You are so Ador-a-bull!

Hi friends!

  The mystery is revealed!
Today's card is one I made for a card group I am in over at SCS,
the Mystery Image card swap.
There's also the Unidentified Image card swap ... so
I'm Mysteriously Unidentifiied or Unidentifiably Mysterious!   


I was the hostess for this round of card swapping,
and I based my card image choice on two things:
my sweet husband being from Spain, born and raised, 
having just celebrated his 'in the 50 somethings now' birthday
and our 23rd wedding Anniversary! ♥
We've been together for 32 years {married for 23}
and he is so supportive of this craft and my hobby :)
Naturally, I wanted to create him a card that reflected his heritage,
and this absolutely darling stamp from Sugar Pea Designs 
"hug-a-bull" was the perfect fit!
 One thing different about this card is that my new personal challenge
is to try different shading and learn different shades of color.
We are all God's children, after all - 
beautiful in a rainbow of colors!
I've been so afraid to color anything other than prismacolor deco/light peach
or Copic E00 that I've been a bit stuck in a rut .......
but I'm brancing out! :)

Did you know that Sugar Pea Designs has card challenges?
 They do!  In fact, I used their sketch this week to create the card base style 
you see here on this one - perfect!

 Remember, you are ador-a-bull!
And hug-a-bull!
And kiss-a-bull!

Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!

I'll enter this into the current Sugar sketch challenge #53


  1. Kelly, first let me say.......... I loved your image selection!!! I am a HUGE fan of Sugar Pea Designs and own several. ;)

    Second congrats to DH on his birthday of significance!

    Third........ WOW!!! Your card is fabulous - every single part of it is. I am always in awe of how you do that twine/fiber thing.......... I never can get that to work. I need lessons!

  2. Ole!! LOL!! This image is absolutely ADORBS!!! I love the way you've colored him too...perfecto! The papers work beautiful with him and that sentiment is just killing me!!! :) Thanks for always inspiring us my friend! HUGS

  3. Inside and out - PRECIOUS! Love that stamp and your papers are just perfect with this little guy. Like I told Jeanette too - cutest bull I've ever seen! LOL!

  4. Such a fun card, Kelly. It was so much fun to work with this guy and his friendly "bull". I love the bright blue suit.

  5. What a sweet card to celebrate your hubby's heritage!! This is so adorable, Kelly!! The image is so cute and you've colored it perfectly!! The papers and design are beautiful!! And such a fun sentiment, too!! What a gorgeous card this is my friend!! So sweet!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. Every one has said everything, but I will echo that this is a wonderful card Kelly - absolutely A-DOR-A-BULL!

  7. Oh my gosh, what a fun card Kelly! I bet hubby adored it! Your coloring and the colors you chose are spot on! The sentiment is definitely a-dor-a-bull! Super card!

  8. Adorable Card--I am wishing one of these "huggable" cards gets into my return package! I love the bright colors and the layout is perfect. Thanks for a great image to play with and I now have their store open on another tab!

  9. Hi Kelly what a brilliant, colourful card that image is so adorable the colours are lovely and vibrant a great tribute to your hubby's heritage
    Lorraine x

  10. Hi Kelly! I was just wondering about you and then you pop in to my blog for a visit and leave a sweet comment too! Thank you so much and I see you are creating more absolutely adorable things here, as usual. I hope you have some time to play along with me soon....here's a heads up for next week if you don't have time this week - Tooty Fruity :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

  11. And your card is adora-bull! Love how the bull is smiling! Happy birthday to your husband and a happy anniversary to you both!

  12. Wonderful card for your dear husband! I love how you colored the image and nice job with the swirly twine behind it.

  13. This is SUCH a fabulous card!! Your colouring is fabulous and I love that you tried out a darker skin tone. It looks perfect! Happy birthday to your husband and happy anniversary too! I'll bet he loves this card you made.

  14. Just darling, Kelly! I saw this in the SugarPea Designs fb group- love the story behind it and so glad you could find a stamp so fitting for your hubbie! You did a fabulous job on this! Thanks so much for joining us at the SPD SugarSketch Challenge!

  15. Your coloring turned out beautifully- you will have to post what combo's you are using...! Love that you personalized your card for hubby- so sweet! Happy Anniversary to you both : )

  16. How perfect for your husband! That image is a delight, Kelly! Congratulations on your 23rd anniversary!

  17. This card is just so cute! Love it!

  18. Fabulous card and so wonderfully colored! The perfect image for your husband! Thanks so much for joining us at Sugar Pea Designs.

  19. Great card!! LOve youre colouring!!
    ♥Hugs Valentina♥