Monday, July 18, 2011

Whimsy And Stars~ Many Thanks

Hi Everybody!
I hope you all had a pleasant weekend:-)
We were out picking blueberries again this morning, picked about 35 pounds, that will be it for the year, its our third time picking and I'm just about about chiggered out.
(For those of you who don't know what chiggers are, they're a mite that lives in tall grass and berry patches. check out the pictures at the end of this post)

Anyway!
THis is a really cute digi by Whimsy And Stars . You can find this sweetie right here.
Ive colored her with my usual prismacolors on Kraft cardstock.
The papers are DCWV and the punch is Martha Stewart.
The ribbons, buttons and button thread are all from Sew Sweet. Gotta love that place, this stuff is gorgeous to work with!
The sentiment tickets are form Whimsy. I've distressed them a bit with distress inks.


OK, so back to the chiggers. here's an up close picture of the red devil!


And here's what they do! 
(btw, this is not my leg, I shave mine. lol)



They itch like crazy and last a long time.
It's the price we pay for berries. :-)
OK! So I hope you all have a great day, Happy Crafting!

Challenges:
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet - must include Kraft cardstock - My favourite things (buttons)
Scrappy Frogs -  - Summer flowers
Cupcake Inspirations - Photo Inspiration*




25 comments:

Sara I. said...

How utterly gorgeous!! Love the kraft and softness - the papers are so pretty and love the distressed tickets!

Deonna said...

Dorcas,
This is another Beautiful card. Your coloring is wonderful. I'm practicing. My goal is to color like you do with colored pencils. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

dj1952 said...

Love your colors and papers. And it goes without saying that I love your coloring and the cute image you've used. Have a great day. Hugs, dj

Tine said...

Fabulous as ever, Dorcas. Your papers & layout are just right. Had never heard of chiggers & they look disgusting! Hope you have something to put on those bites.
Tine:)

Kate said...

Love you card it's beautiful! the chiggers just scared me to death now I feel like i'm itching every where. LOL

Hugs
Kate

Bethany said...

So pretty! Love everything about it!

Liz, said...

Really sweet card, love the colouring on the kraft.

Liz x

Mina said...

omg yuck yuck yuck Dorcas, if you have them creepies in your berry fields your defo on your own picking them...uuuuurrrrrgggghhhhh...love love love this card, what a perfect way to use the image
Mina xxx

Linda Carson said...

Delightful artwork! I hate chiggers! Maybe you should spray your body before picking berries!

Boxofcolours said...

Fab as always Dorcas, and having seen the Kraft card, I'm itching to try mine! TFS Jane

Rachel Hope said...

OHHHHH, I Love it! Perfect for the Cupcake Challenge!!!

Kelly Schelske said...

Ok, those chiggers suck!! I would NOT be picking berries at all! i get eaten alive by mosquitoes, I couldn't imagine those things!!

Gorgeous card, love it when you color on kraft paper!!

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

Very sweet! Love the layers of paper and the tickets! Your coloring is great too! Have you been practicing? LOL! When your new colors arrive there will be no holding you back. I think those are your legs too! LOl At least blueberry picking is through till next year! I always thought they were very small.

Chris x said...

Your card is beautiful Dorcas.
I am glad we dont have them little pests around here!
I hugs
Chris x

debby4000 said...

Oh love your gorgeous card Dorcas.
luv
Debby

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

OUCH! That looks like a lot of itchy pain - you pay a high price for the berries! I promise I´ll never complain again about my apricots!
Hugs,
Uli
Your card is so sweet - and I spotted the German word at first glance!! :-)

Jessie/knightrone said...

Your card is SO CUTE!! Great colors, and I love those tickets...love it! The picture of the chigger bites...I'm ITCHING just thinking about it!! UGH!!

Iulia said...

Hey sweetie! Thought I'd popped in cause I've kind of missed you:) Your card is adorable, love the colors and the image is so sweet!
Hehe, you guys must have wanted badly those berries:) Hope that leg will soon heal, must be really annoying.
I'll be on a one week vacation starting with Friday but I shall let you know by then again.
Hugs, Iulia

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Mmmmm...I do love blueberries!! (but I DON'T like chiggers)
Beautiful card as always Dorcas, love your DP combo. ~jeni :)

Elaine L. said...

Your card is so pretty! Love the images from Whimsy and Stars.
My husband lived in Arkansas for several years as a child, and at 70, he still bears the little white scars from those nasty chiggers all over his legs!

Heather Jensen said...

Such a sweet card. Your coloring is amazing. :)

My grandmother always rubbed rubbing alcohol around hers/our ankles and bottom of our legs to keep chiggers off. She lived in the woods and it worked like a charm. You can also pour a little bleach in your bath water and they will jump right out! :)

Hugs,
Heather

Tracy said...

YAY! Dorcas came to play with us at the Kraft Journal. Love the card! Your coloring on kraft is always amazing. You have kept me chuckling with stories for the last couple of days. Hairy chigger legs, friends who've lost clothing for various reasons, etc. There's never a dull moment around you is there. LOL Thanks for playing our challenge this week!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Dorcas a really gorgeous and sweet card, those papers are to die for.
Sorry to see hubby got bitten, Im just getting over a terrible horsefly bite to my left ear, youd never seen anything like it. hugs Shirleyxx

Pat said...

Your card is so pretty, Dorcas!

Lisa said...

Dorcas this is gorgeous...the card not the chiggers hehe. I love how you colored this! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

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