Sunday, February 09, 2014

New Challenge #71 at Glitter n Sparkle

Hello again
Yep I'm still waiting for my Nephew 
I think he's nice and snug and comfy.
Don't think he likes all the cold weather 
at the moment in Denmark.
(And I told my Brother that Baby 
might come 2 weeks early ..... 

Anyway here is my project for this week:-

The Theme at 
Glitter n Sparkle is:-
Valentines/Use some Red

Our Sponsors this week are:-

Bugaboo who are offering
7 Images from their store

Stitchy Bear Stamps who are offering
$10 Gift Certificate for images from
Stitchy, Coosty and Hope Jacare Doodles

Di's Digi Downloads who are offering
$12 Gift Certificate for their store

My project for this week is:-

Love Apple Tree digi stamp 
from Hope Jacare Doodles at Stitchy Bear Stamps 
(one of our sponsors)

To begin with I cut my base Card from
 A4 White Pearlised Card
(Ross Papers)
folded it in to 3 parts to make a tent card.
and trimmed it down to make it 14cm wide.

I then used my Heart dies
(Sizzix Framelits (6pk))
and die-cut out on Red Card
1 Large, 1 3rd Smallest and 2 Smallest.
And from some plain white decopage paper
die cut out 3rd Smallest and 1 Smallest inside it.
and for my sentiment I typed it out
using my Greeting Card Factory
(in English 111 Presto BT Font),
then die cut it using the 2nd Smallest Heart.

I then coloured in my Image twice,
and the Double Cut Heart
using my Promarker Pens.
I then Decopaged up the Image.

For the main part of the card
I placed the Large Red Heart so that it
'Popped' up and placed the
coloured cut out heart at the bottom of it.
I then placed my decopaged Tree
so it filled the right 'cheek' of the heart.

Using a 6 x 14 cm wide piece
of White Pearlised Card,
I wrapped a 2.5cm strip of White Lace
(Boyes Haberdashery)
Then placed on my Medium Red Heart
layered with my sentiment,
and the 2 small Red Hearts,
and stuck it to the bottom of the card
so the 'Tent' could stand up.

To finish my card off I used some
Lime Green Ribbon
(Boyes Haberdashery)
which I made into a Bow.
and added some Medium Flat-back Clear Crystals
as an accent to the large heart.
And as a Border at the bottom I alternatively spaced
some Large flat-back Clear Crystals
and some very small hearts
(which I had saved from leftovers from
an X-cut Heart Boarder Punch).

I'd like to enter this Card in the following Challenges:-

Addicted to Stamps - #75 - Hearts
Artistic Inspirations - #77 - Anything Goes/Hearts
Brown Sugar - #80 - Valentines
Catered Crop - Heart of The Matter
Craft Room Challenge - Ribbon & Lace
Crafting From The Heart - #6 - Anything Goes/Use Red
Craftitude - #58 - Anything Goes/Valentines/Love
Creative Corner - Seeing Red
Cut It Up - #38 - Valentines Day
Digi Sketch Challenge - Use The Colour Green
Divas By Design - Die Cuts
Feeling Crafty - #25 - Dies
Flat Friends - #17 - More Than 1 Fold
Flourishes Boutique - #257 - Red & Love
Kreativeinkauf - #11 - Hearts
Lexi's Creations - #109 - Valentines Day/Love
Little Red Wagon - #223 - Love
Scrapbook Stamp Society - #34 - Anything Goes/Use a Heart
Shopping Our Stash - #137 - Love Me Tender
Stamping Royalty - #213 - All About Love
That Craft Place - Valentine/Love
TokBobok - #9 - Hearts


  1. I like your 3D tree! And your colors really pop. Very cool card. It has a retro feel to it. Thanks for linking to our Valentine challenge at Cut it Up!

  2. hi hun that s a real wow!!! loving the red - great job and thank you for joining us at CFTH - hope to see u back real soon - very good luck with your challenges Judith DT Member xxx

  3. This is Fabulous!! Great job!!
    Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  4. This is so cool - I love the colours and design - that tree is gorgeous too :-) xx Thank you so much for joining us over at Flat Friends, Em xx

  5. great easel card love the tree and all the hearts-thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    Carol DT x

  6. That tree is just wonderful! Great card, :). Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations, good luck.

  7. Hi Samantha what a beautiful card you have made.

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  8. That is a really lovely card and I really like your colours. Thank you for joining us at Crafting From the Heart.

  9. How sweet! That tree is gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us in this week's Timeless Tuesday Challenge!

  10. Wow! You can't miss this card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Creative Corner

  11. Gorgeous card with a lovely use of die cuts...thanks for sharing with us at Divas by Design!
    xxx Margreet

  12. So pretty!!! I love how different it is! Thanks for playing along with us at the Little Red Wagon!

  13. Lovely valentin card!
    Thank for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

  14. A lovely card and great design.

    Thank you for joining in with the Feeling Crafty challenge this month and good luck x

  15. Such beautiful Die Cuts on this gorgeous card. Love the design and fabulous tree.
    Thank you for sharing this with us at Diva's by Design.
    Hugs Sharon. x
    {Nellie’s Handmade Cards}

  16. This is beautiful Sam! I love the tree image - so cute! Thanks for joining us for our Timeless Tuesday Challenge this week at Flourishes!

  17. Great card, decoupaging has created a lovely depth to the layout. Thanks for joining the Crafting From The Heart Challenge, hope to see you again soon.

    Victoria DT

  18. Love your dimensional tree with the birds inside! Inspired

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Lexi's Creations

  19. great card thanks so much for sharing with us at brown sugar, good luck
    caroline dt

  20. Such a pretty card! I love the pop up and your coloring is so pretty. Thanks for joining us over at the Craft-Room!

  21. Beautiful Card!! FAB strong colors.. Great layers.. and FAB design!! Love the idea!!
    Thank you for joining us at ATSC :o) Hugs Sol :o)

  22. Eine tolle Karte!!! Danke für Deine Teilnahme bei KE-Challenge. LG, Susanne.

  23. Thanks for joining in the love me tender challenge at Shopping our Stash! Very cool stand up card. Love the style!

  24. Fabulous pop up heart the colours and embellies. Thank You for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge this fortnight

    Annie x

  25. Hi Samantha - what a great card with a lovely layout. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time.
    Helen x (DT)

  26. Love the dimension you have created on the tree. It looks wonderful against the fun background. Great colour scheme with the pops of red against the white and the apple green. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes/Valentine's/Love Challenge this fortnight at Craftitude. I hope we see you again soon.

  27. Such an interesting idea about the tree. I like it. Good luck and hope to see you again playing with us!