Sunday, October 6, 2013

Marshmellows Roasting on an Open Fire

Hi everyone, I’m back again with another creation for Digistamps4Joy. This is a card that I made for our World Card Making Day Blog Hop…if you haven’t joined in the fun, there is still time as the end has been postponed until Friday Oct. 11. For more info on the hop please go here. For the rest of you that have already joined in the Hop, I hope that you all enjoyed hopping through all our blogs and I wish you all luck on winning one (or more) of our fabulous prizes.

 Now I invite you to grab a drink and pull up a chair cause this posting will be a bit on the longer side. The challenge for our Blog Hop was to make a card that embodies our country…or some aspect of it. Now I know when most people think of Canada they think “Great White North”. And while we can get some pretty wicked winters here (mostly east of where I live), we also have some of the most beautiful weather and scenery around. I live on the west coast of British Columbia in an area known as the Fraser Valley. You will find a lot of farmland around here surrounded by the Coastal Mountain range. Abbotsford, a city a half hour west of me, is known as the Berry Capital of Canada and hosts the Abbotsford International Airshow every summer. We also have some of the most beautiful countryside, lakes and the ocean, for camping (check out my pics in the right hand side bar). And camping is something my family and I have been doing most of our lives. So I decided that a camping card was just the thing to make. I started out with the image CampingTime and then fussy cut out Misteri Toasting Marshmellows to add in front of it. I just love this new Misteri image as toasting marshmellows over an open fire is one of my favourite things to do while camping…that and singing campfire songs.  

I coloured the images with my Crayola pencil crayons and oms. The embellishments are by Jollie and Recollections. I also made my own embellishments with some extra paper for the corners on the bottom of the easel card. 
I made the leaves with my Spellbinders Little Leaf set dies. The marshmallow dp is Happy Camper by Moxie. Unfortunately I cut off the bottom of the other piece of dp and I have no idea who it is by, but I think that it was a BoBunny paper. 

Thanks for coming and looking at my card.

 Hugs ~ Charlene

Challenges Entered:

613 Avenue Create: Challenge #40 - Anything Goes No Twist
Addicted to Stamps: Challenge #66 - Create a Scene
Eclectic Ellepu: Create Autumn
Shelly's Images Challenge: October Challenge -Fall Photo Inspiration
Robyn's Fetish: Challenge #180 - Use a Digi
Lady Anne's Challenge: Challenge #7 -October - Autumn/Fall
House of Gillie: Challenge #54: Anything Goes/ Fall



Denise Goeldner said...

Lovely card, beautifully done great colour combo, and the added touch for a camp fire flame, thanks for joining us over at Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog
~ Denise DT ~

stitch-and-greet said...

Hi, Charelene! What a beautiful card. So intricate and detailed!! Thank you so much for sharing your fantastic creation with us at 613 Avenue Create! Have a lovely weekend! Regards and "Hugs", Renata (DT)

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Fantastic creation! Thanks so much for joining our "October – Photo Inspiration" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
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Wendy L said...

Your card is so lovely, thanks for joining us at Lady Annes challenge this month xxxxx

Claire Hope said...

Beautiful Autumn colours! Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu for our latest challenge!
Claire xx

Lady Anne said...

Hey Charlene, I love Beautiful British Columbia and once I said I would live there and be a plum picker *laughing*
Love your card, to me it sums up BC. Thank You for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges.
Love ~ Lady Anne xx

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Desire Fourie said...

This is a wonderful creation and I love the earthy tones from nature that you used.
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