SU Secret Garden with Delightful Dozen

I played along with a new challenge site for me. I have seen some of the bloggers I stalk participating in the  Colour Me Card Challenge, and this weekend I had some time to actually submit something. The CMCC #23 asked us to use monochromatic Coastal Cabana with a neutral color. You should check it out!

colorme coastal cabana

I decided to try my new SU Blendabilities  alcohol markers with some Fresh Prints DSP from the last Occasions catalog since it fit right into the CMCC# 23 and the cool inspiration card by Vicki Dutcher at the MUSE Card Club Challenge #70.

vicki dutcher

This was my first coloring attempt with the Coastal Cabana ones so be patient with me. I essentially just used the three colors separately without actually blending them.

SU Secret Garden with a Dozen Thoughts Color Me

SU Secret Garden Close Up Coastal Cabana

I loved the coverage without streaking like regular markers- it’s like the ink just melts together. I am looking forward to playing some more with the other colors in the future. SU has projected that the Blendabilities will be available near the end of June so the the supply is secure when orders start coming in for them:) They are economical too- 3 shades of a color in a 3 marker pack for $12.95. I never invested in other branded alcohol markers in the past because I knew it would be not only difficult with all the shades but could be very costly so I am so excited there are now alcohol markers in Stampin’ Up colors -even skin tones! WooHoo!

I decided on a card for my mom with a sentiment from  SU A Dozen Thoughts since the one I made her for Mother’s Day actually got mailed but never arrived at her mailbox. I had stopped at my MIL’s home the other day and saw her card on the mantle, and it made me think that my mom had never mentioned hers? I then asked her, and she said she never received it! That was a bummer since I actually did mail it! LOL. Good thing I could show her I did make her one even before Mother’s Day- see this post!

Don’t forget to check out the Weekly Deals ending tomorrow- you can view them from the Top Bar of my blog labeled  WEEKLY DEALS .


  1. Love the card, Cindy. The flower looks beautiful.and love the stripped paper. I have some SU Blendabilities, but have not worked with them yet. Hopefully, soon… B

  2. Your colouring looks fab and I’m so glad to see you back at Muse this week, Cindy!

  3. Well done with your first outing with alcohol markers, you will be hooked! I like the graphic image you created by not blending the colours and a great take on the Muse. 🙂

  4. Fabulous inspired card — love your stripes! Thanks so much for joining in with Muse!!

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