Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Four LITTLE words...

....direct, and to the point!




This was the PERFECT motto for me this afternoon. All I wanted from my day was to carve out a bit of time to make a card for the WONDERFUL, crafty, Just Us Girls Challenge. They are having a challenge theme... sort of... custom made.. FOR A GIRL LIKE ME! Yeeeeeee HAWWWWW!!!!





Get your WILD and WESTERN ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNN! And by all means, don't FENCE A CRAFTER IN....! {That's just NOT a smart thing to do ~ even if you are holding a lunge whip... Don't keep a CRAFTER from her craft!!!!} That's what I tried to tell "my day" anyhow. Needless to say, I'm burning the way-late night oil to get this little mare into the JUGS challenge before the DEADLINE!!! {I realize that I just went on and on about "no" fences... but a good deadline is still necessary, once in a while! DOH! ;o)} Anywhoo, any part of a healthy "theme challenge" needs some "sketch", so here's one I sure liked playin' with...




CRAZY Card Patterns ladies, dolling out some TERRIFIC inspiration, once again - It was PERFECT for my bit of WESTERN craft!!! I'll say, PILGRIM...! Giddy on up, giddy on OUT! It was a nice way to top off my day... I'm sounding punchy and silly, but at least I got to let my craft run FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

I'm DELIGHTED for the fun and THRILLED by both of these challenges - if you get a sec, and you haven't had a chance to partake... "GIT ER DONE!"

YEE HAW!!!!!

Supplies -

C/S - Stampin' Up!
D/P - Cosmo Cricket
Stamps - Inkadinkadoo {horse}; TJ Designs {barb whire}
Sentiment - Cosmo Cricket
Border Punch - Stampin' Up!
Metal Star Buttons - NASH BRIDGES { formerly... currently MY STASH!}
Circle Punch - Marvy
Dimensional Dots - Stampin' Up!


16 comments:

Our Little Inspirations said...

I bought this stamp set a couple weeks ago and haven't had time to ink it up yet, but you've done this gorgeous stamp proud my friend! You colored this beautiful animal to perfection, and I love those metal star buttons added to the side!

Beth said...

Wow! That's gorgeous! And strong! Your cards are like no other, Elise!

Brandi said...

I have four words for you! "This is so Pretty"!
By the way I saw the horse paintings you did on a previous post and they are wonderful! You are such an artist!

Lisa Kind said...

Oh Elise! This is so beautiful! That image is gorgeous and love the scene you created! And those metal star buttons are perfect! Such a beautiful card and so glad we were able to tap into your love of western life! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Rosemary said...

see, this is why i love you so much!! not only are you a talented crafter/artist, but you are an incredibly talented and funny writer!! so glad you were able to bust down that fence for a while and get your craft on!! YEEE HAW!!! (and yes... the JUGS challenge was made for YOU!!)

Dana Gustafson said...

Oh give me CARDS, lots 'o CARDS, underneath the starry skies above! You sure do know how to let your horses run! Yes, I do think the JUGs girls custom tailored this one for you...I can't of another place I'd rather be for a WESTERN themed challenge than right here on Mamacow Creations! Beautifully executed cloudy sky and you know I love those Nash buttons! YEEE haw lil lady! THis is western brilliance! So glad you could get er done for Just Us Girls...wouldn't have been right without ya!

Karen said...

From the detail cutting, to the inking, to your Elise clouds, it all delights! And Yes, I do believe this challenge was made for you....way to ride free!! :>

Roxy said...

This is just gorgeous! Love it!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Smoking hot!!!! Oh my gosh.. LOVE it! and that hardware is to die for!!!!!!!!! Great job cowgirl:)

Kathryn B said...

Oh! I'm so glad you were able to get crafty with us this week Elise! I love that horse image...your colors and attetion to detail are perfecto... sigh...I swerar I can feel the breeze that's blowin' through his mane!!! LOL!!!
Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

Maria Levine said...

WOW WOW! LOVE that horse!!! The coloring is amazing fabulous job!! Thanks so much for playing along with JUGS this week!

Stampin' Pam said...

Oh Elise I LOVE LOVE LOVE this - wowza - what an amazing coloring job - totally rocks. Thanks for supporting the JUGS this week with your participation. *grin*

Michele Gross said...

Oh no! Not the lunge whip!! ;)
This is amazing. No wait, I can do better than that...This is YeeeeHaaaaawwwww-rific!!!!! Your color job is so fantastic I swear I can feel the wind blowing that gorgeous mare's mane! Way to git er done!

Jo, Paul & Jade said...

Wonderful card! Just love the way you have coloured the image and added the clouds it looks more like a painting than a card!

Heather Jensen said...

Fabulous card Elise! Such a beautiful horse.

Thanks for playing along at Card Patterns. :)

Michelle Gotoh Bertuzzi said...

Oh Elise this is just gorgeous!! Those metal stars are just ubber adorable!