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Thursday, February 17, 2011

CSS Alumni Feb. Treasure Chest Hop

Hi everyone!!
Welcome to CSS TREASUE CHEST HOP!!! For this hop we are using animals in our card. You should have come here from the very talented DEB FELTS. I decided to use Theresa Mombers newest stamp set "Little Critters" by Gina K. Designs.
The images were colored with Copic's. Cardstock is GKD." Tan Leather, Sweet Corn". DP is Basic Grey. To make the ground I tore a strip off of the Tan Leather, it makes the perfect ground!!



Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (March 1st), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs ,and the winner will get a stamp set of their choice valued up to $24.95!
So from here you will go to the ever so talented JEN'S BLOG. Hope you enjoy the hop, I know I will.
Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by.




138 comments:

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Very cute! Love the texture. Great coloring as usual.

Carla S. said...

This is awesome, Geri! Love the scene you created! Fantastic coloring!

Cheri said...

THUD! Not sure where to begin with this card! I think I can smell those blue bells....the turtle can too. This is an amazing card.

Cheri said...

Geri, this card is amazing. I think I can smell the blue bells - I think the turtle can too. It's a gorgeous card!

peggy wainman said...

Fun, I love the embossing and rounded corners at the bottom!

joy said...

Pretty, Pretty card. I like the border embossing you used.

Stampin' Pam said...

Divine coloring Geri - and adorable overall card - how CUTE is that turtle!

Payne Holler Cards said...

love the scene you created - adorable turtle and knockout blue bells!

Brenda said...

Mom this is so beautiful! I love your coloring of the turtle. I still have to give that a try.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Geri- your coloring is absolutely gorgeous! Perfect shading and the tecture is perfect!

Jennie said...

Oh Geri, the coloring on the turtle is fabulous...Love your card and the embossing along the bottom!

Melissa Cash said...

Awes-bomb card Geri! Your turtle is so cute and your tip for creating the ground with the tan leather cs is brilliant!

Donna Phelan said...

Texture, blue bell flowers, turtle what's not to love? FAB!

Betty Neville said...

Love this happy turtle scene Geri! As usual, your coloring is so beautiful!

stampqueen said...

What a great card - love that turtle!!!

Lagene said...

Fantastic coloring!!! Cute card!!!

catdidit said...

That turtle is fixing to have a nice snack on some gorgeous flowers! Awesome creation and coloring Geri!

Melanie said...

love how you colored the turtle shell!

Deb said...

Wow Geri! Your coloring on that turtle is amazing! I knew you would knock my socks off!

buggin2stamp said...

So cute. I love the textures and colors on this. I love that little turtle.

Lynne said...

I agree with all who commented before me, great coloring and a nice setting.

Anonymous said...

Need that turtle stamp!!Great job coloring.
crafty teacher

Theresa said...

Love the scene that you created with the blubells and that cute turtle. Great card!

Theresa Momber said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous coloring, Mom! Great design!

Barbara Colbert said...

Love the scene that you created...and great job of coloring!!! CUte!

Tamara said...

Nice card and the textures you added Nice! And I love the turtle!!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Awwww...what a CUTE card! and I love the embossing!! perfect! Looks just like a turtles back!

kellyisascrapdiva said...

This is gorgeous. I love the coloring on both the turtle and the flowers. And that embossing folder is perfect!

kellyisascrapdiva said...

This card is gorgeous. The color and the embossing folder are perfect!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Super adorable! Wish the blue bells were bloomin here!

jan farnworth said...

really cute card

merniebug said...

Darling card. I love that image and your coloring. It's superb.

Donna said...

Wowzers..AWSOME COLORING

pat said...

MMMMM I just love your turtle.
great coloring job. thanks for sharing.

naneruth said...

Such an adorable scene!

Marilyn S said...

What a great card. You colored the turtle wonderfully. I really like this card

Miesje said...

Absolutely adorable card! I love that turtle!

Miesje said...

Adorable - love that turtle and your coloring is amazing!

Carol said...

Adorable!



Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

pqueenie said...

Nice turtle card.

Stephani said...

Love everything about the card! Great coloring job.

mdog said...

Wow - the coloring is fabulous! Nice Job!

Anonymous said...

This tiny turtle is one of my all time favorites...love the embossing at bottom of card and the clmp of blue bells to go with his speedy travels..

Teri said...

Love it!

Cathy -Mercieschild said...

Wow I love the coloring on that turtle. it is awesome. I love the card, it is adorable. Thankyou for sharing and for the blog hop hugs Cathy

Joyce Thurston said...

really love the coloring.

Kelly said...

Absolutely love your card! Those flowers are really beautiful!

Kelly said...

I totally love your card! Your flowers are truly beautiful!

Debbie said...

Super job of coloring and love the texture!

Theressa said...

so clever

Joni said...

i'D COME OUT OF MY SHELL FOR SPRING, TOO.

Lusiana said...

Loveeeee the embossing at the bottong of the card, looks just like the turtle shell. Very smart!

sandi said...

It's is time for me to purchase the stamp set, so very cute.

Pam said...

Great coloring and love the texture

Luv 2 Create said...

He is adorable and I love the choice of embossing. Works wonderfully with this little guy.
Marcie

Chris said...

Stunning card, Geri! Love the coloring on the turtle and flowers! They look so real!

lmaro35 said...

Sweet card. I am sure the turtle is talking to the flower.

Andrea Foster said...

so peaceful...love it

Shirley B said...

The scene looks so realistic. Looks as if the turtle is about to take a bite of the blue bells.

enid said...

very well done

Patti Smith said...

Love the card. The turtle is cute as can be and great job on the shell....Love the texture on this card...tfs

Lynn B. said...

The rounded corners add so much. I'll have to remember that trick.

Anonymous said...

Great card! Beautiful coloring! RosieG(gramig05)

Judy said...

Lovely card!! Great coloring, those bluebells really make it pop. TFS

Nana Connie said...

What a delightful little turtle! The flowers are perfect and he looks like he might be contemplating a meal of them! :-)

Laura said...

This card is awesome!! Beautiful coloring.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I must refer to the shell you colored next time I bring my turtle out to play! Love it!

Anonymous said...

This card is so whimisal. I love it Julianne

Gladys R. said...

I love looking at your cards. The
coloring is alway beautiful. Great
shading,etc.
This card is lovely,too.

Gayle C. said...

Great coloring, Geri, your turtle looks like it's ready to take a bite out of the bluebells. Love It!

Golda said...

Nice card. I love how the texture at the bottom goes so perfectly with the turtle.

Crafty Math Chick said...

GORGEOUS coloring of that turtle Geri - WOW! And I love the torn ground you created along with the embossed border at the bottom. Great card!

The Vannoy Family said...

Geri -LOVE your color scheme - and butterflies - very pretty~ Thanks for sharing!

sandyh said...

love the layout with all the great textures and the beautiful coloring!
sandyh

luvhymns said...

Brilliant colors in turtle card!

Joan said...

Very cute card. I love your coloring. I need to practice!

Richard said...

Very cute card!

Carol A said...

Now that is a card that would brighten up anyone's day! That turtle and the flowers...beautiful!

Casmiles said...

What a fun card. He looks like he's "smelling" the flowers. And your cobblestoned/pebbled ground is the perfet fit with the scene!

Bertha W said...

Love the turtle and the matching leather paper -

Peggy said...

Awesome coloring!

leliza1 said...

Love turtles, love bluebells, love your card!
Laura

sprgstn16 said...

Love the texture you used with the turtle! Nice job.

Jill said...

Those bluebells better watch out, it looks like that turtle is gonna snap one of them up...lol! What a wonderful job you did with this card. Thank you so much for sharing with us!

Jean said...

Great coloring! I love the way the turtle is eyeing the flower for lunch and the leather strip at the bottom reminds me of the turtle's skin.

Teresa said...

Nice visual variety.

Linda said...

Very cute nice job on the colors too!

Jenny McGee said...

Great coloring in the turtle. We have a pet turtle, so I always love turtle stamps.

Brigitte said...

you have really shown me what the copic markers can do. What a marvelous looking card ( I really have to work on getting these markers.

San said...

The turtle is a treat for any that are young of heart. Thanks for sharing it with all of us. I don't know where to go to see who is the winner of the wonderful stamp set for doing this Animal Kingdom hop. Please let me know--I've looked all over for the list of winners. Who knows, I might be there .

Jan said...

GREAT card. I LOVE the coloringon the turtle. My 2nd granddauhters loves turtles. I love the way you colored it...........can you share the colors you used?

Lisa said...

Love this card - the textures and coloring are great!

Anonymous said...

Love that turle nice job as usual Marie

Pat Jandacek said...

Beautiful coloring and card/paper selections....love it!

SAbrat said...

Those blue bells really popped it off when you added it to those darker colors. Beautiful!
Hugs ,
Cindy D from WV

Sandy said...

Love how you colored the turtle and flower!

gingerbaby said...

Very cute and I love the coloring.
hugs,
Brooke

Anonymous said...

Cute turtle!
Great color scheme!

Donna said...

Perfect card, love it, the turtle is colored awesomely, and the stones look so real, wonderful package.
One card is prettier than the next, you all are doing such an awesome job!!!
DJ

sghay said...

Absolutely love your coloring.

Marsha said...

Really like the embossing on the bottom of your card.

1jmass said...

It looks like he cannot wait to have a bite of that pretty flower. Love the colors.

Kathy Engelmeyer said...

What a cute card, love the texture.
It looks like the turtle is about
to take a bite of the flowers.

amy said...

A hungry turtle, love all the textures!

Susan said...

What a cute turtle. It looks as if it's about to take a little nibble of those bluebells.

Leisa said...

terrific turtle - love the layers too.

bernietom47 said...

Your coloring is amazing. Love that turtle, he looks happy to see spring flowers as I soon will be. Love embossing.
Blessings Bernie

Linda Gilliam said...

OH I just LOVE your card, the coloring on the tortoise is just PERFECT and the bluebells look so beautiful...great job!

LoveSnailMail said...

Embossing and colors - perfect!

Booknplays said...

I love your coloring! The turtle looks so happy to see the bluebells. Are they food or is he happy for spring?

grandmalee said...

Love the textures, and your colors are brilliant! Fantastic layout!

DebbieM said...

Stunning card, love the "leather"look! :)

Designs By Sky said...

Cute card. TFS

Janice said...

Great scene and great coloring!! I love your turtle.

Stephanie said...

Very nice card! I love your coloring and the texture!

ladyj said...

love that card--what a cute turtle :-) Juanita Cain

scalder said...

Love the green cardstock. The texture of the ground is great!! Love it:)

cre8ting said...

What a great card! The coloring is terrific!

pamrogo said...

Love the turtle. Great card. Pam

Cathy said...

Super cute! Love the textures you used!

Sharon Mattingly said...

What a cute card - the coloring is so good and the embossing really adds to it.

Attegirl said...

Nice card.. great job!

Sheila said...

Admire the coloring and shading of the images, especially the turtle. The textured paper definitely added a nice touch to the card.

JulieAS6078 said...

Such a nice card - I also like the coloring of the turtle and bluebells! TFS!

PatS said...

Adorable!!! Your color combo and coloring on the turtle and bluebells is perfect... Great job!

Colorado Crafter said...

Cute card!! TFS!!!

Anonymous said...

great card, nice to see a sign of spring, bet the turtle is glad too!
linda patti tpatti!windstream.net

Barbara Hale said...

What a happy card. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Debbie Bradford said...

Fabulous! The flowers and the turtle nearly jump off with card with your beautiful coloring.

Kristina G said...

I love your color choices and the textures you used. Thank you for sharing!

Helen F. said...

Oh how cute! Love all the texture and your coloring, Geri!

Carolina said...

Beautiful card Geri! Love how you added texture towards the bottom, beautiful colored images, and love the scene you created here!

Darlene C said...

Love your card! Spring just jumps out.

Cynthia said...

Great card, Geri! Love the rick rack grass border.

Sue D said...

Very cute scene--I like how you made the ground.

Bernadet Rodakowski said...

Great coloring on the turtle - its a real standout!

brenneman.d said...

Love your Card Geri. I too am thinking spring!

Cheryl S. said...

Wonderful coloring and this card really makes me thing "Spring!!".