Friday, 4 April 2014

Sales Aren't Sucking

Today the Lady Commander of Copics and I headed into town as we heard there was a new candy vendor setting up in the market square and were eager to sample his wares. As we neared the square, we saw a large group of people clustered around something and we were sure we had found the new vendor.
“Don’t you think it’s strange that all the people clustered around the sweets seller are men? I hardly see any children,” my sister remarked as we walked towards the group. She was right - there was an unusual amount of men in the crowd. In fact, it was nearly all men. As we nudged our way through the throng it soon became clear why. 

I started this card by die cutting a fancy shape using the Art Philosophy cartridge and then stamping the Kraftin’ Kimmie “Lola Lollipop” image. I coloured her up using my Prismacolor pencils of +99 rainbow strength. I really like how her hair turned out, and it earned me +129 stylist XP points. I then stamped around the edges with an Inkadinkado floral image. I stamped the big lollipop and sentiment using the Unity “Sucks to Get Old” itty bitty, paper piecing the sucker.

On the inside I printed the sentiment off my computer, taking it from the depths of my brain. I then stamped the corners with a stamp from the Unity July 2012 Kit of the Month.

The envelope was stamped with the same Inkadinkado image that I stamped around the edges of Lola Lollipop to tie everything together.

This card will lick the following challenges:

This particular candy vendor was employing a rather unusual marketing tactic, having a beautiful woman sensually sucking on the lollipops he was selling. Men were crowded around and lining up to buy the overpriced sweets on a stick.
I shook my head at the buffoons, “There’s a sucker born every minute.”

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is such a wonderful creation! As always, I enjoy your write-up's as much as the artwork itself. What a great story behind this card and the card itself made me smile. I adore the sentiment and you really brought it to life with the images and elements you used. You've got a knack for pulling together all sorts of eclectic pieces and making them work brilliantly! Thanks for your wit and skills and for sharing this piece with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

jonim52 said...

Love this image, very cute card. Thanks for joining the challenge at Loves Rubberstamps!

Terri Burson said...

You are so funny!! Lovin this card too.. Love that sucker stamp.

Leanne said...

Awesome layout on your card, and I love the colors nice touch with the tickets, great I need a sucker, feel like a little kid right now! Cheers!
Thanks for playing our challenge at One Crazy Stamper!

Leanne DT@OCS

Sue B said...

Oh I love this… what a fab sentiment and image!! the pretty papers and embellishments are gorgeous! :-)
Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design!
Hugs Sue B xx

KristyLee said...

Super cute card! Found you at Unity's Friends w/ Flair Friday! Stay Crafty!

Nikki Byrne said...

Great card and fabulous image!! Thank you for joining us this week at OSAAT . Hugs

Nikki DT

Gaylynn said...

Oh how cute and fun this is. :)

Crea-Sandra said...
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Crea-Sandra said...

Beautiful card, I love the image and colors!
Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design!
♥ Sandra ♥

Cynthia said...

Fun card. Love this Unity image and sentiment. said...

Such a cute fun card love the image and the colours you have used and your little story about a sucker being born every minute made me smile. Thank you for joining us at CFAS, Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon. Alison xx

Shanna Shands said...

I love your card. Thanks for playing at Loves Rubberstamps.

Miwa said...

Very cute card! Funny, too!

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

How fun is this card !!! Super cute and fun !! Thank you so much for joining us at Jo's Funday Friday Challenge !! I hope you join us again !!

Dawn Lancaster said...

Great fun card! Thanks so much for playing at Crafting For All Seasons this time!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Emily Leiphart said...

LOL, great card! I love your writing as much as your artwork. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Happy Birthday!

Sharon Caudle said...

LOL! I laughed at your sentiment AND at your story! Men are indeed funny creatures, aren't they! It doesn't take much.... Fantastic card! Thanks so much for joining us at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and good luck!
hugs, Sharon

Donna said...

Fab card, thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Craftitude - Good Luck!
Hugs Donna DT xx

Shari said...

Great story and a wonderful card to help tell it! Thanks for playing with us at One Crazy Stamper.

Kitt said...

Love the sentiment How true it is. LOL nicely colored

Becky (Cards by Becky) said...

Gorgeous card!

I love the coloring and this stamp is one of my fav's!

Two entries...your on a roll! Good luck in the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps challenge (and the Guest Spot Contest!).

Don’t Forget…Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps has a new challenge every Wednesday and Saturday…with awesome stamp giveaways and gift cards!

Becky (

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