Saturday, May 1, 2021

Happy Birthday de Mayo for Love to Craft May Anything Goes Challenge #58

 Happy May, everyone! That's right, it's May 1st and time for the May Anything Goes Challenge at Love To Craft Challenge blog. Come play with us! We are an all-crafts challenge blog and welcome any and all kinds of handmade creations - from cards, tags, ATCs and scrapbook layouts - to 3-D projects, mixed media and altered projects - and even knitting, crocheting, quilting and jewelry-making! Our only requirements for your creations are that it be new (no back-linking of previous projects), family-friendly and not all digital. 

Here's my team make for this month. I've got a friend named Shelly whose birthday is May 6th. She of course begins celebrating on the 5th (if it were you, I'd dare you not to! lol). And that's Cinco de Mayo, so her birthday has become Shelly de Mayo! 

I have had this Fabrika Fantasy digital image, Cheerful Crab, for quite a while and just had to have him but have never used him. And he's perfect for this card, no? I chose to use the pre-colored image, in part to use my new printer, it's easier and because the colors look so dang good it's seems criminal not to use it! lol I did color the sentiment I computer generated with Promarkers, trying to make it like that fab sky. :-)

I chose to use this SplitCoastStampers sketch SC130 because the #2 rectangle was very close to the dimensions of my cheerful crab. I resized it to A7 in PSE. Since it's a pretty plain sketch, I was hoping I had some really good designer papers to use. I thought of brads or other small embellishments to fill the side, but I didn't have anything appropriate or sized right.

 In the end I was good with leaving it sans embellishment, because you can actually see some of the 12x12 Basic Grey Color Me Silly designer paper. And what I did not realize until after I had adhered everything was that the paper I chose for the card front had little triangles and so does the crab's hat! Love when that happens, heehee. All the papers including the card base are from Color Me Silly. By the time I added all of the paper layers (which are all ink-edged with black VersaMagic chalk ink), it made for a pretty sturdy and heavy card, almost 2 ounces. But I think they complement the focal image better than any other papers I have, so I feel lucky to have thought to use them.

I matted the inside with some of the pretty green designer paper and added a sentiment I computer-generated and then colored with Promarkers.

The back of the card -- more of the designer paper and leftover scraps from the front with a Gelatins siggie stamp.

I hope you enjoyed seeing this burst of May color and pun fun! And I hope you will join the fun at Love to Craft Challenge #58 for May with an Anything Goes theme. As always, I thank you for taking the time to visit me and I hope you are staying well and safe and crafty! XOX

3.   The Paper Funday Challenges #28: AG + Opt. Spring Has Sprung (Spring Themed) -- #1/4 Option played - Cinco de Mayo is a Spring Holiday
4.   Outlawz Twisted Thursdays 4/22-5/5: AG + Opt. Twist: Signs of Spring -- #1/2 Option played -- Cinco de Mayo is a Spring Holiday  
9.   Cardz 4 Galz Challenge #145: Mothers Day or For a Special Lady -- #1/3  Card is for a special lady
11. Scrapping4Fun Challenge #191: Ladies/Mother's Day/Girls -- #1/3  Card is for a special girlfriend    


Pamela said...

A really bright fun card - Shelly will love it.
CD Sunday Plus DT.

Carol said...

Just - fabulous.
Carol xx
CD Sunday Plus DT

Diane said...

Oh how cute and fun this is in all the happy colors! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

Cardsbykatefletcher said...

Such a bright, happy card, love what you have done here! Thanks for sharing it with us at Paper Fundays Challenge. Kate Dt

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Wow! This is such a happy card. Love how bright it is. It was a happy coincidence that you should use the triangle paper with the triangle in the hat. You are a beautiful artist my dear Aimes.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

SQUEAL! I LOVE it, such wonderful colours, the funniest crab and everything about this card. The Festival is something I only heard of a few years ago and I do associate it with fabulously bright vibrant colours and this certainly has it all. OH! my Gosh it's Fabulous. Aimeslee.
Faith x

Margarets designer cards said...

Colourful and fun card, love the image, and the Mayo
Thank you for joining us
CD Sunday plus DT

Twórcze pasje Danki said...

Very, very positive card. I love your colors. Great thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs Challenges.
Wish you good luck and hope to see you soon.
Twórcze pasje Danki {My Blog}

R's Rue said...

So bright and pretty. Happy Sunday.

LeslieT said...

Love, love, love! Everything from the bright colors to that adorable crab... what's not to love, lol!

Francesca said...

Very fun card! Thank you for playing at Scrapping4FunChallenges!

Billie A said...

So cute. Great colors and fun image. Thanks for sharing over at Aud Sentiments, Cardz 4 Galz.

Beebeebabs said...

Such a cute card and image!!!

Birgit said...

So bright and colorful~ This crab celebrating a fiesta is so fun! Thanks so much for linking up to the DD challenge. Best of luck to you!

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a fun card! I love the crab image, I can just hear those maracas shaking 😉. I hope you've had a lovely weekend, Happy May! Hugs, Jo x

Darlene said...

WOW! What a fun & happy card my friend! Perfect to make anyone's birthday extra special! Well done! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘April Showers’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
Please stop in for a visit!

Seafield Jo said...

What a bright and cheerful card, it's fabulous.

CD Sunday Plus DT

crafty said...

Such a fun and bright birthday card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Aud Sentiments.

ahlers5 said...

Wow, I love this image you chose. The colors are so bright and beautiful. I just got a new printer, also. It is giving me a hard time though.

Chrissy said...

Fabulous,fun,bright happy card..
Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Chrissy DT

creationsnz said...

Wow this whole card is a fiesta! Love the sentiment inside too. Thanks for sharing with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, hope we see you again soon. CarolG

FinArt said...

What a beautiful and bright card.Thans for joining us at Scrapping4fun. Guest DTJanja

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

This crab makes me smile, he is so brightly it!

Thank you for sharing with us at 'Cardz 4 Galz' this fortnight
Take care
Hugs Shell xx

Jocelyn said...

A lovely, bright and fun card. Thank you for sharing with us.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday Plus DT

Tania said...

I am in love with all that colour! Good luck and thank you for playing along with us over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge. Tania DT member.

pearshapedcrafting said...

LOVE this fun card - it certainly is perfect for your friend's birthday and it's put me in a good mood for getting on with some crafting! Hugs, Chrisx

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous fun card and love the colourful crab and papers
Carol x