I'm going to my quiet place!  Yup, this describes me - and how it never quite ends up the way I plan it!!  I won the challenge for Delightful Delights Challenge Blog!  How excited was I?  VERY!   I am NOT one to do a child's card, or a cutsie card.  But I loved it!  I found a very playful side of myself.  Sometimes one never knows when the Self they never knew will be revealed.  I hope you like my card.

Digis:  All Delightful Delights
Coloring:  Copics, Prismas, Gamsol, Sharpies, SU pens
Paper: Basic Grey
Fold Tutorial: Splitcoast Stampers
Lighting:  Canvas Boards (3) nailed together with a light "behind" and a prism above, creating the effect on the left and the light on the right (behind the monkey.  The canvas boards are from Michael's and were on sale 3 for $9.99 (Cdn.)

Papertake Weekly Anything Goes
Make It Monday Anything Goes
Stampacular Sunday Borders &/or Frames (Word Border)
The Squirrel & The Fox Hats or Flowers
Just Us Girls Wildcard Challenge
Inspire Me Fridays  Alway's Anything Goes
Sew Many Cards Use two different papers
Show & Tell  Project of your choice


  1. Super cute card! I love how your little animals are tucked in here and there! Great lighting too! Thank you for joining out challenge at Freshly Brewed!

  2. What beautiful coloring! Your card is full of gorgeous accents and super sweet images! Love the perimeter branch...that looks so cool! Thanks for joining us this week at the Ribbon Carousel!

  3. What a fun card! Congrats on your win AND your guest spot Samara! :-) Hugs!

  4. Hi Samara! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! It is obvious you are a talented card maker and pay attention to every detail. However, I'm afraid your card will not qualify for the awards or prizes on Friendship's Garden. The challenge is to use traditional fall colors and use leaves on your project. We feel your card, while lovely does not meet our guidelines. And as well you did not link back to our blog. Please join us again - we really do love your work! Becky

  5. Samara, I saw you on MIM and on the DD site. Love this project - so full of color and detail. Excellent!! NancyD

  6. Such a great fun card. Love the bright colours. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Pam x

  7. What a beautyful card ;o)
    Thank you for playing with us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  8. Wow this is fabulous, congratulations on the win, well deserved!!!!

  9. LOL! Oh I LOVE it...this is beyond cute!!!
    Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! Remember to leave a comment for another entry (mentioning you saw it on MIM) for a chance to win this week's fabulous prize from Di's Digis! The more comments left, the greater your chance of winning!
    Rene :D

  10. Oh my, sweetness abounds on the card!!!! I love it! You should try doing cutsie more often, you are fabulous at it!! Thanks for joining us at the Freshly Brewed Anything Goes monthly challenge.


  11. Quiet place?! Such a cute card, love how you placed the animals! Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week!

  12. Darling!
    Thanks for playing at the Ribbon Carousel!

  13. What a fun card! Great colouring and the sentiment is fab. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

  14. a lovely bright and cheerful card.
    Thanks for joining Papertake Weekly.

  15. Samara, this is absolutely stunning! The layout and the coloring are phenomenal! It doesn't get any better than this!

  16. WHAT a fun, fun project! Thanks for sharing your talent and creative magic with Just Us Girls!

  17. Fantastic!!! Love it!!! Thanks for joining us at the RCC this week.

  18. Congratulation on being a guest designer. You sure did an Awesome job on your card!! It is just adorable. Love all the images, you did an outstanding job.
    Hugz, Pat

  19. A very fun card! Thanks for playing along with us at the colourQ this week!

  20. Awesome card!!! Love all the fun stuff! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays!

  21. Aaaaaaaaw.. super cute card, loving those little critters...
    thnx for playing along with us girls over at Whimsical Wednesdays

  22. SO cute! Love the border around the card! Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday! Hugs, Marcy

  23. Awh those are just darling animals! Love it!

    Thanks for joining us at our Hats n Flowers challenge at Squirrel & Fox!


  24. Super cute! This is just adorable. Love the images!
    Thanks for joining our 'Anything Goes' challenge here at Fresh Brewed Designs!

    :) Gale
    (come to my blog to enter to win a free digital scrapbook program.

  25. Brilliant card, love that sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley. xx

  26. What a cute card! thanks for playing along at TPV

  27. fun card-thanks for playing at TPV!

  28. This is just fantastic!!! Wow so cute and so much to look at and admire!!

  29. Hi Samara
    thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog. No worries about the igoogle thing, i tend to just do mostly emails and blogging myself and like you i watch what my family are up to on fb hehe.
    Love this cute card. Its so fun !
    I will email you when i get time too
    hugs June xxxxx

  30. Your card is sooo STINKIN' CUTE!SUPER job with all the great details,AMAZING job!Thank you so much for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday!!:)

  31. Very, very cute! Love this card and the images are precious.

  32. my goodness!

    what a faboulous fun-card!

    i love it so much...the sweet animals, the colours...adorable and cute!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  33. Samara this is absolutely soooooo lovely! So cute and lovely! Congrats on the win - yay! sending you bigggggg hugs and sunshine!!!!
    Much love,
    Sankari :)

  34. Wow Samara what an amazing piece of art!! Its all so beautifully put together and amazingly coloured!! It would be perfect to hang in a child's room never mind it being a card:) Congratulations on your guest dt spot too, very well deserved.

  35. Wow! This is a super cute and FUN card! You did a fantastic job!
    Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges for our month long prize challenge, "Anything goes!"
    Remember if you enter a project with a Fresh Brewed Designs Image, you will be entered into our big blog candy drawing!
    Warm Hugs, Sheryl

  36. Wow! GREAT card full of fun and whimsy. Love this!


My wish for you is a great day full of laughter! Samara x