Thursday, 7 April 2011

April Guest Designer for Creative Inspirations

I was kindly invited to be April's Guest Designer for Creative Inspirations, so of course I jumped at the chance.
Being the disorganised person that I am however, I was late with my first card, thinking that the challenge started today when it was actually yesterday. Luckily all was forgiven, and I've promised to be on time next week!

Onto the challenge. This week it's Challenge 106 with the theme being to use your punches and dies.

It's my Dad's 70th Birthday today, and he hates mice, so me being me decided to make a card using my new House Mouse stamp (one of my Mother's Day prezzies).
I've used an 8 x 8" white base card. The House Mouse image is from the Spring Dip sheet and is coloured with Promarkers. I've die cut the image with Nesties Labels 10 and inked the edges with Distress Inks Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap. The buttons have been threaded with brown leather-like cord and added to the edges of the image. I've added a small Kraft tag stamped with a birthday sentiment under the left button. The dp is G.C.D. Studios Chic Bebe, it's a gorgeous shimmery paper. The brown card at the bottom was white but has been coloured with my Promarkers and inked round the edges, then punched with the gooey Martha Stewart edge punch. I thought the punch went perfectly with the gooey dripping chocolate dip. I've added Anna Griffin green stitched ribbon and made a bow. The hearts are Anna Griffin die cuts, and the little green corners are K & Co(I think). The DAD letters are Basic Grey to which I've added Glossy Accents, and the heart doily is from stash.

I'm entering my card into these challenges:

PaperPlay Challenge Week 14 - Critters Galore!
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 97 - Animals and Pets
The ABC Challenge - R is for Ribbon
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes (optional - something new - new papers and stamp).
My Partner in Crafting Crime Challenge 24 - Layer it up! (3 or more layers) doily, image, tag, button.
Catch The Bug Challenge - April's Anything Goes!
Card Ideas - Spotty Dotty Challenge
Shannon's Sentiments Challenge 20 - Include an oval (image die cut)


Rachel x said...

Oh, I love this!! :) The colours and papers are fab and I love the image and drippy goo punched border- perfect together!!lol
Thank you for sharing this with us at My Partner In Crafting Crime this time!! :)
hugs, Rachel x

jules said...

Hi Julie, love the card!! just brill!!! and i hate mice too (real one's) lol!

Betty said...

Oh this is wonderful, great image and coloured in perfectly, love your dripping of choccy boarder too just brill!!!!.
Betty x
GDT for C.R.A.F.T challenge for the month of April.

Shannon said...

OMG...this is too sweet!!! Thanks for playing along in our Sentiments challenge.

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Julie, this is fab, love your image it looks great in the nestie shape and goes so well with the border, thanks for joining us at paper play, hugs Liz xx

Jodie Mackrell said...

cute card! love the border! thank you for joining this weeks Bugaboo challenge at catch the bug!

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is one,gorgoues card love that image,colored beautifully too well done on you post too hun well deserved hugs cheryl xxxx

Rachel Izakowicz said...

Ha! What a fun image! I love how the border punch matches the chocolate theme - very clever! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week.

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week ! Gosh I love your card ! What a fantastic image ! Good luck !

sgc said...

Wonderful image! What a great creation! Thank you for playing along in the Bugaboo challenge!

carol said...

super card, thanks for playing along with C.R.A.F.T. x carol

Paddington fan said...

Congratulations on your guest DT spot, this is a great card, love the papers and the cute image!! Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week for our animal/pets challenge and good luck, love Jacky x

Anonymous said...

Great card all round.The punched edge and doily are perfect for the food theme.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

dragonllew said...

Great card thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T.

Jenny x
GDT for April

Donna said...

Brilliant card for our comedy challenge this week, what a fun and fab image...thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cupcake...good luck :) Donna x

Barbara said...

What a darling card! Love your choice of DP, image and dies. The tag adds the perfect finishing touch to this masterpiece. I too am not fond of mice but I do enjoy House Mouse images, hope your dad gets a chuckle out of this too :)Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week for our "Anything Goes Challenge." We hope to see you again on Monday for our next challenge. XX
Barbara GDT

9 April 2011 03:37

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corinne said...

very nice ! thank you for joining us on craftyourpassion's challenge
blog. Good luck !

Gemma said...

a lovely project! Thanks for taking part in our Animals challenge this week at CRAFT! Gemma :)

kim said...

fab card, i love that image youve used, its soo on the gdt for this month over at c.r.a.f.t challenges. thanks for entering x

bosenberries said...

Thanks so much for playing along with My Partner in Crafting Crime's 'layer it up' challenge! Good luck with the extra draws!

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