Sunday, June 3, 2018

You Are My Sunshine--PP396 and SSC180

June 3, 2018

I can't believe it is June!  Time is flying!  Tomorrow is my birthday and I am very thankful for another year to enjoy life! 

It's Sunday and time new challenges at 
The Paper Players   and  Sunday Stamps!

It is not often I can combine these challenges but, this week it worked out perfectly!   I hope you will play along with both challenges! 

 The lovely Joanne is our wonderful hostess this week at The Paper Players.  She has such a fun theme for all of us!  She wants us to feature an animal on our cards.  I used the Sunday Stamps sketch because it was perfect for my card.  

 Challenge Rules: Paper Players Challenge

Create a NEW paper, or digital, project.
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us.
3.  Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
4.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
 Entries linked to more than 3 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification!
5.  All stamping products are welcome.
Have Fun!

Challenge Guidelines For Sunday Stamps:
  • Feel free to use any brand of product you have. 
  • The colors from this challenge MUST be the primary colors on your project.
  • Please Link up a new project created for this challenge (no back links). 
  • Feel free to combine our challenge with up to FOUR other challenges.
  • We reserve the right to delete any links that do not adhere to challenge rules.
  • Please provide a link to us or use the graphic above in your post. 
  • Have Fun!!!
The challenge will end on Friday, June 15th  @ 6pm EST. Looking for some inspiration?  Make sure you check out all the blogs of the Design Team Members.  You won't be disappointed! 

I created a watercolored background using Distress inks and the smooching method.  I backed the watercolored panel on Mermaid card stock by Lawn Fawn.  I also cut the banner using the same card stock and the MFT Fishtail dies.  The white oval was stenciled using yellow distress ink and a sun ray stencil.  The little elephant is from Neat & Tangled Beach Day stamp set.  I colored him with Copic Makers and added Glossy Accents on the raft and ball for shine.  I used the matching dies to cut him out.  The sentiment is stamped in black using the same stamp set.  I added dimensionals on the back of the elephant.  Enamel dots and white twine were added to complete my card.  

Looking for some inspiration?  Make sure you check out all the blogs of the Design Team Members.  You won't be disappointed! 

The Paper Players Design Team
Elizabeth Stewart 

                                             Sunday Stamps Design Team
Claire Broadwater (me)
Teresa Kline

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts!



  1. I love your watercolor background...looks awesome with your cute elephant!The glossy accents add the perfect touch too!!!

  2. What a sweet, fun card! Your background is amazing and so is that little elephant! So cute!

  3. Another smooshy-mooshy glorious background! Lovely! Your elephant is a cutie and I really like the addition of that double twine and bow - it really finishes off your card. Have a great week, Claire.

  4. Adorable card Claire, I love your super cute elephant.

  5. Cute Image Claire
    and great using the sketch too
    sweet coloring and love your color combo
    see you around teamie

  6. Claire, this is so cute! Love your little elephant in his swim shorts!

  7. First of all, I hope you had a wonderful birthday! That little elephant with the inner tube is so dang cute! Love the smooshed background too. I played with smooshing yesterday and made quite a mess LOL! Hugs, Annie

  8. Love love love that background Claire - you are becoming the queen if fabulous backgrounds, with each one better than the last! The watercolours effect is perfect for your elephant, who looks ready for some watery fun! A great card for my challenge this week!

  9. Joanne is are the master of the smoooshed background. So many beautiful variations! Love the color scheme and your sweet little ellie. I hope you had a fabulous birthday, my friend!

  10. That little elephant from N&T is as cute as can be! And I love the watercolored background! Hugs!

  11. Claire, hope you had a wonderful birthday. I am in love with your little elephant and I love the background you created for her. The twine and the enamel dots are the perfect finishing touch. Fabulous card, my friend.

  12. So cute Claire! Love the little elephant all ready for the pool. Great colors and great design! :)


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