Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Welcome to Paradise!

This gorgeous view is what I get to look at every morning as I drink my coffee on the front deck of our home! (it's starting to get a little nippy to have coffee outside now though) While the view is lovely at all times of the year fall is definitely my favorite. I love the rich, vibrant colors & the cool, crisp air. Hope you enjoy the glimpse of my little piece of paradise.

I have another birthday card to share today. This one is for my sister-in-law Dianne, the sister I never crafting buddy, confidant, shopping pal & best friend. She loves cats, flowers & the color blue so this adorable LOTV image is perfect for her. It is colored with copics.....I am falling in love with copics & now NEED more!!!! The papers are Recollections & CS is Prism; the dies I've used are Memory Box mini picket fence & Petal Party, Spellbinder labels 18 & the Martha Stewart butterfly punch; the pearls are Recollections & the sentiment is Penny Black. Oh, the sketch is from Sketchy colors.  That's it for tonight....I'm off to watch Criminal Minds. Have a great evening!

Challenges I am entering:
Sketchy Colors
Bunny Zoe.....Sept. challenge.....something blue
Crafty Cardmakers.....cute & furry
Loves Rubberstamps.....ATG
Top Tip
Inky Impressions.....main color blue
Penny's Paper-Crafty.....ATG


  1. Paradise sure has it's own beauty so inviting. Love your card with the sweet stamp.

    Thanks for joining in the candy. You need to be or become a member to be eligible.xx

  2. What a gorgeous view, love the staircase to that lake.....Is their snakes and alligators in there or what? Love your pretty card, and I'm sure your SIL loved it just as much...

  3. Such a cute image, beautifully coloured.

    Thanks for sharing with us

    I am so envious of your fabulous view, it's gorgeous, and must inspire you no end.


  4. What a beautiful little cat. Love the colour scheme. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time. Cxx

  5. Super cute card and what a stunning view to wake up to every day!
    Thanks for playing in our Blue challenge at Inky Impressions and Good Luck!

  6. What a lovely card - such a cute kitty!!!

    Thank you for joining in with my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this time.


  7. This is just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at Inky

  8. What gorgeous views Renee, I am so wishing I could come and share a coffee with you :o(
    Love the card, your SIL is going to be thrilled with it.
    Thanks for calling by and your best wishes, Yes Mo said she often got called Mau too...all these Mau's and Mo's, Only one difference..she is
    Huge Hugs Mau xx

  9. Adorable card and such a sweet image! Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

  10. I don't drink coffee but I'd love to come share the view with you. :-) Your card is precious and it sounds like you managed to capture all her likes on it. Hugs!

  11. Thank you for entering your gorgeous card in our Blue challenge at Inky Impressions this week!!

    hugs Vicky xx

  12. Such a wonderful card you have done!
    Love the image, so cute :)
    Thank you for joining us at Sketchy Colors ♥
    Hugs, Maya

  13. Gorgeous card! Your image is so cute and i love all of your pretty little flowers :) Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our "Cute and Furry" challenge.
    Fiona x

  14. Renee, a darling card. I love kitties, flowers and blue is my favorite color too, so I know your SIL is going to love this beauty. Love the photo's, the changing of the leaves is so spectacular, so many rich colors in nature! TFS.


  15. I am so in love with that image! Cute card!
    Thanks for joining Loves Rubberstamps Challenge!

  16. Well hello there miss Renee, I think you may want to stop by and catch some good news on my blog today and you are one lucky girl! By the way, this is my favorite time of year too! Thank you so much for participating in and passing the word on my candy! Congrats!
    Tammy Louise

  17. Renee, comics are very addictive I'm afraid. You have such a sweet card here. Love the die-cut edges of your image; such an awesome job colouring it too. Thanks for taking part in our current challenge at Crafty Cardmaker's! I hope you join us again next time.
    Hugs, Tracey (DT)

  18. This is precious. Love the design with the butterfly, flowers and fence. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Top Tip Tuesday xx

  19. Wow! Such a wonderful view to wake up to each morning.
    Such a pretty card, I love your adorable, beautifully coloured image and soft blue papers.

  20. Such a sweet card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything Goes" challenge…
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well.

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been really busy the past weeks…


Thank you so much for stopping for a visit! I love reading your comments & appreciate the time you take to leave them!
Hugs, Renee