Friday, November 7, 2014

My Darling Clementine

I can't even begin to count how many times my Cosmo Cricket Clementine paper pack has come to my rescue. I bought it for the colors (of course) and I've used it several times for color challenges that called for orange or green, or both.  Last night was no different.

I decided I needed to combine a few challenges. First, the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch!:

Then the current Seize The Birthday challenge to use monochromatic orange:

And lastly, I used a Paper Smooches image so I could link up to their current Guest Designer Search for December, because what the heck, right?

Here's my card:

Admittedly, the doilies probably detract from the CAS intent of the sketch (could have used plain circles), but I'd recently re-discovered my MFT mini doilies while organizing my dies, and, well, they needed to be used.

I also hope the card exudes enough orange for the Seize The Birthday challenge. I'm not a big orange fan, so I resort to patterned paper that fit the bill. Hey, I stamped the bird on orange, and highlighted him with an orange Copic, and I used orange & white twine to sew on the clear buttons, so hopefully that's enough orange to "exude". :)

This card actually came together pretty fast, so I'm pleased with that. :)

Thanks for stopping by!

ETA: I snagged a Runner Up spot at Seize the Birthday! :)

Stuff I used: Divine Twine, SU clear buttons from forever ago, and the following:


  1. Great card. I am not a fan of orange either but this is cards 'exudes' just the right amount of orange.

  2. Oh, this is so pretty! Super sweet take on the sketch!

  3. That little bird is adorable. I think there's enough orange on there, I rarely use it except on Halloween cards. Some shades are prettier than others.

  4. Cute! I think the doilies are CAS enough. ;-) Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

  5. Really cute card.....just enough orange! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  6. Leslie, what a cute card! Love the doilies and the owl, for sure!

  7. How adorable is this card!! Love that bird and how you used the doilies on this. Fabulous design!!

  8. Pardon me, Ma'am, but your orange is exuding. That is a fun paper pack. BTW, have you ever made anything with the talking condom from the set the greeting came from?

  9. This card is simply adorable! And great use of the toppings option this week too. Thanks for playing along with us at Seize The Birthday :)

  10. Very cute card and great use of the sketch. Love the bird.


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