Special Birthday <3

When it’s your bestie’s birthday, you need a special card…..and when she is an amazing card maker….well….pressure’s on! LOL My bff’s fave color is purple, and she definitely has a bit of a dark side to her as well. I went on a search for a great image for her card….not that I don’t have THOUSANDS already…..and found this one, which is perfect at Jade Dragonne on Deviant Art. I colored her up with my Copics, and added some sparkle to the lace then fussy cut her out.

I had seen this style of card on Pinterest, and managed to find a post with a tutorial, so decided to give it a go. Did I actually pin the tutorial? NO…..oops….but it’s there….really!! I could’t figure out how to do this myself, lol. If I find links in my web wanderings, I will update this post with the link 🙂 ***found!!! http://jenniferds.blogspot.com/2019/05/la-la-land-crafts-3d-corner-pop-up-card.html?m=1 ***

I’m not great at math, and have little patience for precise measurement….but I hunkered down and got all the pieces cut for this card. I had some beautiful printed paper that were perfect, both in style and in color, that I distressed the edges of all the pieces, then used sparkle embossing powder to add a pretty touch to the edges. After I had the main part of the card all assembled, I made an easel for the image to pop up on. A die cut banner with a stamped and embossed sentiment provided the stopper for the easel. I dug around and found some flowers in my stash to embellish the card with….coincidentally, they are lovely Petal Lu flowers that I received from my bestie for MY birthday last year!! I added a couple little red daisies and some die cut leaves….but….it still needed…..SKULLS!! Of course I didn’t have any tiny skulls in my craft hoard, but I have Fimo….so I made some to tuck in to the flower clusters 🙂

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Classic DT Open Challenge – #11 ATG

A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge – #11 ATG

Brown Sugar Challenges – #295 ATG

Coloring in Scrapland – November – Work With Forms (anything but square) or ATG

Addicted to Stamps Challenge – #179 ATG

Christmas Insanity

Hi there 🙂 The holidays are quickly approaching, and I’m in full Christmas card gear. I almost gave up on them, after doing this as an inspiration piece for Aurora Wings Facebook challenge – because my eyesight was failing me!!! Mitzi came up with this compilation of some favorite holiday images for the Christmas in July promotion. This page is available in the files section of the Facebook group. Check out both the Digi Store holiday section and the Etsy store for these 14 images (and many more!!!), available separately.

I printed this quite small….smaller than it was wise to do!! I colored the image with my Copics, adding some detail with white and gold gel pens. I held my breath for the better part of the coloring, because those darn details are TINY!!! I grumbled about Mitzi’s peculiar sense of humor at creating this page and my brilliance at printing it so small. Here is a pic, with a Copic beside the card, to show the size of the full image.

This puppy didn’t need too much fuss to make a finished card, so I simply matted it with silver mirror card, added some sequins and a die cut border sentiment 🙂 I hope you can find some time to join in on our challenge….we take old or new creations/colorings, so if you’re running short of time, we’d love to see some AW beauty that you made in the past!!

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – #463 ATG Christmas Goes

World Wide Open DT Challenge – #10 ATG

A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge – #11 ATG

Polkadoodles Craft Challenge – Week 45 ATG

Crafting With an Attitude – #57 ATG

Cute Card Thursday – #607 ATG

Crafting By Designs – November ATG

CCC Digi Creations – #109 Christmas

Get Creative Challenges – #86 AG/Optional Twist Holidays

Dragonfly Dreams Challenge – Christmas/Winter


Hello 🙂 Time for me to share an inspiration project for the current challenge at the Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook group. Our theme this month is Remembrance/Thanksgiving/Thinking of You. I wanted to do a Remembrance card, and luckily, Ching-Chou has quite a few images that feature poppies in her Etsy store. I chose Poppy Love for my card, and colored this beauty up with my Copics.

I die cut a black lattice background, and layered it over a deep green piece of cardstock. I couldn’t believe that I had no poppies in my flower stash, nor poppy dies in my collection, so I had to make my own. I cut multiple layers (freehand, lol) of poppy shapes from some red tissue, then used a punch and a brad to make the centres. I crinkled them a bit to give the flowers some dimension, before adding them to the card with some die cut leaves. A small blue bow finished things off.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Through the Craft Room Door – ATG Challenge for the week of Nov. 5

Crafts Galore Encore – #69 ATG

DL Art – November ATG Linky Challenge

Gem of a Challenge – Week 22 ATG

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – #117 ATG


Hi there 🙂 Well, I think that winter has hit here. We’ve had snow, and I think it’s here to stay. More crafty time 🙂 It’s time again for another ATG challenge at Creative Fingers. We have a brand new sponsor, and she has some gorgeous images!!! Check out Michelle Tracy Art at Etsy!! She was kind enough to provide images for the DT to work with, and I used Contemplation. I colored her up with my Copics, then added gold gel pen accents on the frame, and clear sparkle over the wings.

I cut the image out and placed it on a piece that I’d die cut a pretty border on. I tied a pretty bow in a muted gold, and centered it with the same square gemstones that I used as accents on the side. With the image being so detailed, this was all the card needed. I hope you can join us in our challenge, for the chance of winning a prize from this talented artist 🙂

I’d like to enter the following with this:

Simon Wednesday Challenge – ATG

DL Art – November ATG Linky Challenge

Polkadoodles Craft Challenge – Week 44 ATG

Crafty Friends Challenge – #122 ATG

The Sketchy Challenge – #158 ATG

Pumpkin Patch

Hi there 🙂 October is coming to a close, and that means Halloween!!! Our 5th anniversary challenge at Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook group is coming to an end, but I’m taking the time to squeak in one more inspiration piece. Our theme is Halloween/Halloween Colors/Pumpkins, and this card fits quite nicely into all of those options 🙂 I used Night at the Pumpkin Patch, and decided to color it up in monotone, except for the pumpkins, so I grabbed my Copics and got to work 🙂

When I was done, I fiddled around with a number of papers and layouts, and opted to keep it quite simple. I layered black and a black and orange print as a backdrop for the gorgeous image. A die cut sentiment and some black gems were all that the card needed, as the simplicity really let the image shine 🙂

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Dream Valley Challenges – #212 Add a Sentiment

Morgan’s Artworld Open Challenge – #10 ATG

Brown Sugar Challenges – #294 ATG

Polkadoodles Craft Challenge – Week 43 ATG

Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges – #152 ATG

No Exit

Hello 🙂 With Halloween fast approaching, and with it the end of this month’s ATG (with an Aurora Wings image, of course), old or new, coloring or full project, challenge at the Aurora Wings Facebook group…I figured it was time to share my DT project! I used two of Mitzi’s images, Let Us In (available HERE on Etsy and HERE in the digi shop), and Zombie Puppy (available exclusively HERE in the digi shop). I had a bit of fun by replacing the little dolls head with the little boy’s sister’s head, making it into a voodoo doll ( wonder what she did to upset him so much??).

Sooooo tiny, it’s hard to get a good pic!

I colored them with my Copics, adding glossy accents to the blood, then fussy cut them out. After adding some pins to the doll, I set them aside, as I went to work on the background.

I sponged the sky with Distress Inks, and added a grassy ground with Copics. I die cut a horizon line, some trees, gravestones, and a sign that indicates that there is no exit from this graveyard, and made a scene for the kids. I then folded up a shadow frame, and placed the background inside. I popped the kids up with foam and added some moss to the ground before adding the puppy to the edge of the frame. The branch looked a bit bare, so I popped an owl button on it. Some rope was the perfect material to add as a hanger for this fun Halloween decor piece 🙂

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Classic DT Open Challenge – #10 ATG

Crafty Calendar Challenge – October – Autumn Colours/Halloween

A Gem of a Challenge – Week 21 ATG

Dragonfly Dreams Challenge – Use Black (A Lot or a Little)

Simon Monday Challenge – Spooky

The Paper Funday Challenge – #10 ATG with a twist – Halloween

Creative Moments – #179 ATG

Southern Girls Challenge – ATG with Team Lou

DL Art – October Linky Challenge

Thanksgiving Berries

Hi there 🙂 It’s hard to believe that another month has flown by and it’s time for another challenge at the Sheepski Designs Facebook group! All of our challenges are ATG, but we also have an optional twist, and this month, that twist is “Warm Colors”. When I was looking through the Sheepski Shop, these Berries caught my eye, and I decided to work with them. I was invited to a friend’s for (Canadian) Thanksgiving dinner, and figured that this would be a perfect card for the hostess 🙂 I colored the image with my Copics, and was seriously thrilled with how the berries turned out 🙂 I’m pretty sure it was my grumbling that did it – LOL.

I die cut a frame for the image, then dug through my paper stash until I found the double sided DP that I used. The little branches on the striped side reminded me of berries for some reason. A little bit of inking, and everything was ready to assemble. I added the Thanksgiving greeting, a sheer black ribbon and bow, and some black pearls to finish this card off.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Let’s Craft and Create – #152 AG with option of Colors of Fall

Your Scrapbook Place – October ATG

Craft Dee Bowz – #78 October ATG with a Hand Tied Bow

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – October ATG with Patterned Paper

World Wide Open DT Challenge – #10 October ATG


Hi there!! Another Sunday, which means that I have another inspiration post for the current Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook challenge. Our theme this month is very seasonal…..Halloween, Halloween Colors, or Pumpkins 🙂

Don’t forget that this month, Ching-Chou is celebrating her 5 year anniversary, and as a gift to everyone that enters her challenges this month, this adorable image will be sent out as a freebie at the end of the challenge!!

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I have used one of the newer images in Ching-Chou’s Etsy store, Little Magic, for my card. I colored her up with Copics, then die/fussy cut her out.

I die cut the orange background with some swirling stars, then added a piece of sheer, sparkly web patterned fabric to the bottom half. I separated the 2 halves with some black seam binding (out of black ribbon!!!! LOL), that I made a loopy type bow on either side of the image. I added a die cut corn patch to the bottom, then colored up a wooden Boo! sentiment to add to the top corner. I layered this piece over some gold glitter paper so that the star die cuts sparkled 🙂

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Crafters Cafe Challenge – 229 Use a Stencil AND/ OR Halloween or use Purple Orange and Black

Penny’s Papercrafty Challenge – #452 ATG

Creative Knockouts – #320 Halloween

Color Crazy Craft Challenge – ATG Week 41

Allsorts Challenge – #542 Add Something Gold and/or Silver (the gold paper to make the stars sparkle)

Rose Beauty

Hi there 🙂 Here is an inspiration project for this month’s Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook challenge. Our theme is Halloween/Pumpkins/Halloween Colors this month….plus…it’s a very special month….Ching-Chou is celebrating her 5th year Anniversary. To commemorate this occasion, every one that enters either our Facebook or our Blog challenge will receive this gorgeous image, free, at the end of the challenge!!!

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I wasn’t feeling too Halloween-y when I made my card, so opted for the Halloween color option….black, orange, purple, green…. I used the image called Black Rose, and colored it with my Copics before fussy cutting it out.

I die cut a gorgeous frame from black CS, then layered it over white. I colored the dot cut outs with orange and added some Glossy accents to add some extra “framing” for the beautiful image. I then die cut some purple roses and some leaves, to co-ordinate with the main picture. I layered everything on some more black and white mats, then added a few orange gems as a finishing touch 🙂

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Let’s Craft and Create – #152 AG + Option Colors of Fall

A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge – #10 ATG October

Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge – Week 41 ATG

Dragonfly Dreams – Use Black (A Lot or a Little)

Pixie’s Snippets Playground – #363 ATG using Snippets

Birthday Panda

Hello!! I’m here to share my inspiration project for the current ATG challenge at Creative Fingers. Our generous sponsor, Some Odd Girl, provided the DT with some fun images to work with, and I chose Panda Nerd for my project. I have a special someone who LOVES pandas, so it was perfect for her birthday! I colored him with my Copics, and added Glossy Accents to his glasses before fussy cutting the image. I had a piece of DP with birthday text on it, which was ideal for this card. I layered a piece of embossed and inked paper over this, then added die cut balloons. This festive little guy was then ready to pop in the mail 🙂

I’d like to enter this in the following:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies – #31 ATG with a Critter

DL Art – October ATG Linky Challenge

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – Oct. ATG with patterned paper

Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge – #451 ATG

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – #115 ATG