Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Sassy Cheryl's "Maddie" Swings into Summer!

Hey there, m'darlings!! Happy Tuesday!! Has summer arrived where you are? It has definitely arrived here in Richmond, VA, USA! Warm days and cooler evenings . . . and fireflies! (Some people call them "lightening bugs"! Whatever they're called . . . my two toy poodles love to bark at them! hehe!!) So . . . it's time for another fun challenge at Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog where Miz Ann has chosen an absolutely perfect theme . . .

Summer!

It just so happens that this fortnight's challenge theme at Deep Ocean Challenge Blog is also SUMMER! So, I've decided to do a bit of  Design Team "double duty" by using this little card for both challenges!!  What'cha think?
It's Maddie! I just love her! Have you noticed that she is always wearing a funky hat?! I think it's her "signature" look!! This adorable little image is called "Swing Me a Story - Maddie." She is available in Sassy Cheryl's online store HERE. And, if you prefer "boys," this image is also available in a "Max" version HERE. They'd be cute merged together too . . . swinging side-by-side!! Here's a close-up . . . 
The minute I saw this cute Sassy Cheryl image, I knew exactly what kind of card I'd be making with her!! A "Tent" card!! You can find an easy tutorial HERE. They are super fun to make . . . and I think a "Tent" style card really showcases this particular Maddie!
My Card "recipe" . . .
Image printed on Cryogen Metallic White cardstock
Taken with Teal, Barely Banana, & Wasabi cardstock: Stampin' Up
Digi DPs: "Sunshine Laughter Too" by Mary Fram for Nitwits
Label 18 die: Spellbinders Nestabilities
Fence & grass dies: Magnolia
Cloud die: Memory Box
Leaf die: Marianne's dies
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment: Inky Antics
Seam Binding: The Ribbon Girl
Colored with Copics & Colored Pencils

A look from the other side . . . 

And, of course, the "artsy" angle . . . 
And there ya go . . . my "Summertime" card! Please be sure to pop on over to Sassy Cheryl's and Deep Ocean Challenge Blogs to see what my talented Design Teamies have created for "Summertime" inspiration!

Thanks so much for visiting . . . and for leaving such kind comments!! See y'all again real soon! Hugs . . .


15 comments:

Dawn said...

Pat...just darling! I love peeking at Maddie swinging through the window, adorable!!

Ann English said...

This is just too cute! She's free and actually swinging! Love your gorgeous card, as always!

Za ovinkom said...

Hey Pat, I loooove Maddie peaking and swinging through the window. What a fantastic idea! Love it so much!
Jasmina

..Karen said...

Oh Pat, this is perfect!! Very creative!!!

Sharon said...

Another gorgeous card Pat. Love the image and design. Beautiful embellishments also.
Hugs Sharon x

Claire said...

Oh this is just lovely Pat - love the image in the aperture and fab colours too. Hugs, Claire x

Joey said...

Pat this is so adorable. I absolutely love the dimension in this card. Joey xx

Candy said...

Hi Pat,
What a GREAT card. Maddie is the perfect image for your tent card!
Love everything about it :o)
Big Hugs, Candy

jkreucher said...

Oh My Gosh! I have forgotten all about these unique tent cards!
I am going to have to try some again! the skies the limit with the looks you can get!
this is pure eye catching-- eye candy! Every detail-- amazing!
love it!
hugs
Judy

Cathy said...

Oh my, Pat, this is just too cute, love the open label so Maddie can actually swing. Love everything about it. As always perfect in every way.

CHERYL GRANT said...

Ok, first off. . . .in the south, they are called lightening bugs. Secondly. . .where are those cool evenings? Are you hogging them, because I"m certainly not getting them on my side of town. Share please. :O

And yes, Maddie needs a signature hat. . .This is a gorgeous tent card Pat. LOVE the color palette. So girlie, sweet and gorgeous.

Sassy Raggedy said...

Swinging into summer, I love it...Such a cute cute card. Great job...Hugz, joann

Crea Astrid said...

Wowwww, what a beautiful card. Nice details.

Hugs, AStrid.

Molecraft said...

Totally fabulous, love the design!
Helen x

Cynthia said...

This is "beyond words" cute, Pat! You picked the perfect card style for this sweet image. Love the outdoor scene that you've created with Maddie.