Friday, August 30, 2013

Alcohol Marker Challenge - The Outlawz

Good morning!  Happy Friday!  Hope you've had a good week and you have fun plans for the weekend!  It's Labor Day weekend here in the States, so there is always something fun going on in the area. Even though the kids are already back to school here, Labor Day weekend has always signified the end of summer to me. Where I grew up, we didn't go back to school until after Labor Day. Anyway, I am here to share my DT card for this week's Alcohol Markers Challenge on The Outlawz site.  The theme this time is the ever-popular "anything goes" with the optional twist to make a Christmas card for your stash.  You can do anything you'd like, but you must have some coloring with alcohol markers (any brand) on your project.

Here is my card:

My card base and mats are SU Riding Hood Red and the patterned papers are from the Jillibean Soup Winter Tortellini and Spinach Soup 6x6 pad.  My cute image is Joy from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  She was another of the fabulous stamps in the blog candy I won from my teammie, Tress, awhile back.  I really hit the jackpot with that win!  Thanks again, Tress!  I stamped her on MiC Blending Card and colored her with my Copics,  The sentiment came with the stamp.  A few buttons with twine bows and a taffeta ribbon bow finished my card.

Here is a close-up of the colored image:

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit the Alcohol Markers Challenge and check out the gorgeous creations from the rest of the DT.  We hope you will play along! It's your last chance to get in the running for the terrific monthly prize! Our August challenges are sponsored by our very own teammie, Dawn, who is offering the winner three digis of their choice from her Etsy shop, LilyPinkScraps.  There are also lots of fantastic site-wide prizes up for grabs when you enter the challenges at The Outlawz.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday #221 (sketch)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge (anything goes)
Through The Craftroom Door Challenge (anything goes)
Paper Crafting Journey (anything goes)
Stampin' With The Dragon (buttons and bows)

Here is SSW-221:

Have a great day and see you soon!


  1. What a darling card. I love the sentiment along with that wonderful image.
    Enjoy your weekend!

  2. Beautiful card Carla. Love this cute image and your beautiful coloring. It is a great sketch and your papers set it off to perfection. Love this card.

  3. Carla, your card is stunning and so beautifully colored!! Love it!!
    Thanks for joining us.
    Nancy SSW-DT

  4. Carla, I'm sorry for not visiting for such a long time. I haven't even made a cad in months. Hoping to get back in the groove once the weekend has gone by. This image is cute as a button and your coloring, as usual, is spot on. Fantastic sentiment and I love the b/g paper with all the homes on it. The buttons just make it "homey and comforting" also. Enjoy your weekend.

  5. Fab take on the sketch, Carla! Love the DP you chose & your button embellies! And your image is adorable and beautifully colored--really fun sentiment, too! :^)
    Hugs, Penny
    Have a great weekend!

  6. How super cute!! What a great card!

  7. I didn't go back to school until after Labor Day too, so I'm always shocked now when I see kids going back in August and even sometimes July! Your holiday card is just as sweet as can be, and the papers you used are awesome too! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,

  8. Wowza ... what a darling holiday card. Love that Kraftin' Kimmie image and your buttons are so fun! Thanks for sharing this with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
    ~Jo, SSW-DT

  9. What a wonderful Christmas card! I love the saying. Happy that you could join us this week.
    Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

  10. You are so welcome Carla! Joy looks so festive!! Love the shading on her coat and hair. And your card design layout really showcases the image.

  11. Carla, your card is gorgeous. Great sentiment for this beautiful Christmas stamp.

  12. Really cute papers to back that cutie Santa girl Carla. Fun card for your Christmas stash. Hugs!

  13. Oh love this christmas card Carla,fabolous coloring!!
    XXX Heidy

  14. Gorgeous papers and beautifully colored!

  15. How beautiful Carla!! I just love your coloring. Fabulous papers too. As always, thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


  16. Oh she lovely, great lo & colours.

    Thanks for joining us at stamping dragon

    Tracey dt

  17. Oh Carla this is one beautiful Christmas card which you've coloured beautifully. Love this image and your wonderful design papers and added embellishments which a perfect. Great card and thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
    Kathie SSW-DT

  18. Love your Christmas papers and that super cute image!! Awesome card!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!
    Blessings to you Carla!!
    Sally SSW-DT

  19. This is super pretty! Great card! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  20. Gorgeous Christmas card. I love the sentiment and the papers you used. Thanks for playing along with PCJ and good luck in the challenge. Hugs, Gale DT

  21. Fantastic Carla! I love this darling image and the sentiment is just terrific. Thanks for joining us at SSW!

  22. Lovely card, great colours, super image.Thank you for joining us at Stampin with the Dragon ,Buttons & Bows challenge hugs Tania xx DT

  23. Gorgeous card, fab colours and image, thank you for joining us at Stamping with the Dragon. Hugs Tina (DT) xx

  24. Gorgeous card, your colouring is fab! Thank you so much for joining us at PCJ for our Anything Goes challenge Karen P, Paper Crafting Journey DT


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