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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge GD: Shape It Up!

Hello, my sweet friends! I hope you're having a beautiful day. :o)

I am ecstatic to be a Guest Designer today at Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge! What a thrill. :o) The challenge this month is Shape It Up... no squares or rectangles allowed. :o)

For my shaped card, I made an Autumn snow globe to encourage a battling heart while celebrating the beautiful season. This card is my final contribution to this month's I Feel the Love Project. It will soon be delivered to Hope Ministries, which serves the homeless in central Iowa. I pray that this brings both joy and encouragement to someone going through a difficult time.
Inside, a burst of seasonal warmth awaits, along with an encouraging sentiment from the K Andrews Designs Scripture Sayings stamp set:
Frolicking amidst nature's splendor is this adorable Elisabeth Bell image, named Li'l Janiel's Harvest. She is colored up in Copics, with a layer of Stickles Star Dust upon her dress and cloak. One of my favorite things about this cutie pie is the story behind her creation. Elisabeth drew this for a DT member who adores fairy tales (among other things!). Li'l Janiel is helping the squirrel family prepare for winter with acorns, and the birdies of the forest are helping her. Mister Frog is keeping a tally of the acorn count with his parchment of paper and peacock feather quill. How sweet is that? The little squirrel on top of her head is simply precious. There is certainly a reason my heart fills with joy every time I color one of Elisabeth's images. :o)

The snow globe cut file is from Bird's Cards. I popped up the top layer with foam tape and backed it with acetate so I could fill it with Autumn's beauty. :o) The abundance of little leaves is from a Recollections punch. For the outer circle perimeter, I used an Inkadinkado leaf stamp to create a swirling border of leaves and colored them in with Copics. 

The three larger leaves on the pinecone base are a cut file that came with my Silhouette, which I embossed with the Cuttlebug Victoria folder. The bow was made with Chocolate Truffle Trendy Twine, purchased at My Craft Spot. A Cheery Lynn Designs Mini Fanciful Flourish scrolls along the side, adorned with a bit of harvest sparkle. :o)

Thank you for fluttering on by! I wish you a sparkly day of love and blessings. :o)

Challenges entered:
 *All That Stickles~ Fall Harvest (Star Dust on her clothing and the birdies)
 *Created With Love~ Fall Colors
 *Cupcake Inspirations~ Woodland Critters (Squirrel, froggie, and birdies)
 *Die Cuttin Divas~ Fall Colors
 *Elphine House Australia~ Simply Cute
 *Fussy and Fancy~ Dies and Punches (Flourish die and leaf punch)
 *Love to Create~ Color Inspired
 *Love to Scrap!~ Run for the Border (I used a leaf stamp to create the circular border of swirling leaves)
 *My Craft Spot~ Photo Inspiration (Leaves)
 *Pile It On~ Warm or Cool Colors




36 comments:

  1. What a darling card. I love the globe and image. Thanks for joining our Fall Colors Challenge at Created With Love Challenges

    ~~Chris

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  2. Karen, I love the colors on this card. So pretty. The shape challenge looked fun and you created another winner. This is amazing as usual and a blessing to the recipient. Thank you so much for your continued support.
    Love, Cindy and Madison

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  3. Wow Karen, this turned out so darling! And I'm sure the recipient will love you for making this globe card... Love the pretty image, the colors, all the fine details... This will be so pretty sitting on a desk....

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  4. Hi Karen, I was so happy when I saw your stunning card shared on the Elisabeth Bell challenge blog. Big congrats on your Guest Designer spot with them.
    I adore the sweet image which you have coloured so beautifully. The snow globe design is wonderful and so much fun. The papers are gorgeous and I love the way you have arranged all the leaves.
    It is clear to see that you enjoyed making this card and it is sure to bring so much joy to the recipient.
    Thank you once again for your kind and encouraging comments Karen, your support and friendship means so much.
    I hope you are having a good week filled with as much happiness as you give to others
    hugs Sue xx

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  5. Wow your card is fantastic!! Love the image and the coloring.
    Thanks for joining us at Created with love challenges.

    Linda K. DT

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  6. What an amazing creation! I love how the Stardust Stickles add just the right amount of sparkle to her dress. I love it so much, I've shared it on our Facebook page. You can see it here if you'd like.
    https://www.facebook.com/allthatstickles

    Cathy, ATS DT

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  7. This is so amazing, Karen! Love the golden autumn colors and those cute leaves... Perfect coloring of cute image, too!
    Have a great day...

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  8. Hope you will stop by and link up at Craftin Desert Divas “Fall/Autumn” Linky Party.

    Tara
    Craftin Desert Diva's

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  9. Wow! What a gorgeous card!!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Cupcake Inspirations!
    Rene :D

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  10. Karen, this is stunning - the fabulous autumnal colours, use of the snow globe and such a darling image. Wonderful! TFS

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  11. The image is just darling and I love the little leaves. Love this snow globe shape card....just Precious! The autumn colors are so cheerful and peaceful.. I love it!! I don't color very well but is it on my to do list..one of my crafty goals.
    Congrats on your GDS!! Awesome!!
    I started to work on cards for the IFTL and hopefully will mail them out by Saturday. I returned to work and have been feeling much better but the its important for me to continue with my allergy treatment and praying of course. I was a little sad/worried to hear that you were not feeling good but I am happy now to see what you created and that you are feeling better.
    Sending a HUGE amount of my love, hugs, smiles and prayers to you my angelic friend.
    Migdalia

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  12. wow!! what a pretty card!! love the image n combination colors. Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Cupcake Inspirations.
    Hugs,
    Jill

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  13. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for participating in our LOVE TO CREATE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    ~DEANNE~
    A Little Bit O' Paper

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  14. Wow!! This is stunning! Love Love Love!

    Thanks for joining us at All That Stickles linky party.

    -Angeline DT

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  15. What a wonderful card and fab shape! Love your design and the image is adorable.

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Love to Create.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Hugs Mian
    Love to Create Design Team Member
    http://mianspysselhorna.blogspot.com

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  16. Congrats on being Guest Designer, Karen! You did an amazing job! This card is sooo adorable! I love all the little leaves and the image is just too cute! You are going to bring smiles to a lot of faces with your wonderful contributions to the I Feel the Love Project this month! :)

    Karen
    craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

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  17. Hello my friend! Wow, what a gorgeous Autumn Snow globe card! The image is so super sweet and surrounded by beautiful falling leaves and all the fall colors-a real beauty and such a terrific scene! So adorable Karen! It is sure to brighten someones day! You are amazing!!! I just adore it!
    Have a super wknd! Oh, and congrats on your GD spot! Woot-Woot!!!
    Sherrie K

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  18. Stunning card...Love the image! Your coloring skills are great! Thanks for joining the fun at All That Stickles!

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  19. Hi Karen, This is stunning card! Love the shape, the leaves...everything!!
    Its great to have you with us at EBW!! Thanks so much for the lovely comment today on my Apple Berry card!!
    Have a great weekend!!
    Lynne xx

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  20. This is fabulous, love the snow globe shape, so clever
    Hugs julie P

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  21. Very nice card! So wonderfully done. Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges this week.

    Hugs,
    Maria

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  22. HI sweetie this is just gorgeous hugs Pops x x x

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  23. What a beautiful card! I love the idea of a Fall snowglobe with the leaves inside! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap

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  24. Just beautiful!! thanks for playing along with us at DCD!

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  25. Stunning card, love the globe and image!! Thank you for join us at Created With Love Challenge this week, hugs Kate (DT)

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  26. Gorgeous Fall Snow globe! Your image, and Fall design is perfect! Thank you for joining us for our Colored Inspired Challenge this week at Love to Create.
    Ruza, LTC Designer

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  27. Fabulous card - what a wonderful shape!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Helen x

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  28. I love the look of your snow globe card, the colors are so beautiful and I love all your falling leaves.

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  29. Wow this is incredible! Love that it is a snow globe! Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot this week!

    Gwen

    http://thisandthatbygwen.blogspot.com

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  30. Karen love the snow globe with such beautiful beautiful fall colors
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts School Projects

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  31. BEAUTIFUL card!!!
    Thank You for joining us last week at PIO!
    Have a GREAT day!

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  32. Hello Karen!! It's so lovely to seen another one of your love-filled creations. Your card is a wonderful combination of beauty, hope and sweetness! I enjoyed reading the story behind the adorable little scene as well. The details on your "snow" (leaf!) globe card are all so perfectly positioned and I'm sure this creation will bring joy to the recipient.

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Kate
    Small Bits of Paper

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  33. what a superb idea an fall snow globe....beautiful!

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  34. Gorgeous card, Karen! I love the shape and rich, warm colors! Darling image! Thanks for joining in on the Simply Cute challenge at EHA!

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  35. ABSOLUTELY Gorgeous Karen! Thank you SO Very MUCH for being our guest at Elisabeth Bells World this month. What a talent you have. I love your creativity, and vibrant colors. Beautiful work. Thanks for playing along with us at Elphine House Australia this month as well. Wishing you best of luck for a win =)
    Big Hugs,
    Lynda

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  36. Hello my sweetest friend!! Oh, how I've missed you!! I couldn't wait to get over here and visit you!! It feels like I've been gone forever!! Of course, I was knocked off my socks seeing your amazing card!! WOW, it's spectacular, Karen!! And CONGRATS on being a guest designer - that's so fabulous and so, so deserved!! You rocked this one - the shape and design are out of this world gorgeous!! That is the sweetest image and colored perfectly, as always!! I just absolutely adore this!! You've made a card that will definitely bring a smile to whoever receives it!!

    Thank you so much for visiting while I was gone!! I am slowly getting back into the swing of things. I have so much laundry to do, I'm feeling overwhelmed :/ I owe you an email and I will do that later today. I hope you are doing well my dear friend!! Have a wonderful, fabulous day :)

    Hugest hugs, Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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