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
A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge 146 - Tons of Texture
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes (optional - something new - new papers and stamp).
Craft Your Passion Challenge 52 - Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft Challenge 136 - Comedy Rocks!
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)
One Stop Craft Challenge Week 125 - Spots and Dots