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Whimsy & Stars Studio and the Catered Crop Challenge

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I have a rather lengthy post today but I have lots of information to share with you. All good stuff, I promise!

First I want to share another card that I made using the beautiful image, Felicity, from Whimsy & Stars Studio. (You can see my first card HERE.) I decided to try something a little different and not use the entire image. I know, a lot of you do this all the time, but it is new for me. I love the way it turned out. I’m going to try to remember to do this more often.

This is the entire image. Isn’t she sweet?

Mabelle, the creative genius behind Whimsy & Stars Studio, is giving a way a free image on Facebook to the fans of the Whimsy & Stars Studio page. This adorable image (below) will be available for free download on Facebook November 1 – 3rd (noon Eastern time) and then it will move to her Etsy shop. Hurry on over and download her now! Don’t forget to share your creations with us on the Whimsy & Stars Studio page.

There is also a sale going on at Whimsy Stars & Stamps! Buy 2 digis and get 1 free! This offer is valid until December 10, 2011.

I know this post has been a bit long but I have one more thing to share with you.

Two of my cards where picked as the inspiration for the current recipe challenge at the Catered Crop! I am excited to play along as a guest baker for the current challenge. How do you play along? (I copied the wording right from the Catered Crop blog instead of trying to put it into my own words.)

Playing with us at the Catered Crop "Follow-the-Recipe" linking party is easy as pumpkin pie. Here's how it works:

  1. Use any of the ingredients (themes, colors, techniques, etc.) in Cheryl's projects. You don't have to use all the ingredients or the same brands. Just pick a few ingredients and then add your own spices to cook up something uniquely yours.
  2. Add your project using the InLinkz (froggy) button below and join the party.
  3. Be sure to list your recipe or tell us what ingredient you used from the sample recipe.
  4. Don't forget to link back to this post or include the "I Followed the Recipe" button on your blog (see the side bar to the right).

Here's your FTR24 recipe – hold on to your hats because it's a fun one!

  • Stamps: girls, banners, farmer, crow
  • Colors: pink/burgundy, green; jewel tone fall colors
  • Theme: Christmas or Fall
  • Inks: Distress Ink, markers
  • Papers: stripes and polka dots, kraft
  • Tools: sewing machine, die cuts, circle punch
  • Embellishments: Fun Flock, seam binding, gemstones, glimmer mists, glitter, jingle bells, lace, buttons, burlap, twine, and cord

To make it even more fun, the Fawn Lawn is the sponsor for this recipe challenge! How can you pass up this challenge?

Thank you for sticking with me through this long post! I hope you have a fabulous day!


  • Stamps: Felicity (digital stamp) from Whimsy and Stars Studio, Signature Christmas from Papertrey
  • Inks: Distress Inks Old Paper, Close To My Heart Cranberry
  • Papers: Neenah Crest solar white CS, Papertrey kraft CS, Stampin’ Up Old Olive CS, Echo Park Season’s Greetings paper pad
  • Tools: Sewing machine, Big Shot, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Papertrey Pine Boughs die, Papertrey embossing plate, Copic markers
  • Embellishments: Marvy Twinklette gold glitter pen, Clear Spica glitter pen, Pssst! Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Sprintz, Papertrey Bakers Twine, misc. lace, buttons, natural bakers twine



Kathy and Lucky said…
Loved reading the whole post so much wonderful information :) Your card is adorable and I have never really thought about using partial image as my focal, love it. I also love all the details, like the stitching, paper and greenery. Congrats on having your cards picked as inspiration, your work is always great inspiration.
Hazel said…
Your card is lovely and using part of the image worked well. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x
Anita said…
Beautiful card Cheryl. The image is lovely and so is your coloring. The papers and lace are so pretty to. Congratulations on being picked as the inspiration at Catered Crop. Well deserved my friend!
Annette said…
what a sweet card.. I love that image
DesigNeAl said…
Beautiful stitching!!
Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at Ooh la la; we hope to see you again x
Dodici said…
Gorgeous card!Love the lace,the buttons and the divine twine!
Thanks for joining us at Hanna and friends this week,hope to see you again.
1CardCreator said…
Love the card Cheryl, great idea to only use a part of the image, I never heard of that, looks fab! Great paper combination you chose too.
Ann said…
Beautiful project - - love it. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Humbug Hall.
Ann and Max xxx
Bah! Humbug! DT
Debbie said…
Lovely stitching and image, we are pleased to see you over at Sweet Stapin this week. Debbiexx
Brandi said…
Adorable card... love the whole cozy feel of it. :)
Gorgeous card Cheryl, I like the image and the design.
Kevin xx
Julie Temple said…
Such a pretty image and card! Thanks for playing along at Come and Get It this week!

Nannieflash said…
Fabulous card love your image and colour choice. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx
KraftyKoolKat said…
This is so cute. Thank you for sharing with us at DDSC this time and good luck.

Pamela said…
Such a sweet image, thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Pam x
Posh Cat Crafts said…
So enjoyed reading your blog and coming to see your wonderful projects. Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes Challenge blog this time. If you are interested I have some blog candy up for grabs Click Here to enter
Anything goes DT
Judy Rozema said…
What a wonderful post and a sweet card! Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon this week!
Martha said…
simply gorgeous!
Laura Davis said…
Awwww this is sweet!
Thanks for playing at the Ribbon Carousel!
Jennipher said…
That is a darling image and I like how your cropped part of it out. I too have yet to try this technique. The leaves add a nice touch too.
Joey said…
Beautiful card Cheryl lovely little image, thanks for joining us at inky impressions. Joey x
Karen B. said…
What an adorable card, I really like the way you've cropped it to be a circle.
MiamiKel said…
oh my stars this is cuiuut! great job!
coldwaters2 said…
What a gorgeous card Cheryl, that image is so cute, the design and papers look super, thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodles this week.
Lorraine x
Jackie said…
What an amazing card! I love how you colored in Mabelle's image, she's just prefect! Thank you for playing along with us this week at the Inky Impressions Challenge Blog!
Charlene said…
Beautiful card...I'm feeling all Christmasy now :D Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy Embellish/Embellish Challenge ~ Charlene DS4J DT
Stampalicious said…
beautiful card! Love the colour combo and all the buttons, thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best, hugs, martina
Anonymous said…
What a sweet image! Love the buttons and stitching too.
scrap joanny said…
so cute :-)) very sweet card -Thanks for playing with us at Lollipop Crafts! hugs joanna
Audrey Pettit said…
Cute, cute card, Cheryl! I love that you used just a bit of the image this time for a whole new look. And what a great design. I just so admire your attention to detail on everything you do. :)
Karin said…
I never use a partial image either, but I will have to try...This is so cute! I love your soft coloring, I just want to pinch her cheeks!
Karin said…
Ooops, meant to say congrats on the feature...I loved that scarecrow card! No wonder you were picked :)
Angie said…
Beautiful card and image. Thanks for joining us at Papertake weekly
Angie x
so innocent and sweet! gorgeous coloring and perfect paper matching.
Tammy said…
Awww she is so sweet Cheryl!! Fantastic coloring, papers and design!!
I love the partial image! I just did this on a recent challenge and I have to remember to do it more often!!!! Wow the stars on her head are just glistening!!!!!!!!!

I hope to play along with the recipe challenge - if I can fit it in this week!!! So glad your cards were picked!!!!!!!

And - wow - 12lbs you lost!! That's amazing (& great).........I'd definitely go the opposite way if I was out of commission!!!!!!!!

Marlene said…
I thought I'd left a message previously....I must be losing it again! LOL!! This is gorgeous. I absolutely love the "ferns" and also the twine! Perfect choice of papers, too!
Oh wow Cheryl, this is gorgeous. The angel is so pretty, the coloring is great. You know how much I love all the layers and textures you use. The stitching adds such a great look too. I keep saying I want to do some stitching but never bring the machine down. I need to try it.

I hope you're doing well. :o)
Dixie said…
Beautiful, just beautiful! Love the stitching and lace and all the other great details, and how you just used part of the full image.
Anne Marie said…
just gorgeous! As always, youe shading is perfect on the image and I realy like how you cropped it to fit your card design. Congrats on having your cards picked for the inspiration challenge. Your work is always fantastic, Cheryl! Hugs! :)
Sharon said…
Beautiful card! Thank you for playing with us at Paper Playtime!!! :)
Suzanne said…
Adorable- you are right, she is super sweet! Thanks for playing along in the Ribbon Carousel Challenge this week!
Abi said…
I love how your partial image turned out too & what beautiful DSP's! Fab card. Thanks so much for playing along with Sweet Stampin x
inkypinkycraft said…
A really lovely card, sweet image and love the group of buttons, thanks for playing at anything goes trace x
Sara I. said…
This is stunning Cheryl! LOVE the papers and vintage lace! The twine is perfect with the buttons!! Congratulations on having your creations featured - so well deserved!
Debra Miller said…
Stunning Card Cheryl!
Made by Mandy said…
This is a lovely card with lots of details. I must admit it is rare that I use only part of a digi image but it does work really well.

Many thanks for joining in with our Christmas challenge over at OSAAT. Hope to see you back again soon.

Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)
mommyof5kidz said…
This is just so pretty! THank you for playing along with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!
Ribbon Girl said…
Thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl Jingle all the way to Christmas challenge. Mary G x
Awesome card! Love those fern leaves! Thanks for playing along with us at Pollycraft!
Hugs, Marit.
Theresa said…
What an adorable card. The image it beautiful and what wonderful coloring. Totally lovely card. Thank you for joining us at The Cupcake Craftroom.
Kathy said…
Adorable, love the way you cropped her in the circle. Very pretty coloring, too.
Suzie McFloozy said…
This card is so very sweet - I love that image and the beautiful layout you chose x
Thanks for the heads up about that offer - think I'll take a look see !
Thanks for playing along with us at paper crafting journey and good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo
lisbeth said…
Love your card. Thanks for joining us at OLLCB this time
babar said…
Girl look pretty having shinning stars on her head with holding cute bird.
transparent business card
hotel key card
thinker said…
so very lovely with all the detail! it's beautiful! Thanks for participating at Gingerloft Challenge.
Sara said…
How precious! Thanks for playing along with CMM!

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