Turtley Love You!

Happy Thursday!
I hope everyone has had a wonderful week!  Mine has been nice and quiet, filled with crafting...perfect way to spend a birthday week :)

We have a new challenge starting today at Meljen's Designs - colorful cardstock!  So we don't want to see any patterned paper, just cardstock!  This one is a bit tough, but give it a shot anyhow!
I made 3 attempts at this challenge...the first one turned out great, but I had made it for my husband and after giving it to him felt it should remain between us, so I started on a new card, but it ended horribly...and so did the next one.  The card I finally put together almost went in the trash as well, but I fiddled and fussed over it and finally got something to work properly.  And then my husband came to the rescue with my birthday present that was perfect for finishing the card off!
The clouds!  Ahhhh...I just love that spellbinders die set!  I'm so thankful that he gave me that for my birthday (along with a few other goodies I'll be sharing with you soon)!!

So my card features the super adorable Turtle's Friend image.  I've colored it in with my ShinHan markers and that was the part that I almost ditched.  It just didn't turn out the way I wanted it to...but like I said, I fussed and fiddled, added a ground and shaded in the sky and then set it aside.  After a little while I picked it back up and actually ended up liking it :)  So I cut a scallop frame around it and used my Silhouette to cut out the chevron background.  I added the hand stitching around the edge because it just really needed something finishing around the outside.

There is a small piece of vellum in the middle of the card.  While it doesn't show all that much, in person it totally completes the card!  I printed off my own sentiment (which made me chuckle...hey I'm easily entertained!), flagged the end and tucked it behind the turtle.

Then came the clouds!  I squealed a little when I pulled them out of my cuttlebug, they were just so cute!  I see myself using those a ton now!

So stop on by Meljen's Designs and join in this super fun challenge!!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    613 Avenue Create #82-Anything Goes/Sentiment
    Creative Inspirations #275-Here Comes Summer
    Divas By Design-Anything Goes
    Fab n Funky #224-Walk on the Wild Side
    Word Art Wednesday #143-Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting!! <3


  1. This is so cute and fun. Love the little clouds.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  2. So many things that are unique about this card Emily! I love it when a design is fresh and creative like this one - the chevron die cut and the vellum layers I have not seen used like this before. The sentiment is funny and your little clouds are perfect for your design! Well done dudette!
    Thank you so much for sharing your project & creativity at our house!
    Challenge #82- ATG / optional theme of “Use a Sentiment”
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave Create
    RubberMAD (GettyCollection.com)

  3. Great card. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
    Sarah-Jane x

  4. A great card! It certainly fits our Summer theme! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  5. Gorgeous card - fabulous colouring.
    Thanks for playing along with The Divas this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  6. Your cards are absolutely cute and Fun! I am new to blogging and challenges and so in my pursuit to learn I am finding ALL kinds of awesomely creative people, blogs, projects and challenges!!! Thanks for the inspiration!