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Catered Crop–Summer Lovin’


Linda has a fun recipe swap at the Catered Crop.  This challenge is all about summer!

I don’t know about where you live, but here in Wisconsin it took a long time for summer to arrive this year.  Now the weather has warmed up and we can get outside to enjoy all the fun.

For my Summer Lovin’ project, I used this adorable bear from Di’s Digi Downloads.  I won her a while back but hadn’t had time to color her.  I’m so glad this recipe swap gave me the perfect reason to break her out.

2013-07-25 CC Summer wm


As always, Linda has curated a Summer Lovin’ board on Pinterest to give all us lots of inspiration.  Click on the photo below to go directly to her Summer Lovin’ Pinterest board.



Don’t forget to link up your Summer Lovin’ project at the Catered Crop

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great day!


  • Stamps:  Teds 99 from Di’s Digi Downloads and Summer Letter Seals by Raindrop Echo Designs at Whimsy Stamps
  • Ink:  Close To My Heart Cranberry
  • Papers:  Neenah Classic Crest solar white, Papertrey Kraft & Pure Poppy,  October Afternoon Sidewalks 8x8 paper pack
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Big Shot, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Stampin’ Up photo corner punch, Copic markers
  • Embellishments:  Baker’s twine, button, Kaiser rhinestones



cotnob said…
This is a lovely sunny card Cheryl, such an adorable image.
1CardCreator said…
This is so sweet on so many levels too! ~Diane
Pam said…
This is sooo cute!
flowerdisco said…
love, love how you colored that bear. she is so beautiful.
Davi said…
Love this sweet card Cheryl! Very pretty with the lovely dp combo and cutie image ;)
OM Gosh, this little bear is adorable and the way you used her on this card looks great
Anita said…
This card is absolutely adorable! Beautifully colored and I love your papers.
Sandra H said…
Simply gorgeous is your card x
Chris Boldovici said…
Ahhh Cheryl, ths card is perfect for summer, way to cute!

Chris B
Ahhh, such a sweet image. It makes a really lovely card.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Kim S said…
She is absolutely charming and so enjoying summer - how perfect for Summer Lovin'!
Jennifer said…
This is just purely delightful! Love your colouring and the wonderful paper combo you've used! Love the stitching and twine!
Margaret said…
So cute. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown for this challenge.
Margaret, DT
Sue from Oregon said…
Love this cutie Cheryl!!!
A bright fun image for your summery card. I remember many a dripping icecream cone .
Love the card design and pretty papers . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday
crafty-stamper said…
love the cute image with the dripping ice-cream-beautifully coloured,and the bright pretty papers -thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
Carol DT x
Anna Jasiolek said…
This is a real summer card, it's perfect! Love these colors and this image is sooo funny. I would like to thank you for entering my 'C... is for challenge' blog and I wish you good luck in the draw.
Anna xxx
KraftyKoolKat said…
This is such a cute image Cheryl. Love the papers and your lovely stitching. I spotted you over on MIM and came for a closer look and I am so glad that I did.

Lisa Mensing said…
This card is super cute! I love the image and the way you colored it. Definitely brings smiles and sunshine!
Thank you for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays. Hope to see you next week.
Fran said…
Great card , thank you for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles this week xxx
GiGi said…
Super cute card! The banners are fantastic and the image is too cute! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!
very sweet card, lovely image and great coloring.
Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!
Shelly Schmidt said…
Darling card! I love the coloring and the strips of DP in the BG to add interest- perfect! I think this is the perfect week- nice and cool- windows open and 2 of my 3 kids home for the weekend!!! Saw you on MIM ~ Shelly #52
snappy scrappy said…
Too cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Playtime!!
Lovely coloring on your lovely card!
Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!
Ime said…
beautiful card!!! love everything!!! thanks for joining us at kaboodle doodles
Fab colouring and love your card! Thanks for joining us at Wags 'n Whiskers for our Summer Fun Challenge! Susan x
Nadja said…
What a super cute card! The image is just so stinkin' cute. Love the way you colored it up too. Thank you for coloring along with us at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards.

Thank you for making a great entry for our LEJ Designs Challenge No. 63 - Cute Cute Cute over on the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog.

What an absolutely adorable image and card. The mix of papers is wonderful and colourful and I love the colours in the image. The stitching is such a gorgeous touch.

I hope to see many more entries from you in our future weekly challenges, as every entry meals a lot to us.

Hugs Lisa xxxxx LEJ DT Member
What a gorgeous card you have made here. It fits our challenge this week well of “anything goes”. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)
WendyP said…
Great card - thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown challenge blog
Julia said…
I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

My entries are #3, #4, #98, #152, and #154.

I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark… and become a follower.


She is pure summer!!!!!!!! Love that melting ice cream!!! What an adorable card!!!
Sonia said…
Hi my dearest friend:)
I come back from the vacations with my daughter, how are you? I saw Your last creations, all Wonderful as always and This is Adorable:))
Big hug and happy weekend:)
Michelle B. said…
So adorable and beautifully colored! I love the papers and the layout too! So glad you joined us for our Summer's Here challenge at The Crafting Cafe!
Michelle B. said…
Sorry, my last post was incorrect :p. I should have said "So glad you joined us for our Animal challenge at Digi Haven!"
Tracey Murphy said…
Such a pretty card and I love the image and papers!
Thank you for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create and good luck!
jessica said…
What a gorgeous card! LOVE that image and you colored it so beautifully!! GREAT card LO as well!!
Thanks for sharing and linking this up over at The Kraft Journal for our Tie it On Challenge! Hope to see you play along for our next challenge! Have a GREAT weekend!
Linda McClain said…
Holy Smokes. This image is so adorable and you colored it so sweetly. I love it - as always!
Lisa said…
Cheryl this is just delightful! Love the sweet image and the Dps you've used. October Afternoon is one of my faves!
Audrey Pettit said…
My gosh........this is sooooo cute!
Asha said…
What a lovely creation, Cheryl. Thanks for dipping your Toes in the Sand!
Asha - Tuesday Throwdown DT
Sunny Summer Crafts
SOOOO pretty! LOVE your pattern paper choices!!! Thanks so much for joining us at My Craft Spot!!!
Annette said…
Wow, that image is officially ADORABLE!!
Thanks for joining in with us for our ‘spooled items’ challenge at Top Tip Tuesday
Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
Top Tip Tuesday,
ABC Christmas Challenge,
As You Like It Challenge,
The Stamp Basket, and
Stamp Fairy.

Ellen said…
Lovely card, well done! This image is really adorable. Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

groetjes, Ellen
♥Jan♥ said…
Hi Cheryl ! Just wanted to let you know we will be featuring this adorable card 8/9/13 at the Kraft Journal, for our Feature Me Friday post ! We all LOVED this darling card, well done.
Lynn said…
Congrats on being the Friday Feature at the Kraft Journal! Your card is darling. I love the mix of patterned papers.
Dorothy S said…
So cute - congratulations on being featured at the Kraft Journal.

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