Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Squigglefly Challenge and a Giveaway

Hi everyone! Thanks for the well wishes for Riley. It turns out she has conjunctivitis or pink eye, so it's nothing too serious. We have to put drops in her eye three times a day. I'm very thankful it's not something to worry about, I've done enough of that with her lately!

The Squigglefly challenge this week is to make a get well card, and I chose to use this adorable image that Jackie Mathews drew called Ready For Rain which features the darling little Katie Bug.

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Really this image could be used for any kind of card, but I think it works well for a get well too. I colored it with Copic markers and chose to make her colors match the designer paper I used. Here are the Copic colors I used

The sentiment stamp is from a clear Studio G stamp set. After I colored this I used a Quickie Glue pen to cover the wings and then I sprinkled on some glitter. I also applied glue to the flower's center and then cut some orange flock from a pom pom. I love using pom poms for flock because it's fluffier than the flock you buy in jars.

The border punched at the top of the designer paper is a punch from Martha Stewart. I didn't notice until I uploaded the photo that my card stock was bent in a couple of spots at the top!

Now for my giveaway - as I mentioned the other day (well actually I did more than mention it - I think I screamed it!) Squigglefly was the focus in a three page article on digital stamping in the July issue of Scrap and Stamp Arts magazine. The editor of the magazine was kind enough to send me three complimentary copies. I've given a couple away and kept the one I get with my subscription, so I have one more to give away and I thought I'd offer it as blog candy.

So, if you'd like to win this copy of the magazine, just leave a comment and I'll have random.org pick a winner on Friday. I'd love it if you'd mention the give away on your blog but it's not required.

There's a chance of rain here today, and really every day the rest of this week. I certainly hope it happens because it's been so stinkin' hot the past few days and I think a few rain clouds would be better than that relentless sun beating down. I hope you have a great day no matter the weather, and thanks as always for stopping by!


Michelle said...

Isn't Katie Bug just the cutest, I have the other one of her and this one is on my wish list, your card is so adorable.
When you first 'screamed' about the Squigglefly article I rushed to my local store(s) to buy a copy and it seems hard to buy in Australia so thanks for the chance to win, I'd love to read the article.
Hugs to you

Catherine said...

Hi Holly ! I am so relieved Riley hasn't got anything serious... I am glad I don't have to give eyedrops to Sukie... I would end up scratched to pieces !!! I love your card Sweetie, the colours are so pretty and I do love the glitter on the little wings ! I will put your blog candy on my sidebar ! Hugs and smiles from Catherine

Becky said...

I will throw my hat in the ring for this :), never heard of this magazine but it looks interesting.

MANDEE said...

Hello Holly! I am hoping it rains too, it is so HOT AND HUMID up here it isn't even funny! From winter to summer, what happened to Spring and Fall??? I am so happy for Squigglefly it has truly grown into quite the company! :)

Shawna said...

I am hoping to play along if time permits, and I will definitely mention it on my blog. If I win, I want my copy autographed!!!!!! Thank goodness Riley didn't injure her eye. LOVE that little Katie Bug!
PS ---- Does Squigglefly have a logo we can download as a permanent part of our blogs?

msfreida said...

There's just something I love about a flower being used as an umbrella! These images are always sooo much fun, especially this one with Katie Bug! I love her sweet expression, and her boots get me every time! :) Holly, your coloring is always sooo perfect, and the shading and highlighting on this is AWESOME! The pom pom flock couldn't be better! You have saved me loads of money with your many substitutes! :) YOU ROCK, GF!

Well at least it's halfway good news for Ms Riley! Bless her heart, and yours! Poor baby!

Yes, we're in for another hot one! ughhh! We're only expecting a 30% chance for rain, so maybe a rain dance is in order! Just stay cool!


Marlene said...

Oh my gosh - what a cute image! Love the card - adorable!!! The flower looks really cool, too!

Linda L said...

Katie Bug is so cute! I love the way you colored her! She is adorable.
Wow I would love to win this magazine. Thanks for a chance to win.
Glad to hear Riley is OK. My students get that a in the spring. I hope she is letting you get the drops in with out a fuss.

Niki said...

I'd love to read this magazine. I haven't seen it in the stores here, probably I haven't looked diligently enough.

Glad Riley is doing better, nothing too serious with her eye.


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

What an adorable card! And blog candy... woo Hoo! I would love to win. I've actually tried to find a copy in the stores, but haven't had luck yet.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Holly!!I love that image and your bright cheery colors!!Wow!!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I'd love to have that magazine! I don't get too many (trying not to become a pack rat again!!) but this is a great issue since it has SQUIGGLEFLY! I could make the exception!

Kim said...

This is such a sweet image Holly! Love your card!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wooooooo hoooooooo on being published! i am sooooo doing a happy dance here!

fabulous card. always amazes me how many copics it takes to color in ONE image!!!

i sure hope to see you at PARTY TIME TUESDAYS!!!!!

glad it's nothing serious with riley. and pink eye is NEVER fun! even for dogs!

The Brat said...

I'm just now hearing about Riley. I'm glad it's not serious.

I would love to send some cold rain and take some of your heat. It's been nasty here! It was nicer in February.

You card is cute. I like how you have every Copic in the world to match her to the DP.

YAY for Squigglefly in the magazine. I would love to see it! If I don't win, will Squigglefly or you be able to post the pictures after the issue is past?

ScrappinCntryGrl said...

Hey girl, I have been offline for a week, and just ready this...that's awesome..I need to buy me a few stamps....i love SF's designs....I will soon.

Hope all is well!

joanne said...

I am sure the Scrap and Stamp Magazine would get me started into digi stamping.....if I were the lucky winner.
How hot is 'hot' when you mention the hot weather you've been having?
Just curious as I too cannot take the heat.

DebraK said...

This would be a very cool magazine to win! Love your site--got it on my popup so I don't miss anything!

Margaret xx said...

Love the card, I think I might have to buy this image, she's so sweet. Hope I'm lucky enough to win the magazine, congrats to Squigglefly

Heather the MooseLover said...

Very sweet card- I love the wings.

bumblebee creations said...

What a gorgeous card Holly! I love the flocking! You are a genious that way--always thinking out of the box! I would also love to get my hands on this magazine! WOW--how cool!!!! THanks for the chance!

Janetlynne said...

such a cute image....love the card