Monday, June 11, 2012

Tribute to Ray and Purple Hugz

This week's Octopode Challenge is Girls Just Want to Have Fun (TOFF#51) and the Southern Girls Challenge is Things With Wings (#46) so I combined them in this card. Most people would probably go with butterflies and party scenes, but I decided to do a tribute to Ray Bradbury since I am a sci-fi fan.

I love this quote from Ray - it means different things to different people. To me it means you should not be afraid to try new things just because you don't already know everything about them, and that you should always being trying new things and ideas or you will get stagnant and then not want to try anything new. I also like to think it applies to situations where you have no choice but to try something new - like when you lose a job or a relationship falls apart or you find out you have diabetes or seizures or your hurt your knee; you are then thrown off the cliff but you should start building your wings immediately!

My images are from the following: Jolee from Octopode (I altered her skirt to make it look more like she was falling and shortened her a bit to fit the scene); Wings from LilyPink Bingo Dress Form (available at Can You Digi It? - I cut the wings off the form and sparkled them up); and bird on the limb and the clouds are from Close to My Heart.

I hope you can tell Jolee has thrown her cupcake away and is busy sewing or tying that right wing on. I drew the little cliff top and have no idea where my papers are from as they were in my stash and I think they are from a card club. I used bunches of green and Diamond Stickles.

This card was made for the Featured Stamper Challenge FS279. This week's Featured Stamper is Stephanie (aka Booga3), and she has the cutest gallery all full of positive sentiments and sweet images. Click here to see Stephanie's card.

I used the Amalia and Laylah Dilly Beans image and since the current Dilly Beans Challenge is all about Purple, I used as much purple as I could find in my stash. My pins are from My Minds Eye, the papers are from my scrap pile, the flower is from Hobby Lobby, and I used Spellbinders Cirle and Scalloped Dies along with the Martha Steward leaf punch for my die cuts and punches (punch tally - 3). The ribbon was from Michaels and was left over from the Christmas wreath we made this past year.

Hope you all have a wonderful start to your week! Hugz!


  1. Hi Nancy! Love the sentiment and the fun border on your first card! Very clever! And your second card is a gorgeous purple creation! Those flowers and fancy ribbon look stunning and rich!
    Have a great day!
    Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

  2. Two wonderful cards Nancy, I like the sentiment and the border on the first, the colours and the image on the second.
    Kevin xx

  3. That first card is so very clever and I love all the added sparkle. Love your colors on the second.

  4. what a wonderful creation- two themes blending together in such a nice way in the first card.. simply brilliant.. I very much liked your thinking on Rays quote.. bird is so cute there and is full of hope...
    HugZ - samir

  5. I love these both. Great purple card for the Dilly Beans Challenge this week. Thanks for playing along.

  6. Great sentiment and a fabulous FS card! Loving all that purple (poor, under-loved color by many) Of course the polka dots are screaming at me LOL and just love the flower you've added. Wonderful work on both :)

  7. These are great cards! The first one reminds me to keep climbing higher, because I don't have enough time to build my wings before the big "thud!" LOL I'm afraid of heights :)
    Seriously though, it's a great sentiment with food for thought, and the purple card is just heavenly with that gorgeous color! Nice job on both!

  8. Two great cards...the second one is really sweet!

  9. Great card, love the added sparkle and it's a wonderful sentiment!

    So glad that you came and shared your art creation at Southern Girls Challenge......good luck!


  10. These are so creative, Nancy! I just love that you made a card inspired by Ray Bradbury. Cool!

  11. These are both awesome, thanks for joining us at Dilly Beans! :)

  12. Super cute cards! Love the beautiful colours and images. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Southern Girls Challenge this week! :)

  13. hello, what super cards, my favourite colour is purple.
    thanks for the lovely comments on my blog.
    From your newest follower.
    suzie xx

  14. Super sentiment on the first and one that gets you thinking. The second card is precious and a great color. Thanks for my birthday're the best.

  15. I love these cards! I just love Octopode as well as Dilli Beans! Thanks for leaving such a nice comment on my blog and about my card entry for Dude Time Doodles! I just had to come over to visit your blog and I am really, really glad I did! Your art is awesome girl!!! :D
    I will be back over and I am now following your blog...
    Enjoy the rest of the week,
    Beth P

  16. hi thanks for your comment, I love what you have done with your octapode image.they have an amazing range.
    so what are you doing for hhd this week? will be looking forward to seeing it. mark

    1. Mark, I have a really great idea in my head and I trying to work out my bg as I don't have alchol inks but I really need them to do what I want. I am debating buying some or trying to do a sponge and mist thing with what I have. I think I will try the sponge and mist tonight and see how it works out. I love what you did!!!

  17. Love both of these! The Ray tribute is so well thought out and put together and the purple DB card is just darn cute :) Love visiting your blog as you always seem to have something different to see :D

  18. This is lovely Nancy. Thank you for entering the Southern Girls Challenge. Hugs xx