Thursday, July 19, 2012

Lucky me... GDT for 2 FAB challenges!

Edit:  Shared top 3 honors at DYSU Challenge

I've been smiling all week as I've had such a fun time coloring up some Saturated Canary images for my summer GDT duties for that challenge.  I get such enjoyment from working these gals (and guys) into cards.  Don't you?  AND, this week, I'm also honored (and crazy tickled) to be the Guest Designer for CMC Copic Challenge.  You know... with Suzanne Dean!!!  WooHOO.  So... let's get on to it.

Tada!  This sweetie is called Orchard Love and  I just adore her.  As I mentioned above, I've colored her up for my GDT duties (yeah... tough duty!!)as follows:

Saturated Canary Challenge  - black and white plus a splash of one other color

CMC Copic Challenge - anything goes but with a girlie twist

How's that for a couple of "can't wait to get started" challenges you just don't want to pass up?

Even though I've had such fun coloring up images this week, there has been some sadness recently.  Since the last time I posted, my dear, beloved great dane passed away.  Even though it's not him, he looked exactly like the photo I have under the "About Me" banner.  He had a heat stroke and his 9 year old body just couldn't recover from it.  My heart is broken as he was just so fabulous, but having my granddaughter with me has been a huge help as has my crafting.  I'll try to ease my sadness by remembering all the great times we had together... and there were a LOT!  I love you Roscoe and boy... do I miss you!!  Go run on dog heaven's levy like you did when you were younger.

OK... sorry 'bout that but I just needed to say a little good-bye to my sweet boy.  Thanks for being tolerant of that.

This last photo isn't the best, but i think it's fun to see creations from other viewpoints so I decided to go ahead and post it.  I'm also trying the x-large photo choice for my first two pictures.  I'll have to see if I like it or not once it's "goes live".  If you have time, let me know what you think.

Blogger Challenge - color splash (black and white with a splash of color)
Friday Inspirations - anything goes
ATC's and Cards with Attitude - anything goes
Digi Design Challenge - pile on those flowers
Fat Pages and Card with Attitude - anything goes
The Poodles' Parlour - use a digi
Bizzy Becs - flower power
Marianne's Design Divas - anything goes
One Stitch at a Time - anything goes
Addicted to Stamps - card for someone special
Great Impressions - show 'em our best stay in the lines coloring
Love to Create - 3 of something
Papertake Weekly - all things girlie
Creative Card Crew - use black cardstock
Oldie but a Goodie - flower power
Stampin' Royalty - anything goes
Designer's Choice Challenge - outdoor or wildlife
DYSU  - food
Simon Says Stamp and Show  - no rules

That's it for today my friends.  I'm very tired so I'm going to schedule this to pop up tomorrow morning.  Thanks so much for stopping by and come back again.



Your card is fabulous, clean and delicate and the image is stunning. Thank for visit my blog.


Gorgeous card love the image which you have coloured beautifully and the layout is fantastic. Sorry about your dog it's hard when you lose a pet. Caroline xxxx


Great card! Love the big pictures, they showed up really well. Very sorry to hear about your's so sad to lose a family member. Thanks so much for joining us at CCC for our current challenge.


This is lovely! Lofe these images! Perfect for our Challenge at One Stitch at a time, thank you for sharing and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT


I love the name of your blog! Beautiful card - your coloring is so life like! So glad you shared with us at Great Impressions Stamps!


Hi Denise, I love your card the colours and shadin are Fab, love the image, it's stunning ... Thanks for joining in with us at ATCs and Cards with Attitude x


This is just awesome! The colours are perfect, the image is beautiful and your colouring is amazing! Love it. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Sharon Caudle

WOW!!!! This is STUNNING!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!


Absolutely gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along at CCC! Ani

June Nelson

Love this hunnie and shes one of my all time favourites xxxxx

Handmade Cards by Archana

Wow!!its amazing!!Loved the image and your colouring.All the blooms are so mind blowing.Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week.


Wooowwww awesome card!!!!! Your coloring is outstanding, soooo beautiful!!!
Thank you for joining us at ATSC this week!!

gr. arjette.


Your coloring is stunning. I love Suzanne's site and am a beginning student (yay). Your card is amazing and we thank you for joining the challenge at The House That Stamps Built.
I shed a tear for you over the loss of your sweet Roscoe. It's so hard to lose them - they are such a part of our hearts. Hugs.


Stunning card Denise, so sweet and pretty and your colouring is always so beautiful.
So sorry to read you've lost Roscoe hun, my heart goes out to you I know how painful it is.
Thanks for joining us at Addicted To Stamps & congrats on your GDT'S :)
big hugs Mandy xx


She is so cool - love the colour combo

kitten - DYSU team

Julies Crafty Creations

Wow absolutely stunning! Thanks for joining in with our anything goes challenge over at OSAAT and good luck. Hugs Julie


OMG your colouring is amazing! You certainly deserve your GDTs!
Beautiful beautiful card
Thanks for joining in the Flower Power challenge at Oldie But A Goodie and I hope you will join us again
Hugs Laurie xx


Beautiful coloring! The Simon Says Stamp & Show design team thanks you for participating in this week's challenge! - Ashli


Absolutely stunning. I love the colour way you have used. Amazing!

Crafty and Green

Stunning!! Thank you so much for playing with us at Love to Create Challenge!! Come back and Play with us again really soon!!

Many Blessings,


This is lovely. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

Sandra Farrell

Wonderful work - What a fantastic card! Thanks so much for joining us at Stampin' Royalty this week.

Patti J

Denise, your card is amazing. Love the coloring, the layout, and all of the gorgeous embellishments, and you've put them together beautifully! Thanks for joining in our challenge at The House That Stamps Built!

Patricia St Martin

Just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Love your creation. Congratulations on being our Guest Designer we are so happy to have you. Your creations is just stunning so beautifully colored and I love all your embellishments. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Patricia

Jo Davies

Gorgeous card, love the Design!

Thanks for sharing with us this month at Cupcake Craftroom Challenge, good luck!

Jo xxx


What a beautiful card! I just love your shading and her hair is gorgeous! So happy you could join CMC as the guest DT!