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Aug 1, 2022

Pineapple Girl for Four Seasons Challenge - Summer

Hello and welcome! Happy August! Hard to believe it's August already! School starts here in less than 3 weeks! Summertime always seems to fly by so fast!! But luckily summer weather does stick around over here until the end of September usually so at least we can still enjoy some nice weather!

I'm so excited to share the news that I have joined the the Four Seasons Challenge Blog design team! I discovered this blog late last year and have used it so many times over these months whenever I needed a bit of inspiration. I wasn't really planning on joining another full time design team but couldn't help giving this one a try. With just one card commitment a month and a beautiful mood board each month I know it won't be hard to do! Many thanks to the Four Seasons team for allowing me to be part of it! Really looking forward to all the wonderful mood boards and challenges to come! And I hope some of my blog readers will join in the fun too :)

For those of you unfamiliar with Four Seasons Challenge: This is a monthly papercraft challenge starting on the 1st and ending on the 25th of each month. As the name suggests, the themes follow the four seasons (in the northern hemisphere) and each month the theme will be Anything Goes with the current season in mind.  

Each month will also have a new mood board as inspiration but it is totally optional to use the mood board

Below is this month's mood board and I am sure you will be able to tell what inspired my card. 

In fact I used this as an excuse to purchase this beautiful Mo Manning Pineapple Girl digital image. Not that I didn't already have plenty of products I could  have used, but I always loved this image just never actually purchased it. What a joy it was to color with my Faber Castell Polychromos!!

After coloring I fussy cut her using my Cutterbee scissors. On the background paper I used the Circle Explosions stencil to add some interest. The die cut circle and butterflies are from a newer Penny Black die set Soaring which I seem to be using a lot because I absolutely love this set, especially the butterflies. I cut them out on white card stock then used Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed Distress inks to give them color. 

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The summer sentiment is from an old Whimsy Stamp set (Summer Letter Seals) but it's many years old and no longer available. "Sweet Life" is a sticker from Tim Holtz Metallic sticker set

I used a Wonky Stitches rectangle die to cut out the image panel.

The patterned papers are all scraps from my scrap box. Green jute twine is by May Arts in Parrot Green.

Hope you will join in the fun at The Four Seasons challenge this month! And thank you so much for visiting! 

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I plan on linking up here (I found so many this time but ensured they all allow unlimited entries to other challenges):

We Love Stamping - Hot Sunny Colors // We Love 2 Create - Anything Creative // 2 Sisters On The Blog - AG // Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Patterned Papers // Creatalicious Challenges - AG // Pearly Sparkles Challenge - AG // International Art & Soul - Happiness //  Double Trouble Challenges - Add Extra Layers, Frames or Die Cuts (The circle die cut wasn't originally planned but it was laying around my desk so I added it // Incy Wincy Designs  - Food and/or Drink // Fab n Funky - AG // Little Red Wagon - Stitching (hope faux stitching is ok?) // Paper Shelter - AG // Simon Says Stamp - AG // Digi Choosday Challenge - AG // Everybody-Art-Challenge - Sunny Greetings // Cutie Pie Challenge - Little Cuties // Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges - AG // 

Link Parties:
Dare to Share //  Sunday Showcase - First Sunday with Ada and Mireille  //  Inspire Me Monday //  Link Up Potpourri //  Random-osity Good, Random, Fun //  Travel Tuesday. // You're The Star Blog Hop Link Party @Stonecottage Adventures // Anything Goes with Your Hosts @ My Random Musings // Jenerally Informed The Happy Now // Spread the Kindness Linkup @ Shelbee on the Edge //  Wonderful Wednesday // My Corner Of The World //Thursday Favorite Things // Little Things Thursday // Encouraging Heart and Home @ Slices of Life //  Funtastic Friday //   Link Up On The Edge


brenda said...

Your Hoola girl is lovely Ellie and makes for a super summer creation.

B x

kiwimeskreations said...

What a sweetie that image is Ellie, and you have made a beautiful card using her - you colouring with the pencils is amazing - I am in awe

Diane said...

Love, love your pineapple girl, she is as sweet as can be and you have colored here so beautifully!! Welcome to our Four Seasons team and am looking forward to many more of your creativeness!!

Jennifer said...

This is so cute!!

Curated by Jennifer

Anonymous said...

Oh Ellie your card is just ADORABLE and your coloring is AMAZING! We are so happy to have you on our FS team! Thanks for your wonderful intro to our challenge blog. Beautiful inspiration ... have a great day!

Darlene said...

Ellie ...I have no idea why my above comment came up as anonymous ... it's Darlene!

Bunny said...

Congratulations on your new position and welcome to The Four Seasons. Your card is adorable and your coloring with the polychromos is grand. What a sweet image she is. [Bunny]

Melanie Hungerford said...

So cute, your coloring is beautiful! Very glad you joined us at Four Seasons, and would like to thank you for sharing your card at Double Trouble too!

Donna Walls said...

Welcome to the Four Seasons Team and we're happy to have you. Your card is adorable; I love Mo Manning images!

Anonymous said...

This is so darling! I love the subtle background with the bright yellow of the flowers! Thank you for joining us at the Polkadoodles Digi Chooseday challenge!

Karen Letchworth said...

Welcome to the team, my talented friend. I can't wait to see all your wonderful art.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Awww... this card is just adorable!!! Love so much Mo's digi stamps and your colouring and design are fabulous!! Thanks so much for joining us at We Love Stamping!

Hazel said...

This image is beautiful and the whole card is just fantastic - lovely layout and perfect colours. Thanks for joining us at INTAAS with your happiness card. Hazel x

Sheryl said...

This is delightful
Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Sheryl xx

Melanie R said...

Gorgeous card - your image is beautifully colored, Ellie! The tropical vibe is fabulous. Thank you for playing along with us at Double Trouble #117.

JanR said...

This is so sweet! Adorable image and I love the colours too. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Wilma said...

Hello Ellie. You have a gorgeous Pineapple girl here and made a lovely card with her! Thank you for visiting my blog to leave a comment.
Have a nice day.
With regards, Wilma.

CraftyGirl said...

Thank you for playing along this week at International Art & Soul. I sure hope to see you back again very soon!!!


International Art & Soul DT

Alyson Mayo said...

Oh, this is so cute - love all the layers and your colouring is terrific! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

Barbara Bruder said...

That pineapple girl is a real cutie-pie. She is perfect for the summer. Nice coloring.Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge.
Barbara DT

Anonymous said...

Cutie pineapple girl! She´s so beautiful and so wonderfully coloured. Looking at her is really feeling like being at holidays. Great design. I love those washi-tapes and the butterflies. Truely a stunning card!
Thank you very much for participating in the current challenge of Everybody-Art-Challenge.
Hug Uschi

Mervi said...

Stunning and so cute card. Thank you for sharing at We Love Stamping Challenge.

Furrbster said...

She is super cute and the colours are great!

Thanks for playing along over at Creative Moments,

Hugz Tinz

Joanne said...

Oh I just LOVE this image! What a cute card.

Jackie C said...

What a smashing project!
We always love to see all the entries at Classic.
Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge
We really appreciate you joining in.

Jackie DT

Barbara Bruder said...

That sweet image is perfect for a summer image. Great coloring. Love all the extra dies you used to really add personality to that card. Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge.
Barbara DT

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Ellie, adorable image, fantastic coloring and love all the frames and layering you used in your adorable card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

Grenouille Greetings said...

I absolutely LOVE your card using this fabulous Mo Manning image! She is coloured beautifully and your background is inspirational. If you haven't already done so, please post this in Mo's club on Facebook. I know our fellow Mo's fans would love to see it there. hugs, Lesley

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CREATIVE CRAFTERS challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Chana Malkah said...

Fabulous work! Thanks so much for sharing at A Place to Start!
Chana Malkah, Owner

Carol said...

This card is beautiful! The little girl image is fabulous and your coloring is amazing! I absolutely love all the textures and details on your card! This would be good framed to look at all year!

The Papercrafting Pixie said...

So much gorgeous detail here that all works so well together. Thank you for taking part in this month's We Love to Create blog challenge. Gabrielle, Polkadoodles DT.

Larelyn said...

Oh, she is just the cutest. hanks for sharing at Pearly Sparkles

Andree said...

A wonderful card, just perfect for summer. The pineapple girl image is adorable.
Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore August Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x