Baby Giraffe <3

Hi there 🙂 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 🙂 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 🙂 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 🙂 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 🙂

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 🙂 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 🙂 It’s time for another ATG challenge at Creative Fingers. This challenge will be a month long, as many are going on vacation 🙂 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 🙂 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

Rainbow Wings

Hi there 🙂 I hope everything is going well for everyone out there!! I’m sooooo happy….I got my second dose of my vaccine today….finally. It’s been a long year and a half, and it’s great to be able to breathe a little easier now 🙂 I’m sharing an inspiration card for the current challenge at the Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook group. Our theme is Things That Fly, and I thought that this image, Harmony, was perfect for it. I colored it up with my Copics, using a picture of a bird as a color guide.

I found some polka dot background paper that coordinated with the image, but wasn’t too overly fussy to detract from the image. I die cut some black foliage to tuck around the picture, which I’d framed in black, and then added a pretty die cut sentiment, also cut from black card stock.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – #160 ATG

Classic Design Challenge – #6 June ATG

Cute Card Thursday – #689 ATG

Through the Craft Room Door – ATG for the week of June 15

Crafty Creations – #422 ATG

Butterfly Bounty

Hi there! I’m here to share my first DT creation for this month’s challenge at the Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook group. Our theme this month is Things that Fly. There are so many images in Ching-Chou’s shop that feature a winged friend! I used Misty Eyes for my creation, and colored her up in Copics, matching the color scheme of the background paper I’d chosen to use.

I cut her out and framed her with a pretty oval die, then positioned a gorgeous butterfly die cut at the bottom of the image. I used the same shades of markers to color in the butterflies on the die cut. Another butterfly die cut perches on the top of the image 🙂 A few silver pearls were added to accent the blooms in the die cut.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Allsorts Challenge – Week 628 Butterflies and Bugs

Crafty Catz Challenge – #555 ATG

Cute Card Thursday – #689 ATG

Crafts Galore Encore – #88 ATG

Bizzy Becs Monthly Challenge – June ATG

Never Grow Up

Hey there 🙂 It’s time for a new ATG challenge over at Creative Fingers! Angelique is sponsoring, with this lovely stamp set going to one lucky winner!

Since the DT can dive into their stash, and use anything their little hearts desire, I decided to work with an amazing image from Mo’s Digital Pencil. I printed Peter Pan off, using one of the included sentiments, then colored him up with my Copics. I even got to use some of the rarely used fluorescent shades to highlight the sentiment 🙂

I’m not too sure what this card style is called, or even if it has a name, lol. It worked with the idea I had in my head, though! I cut the front of the card blank down, so the matted sentiment inside provided a frame of sorts for the main panel. A bunch of foliage die cuts added to the whimsical feel of this project.

I’d like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Mo’s Digital Pencil Challenge – #304 June Anything Mo’s Goes

Incy Wincy Designs – For the Men &/or Kraft Paper

Passion for Markers – Week 595 Masculine

Crafty Gals Corner – #220 One for the Boys!

Aud Sentiments – #276 ATG + a Sentiment