Orchard Love

Happy Thursday to everyone!
This week has been a bit crazy...the weather here in Montreal has been all over the place...Tuesday we had this crazy storm, poured buckets!  And because of the sudden downpour the drains couldn't keep up or something and we had geysers coming from every drain in the house, including the toilet!  It was quite the experience...I'm glad my husband was home because I would have flipped!  I thought the whole apartment was going to be flooded!
Then the sun came out and it all went away...humid yesterday and rain again today...so weird...it rains while the sun is out.  I guess I got so used to Seattle where the sun was never out this time of year, especially when it rained :)

But that hasn't kept me from my work!  I've been busy finishing up the final details of the wedding invitation I'm working on.  Hopefully will get the proof out in the mail tomorrow for approval!!!  I'm so excited!  Yes, it will be a very large project...but hey...I love what I do :)

So, today's card is another Saturated Canary lovely!
This is Orchard Love from Saturated Canary.  She is so adorable!  I love picking apples.  We try to do that every year.  It was so much cheaper in WA to go out to the orchards and pick the apples ourselves, and we had fun doing it!  It's still fun here...but not cheaper :(

I colored her in with my colored pencils.  I'm not too fond of how her outfit turned out...I didn't think through that color job very well...but the rest of her I love!  I've really been working on skin and hair coloring.  I need a lot more practice with skin...just can't seem to get that to look right...but hair!  I think I'm getting pretty darn good at :)  At least as good as I can get using plain colored pencils :)
The large red flower is cut from the Cricut Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge.  The others are my rolled roses.  I left all of them pretty much alone.  I didn't add any sparkle (*gasp*)!  I just liked how it all looked without the glitter :)
Behind the flowers is a white doily I created and cut with my cricut, along with leaf branches and some blue swirl flourishes.

The last element I added on the front was a bead charm!  I wanted to try something different from a normal pin, and since I have a lot of my bead stuff now, I decided on a "charm" style decoration.
I love it!  It's simple but adds just enough extra detail to not feel like the flowers are drowning the card!

This card is entered in the following challenges:
    Critter Sketch #117
    Bitten by the Bug 2-Garden Challenge
    Totally Stampalicious-Summertime
    Deep Ocean #26-Swirls
    Party Time Tuesdays #70-Anything Goes
    Cooking With Cricut #87-May Flowers
    Crafting for all Seasons #28-Many Layers
    Pixie Dust Studio #129-Summer
    Little Scrap Pieces-Use Red
    One Stitch at a Time #115-Red, White and Blue

Thanks for stopping by!!!!


  1. Beautiful! Love that image.

    Thanks for joining the 'red, white and blue' challenge at One Stitch at a Time, and good luck!

  2. Adorable! I just love Saturated Canary images. your coloring looks fab and I adore the beautiful Cricut flower and doily you created. Lovely combination of elements. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. xxD

  3. this is the cutest, sweetest lil apple card, love the colors and all the embellishments. thanks so much for joining us at BBTB2, hugs

  4. Wow, this is awesome. That little girl is just precious. Thanks for sharing with us at BBTB2.

  5. This is beautiful. Love your flowers and flourishes. Your coloring is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. Stephanie

  6. such a sweet card.... love the flower and details, and the coloring is wonderful. Thanks for joining us on our BBTB2 challenge.

  7. Beautiful card.Love the image and your cricut flower.Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.
    Jayne x

  8. Gorgeous combination of the digital and the Cricut flowers. Love the colors you used and the eyes are absolutely amazing on your digi. Thanks for joining us for the BBTB2 Garden challenge.

  9. Beautiful card! I love how you combine the Cricut with the digi! I love that digi, so cute and you did a great job coloring her. Your flowers are awesome and I love all the colors you used. Thanks for joining the garden challenge at BBTB2 ;-)

  10. Thanks for joining us at the CWC May flowers challenge too.

  11. oooohhhhh as sweet as those apples!

    Thank you for sharing your gorgeous project with us at Crafting For All Seasons.
    xoxox Carly

  12. Gorgeous card!Love your flower spray so perfect.Your coloring is beautiful.I cant believe you are working with regular color pencils.

  13. aaaww! I love that beautiful bouquet, so much lovely color and dimension. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at BBTB2!


  14. Hi Emily I think you did an amazing job coloring! My favorite is her eyes. The image is super cute and the flowers are a stunning addition. Beautiful card. Karen

  15. She is darling, great colors and coloring. Thanks for joining us at Totally Stampalicious this week!

  16. This is super card...Love the image, Thanks for sharing...


  17. Thanks for joining us over at the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog!!

    Hope to see you again!!

  18. You did a very lovely job. Thanks so much for joining us at Cooking with Cricut. Olivia ormcraftynights.blogspot.com

  19. A beautiful card. I love all of the details. The big red flower is gorgeous and the image is really adorable. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  20. your card is so pretty

  21. Beautiful card, I love the image which you have coloured beautifully. Thanks for joining in with our red, white and blue challenge over at OSAAT and good luck Julie

  22. Beautiful card! Love the image and coloring! The Cricut flower, doily and flourishes are very pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at BBTB2!

  23. Gorgeous card I love the doily you created and the gorgeous flower too and your colouyring is beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us at BBTB2

  24. This is just great- love all the flowers especially the detail on those itty bitty ones! Thanks for joining our challenge at Cooking with Cricut this week!
    Heather P :)

  25. Wow! Love your creation so much, thanks for sharing it with us at Deep Ocean this forthnight.

    Hugs, Franz.

  26. WOW, Emily, this is AMAZING! I love your stamped image. But oh my gosh, your flowers are to die for!! Fabulous work! Thanks for sharing it with us at BBTB2. Awesome job!

  27. Awesome card, Emily! The flowers are just spectacular and your little apple picker is precious. Thanks so much for joining our May Flowers challenge at Cooking With Cricut.

    ~ Jen, CWC Design Team

  28. This is great thanks for joining us at CFAS xx Jan