Sunday, March 16, 2014

New Challenge #76 at Glitter n Sparkle

Hi everyone,
Well I think my arm is about to fall off this week,
My friend has kindly lent me her collection
of Dies (because mine is soooo pitiful lol),
and all I seem to be doing is Cutting 
and Cutting and Cutting and ......
(you get the idea)
But hopefully I will have plenty of choice  
to make some nice cards
till I can build up my own Die Collection.

Anyway here is my project this Week:-

The Theme at 
Glitter n Sparkle is:-
Use Some Green/St Patrick's

Our Sponsors this week are:-

Fiztown who are offering
3 Images from their store

Sassy Studio Designs who are offering
7 Images from their store

Eureka Stamps who are offering
5 Images from their store

A Day for Daisies who are offering
a $12 Gift Certificate for their store

My project for this week is:-

Candy Cane Digi Stamp 
from Sassy Studios 
(one of our sponsors)

To begin with I made my base Card from
 17cm x 25cm Dark Green Card
which I cut and folded into a
Twin Easel Card
(Arts & Crafts Direct).

Next using A2 Locking Loop (5pc)

I Die-Cut out the the 2 Rectangles
and the Sentiment Strip,
(on Pear Green Paper (stash))
Using Wee Bit O'Luck Sentiment Digi Stamp 
from Eureka Stamps 
(one of our sponsors)

Using some Medium Green Card
I Die-Cut out the larger of the 
Locking Loop Single Dies.

Next I cut out the Card for the Images 
to stand up on the Easel.
Using Medium Green Card
I cut a rectangle 10.5 x 13.5 cm.
And from White Stock Card
a rectangle 6.5 x 10 cm.

Then I cut out the Base Sections
so the Card can stand up.
From the White Card I cut a rectangle
17 x 3 cm, 
from which I cut a 6.5 x 1.5 cm section 
out of the Bottom Right Corner.
Then out of the Medium Green Card
I cut a 6.5 x 1 cm rectangle
which I placed in the cut-out section
of the White Card,
this makes the gap for the smaller
section to stand up in.

I coloured in my Image 
using my Promarker Pens.
               Skin -             Vanilla
                                     Dusky Pink
               Hair -              Spice
               Eyes -            Cinnamon
               Lips -             Burgundy
               Bells -            Yellow
               Cane -           Pear Green
               Arms/Legs -   Lime Zest
                                     Meadow Green
               Hat/Dress -     Pine
                                     Meadow Green 
               Boots -           Pine
                                     Cool Grey 5

I used some Green/White Checked Ribbon
and placed 2 Strips across the card
and Handmade a Bow using the same ribbon.

And for the finishing touches I used 
the cut-out remains from the Medium Green Die
and put them together to make a Clover.
Using 5 Dark Green Flat-Back Mini Gems
(one in the Clover, 4 on the Sentiment Strip)
5 Light Green Flat-Back Mini Gems
(down the centre of the Medium Green Die)
and finally a Silver and Green Gem
for the middle of the Bow.
(All Gems from my stash)

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

Artistic Inspirations - #82 

- St Patrick's Day/Green/Anything Goes
Blue Moon Creation, Get Inky - #9 
- Green/St Patty's Day
Craft-Dee Bowz - March
- Anything Goes/Handmade Bow
Craft For The Craic - March 
- Something Green
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - #168 
- Going Green
Craftitude - #60 
- Anything Goes/Add A Little Green
Crafty Ribbons - #80 
- Ribbons N Bows
Crafty Sentiments 
- Lots Of Green
Creative Fingers - #27 
- Anything Goes With Sassy Studio/
St Patrick's Day/Green
Cut It Up 
- Green For St Patrick's Day/Spring
Cuttin' And Stampin' - #14-10 
- St Patrick's Day/Lucky
Delicious Doodles - #79 
- Mainly Green For St Patrick's Day
Delightful Sketches 
- Wearing Of The Green
Digi Haven - Colour Challenge 
- 3 Different Shades Of Green
Inky Impressions - #150 
- Go Green
Loves Rubber Stamps - #94 
- Shades Of Green
Miriams Crafting - #10 
- Shades Of Green
Pattie's Creations - #87 
- Green For St Patrick's Day
Pin-spirational - #98 
- Clover Picture
Ruby's Rainbow - #74 
- Monochromatic Green & 1 Other
Sassy Studio Designs - #220 
- Happy St Patty's Day
Scrappers Delights - #18 
- Luck Of The Irish
Shelly's Images - March 
- Luck/Lucky
Stamping With The Dragon 
- Let's Go Green
Totally Paper Crafts - #210 
- Shaped Cards
Twisted Tuesday - #71 
- Live A Clean, Green Life


  1. How nice! And how cool that you got to borrow all those dies. I bet your hand feels like falling off, but I'm sure you're amassing a nice stash of cut outs to use on future projects.

    Thanks for joining our Green challenge at Cut it Up!

  2. fab card, love the desing and dies
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  3. Gorgeous card. I do love your image. Thank you for sharing at SDD Challenge.

  4. I like the dies you used on here-thanks so much for joining us at Pinspirational challenges.

  5. Stunning card, Sylvie Craft for the Craic DT

  6. I love this! So sassy! Good luck in the Dare to Be Sassy Thursday challenge!
    DebbieM - SSD DT

  7. wonderful card - great image and I love that loopy border - fab card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments and good luck! Rachel xx

  8. Love your design! Thanks for joining at Digi Haven: Green

  9. Love double easel card! Thanks for sharing with us at Cuttin and Stampin!!

  10. Oh this is so super cute. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  11. Fab card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week for our 'Lots of Green' challenge xx

  12. Fabulous and Fun card!
    Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  13. Great job using all those dies! Isn't it great to have a friend share the same passion...and their goodies! Thanks for sharing with us at {Pin}spirational Challenges! Come back and play with us again soon!
    Tracey, DT

  14. Hey, Sam - Just came from Artistic Inspirations. In case you haven't seen it yet - you were one of the top picks over there! Congratulations, dear teammie!

  15. Love the gem on the bow :)
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons Challenges!

  16. Totally adorable! Love the green. Thank You so much for joining us at Loves Rubber Stamps this week. We really to se what you come up with. Good Luck and Tons of Hugs, DanGina

  17. This look fantastic! Love the trims and design a lot!

    Thank you for joining our challenge at Ruby´s Rainbow. Good luck!

  18. Fabulous card, great image & love your use of dies too! Thanks for joining us over at Delicious Doodles this time & good luck!
    hugs Jo x

  19. What a cute St. Patty's day card - love the image. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month.

  20. Love the mix of traditional and funky style here and great digi Thank you for joining us in the 'Craft for the Craic' challenge and good luck
    Pixie ( DT member)

  21. Love a good easel card....and this is terrific! Thanks for linking up at Cuttin' and Stampin'! Karen N (DT)

  22. Different way to use Candy Cane Sassy! Very creative! Thank you for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs and the DTBST challenge this week! HUGS

    SSD DT

  23. What an adorable card! Great design. Thanks so much for playing along with Delightful Challenges! Denise

  24. A lovely cute wee card
    Thanks for popping over to SDD and joining in the fun
    Good luck
    Jo (dt) xxx

  25. Love all the die cuts and the green too! Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge.

  26. Great side stepper card.
    Thank you for joining us at Scrapper's Delights

    Huggsss, Angelique

  27. This is lovely...Thank you for sharing with us at Scrappers Delight, and good luck..

    Caz xx