Thursday, July 8, 2010

Lazy Summer Daze

Hello Everyone,
Here in Michigan we are definitely having a real summer this year. Almost every day since June it has been hot and humid! Staying in tune with the weather, I made a Criss Cross card that features Tilda with her bicycle and a bouquet of flowers.

I remember when I was a kid, my girlfriends and I would ride our bikes everywhere in the surrounding neighborhood area. We didn't have cell phones at that time and as kids had to stay in the neighborhood. My kids have bicycles but would rather stay
in the house and play with the Wii or PS3! I almost have to force them outside to get some fresh air and exercise. In my day, it was torture to have to stay indoors during the summer, what is wrong with kids today?! *lol*

So today's card is all about summer and summer related fun! Have a great day and enjoy the summer sunshine!

Card details......
stamp Magnolia (Tilda with Bike), c/s Bazzill and PTI, DP ..Karen Foster (Birds & Blooms), inks Copic Markers Embellishment....machine stitching,Swiss Dots embossing folder, Prima Roses , Stickles, half pearls and ribbon. Instructions for the Criss Cross card were found at SPS. I used the base instructions for my card but increased the size for my needs.

My card qualifies for the following blog challenges......
Just Magnolia....Criss Cross Card
Twisted Thursday - Sparkles
Bee Crafty
- 3D
ResQ - Sunny
Whoopsi Daisy - Bright Vibrant Colors
By The Cute and Girly - Warm Summer Days
Drunken Stampers - Summer
KL Stampin Scrappin - Summer
ECP - Summer
Crafty Ho's - Fun in The Sun
Crafty Calendar - Summer (and yellow if you like)
Alphabet Challenge - J is for Jewels
Craft Your Passion - Stitching
Stamp and Create - Stitching
Artful Inkables - Stitching
Wee Memories - Free For All
Prairie Fairy - Anything Goes
Pocket Full of Posies - One For The Girls
Quixotic Cards..... Pretty In Pearls

I also want to mention that if anyone received a weird email from me, please disregard and delete it. It looks as if someone hijacked my email address and sent out suspicious emails to people on my contact list. I have since reported the abuse and changed my email password. I'm crossing my fingers and hoping that all is OK now. Thanks so much!


Shirley N said...

Risa, your criss cross card is beautiful! I love your stitching and the punch with pearls. And Tilda is just adorable--you colored her beautifully!

Anonymous said...

Such a darling card, so pretty! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Drunken Stampers!

Deb Neerman said...

Oh, this is just adorable, Risa! And so beautifully colored!

Yeah, what the heck is wrong with kids today?!? You had to DRAG us in every evening ... we lived outdoors! Ahhhh, the good o'l days ... and we're old, lolol!

No worries about the email ... I just deleted. And I knew what it was 'cuz immediately 'cuz my email addy was hijacked a few months ago. See, if we played outside all day, this wouldn't happen!

Sending hugs!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous card, Risa!!!

heidy said...

Hi Risa,absolutly stunning!!! This is how I want to make my criss cross
I know,my son lives in his computer.GRR.
Have a nice day.
Big Hugs Heidy

Cheryl said...

wow stunning so love that tilda,and the coulrs and detail wow hugs cheyrl xxxxxxx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Risa this is absolutely stunning!
Beautiful work!
kim x

Sue said...

Such a soft and pretty card, love the soft blues n pinks.
Thanks for playing Fairy Fun Friday.
Sue x

debby4000 said...

Such a gorgeous card Risa, sweet image and fab papers.

Cami said...

Beautiful criss-cross card, Risa! Your stitching is impeccable...what brand is your machine? I've been thinking of getting a smaller one just for crafting because I've put away my regular one and hate to haul it out. The blues are very soft and pretty and your coloring always impresses me. P.S. I did get one of those emails but knew it was a prank. I also got one from another friend...apparently "they" got if off of Facebook and stole her email password! Hugs, Cami

Anonymous said...

This is just sooo gorgeous.Your shading on Tilda is beautiful.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.
Lisa x

Cor* said...

This is DIVINE! haha I laugh at your 'when I was a kid' story because I can sooooooooooooo relate. Riding bikes to the beach 4-5 times a day, never inside what with only 4 channels on TV....yet , my kids too, would rather be inside! Your colored Tilda perfectly! So fresh with the colors. Good luck with all the challenges and thanks for joining the fairies this week at FFF. (PS- I have some candy at my blog with Tilda images. Come check it out)

Tanya Rudd said...

So very pretty Risa.

Stephanie said...

Wonderful card! I love how you made the criss cross card. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how cute Risa!! Love the pink and blue, the criss cross design and your coloring!

Anonymous said...

Risa, this is just gorgeous! Girl I have never seen one card that you made that did not turn out like a piece of art. I love it when you color Maggies.

Katie said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Pocket Full Of Posies this week!
Katie xx

Sammibug said...

Beautiful! The coloring is fabulous, as is your shading! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful creativity with us at Craft Your Passion.

Lauretta See said...

ONE WORD! BEAUTIFUL!!! :) thank you for joining us this week on the craft your passion challenge. Good luck!

Lesley said...

Gorgeous card, lovely colouring! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

pinky said...

Gorgeous card Risa, your colouring is superb. Thanks for joining us at WhoopsiDaisy this month.

Danni said...

Another simply beautiful card!!

Claudine Poch said...

Wow, this is beautiful! Love the stitching on the criss-cross card. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

Linda Ledbetter said...

I have those same childhood memories of riding bikes around town with my girlfriends! This sweet card really brings it all back. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at Drunken Stampers this week-- your card really made me smile.

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card!

Elena said...

Wow! This card is stunning! Really like the border you added, flowers, elegant ribbon and of course I wish I could color like you.
Thank you so much for sharing your childhood memories, Risa.
Oh, talking about kids... My son is the c=same way with all of the hi-tech toys we have in now days. :)

Sandy said...

So sweet!! I love your coloring, wow!
Thanks for playing along with MelJen's challenge!

Rae Anne said...

HOLY COW with a splash of WOW!!! Your card is stunning in every detail - I'm simply in awe of your talent! Thanks so much for working the corner with The Crafty Hos! :D MWAH!

made by fifi said...

a gem of a card :O) thanks for joining in the alphabet challenge x

Tina said...

Amazing Risa!

The Wired Angel said...

Just beautiful, Risa.. a very lovely card. Hugs, Peggy x

Hannapanna said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colours and Tilda looks really cute. Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly this month and good luck. Hugs Hanna

Jackie said...

This is simply amazing! I love your colors, your shading, heck the whole card is just jaw dropping! Thank you for playing along with the Crafty Hos!

Scrappy said...

Everything is simply perfect! Love the Criss Cross LO too! Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Hos! Hope you’ll be back to join us again soon!

Tammy Miller said...

What an adorable card I love it! Thanks for joining us last week at the Crafty Ho Blog! Please join us again this week for another great challenge!

Jacilynn said...

Oh, I love this Tilda, colored so perfectly. super job!x

Jessica T said...

such a sweet image, love your colouring. Thanks for playing at ECP xx

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

She is beautiful! I love all your card details. Thanks for playing at Bee Crafty.

Deanne :)

Lacey Stephens said...

What a fantastic card!! Thank you so much for playing along with the Stamp and Create stitch challenge. We have a new challenge this month - flowers. We hope you can play along again!