebar.
Challenges I'd like to play with:
Amber's Crafts and Stuff -  Dogs & Cats
A Spoonful Of Sugar -  Anything Goes 
Clear It Out! -  Projects using Colouring Mediums 
Creative Craft Challenges -  - Distressed/Vintage
Karen's Doodles Netherlands -   Text on Front, inside decorated 
Happileigh Scrappin - - Stitching 
KB Cute Monday - Anything goes using a digi
Make it Monday - Always anything goes
My Partner in Crafting Crime -  Twine, jute or string
Stamps R Us -Goin Digital - use something digi
Creative Cowgirls  - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges -  Dig out the old to use with the new (an old laundry list to use with a new image)
Scrappy Frogs - - Anything goes
Challenge Up Your Life - - Travel Related
Stamping Vacation - - Inspired by the Book Title - Why Dogs Are Better Than Cats (but its not true!)

Have a great weekend everyone!!


petra,s cards said...

wauw its a beautiful card and the image verry cute!!!
xx petra

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Love this! I do love this image too! The papers are fantastic as well as your coloring. Love the inside too! Great sentiments! Call me if any babies are pecking their way into the world today. I am passing through today!

dj1952 said...

Great card. I think she would be a pain as a visitor myself. LOL. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, dj

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is one brilliant iamge beautifully colored as always and super detail,bless you too for playing at,creative craft challenge too hun hugs cherylx

jules said...

Hi Dorcas wow brilliant card!!!!

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Hi Dorcas!
I love your sense of humor!!! :-)
Fist I thought, whom will you give this card?
But then you answered my question with the inside sentiment... it was my first good laugh for today - thank you!!
All the papers and colors you used are so perfect for Aunt Flo!
Have a great day!

Doreen said...

A truly fabulous card

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a great image dorcas and your card is beautiful.

greetings karin

Debbie said...

What a great take on the challenge...I love how you used Aunt Flo, and your explanation of her vintage look really put a smile on my face... and you know, I am now smelling moth balls. Do they still make those? I remember my Mom thowing them in the closet as a kid..Oh that


heidy said...

Wow Gorgeous Dorcas!!
Hugs Heidy

Nannieflash said...

Wowee Dorcas thats some card love your sentiment and the way youve coloured Auntie Flo, you can just image whats shes about to say carnt you? With hugs Shirleyx

Trina said...

What a wonderful card to leave with your hosts! Guests around here usually just leave inflated utility bills and messes...

Dawn B. said...

I laughed when I read the comment about her moth ball coat. Reminds me of my grandma. This is perfect for the challenge..great coloring....

Sandy said...

Wow, love that image and I really enjoyed the sentiment - Great fun card, I popped over after seeing your card on Make It Monday Linky Party.

Bridget said...

Amazing card! Thank you for joining us @ Creative Cowgirls Challenge!

Tine said...

Hi Dorcas. Fabby card and such fun sentiments to go with the image. Great distressed creation!
Tine :)

Shirley-anne said...

Hello Dorcas What a fun card with wonderful detailing .so did make me chuckle .Love it .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

Tracy said...

What's that old saying--visitors and fish stink after three days. LOL She looks like she might fall into that category. hee hee The coloring is amazing as always. I've been doing a little dabbling with the Prismas (I need a LOT of practice) :-) Love this card Dorcas!

Rachel B said...

Oh my goodness! That sentiment is so funny. Your coloring is AMAZING. Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out!

kurlygirl said...

This is gorgeous - as your cards always are! Your coloring is outstanding and the paper choices and colors are perfect! Love the sentiments - thanks for the freebies! ~kurlygirl Kurly-Q

Natasha said...

Great card .Thanks for playing along at Amber's Crafts and Stuff.

Crafty Pal -

Pat said...

Oh crack me up! I swear, your creative mind must never sleep!! Great image...beautifully colored. love your DPs and design...and I'm dying to learn to sew so I can do this stitching too! Right now I'm struggling with Prismacolor Pencils. You are my hero!! Have a great week...hugs. Pat

Dora said...

Hey Dorcas, this is fabulous ha ha I hadn't noticed her look, and thank you for the sentiments too xxx

Anonymous said...

what a beautiful card, lots of amazing detail to it.
Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out

Marianne said...

Oh Dorcas, you made me smile. I read the sentiment and luaghed. And that with this image!
But can you tell me, who are you sending this card? hihi.
You coloring is fabulous as ever.
Hugs Marianne

Gina said...

Stunning colouring on your image Dorcas (she looks like my old gran :D) Thank you for joining in at Creative Cowgirls XXX

Linda w said...

What a fantastic her little doggie cute. Wonderful card as always, perfect papers, inside and out. The sentiment is too funny, thanks for the freebies. And now as they say in commercials...heres the science bit ..Thanks for joining us at Amber's Crafts and Stuff's Cats and Dogs challenge this week, hope you see you back again. Hugs lin

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, Thanks for playing along with us at TPS this week, good luck.
Kevin xx

Carole of Brum said...

Fabulous card, I love that image and the sentiment is absolutely perfect with it. Thanks for joining in with us at Dream Valley Challenges. CoB

Dana said...

This has always been one of those images that has always intrigued me but haven't purchased yet! The sentiments you created to go with her are just perfect! Yes, you can definitely hear the sense of relief when Aunt Flo boards the train for the trip home!!

Kathy and Lucky said...

What a great card, your coloring of the image is amazing and the stitching is perfect. Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us.

Happileigh Scrappin' said...

Wonderful card, love the lady image, Thanks for joining us at Happileigh Scrappin' this week.

Iulia said...

Hey sweetie! I surely enjoy your card and your story! Love your interpretation of distressing and when I heard poor Aunt Flo looks vintage and her visit must be distressing I almost burst into laughing. I would have if my folks were not sleeping:)
Your coloring is awesome, I don't have to add that:)
Love your card and you are so funny and sweet to brighten our day!
Hugs, Iulia

amylynne said...

Love the card! So sweet! Just wanted to let you know I recieved the flowers!! Love them!! What alot of work! Thanks so much!

Ann English said...

So GREAT!!! And I love the sentiments! Thank you so much, Dorcas!

Yuveria said...

That is a funny gramma stamp. Cute card Thanks for joining in the fun @ Amber's Crafts and Stuff.

<3 Giselle

Anonymous said...

Love your card and the sentiment, also after laughing all day at your baby ducks swimming, I look outside and thought we had some funny looking cats out back. Put my glasses on grabbed my camera with a zoom and they were two ducks. Both waddling in our back yard by the trees then to our neighbors into their very big puddle. Funny and pretty site.

:) Lori m

Anita said...

Oh Dorcas, this really made me laugh! Beautiful card and I adore those sentiments. While you've made Aunt Flo look fabulous with your coloring, I don't think I want her visiting me :)

anusch said...

Vielen Dank fürs Mitmachen bei EAC.
Liebe Grüße Doreen

debby4000 said...

Oh gorgeous, beautiful card Dorcas.

Laura said...

Hahaha this is so cool! Love that image! And you gave it such a realistic look by coloring her hair purple! She looks exactly like those "lemon sour" old ladies :)..that's how I call them!

LOVE your sentiment!!! :)

Janna Werner said...

LOL @ the sentiment .. sad but true haha :) Gorgeous card, Dorcas!! Enjoy your weekend, Janna

Elaine L. said...

Dorcas, This is a riot! I love the papers and distressing, and that sentiment is perfect with that image!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Dorcas your such a funny gal! Lol. More like a riot! Lol. Your so funny and that is what I love about you. Lol. I love the distressing and inking on this creation. She might be a craby old fart, but she is done up real fine.... just gorgeous.

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Wow your card is fabulous!
Love your gorgeous colors and such pretty papers and detail!
So happy that you have joined us at


Cathy said...

Dorcas, what a Hoot!!! Love this image, I have it colored but not as beautifully as yours but haven't made the card yet. Your embellishments and sentiment are soo perfect. Love it!!!

Natasha said...

Hey Dorcas,
I love this one! Excellent sentiment, hilarious :) And I love the expression on her face!!! x

Shelby Goolsby said...

This is adorable!! Your coloring is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at My Partner In Crafting Crime.

Ellie said...

What an amazing card and blog post!! Love how you described Aunt Flo, too funny! Your coloring is just amazing, and love all of the details you added! Gorgeous!!!

Beverley said...

Gorgeous card. I love the image. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge. Bev x

Renata van Miltenburg said...

What a super cool card! Love the image and your coloring and decorating is fantastic so I'm very sorry that I have to remove you from our challenge :( I think you misunderstood our challenge, we wanted to see a sentiment on the outside and an image on the inside of the card.

Realy sorry, we hope to see you back another time as your cards are great.

Liefs, Karen's Doodles NL!


bosenberries said...

Really great card... image and sentiment fab! Thanks so much for playing with My Partner in Crafting Crime, Robin

Anniebee said...

Great card, Dorcas! I do love Aunt Flo and she is on my wish list. The sentiment matches her expression perfectly! How is the turtle dilemma coming along?

stampencamper said...

what a darling card, and your coloring is fantasstic, thanks for sharing

Kendra said...

Love the stitching, and what a funny sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley!

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