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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Squiggle Fly Mystery & Hambo Candles=Perfect Duo

These 2 challenges this week seemed to go hand in hand-I love it when they come together like that!  With the Squiggle Fly Mystery Challenge, you didn't know what embellishments they were looking for to be on your entry.  I was debating what SF image to use (one of their requirements) when I saw the cupcake inside a double ringed oval.  To me it appeared as if inside a window so there was the beginning of my card.
THEN, Hambo Hoedown gave us repeat crafters the "CANDLES" digi image by Hambo Stamps to work with and I knew I had to combine them.  Not only were we to use the image but we had to use FOUR of something else (because of the FOUR candles.  You could choose 4 different colors (Check), 4 flowers (Check+), well you get the picture.  However, we  couldn't count the candles!

  • I cut the oval off the cupcake image and colored it. I used that "pattern" to cut out the white card blank/blue mat/and confetti paper top layer. Once those were attached, I used the copic colored oval to "finish" the edge.
  • The cupcake is copic colored and then the icing is white liquid pearls with multi-colored stickles for the sprinkles.
  • I mounted it on the inside of the window card and placed an oversized yellow mat over it-that way it shows through to the front making 3 oval frames.
  • I LOVE these CANDLES from Hambo and they also come with 3 different sentiments that can be combined or individually used.  I used copics on them and then used a white gel pen for the white on the flame/shoes-of course stickles again for the melting candle top. I wanted them to be front and center so I used foam dots under the platform to raise them up in front of the oval. 
  •  Added some lavender baker's twine, flowers with buttons and brads and a gorgeous METAL Butterfly.  This card has a lot going on but I think it's such a cheerful FUN card I think I'll be forgiven.
I would like to enter this in the following challenges:
One Stop Challenge-3 circles(brads/buttons)
Willow Sketchie-theme 3+brads
The Paper Shelter-Wings & Things(butterfly)
Sassy Cheryl's Challenge-Butterflies
Paper Sundaes-Anything goes
Pile it On-Pop Up
Squiggle Fly-Mystery and...WINNER!
Hambo Hoedown-CANDLES
Thanks so much for looking~Hope this card puts a SMILE on your face!  Carolyn

37 comments:

  1. Wow you did a great job with this! I love how it turned out Carolyn. It's so colorful and has so many elements that catch the eye. Thanks so much for playing in Squigglefly's mystery challenge!

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    1. Hey Holly, thanks for the sweet comments! My Pleasure!
      Carolyn

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  2. WOW!!!! I am so loving everything about this card--you have done a wonderful job with the MYSTERY items! Great job! Thanks for joining us at Squigglefly this week!

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    1. Thanks Rhonda! Surely I hit some of the mystery items with this card lol!

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  3. What a lovely, bright, happy card - it certainly did put a smile on my face.
    Thank you for joining us at Willow Sketchie this week and following the theme.
    Pauline
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    1. Pauline, I'm like you-I really like these "fresh" cards! I like that Willow gives you an option now!
      Carolyn

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  4. So much attention to detail and beautifully embellished.Brilliant Birthday card.Thanks for joining us at Willow Sketchie Challenge.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

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    1. Your kind remarks mean the world to me Lisa-thanks so much!
      Carolyn

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  5. Fabulous embellishments and colors!! Thanks for sharing it at the Hoedown. I always look forward to what you make!

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    1. Awww Thanks Judy! This was such great fun thanks to the Hoedown! Those extra requirements really make me put my thinking cap on!
      Carolyn

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous card, love the candles.
    Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter, Wings and things challenge.
    Hugs Debs

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    1. Thanks Debs! Was happy to be returning to Paper Shelter!

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  7. What a FABULOUS card! Such great detail! Love the 'extra' photos.
    Thanks for playing in the Butterflies challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's .

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    1. ALWAYS up for a great challenge on Sassy Cheryl's! Thanks for the comments!
      Carolyn

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  8. Wow fabulous card Carolyn love the candles with feet lol!
    Thankyou for joining us at CRAFTY RIBBONS.
    (hugs)
    Trish (-:

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    1. So glad you took the time to leave some Luv Trish-aren't' they the cutest things?!

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  9. Cool card! I love it! The candles and cupcake is great!

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  10. I love the details and the beauty you've given it all Carolyn! You are the lady!!!!!!!! Hugz!

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    1. You were sweet to leave me such kind remarks Linda! You da bomb!

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  11. What a wonderful card - lots of lovely elements!! Thanks for playing at Squigglefly.

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    1. Kathy thanks for stopping by and leaving me some Luv! Hope all the elements add up-It's worth it's weight in gold haha!

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  12. Carolyn, what an awesome job! I love how you worked with the ovals and the pops of colour with the flowers make this a super cheerful card! The butterfly is so pretty and those candles rock!!! Thanks for playing in the mystery challenge at Squigglefly. I'm on the DT but on a different team so I don't 'know' what the mystery items are yet! Good luck!

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    1. Thanks Charlene, it was a fun challenge!

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  13. What a wonderful card! love the vibrant colors and your great design!
    Thanks for joining us for the Sassy Cheryl butterflies challenge this week!
    Judy

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    1. Judy it was sweet of you to stop by and leave me some LUV! Thanks a bunch!

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  14. Ah this is so sweet ,what a bright cheery card, thanks for playing on Willow Sketchie this week, Hazelxox

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    1. Thanks Hazel! I'm so glad to be playing on Willow again this week! Glad you liked it!
      Carolyn

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  15. Whata wonderful card. thank you for sharing and joining in at Willow Sketchie this week.

    Kelly x

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    1. How sweet of you to leave me some comments! thanks so much!
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  16. love your card!!!!
    thanks for joining us at pile it on and I hope to see you next week as well - Kimberly DT
    http://leokc34.blogspot.ca

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    1. Thanks Kimberly-I'm glad you like it! You're definitely on my radar now!
      Carolyn

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  17. Such a beautiful card! I want to eat that cupcake....yum. LOL! Love your flowers, to. Pretty

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    1. Doesn't that pearl stickles make it so neat looking? I'm so glad it gives you an appetite!! Thanks Ree!
      Carolyn

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  18. Beautiful card I love all the detail and cute images!

    Thanks for joining us in Sassy Cheryl's challenge!

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  19. Hi Carloym; your card is beautiful! I love many and strong colours so it fit my taste perfectly!
    Thanks for playing along with Crafty Ribbons and welcome back later in the week for a new challenge!

    La Vikinga / Charlotta

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  20. So cute! What a fabulous design! I love those candles!

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