Paradise Home

Happy Thursday!
I'm going to share 2 cards with you today.
Seems I'm in a simple card phase right now...haven't been doing a lot of elaborate cards this week...

This first card came to mind when I was scanning my challenge list and saw a photo inspiration at Stamptacular Sunday of a beautiful beach!
The image is Cali Girl from Saturated Canary!  I was able to snag her at a great price when Krista was having her "moving shop" sale!  She seemed perfect for this card :)

Everything on this card is cut with my cricut!!  First time I've done that in quite awhile.  The palm trees and Paradise sentiment are from the Life is a Beach cartridge, the starfish are from the Create-a-Critter cartridge, the waves are a cut file from Bird's Cards, and the hibiscus is from the Hibiscus font!!  Oh and the frame around miss Cali is from the Lacy Labels cartridge.
I used my colored pencils and added detailing to the palm trees and the star fish...they were pretty flat without it :)  I colored in my image with my pencils as well.  Like I mentioned in a previous post, I'm not very good at skin yet...I keep practicing but can't seem to get it right...and trying to get a tanned skin color is even harder...but I did the best I could and I think it turned out pretty good :)
I used my white gel pen and added some small details around the hibiscus and the waves.  Then added some gold paint dots in the corners!

This card is entered in the following challenges:
    Stamptacular Sunday #166-Photo Inspiration
    Alota Rubber #84-Sketch
    The Pink Elephant #151-Vibrant Colors
    Raise the Bar #107-Hello Summer
    The Squirrel and the Fox #19-Winter or Summer

My next card is super simple...but it came together really quick!
I've had this birdhouse image in my folder forever (can't remember where I got it from), and I just love it but never used it!  So with "new home" coming up on my rotation of topics, I decided to finally use this image!
It's colored with my pencils.  I colored them all in brown first and then went over the brown lightly with a blue on the 2 houses on the left.  I think it gave them a cool warn look.  All the papers are from my scrap stash..I just LOVE using up those stash of them is getting a little out of control :)

Not many details to this I said...simple! :)

This card is entered in the following challenges:
    Try Stampin on Tuesday #69-Sketch
    Digital Tuesday #163-Anything Goes
    The Paper Shelter #67-Going Dotty
    Pixie Dust Studio #130-3 or More Patterned Papers


  1. Love the birdhouse stamp set. Cute card. Thanks for playing along at Try Stampin on Tuesday.

  2. Love it!! Clever to use the palm trees for panels!Thanks for joining our challenge at Alota Rubberstamp´s blog!


  3. Love the Saturated Canary bikini girl card. THe palm trees are a perfect embellishment! Thanks so much for playing with us at Stamptacular Sundays! xxx Ann Marie

  4. Very nice... I actually used the same image on my DT card! Love it... gret embellies too!
    Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular this week!

    Rina Fashionista

  5. love this image...the card is amazing!
    Thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday.

  6. Great cards!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!!

  7. Your cards are wonderful thank you so much for taking part in TSOT x x

  8. Very cute card. Love the bird houses. Thanks for playing along at Try Stampin on Tuesday

  9. Your bird houses are precious. And your papers are gorgeous. Thanks for playing at Try Stampin'.

  10. What a lovely creation!! Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge this week at Squirrel and the Fox!

    ♥ Lisabee SFDT
    My Crafting Blog

  11. This is just gorgeous. Thankyou so much for joining us on The Paper Shelter Challenge last week xxx