Sunday, January 8, 2012

Catered Crop Meets Jelly Park

Illustrator Claire Keay is the owner of Jelly Park, and our sponsor for this week's challenge at Catered Crop. You might have met Claire and her darling little peeps before when she designed for My Favorite Things.

Even her logo is adorable. There's all kinds of cute digital stamps, party and craft supplies and more at her shop. The Catered Crop design team was treated to a couple of Claire's images for use in this challenge, and you can see all of them at the Catered Crop challenge blog in the upcoming days.

The challenge recipe ingredient for this week is buttons... and we've got an inspiration photo for you. Just use a button (or buttons) on your card and link it up at the Catered Crop kitchen. We'd love to see what you create.

I'm always at a loss for card layout ideas as I prefer to keep things a bit on the simple side and not so busy. So, I cased a layout I found on Dawn B's blog, my dear friend who shares similar styles and likes as me (Thanks, Dawn!).  AND... she just joined us at Catered Crop. You will love her creations.

Isn't she adorable? Her little coat and scarf were paper pieced. All designer papers are from DCWV's Nana's Nursery. There's a bit of icy glitter on the ground, and the sentiment is ?? - mounted on a sheet of plastic without a company name. I love the soft, feminine look of this card.
I'm often asked about the miniatures that I use in my photos. I guess I'll have to 'fess up and admit that I love miniatures - another very expensive hobby. The little items I use are from the "General Store" that my kids and I put together over 30 years ago. How would you like to have been surprised by this dollhouse for the dollhouse? It was made for me by my oldest son, Thom, when he was about seven years old - and yes, he used an x-acto blade when I wasn't home. It looks pretty beat up now and has seen better days... but I will treasure it forever. 'So creative and thoughtful for a mere seven-year old.

I'll get the General Store cleaned up and share that with you soon. It's definitely going to be passed on to my first granddaughter, someday.

I'm also entering this in these challenges:
Allsorts - Paper Piecing
Catch The Bug - Anything goes
Crafty Emma - Anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - New Year, use something new
Di's Digis Designs - Something new
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle -  Winter something
Sweet Stampin - Spots and Dots & use a stamp

Thanks so much for stopping by.. enjoy your day! See you later this week.


Country Mouse said...

Adorable card Peggy!!! And what a wonderful little doll house!!

Linda said...

That sweet Thom building such a special gift for you. (Thank God the surprise wan't ruined by a trip to the ER, LOL) Would love to see your General Store when it gets cleaned up.

I like your clean style of card making myself. Precious card Peggy, Linda

Dorcas said...

Oh Peggy, that card is PRECIOUS!!

Julie said...

Gorgeous card, Peggy - love the image!! I do always love the staging of your cards and love the treasured house made by your son - what a super memory!! Hugs, Juliexx

brenda said...

Such a pretty and delicate card Peggy.

Thanks so much for joining in my Paper Piecing theme at Allsorts this week, good luck and hope to see you again.

B x

Joann Burton said...

Peggy, what a great card. Makes me want to throw out all of mine and be like you! Really is so nice. I love it when you have a new one posted just so I can ohhh and aww...Joann

Shelly said...

Gorgeous card with such a pretty image and soft colours... I'm guessing it's new stash/image as our challenge is "Something New"? Great dolls house too, what a clever 7 yo! Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Designs Challenge! Shelly

Tracey T said...

I love this card, Peggy! The uncluttered layout really show off the cute image and your soft colours are gorgeous. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Fleur said...

A sunning card, the paper-piecing looks perfect and what an adorable little house
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Darling card Peggy! Love her little paper pieced coat.
That doll house is such a special treasure!! Great job for a 7 yr. old. Can't wait to see the general store. Lol ~jeni :)

Dawn B. said... you. I love this card. I almost used dp on her coat but changed my mind. I love the colors you chose. Your little house is so cute. Does he still wood work? Must have made a mom proud. Great to design next to you again.

jkreucher said...

Omgosh! I think this is cute as can be.. Love the paper piecing!
pure sweetness!

mixamatoasties said...

Gorgeous card. That image is so cute.

Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin.

Susan x

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Oh, this is super cute, I just love this image and great colors. Also, can't wait to see what you do with the old general store. Thanks so much for playing at DI'S DIGI DESIGNS this time:)

Paul said...

Thank you so much for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge this week at Catch The Bug. This open challenge really is a great way to see lots of different styles and techniques – always an inspiration.
Crafty Blogocks
DT Member for Catch The Bug

Dora said...

Awww how cute, pretty and sweet :) .. love the image and soft colours. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week xx

Linda said...

Adorable card. I love that image! Your sons building is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at SSDS this week with your adorable card.

Julie said...

Still gorgeous Peggy - just popping back to say thank you for joining us at CES Challenges this week! Juliexx

Tammy Miller said...

This is just adorable thank you so much for playing along with our January anything goes Challenge, please join us again very soon! Dont forget our Birday Bash and Blog hope starts tom!

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