Thursday, September 12, 2013

Creating Just For The Fun Of It

My pile of extra digital images has grown (again!) so yesterday I make up 6 cards using up some of those pieces.  My husband says I can be in my craft room as much as I want but I feel guilty and lazy if I spend too much time in there.  Can't get used to the idea that we can be flexible and lazy now that we are retired.  But I was having a lot of trouble with my left shoulder ( two chiropractor adjustments already this week) and I had two granddaughters for the day so I took my darling's advice and spent a great deal of time making cards just for the fun of it as well as making shrinky dinks and perler bead creations with the girls.  Time well spent after all.

I used the Seems A Little Sketchy sketch:
The sentiment is a plastic puffy sticker.  The dolphin is a precolored image by Doodle Pantry.   He always makes me smile when I make a card with him.

Other challenges for this card:
Simon Says Monday Challenge - emboss
Simon Wednesday Challenge - emboss
Timeless Tuesday - dry emboss

Sister Act - anything
Pennys Paper-Crafty - anything

Here is another card that I did just for fun;
This is another digital image and sentiment by Doodle Pantry.  This one I colored with Prisma pencils.  The grass die is Your Next Stamp.  Card base is GKD Kraft.

Here is wishing you a great day and hope you get a chance to create - just for the fun of it.


  1. I have yet to make a card with the dolphin yet every time I see someone like you make a card with it I fall in love all over again and ask myself why I haven't made a card with it yet. Also love the puffy sentiment. The little bugs in the card below is totally adorable too and I love having different grass dies and haven't seen this one yet. Yes, retirement is fun and I need to schedule myself. So glad you had a fun time with the grandkids.

  2. I'm with Cely on this one. I love these dolphin images and still have not made a card. Your card looks fantastic. And those caterpillars hugging are just too cute!

  3. What a sweet cards. The dolphin is so pretty colored and so are the caterpillars! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  4. Gorgeous coloring on that darling dolphin! Thanks for joining us at the Timeless Tuesday Challenge!

  5. Fabulous creations, Marsha. Love them both. Wow colors and designs.

  6. great cards - especially love the one using our sketch from sals - thanks for joining us and good luck x

  7. Love both cards Marsha but the dolphin one is my favourite and the fab embossing too.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.


  8. very cute cards!
    Thanks for joining us at Penny's paper challenge

  9. Your creation is so beautiful with it's bright and cheerful colors.Love the texture of your panel and the image is just adorable. This is sure to bring a smile to any face.