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Saturday, July 28, 2012


Hi there!

I had this ready yesterday for you but forgot to get it out of drafts!  Funny, I have been doing things like this lately.  Found a text I had written a week ago confirming plans with  friends while here in California and forgot to hit the send button!  Have to laugh at myself, right?  So, before I forget, I better hit the publish button and get this out to you!

Challenge 18 winners are posted for ATC's and Cards with Attiitude.  It would be nice to hop on over there and check out our the talented Design Team!  And if you entered your card in our sister challenge, here is the link for you-  Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude Challenge.  We had great sponsors for those challenges and like we try to do for you, fantastic sponsors for Challenge 19 too- Delicious Doodles at Fat Pages, and Sassy Studio Designs and LEJ Designs for the ATC challengeRemember, you can enter both of our challenges with your same card.  This go, both challenges are Anything GoesBut get ready, we have some fun themes coming soon!

Being on holiday, I only did one project this past fortnight, and the image is Pocahontas Honey from Sassy Studios.   Their images are so fun to color.  They have quite a series of Honey's depicting real life and fairy book themes.  Super fun to work with.  

I have to ask you...have you ever had a project almost finished and messed up on something important that you just couldn't fix or hide with a flower?  Well, that's what happened with Pocahontas here!  Tore the whole thing up and in the trash bin it went.  Seems funny to me that when I have to, I can get a card done pretty fast!  Tore it up Wednesday late afternoon and had another made by Thursday afternoon!  Proved to myself at least that it can be done!  Without further ado, let's unveil Pocahontas Honey, (see if you can spell this correctly without cheating...I'd like to know if you spelled it right...serious!):

Because I was limited on time, I chose a super easy mounting.  To make a topper like this one, cut a piece of dark brown card stock your desired size.  Mount on turquoise, then pop-dot onto kraft.  Cut a piece of suede to fit along the bottom.  I put one of the Native American Indian symbols for sisters in the corner with a brown Prisma pencil, and added a bugle bead do-dad my sis made in the other corner.  Took 4 feathers and glued them onto the card stock then pop-dotted Pocahontas on top.  She was  colored with Prisma pencils.    Added another beaded do-dad, in the upper right corner.  I think it is an earring my sis started to make.  She does beautiful bead work.  Oh yes, I added seed beads along Poca's waist, bottom of her dress and around her neck.  And earrings.  That's it!  Pretty simple, huh?  I love the color combination.  I hope you like her.  After the picture was taken, Pocahontas went to my sis who loves and collects anything Native American! 

That's it from me!  I'll see you tomorrow or the next with hubby's birthday card.  Actually his birthday is today but he went on a small camp trip with our nephew so I have an extra day to finish his card.  Whew!  

Thank you so much to new followers.  Feels very nice that you would add me to your blogs list!  I would love to hear from any of you. You are such a special bunch.   That's the truth!



  1. Oh my! This is such a wonderful creation! I love how you did this - sweet and simple but still looks very "difficult". The the suade and bead accents and those feathers are so fluffy and pretty! Love how you added the beads to her dress too! You colored her so perfectly! Always impressed and as always loving your work!
    Hugs from your friend

  2. Ooooh love this! The feathers are amazing and the beads on her dress are such a perfect touch. Beautiful work! :)

  3. Absolutely beautiful Manderly...I love your colouring, her hair is amazing, gorgeous feathers and details,fantastic card..I would have started again if I messed up, some think it's easy to fix problems, but really it isn't is it,Fabulous work..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  4. Hello my Lovely,

    Love your card, your work is always stunning. Love the colours, the feathers and gorgeous image. Happy Birthday Mr Manderly lol hope you had a lovely day. Abs xx

  5. Super cute. I am following your blog now. Check out my challenge from my blog.

  6. wow those feathers are fabulous and go so perfectly with the image--great job


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