All Star

Hi there πŸ™‚ I’m sharing a card that I made as GDT for Conie Fong. I used Tori the Dragon – Birthday Boy for this. I colored it with my Copics,, then fussy cut it out.

While I was cleaning and reorganizing my craft room, I found all kinds of treasures that I forgot I had!! This paper fell into that “treasure category, especially when making this card πŸ™‚ I used a bunch of coordinating prints, and die cut banners, borders for the bottom, and a background for little Tori. What a great way to use up scraps! There was also a sheet of cut outs that coordinated with the papers stuck in amongst some stuff, so I popped out some words, stars and arrows, and placed them around the card, popping some elements up with foam dots. Love how this card for a football lover turned out πŸ™‚

I’d like to enter this in the following:

The Cutie Pie Challenge – #163 10th Birthday Challenge; Cute Celebrations

The Fairy and the Unicorn – September ATG with a Fantasy Creature

Pixie’s Snippets Challenge – #412 ATG with Snippets

Let’s Craft and Create – #175 AG/ Lots of Layers

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

Fabulous

Hi there πŸ™‚ I’m sharing my second DT inspiration project for this month’s Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook challenge. The theme for September is “Think Pink for Breast Cancer”, but the DT has been given an extra challenge this week as well, and that’s to use some buttons πŸ™‚ I used Marie Antoinette Dollie, and colored her up with my Copics, matching up the colors of the papers that I’d decided to use. I also added some “sparkle” to her wings with a white Posca pen.

I fussy cut her out and popped her on the background with some foam dots. I cut, scored and folded the printed cardstock to give the curtain effect, then took another strip and scored and folded it to form the bottom border. I die cut some silver shimmer scraps to make some bows, then added a button, tied with a matching piece of floss, to the centre of each bow. A stamped and embossed sentiment, cut with a thin banner die, finishes off this card.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Crafts Galore Encore – #91 September ATG

A Perfect Time to Craft – #9 September ATG

Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – #2137 ATG

Penny’s PaperCrafty Challenge – #505 ATG

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge – #152 ATG

Pretty In Pink

Hi there πŸ™‚ I’m sharing my first DT inspiration card for the Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook group challenge this month. Our theme this month is “Think Pink for Breast Cancer”. I used the beautiful new image Moth and Fern for this. I colored her up with my Copics, then fussy cut her out. I die cut a silver mirror card shape to put her on.

When I was reorganizing my craft room, I found some pretty papers that I forgot that I had, and this pink with foil accents was perfect for this card!! I punched out 2 strips of lacy border with a punch, and edged them with mirror card. After matting everything, I die cut some layered butterflies and 2 “hugs” sentiments and layered them onto the card…….it looks like they’re blurred in the picture, but they aren’t….it’s an effect of the layering and the mirror card that I used for one of the cuts πŸ™‚

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Creations in Pink – #36 ATG in Mainly Pink

Lemon Shortbread Challenge – #154 ATG

Creative Knockouts – #418 ATG

Crafty Calendar Challenge – September ATG

Classic Design Challenge – #9 September ATG

Baby Giraffe <3

Hi there πŸ™‚ It’s been quite awhile since I’ve posted anything that wasn’t DT or GDT related!! When I first saw this adorable little giraffe at Tiddly Inks, I fell in love! Although the version that I used, with the nightcap, is not in the store at this time, a very similar version can be found in the Fur Reals Animal Set. I colored this handsome boy up with my Copics, then added a cloudy background with some Distress Oxide inks, and a home made mask.

A giraffe’s build lends itself to a slimline card, lol, so that’s what I went with. I used some stacking slimline dies to cut out the image, letting some parts of him overhang the cut, then used bigger dies in the same set for the mat and the card base. I cut 2 sentiments out, and layered them so there was a shadow effect. A few little hearts, that were offcuts from another die, finish this card off.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Dream Valley Challenges – #254 Make It Digital

Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – #2136 ATG

Get Creative Challenges – #104 AG/No Twist

2 Crafty Critter Crazies – #54 ATG with a Featured Critter

CCC Digi Creations – #129 No Patterned Paper

Autumn Dragonflies

Hi there πŸ™‚ I’m sharing a card that I made as DT inspiration for the current challenge at Ching-Chou Kuik’s Facebook group. The theme for this month is “Thanksgiving or Fall or Fall/Autumn Colors”. I used the beautiful image Autumn Dragonflies, and colored it up with my Copics.

I used a pretty background die, then layered it over some cardstock to match the colors in the image. After attaching the image, I die cut some dragonflies from some dull gold paper, and added some sparkle to their wings (which looks very unsparkly in the photos…but such is the joy of taking pics). A stamped and embossed sentiment and a little cluster of flowers finish the card off.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Crafts Galore Encore – #90 ATG

Creative Craft Cottage – #143 No Patterned Paper

Aud Sentiments – #281 ATG with a Sentiment

Cute Card Thursday – #691 ATG

Lemon Shortbread Challenge – #152 ATG

Baby Elephant

Hi there πŸ™‚ Today I’m sharing another GDT creation for Conie Fong. There are so many adorable images in her Etsy shop, that it’s quite difficult to decide which one to have a play with!! I needed a baby card, and Baby Ellie fit the bill perfectly! I colored the image with my Copics, trying match up the palette with the papers I’d chosen.

After cutting the image out with a pierced circle die, I layered it with the design papers, adding a white strip to allow some definition of the sentiment die cut. Some frothy white flowers added a pretty finishing touch, without adding too much bulk for mailing.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Your Scrapbook Place – July ATG

The Crafter’s Cafe – #270 Layer it Up

Lemon Shortbread Challenge – #150 ATG

Creative Knockouts – #411 Die Cuts or Punches

A Gem of a Challenge – #15 ATG

Flower Friend

Hi there! I was asked to be a GD for Conie Fong recently, and here is another inspiration card πŸ™‚ I just adore the little gnomes that she has in her Etsy Shop, and it was so hard to decide which one to use! I figured it was high time that I started putting some real effort into getting at least a couple Christmas cards done up, so I chose the Poinsettia Gnome Bundle to work with. I worked with the PNG version, to allow me to go a bit crazy with the merging of the poinsettias with the main gnome image. When I was done, it appears that the little guy is walking out of a huge bunch of the blooms. I colored it up with my Copics, then fussy cut the entire image out.

I placed the image on an embossed oval piece, that I’d framed with a die cut silver mirror card frame. I brushed the die cut sentiment with some Wink of Stella to give a bit of shimmer before attaching everything to a coordinating plaid background that was matted with more silver mirror card. A few little silver embellishments finish the card off πŸ™‚

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Christmas With the Cuties – #50 Christmas Cuties

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – #550 Anything Christmas Goes option of using red

Creative Craft Cottage – #142 Christmas in July

Incy Wincy Designs – Enchanted Garden and/or Christmas in July

Lemon Shortbread Challenge – #150 ATG

Party Without a Cake

Hi there πŸ™‚ I hope everyone is doing well, as the world slowly creeps back to some sort of normalcy. I’m sharing my first DT inspiration card for this month’s Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook challenge. Our theme this time is Embossing (Heat or Dry or both). I used the fun It’s My Birthday image, and colored it with my Copics.

I always seem to neglect to use my embossing folders, so this is a great challenge to get me digging them out! I found one with a 3D star type of pattern, which tied in nicely with the stars in the image. Since I was digging things up, I figured I’d have a go with an old MS cupcake punch, too! I punched each cupcake out twice, once to use the blue cake holders, and once with some embossed white paper for the icing. I stamped, heat embossed and cut out the sentiment. A few die cut candles are tucked behind the sentiment, and a banner die cut balances things out. To finish things off, I glued down some teeny rhinestones for cupcake sprinkles, and some sparkle on the image and banner.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Pixie’s Snippets Playground – #407 ATG with Snippets

Colour Crazy Challenge – Week 27 ATG

Creative Knockouts – #409 Something to Say

Aud Sentiments Challenge – #278 Fairy Magic + a Sentiment

Crafty Creations – #423 July ATG

Birthday Unicorn

Hi there πŸ™‚ It’s time for another ATG challenge at Creative Fingers. This challenge will be a month long, as many are going on vacation πŸ™‚ We are thrilled to have a brand new sponsor!!! LC Waterworth has kindly provided the DT with some images, and will be supplying the prize this time πŸ™‚ Thank You! I used the Birthday Unicorn coloring page for my card, and colored it up with my Copics, adding some sparkles with white Posca, and some glitter accents in the confetti with glitter pens.

With the image being on the busy side, I wanted to keep the design of the card simple. I matted the image with some black and glittery gold, then placed everything on a pretty rainbow stripe background paper.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Cute Card Thursday – Challenge #690 ATG

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

Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge – #500 ATG

The Fairy and the Unicorn – July ATG with a Fantasy Creature

Old Goat

Hi there!! I recently had a card to make for one of the boss’s birthdays. Every time we talk, we kid around with him calling me “young lady” and me calling him “old man” – although I’m slightly older than him. Since I made this card, the “old man” has morphed into “old goat”. I used an image from Stamp On It, from the QKR Stampede line, called Old Goat, and colored it with my Copics.

I printed the sentiment at the same time as the image. I doodled around the border, to add just a little “something”, then matted it with red. I placed it on a plaid background paper, then added a few enamel dots as the finishing touch.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

QKR Stampede Challenge – #423 ATG

Scrapping 4 Fun – #195 ATG with Doodling

Crafty Catz – #558 ATG- Doodle It

Crafter’s Cafe – #269 ATG

Creative Knockouts – #408 ATG