Hi, I'm Torrey. Welcome to Left Field, where creativity runs amok and imagination is ALWAYS more important than knowledge. Shoes are not allowed but ties are optional. This is a repository of snippets from my life out here in Left Field. One never knows what shiny bits of creativity will be found here... cards, scrapbook layouts, photography, poetry, recipes, ponderings, rantings and musings. It could be anything! Life in Left Field is always changing, always real, always ...interesting.

May 18, 2012

A Fond Farewell

Today's post marks my last challenge for Chocolate, Coffee & Cards as one of their design team members. I had a blast being a part of their inaugural design team!! Not only was it their very first DT...it was also my first stint as a challenge blog DT member! It was an honor to work alongside some very talented ladies, with some very fun artwork! I want to offer a laurel and hearty handshake to welcome the new DT. (get it? "laurel and hearty"???)

never mind...y'all are probably too young anyway.

Ok, on to this week's challenge. This week at CCCC, we're celebrating the snips and snails world of boys! We were asked to make a card that would be suitable for a boy. Our sponsor this week is Dearie Dolls by Mary Ellen. She sure does have some c-ute stuff! And the best part is, she offers all the images on her blog for FREE!! WOW!

For my card, I picked this charming little guy with his doggie balloon. I found this REALLY darling pack of patterned paper by DCWV--it's all different patterns printed on Kraft paper. Anyone who knows me, knows I luvz mah Kraft paper.

I colored up my little guy on Kraft paper (what else?) using my Prismacolor pencils, so that he'd match (sort of) the background paper. Can't even tell he's made out of Kraft paper can you? I LOVE what colored pencils do when laid down on Kraft. SO VIVID!!! Then I fussy-cut him out and added real string to his balloon. I cut out the trees from the original background (it's 12x12) and popped them off for more dimension. I did the same with the fluffy clouds.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Boy with Balloon image - Dearie Dolls
Banner - Spellbinders (Ribbon Banner)
Patterned paper - Die Cuts With a View (Playtime Kraft pack)
Prismacolor colored pencils
Glaze pen - Sakura
mini rick-rack
embroidery floss
foam spacers
Kraft colored cardstock


  1. I got it....and I'm still too young anyway. (HA!)

    I'm loving this card. It's so cute! Love the embossing and the shape.

  2. Adorable - but then again, I expect nothing less. CCCC won't be the same without you!

  3. Ca-yute. Wonderful coloring and fussy cutting.

    They should keep you on. You're a "laurel & hardy" asset to any team. Just sayin'.

  4. Too cute! Love the shape and the whole image. Good luck and may you join a new team soon!

  5. Oh my gosh, this is super fantastic! What a wonderful design, coloring and image.

  6. I have done some coloring and blending!! LOving it!! You are inspiring!!

  7. this is an absolutely ADORABLE card! I love it!! and plan to showcase your creation on our Feature Me Friday segment of The Kraft Journal blog on Friday June 1, please be sure to stop by and visit the blog that day (or anytime thereafter) to pick up your Featured Artist button and thanks so much for playing along with us at The Kraft Journal too!

  8. It was a excitement locating your site yesterday. I came here right hoping to learn something new. And I was not dissatisfied. Your well thought out ideas for new events like this. Thank you for this idea and sharing your knowledge.

  9. Thank you all for the love! And, thank you Beth!!! I'm looking forward to being your featured artist!! That's twice now for me! WHeeeeeeee!

  10. Just an adorable scene you have created. Darling work. Saw you on MIM and came to take a closer look,
    Hugs, Heide

  11. Great Male card thanks for joining in the fun at Here come the boys 'Anything Goes' challenge.
    Teresa x

  12. Very sweet.
    Thank you for joining us this week with your fabulous creation!

    Smiles -  Krafty Karen - DT for Make It Monday.

  13. Your card is absolutely darling! I love that doggy balloon, and the way you colored it is amazing!!!

  14. This is so cute! I love how bright it is, I didn't know pencils on kraft could look so bright. And I like how you've given the card some dimension. Thanks for joining in at SJ Crafts! x

  15. Loving the bright clours on this all round cute card! I came over from MIM. xx

  16. Wow what a brilliant card! Love the colours and your colouring is fantastic Thank you for playing at Here Come The Boys! Woo x

  17. I've been surfing online more than 3 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It is pretty worth enough for me. In my opinion, if all website owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the net will be much more useful than ever before.

  18. Wonderful, sweet and adorable! This just made me smile all day - it just makes you happy looking at it each time. Everything is perfect. Well done and thanks for sharing this sweet little guy with us.


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