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Sentimental Sundays / I can see clearly

I can see clearly now the rain is gone..... Once again I have a song stuck in my head. Why is it that the song is my head is never a "cool" song?

The new Sentimental Sundays challenge is "I Can See Clearly Now - Use a clear element on your card".

I paired up the challenge with my need for a card for 9-year old boy's birthday. (My where has the time gone? I remember when he was born!)

For my clear elements I used a clear button, clear dew drops, and Crystal Effects (does that count?).

Stop by the Sentimental Sundays blog to download your free sentiment set from Ann Vento of Raindrop Echo Designs. We would love you to join the challenge. Please link your card with a clear element for your chance to win. You can see the details on the Sentimental Sundays blog.

Thank you for stopping by!

Challenges for this card:

  • Image: Birthday Turtle digital image from Bugaboo Stamps, Close To My Heart It's Your Day
  • CS & Papers: Georgia Pacific CS, Close To My Heart Splendor paper pack, Bazzill Basics Carob Cream CS
  • Inks: Close To My Heart chocolate
  • Tools: Prismacolor pencils & OMS, Spellbinders Nestabilities, SU edge punch
  • Embellishments: Lustre Gems, misc. clear button, Crystal Effects, Close To My Heart natural hemp (stars hand cut)


Karen B. said…
This little guy is so cute, and I'd say glossy accents count as a clear element! Great shine, great coloring.
Annika said…
Such a cute lil' turtle! A perfect boy card, love those papers BTW and great layout too!!
Michelle said…
Fantastic card, such a fun image! Your colouring looks amazing and I love those papers too.
Joanne Gilch said…
Adorable card! Love the layout and all the 'cool' papers.
The turtle is so cute and since it says "crystal" that usually goes with crystal clear so yes it counts. Great card.
Stephanie Zito said…
Another beautiful creation Cheryl!
Stacy Walker said…
Wonderful card. Thank you for joining us at the 2 Sisters Challenge. I can't wait to see your next creation. Sorry about the inlinkz tool. I will make sure that your entry is added to the challenge prize draw.
Joanna K said…
Oh, I love it, Cheryl! The button is as cute as a.. err.. button??? ;-P The image is really sweet, too. I am sure the birthday boy will love it! x
Beautiful card Cheryl, love the little image, so cute! hugs Heidi xx
Karin said…
Darling card Cheryl, and inventive interpretation of the "clear" concept! Awesome :)
Jeanette said…
Hi Cheryl, Adorable card. I especially like how you made a landscape from papers. Nice.

Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations challenges.
Claudine Poch said…
This is so sweet! Cute image, nice papers, and nice layout. Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations. We are also have a punch challenge this week at the Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge.
Anesha said…
Adorable card, your colouring is super and great use of those clear elements.
Ann English said…
Super cute! Isn't it amazing how swiftly those years go?! Love this cloud DP-must find some of that!
Kimberly S said…
This is so cute Cheryl, I'm sure he'll love it! Time sure does fly by, doesn't it? lol
How cute is that turtle??? OMGosh - love the balloons wrapped around him! Great cloud background and your clear elements are perfect :) :)
Shelly Schmidt said…
Fantastic card for a boy- they do grow like weeds- and when they get a little bigger, you do they eat so much? LOL TFS
jaimie said…
Hi Cheryl,

Sorry for the language, i'm from belgium, but I try :-)

First time hereon your blog,
and wow you make lovely cards!!

I follow your blog now, very nice work!

Greetings, Jaimie
Anonymous said…
great card Cheryl, so cute!
Meg said…
So cute! Love the coloring on the turtle and the fun, perfect-for-a-boy color combo!
Trish Hughes said…
love it, love it!!! thanks so much for playing along with HFOS and IDIC!!!
Kathy said…
How cute, perfect for a boy. Love the turtle image, just makes me smile.
Marlene said…
How stinkin' cute!!! Happy birthday to your nine year old!

Oh I've got that song in my head!! AAACK!!!
What a fun and happy birthday turtle.
cindy said…
Love that little turtle. Cute card
Christiana said…
Aw, I love turtles and this little guy is fabulous! Great job, Cheryl!
1CardCreator said…
Sweet sweet card! I love the crystal effects on him too. Perfect card for a 9 year old! Thanks for sharing. ~Diane
Alicia said…
Very cute! Perfect for a boy's birthday! Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations!
Padster said…
Thats' one turtley cute card - Thanks for joining us at I did it Creations this week
Debbie x
Inger said…
Thank you for stopping by my freebie blog and your kind comment!

♥ Greetings, Inger :)
Rosanne said…
Such a cute card!
Penny said…
Just lovely, thanks for playing in the I did it creations special occasions challenge this week.
Micki said…
Girl, you have such a gift to picking perfect paper, embellishments and of course your coloring. Love scrolling through your blog..... beautiful card. Love that turtle, lol and your colors are perfect. hugs
Rae Anne said…
We featured this card and a link to this post on the Bugaboo Stamps blog: MWAH!

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