Saturday, February 14, 2015

Arrrrg! Virginia's View Challenge #12

Happy Valentine's day my friends!

I'm not sure how I managed it, but I have the whole day to myself by myself. Now you might not think that sounds like a way to spend Valentine's day, but ooooooh, it's quite wonderful to me. 

Last night the dog woke me up to go outside, just after we went to bed, and I never was able to fall back to sleep. I went back to bed and lie there for an hour or so, but was so wide awake that I got up and went out to the living room, and there I lie/sat on the couch the whole rest of the night. Boy was I ever so happy to see the sun come up this morning! I was so ready for someone else to be up! I felt like I was so keyed up, and I don't really know why. I'm always excited about something I'm working on, but I wasn't anymore so than normal. I guess I should have gotten up and made a card, but I kept hoping I would get sleepy. Oh well, I hope I feel okay today and am able to get all the things done I want/need to do :)



Anyway, I made this cute little Pirate shaker card for the new Paper Smooches release and I had to enter it into the challenge at Virginia's View this month, since it was for shaker cards. I just love the way this turned out. The pirate parrot is supposed to look like he's inside a ship looking out the porthole at another ship on the horizon! That was my vision anyway! 


Supplies:

Ahoy stamp set  from Paper Smooches
Welcome Autumn stamp set ( leaves)




Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,

Kay :)

24 comments:

  1. Kay this is so adorable. Your scene is exactly what you described- to my eyes anyway! I love that your parrot has a jug o' booze, too!

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  2. This is incredible, Kay! Everything about it is perfection! Your coloring with the bright colors on your parrot and your fun shaker with the ship look fantastic.
    PS sorry to hear about your sleepless night, I'm right there with ya, I'm lucky if I get one or two nights good sleep out of the week. Hope you enjoy your day and are able to accomplish the things you'd like.

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  3. Oh, so fun! I think your day sounds like a dream:)

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  4. Super cute and gorgeous colouring... love the greens on the parrot.

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  5. Such an adorable shaker card, Kay!!!

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  6. Just love how you made this card with such fun and bright colours...great design too.

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  7. Just fantastic - I adore all things pirate and this is so fun! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  8. Oh, my! What an amazing fun shaker card, Kay! I just LOVE it! The pirate is so colorful and CUTE with pirate hat! And wonderful ship in the background with sequins! Hope you get some rest! I had a night like that the other night! Take care and Happy Valentine's Day!

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  9. How CUTE is this card Kay!! I love the scene you created!! Enjoy your Valentine's Day!!

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  10. Oh this is the coolest and the prettiest shaker ever :) love it ! Hope you have a great day and good sleep in the night :)

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  11. I really LOVE your shaker card, Kay! So much sparkle and I love how you included elements inside and outside the aperture...clever girl!
    I hope you're feeling well and enjoying your day! It's no fun to be awake for so long...sending you hugs and best wishes for a wonderful Valentine's Day!

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  12. Hi Kay! I totally get how nice it is to have a day to yourself when you're busy with family all week long. Enjoy it!
    I LOVE this card! Oh, the details and colors, are so fabulous! Your idea turned out perfectly!

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  13. The colors in this are striking! Instantly caught my eye! Love everything about this card, just soo fun and adorable! Love it!
    Happy Valentines day!

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  14. Love your card, such a sweet parrot! Everything is just perfect. Wish you a wonderful weekend and hope you are feeling well after such a night!

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  15. Ooooh, Kay, I think I saw this one, too on their newsletter, but I was so excited about the other one, I let this one slip by. It's fabulous! I should have known it was yours too, because of the wonderfully bright colors and the super clever design. Well, I'm glad you shared it here because I can oooh and ahhhh over what you did to create this. Love the shaker part! Love the parrot. Love every part about it. I don't love that you didn't have a good night's sleep. Hopefully by now you are well rested! That is a bummer. Thanks for sharing your fantastic card!

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  16. Blimey....this is arrrr-mazing! Love love the porthole design and the use of micro beads is simply perfect! Your craftsmanship is superb (as always)! Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s View “Shaker Cards” Challenge!

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  17. WOW!!! This is AMAZING!!! Your coloring of the parrot is out of this world!!! Love how you used the microbeads to create a sea foam effect!!! LOVE this card!!!!

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  18. I do exactly the same thing. Sorry you didn't get any sleep.
    This is so stinking cute! Love the embossed woodgraine....I think that is my favorite embossing plate and maybe my first.

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  19. I adore this card,Kay!!!!!!! I love everything about it!!! The cute Pirat ( amazing coloring ),the background,the shaker part...just everything!!!!
    HUGS

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  20. I absolutely LOVE this card! Such a unique and fun shaker card!

    I'm happy to hear you had a nice V-Day... we definitely all need a little bit of "me" time every now and then! :)

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  21. Kay, your card is incredible! I love it!

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  22. Kay this is so fantastic! I LOVE the bright colors you used. Congrats on being a top pick over at Virginia's View!
    Nina-Marie :)

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