Sweet Stampin' ~ Mardi Gras/Shrove Tuesday

Hey there lovely crafty pals. It's time for a new challenge at Sweet Stampin'. I'm sad our last challenge wasn't well supported. I thought the theme Dragons was pretty fun and easy, but we had so few entries, so in an effort to get folks playing along again, we've made our theme this week 'Anything Goes with the option of Mardi Gras or Shrove Tuesday'. I couldn't resist using the Lili of the Valley Pancake boy for my card. He's such a cutie! I saw someone add some pigtails and plaits and turn him into a girl this week, which is such a fun idea! But I've kept him as is. 

I've coloured this cutie with Copic Markers and used a lovely notched square die from Whimsy Stamps to cut all the layers. I used the largest size of dies to cut the largest green mat, but wanted to add one more layer to be the card base, so I cut down a 12x12 page of kraft card to just a little bigger than the largest frame and then using a circle punch, lined up the corners and cut them to match. I just eyeballed this, so it's not perfect, but I think it came out pretty well all things considered.

Now whenever I make pancakes, there's ALWAYS smoke! So I coloured a bit of smoke in the pic above the frying pan and then plonked the woodchip sentiment on top of it. I rather liked it before I added the sentiment, but there was glue on the back and once I added it, it was there to stay! LOL. I'll line it up before gluing next time! 

Green is my favourite colour and this olive green I wear a lot, so this card is full of all the delish shades I really love! Not sure who I made this for or if I can part with it! It makes me so happy to look at! Hehe, I'm sure I'll find a very good home for it soon. 

I hope you'll come and play along with us at Sweet Stampin' this week. I really am SO disappointed that my theme ideas haven't done better. I think these themes have been really fun, but this week we hope for better entries, having made the theme optional. I do hope a few play along though! 

I'll be back soon with more crafty adventures, in the meantime, go check out what my talented teamies got up to for this challenge. They are a madly talented crew and I always LOVE their creations! So click through on the banner above for a sneaky peek of their creations. Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Hugs and happy crafting, Wends xoxo

Challenge Entries:
Crafty Creations: #385 ~ Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday: #572 ~ Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge: #9 ~ Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge: Y is for Yarn, String or Twine
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends: #101 ~ Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps & More: #331 ~ Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge: #510 ~ For A Child (Not sure who this is for yet, but it will be a child!)
As You Like It: Layers ~ One or Many? I'm definitely a multiple layers kinda gal. I admire those who can pull off the effortlessly chic single layer creations, but I'm just not one of them! I like layers and usually, plenty of them! Even with my CAS cards, there are very often layers. 


Chris said…
Cute image, beautifully coloured, love the added smoke! Lovely design with the layered die cuts (the added layer looks great, never noticed it wasn't one of the dies until you pointed it out!) and those little wooden spoons finish it perfectly.
Happy weekend
Sarah said…
This is gorgeous Wends, beautifully coloured and I really like your colour choice. Great job with the card base too, I actually thought it was die cut!! It's always lovely to see you at AYLI and this layered beauty is a perfect entry xx
Tracey T said…
Super-cute, Wends! Love this image and your layered design is fab. And... the Boy Wonder and I will be in Auckland for 3 days from 17th July, so it would be great to meet up! xxx
Darlene said…
LOVE the shape and overall design Wends! Cute image that you've colored beautifully! Thanks so much for playing in our Alphabet Challenge! Good Luck and please come back next month!

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Linby said…
This is so sweet, I love the layered layout and the smoke! lol!
Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts.
Lynn x
Kim Heggins said…
This is one adorable card...just love your little guy flipping pancakes! Thank you so much for playing along with us at ATSM!
Fikreta said…
so beautiful!
Dawn T said…
Fabulous Wendy, Hopefully you will get some more entries.
brenda said…
Such a cute image and great creation for a child, thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x
Elizabeth Hart said…
This is one fabulous card with that cute image!! Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Colour Crazy Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)
Pat said…
Fabulous card Wends, that image is just so unbelievably cute, just love him tossing his pancake. Great shape of card too.

Pat xx
Squirrel x said…
Thanks so much for sharing your "layers" make with us for this theme, just fabulous! Hope you will join us again soon. Hugs Squirrel xx
*Vicki* said…
How precious is this darling card Wendy!! Love your fabulous coloring on this cutie and your tiny wooden spoons make such a darling accent!! Brilliantly done my friend!! DT hat time: Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday Challenges! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)
Brenda said…
Wendy, you are so funny! I always manage to set the smoke detector off when I make pancakes too. This card is darling, I love the layers and your coloring is wonderful! Thanks so much for joining us at As You Like It Challenge this week!
Janice said…
A lovely shaped card, cute images!
Thank you for sharing with us at the Alphabet Challenge, and hope you can join us again soon ~ Janice DT

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