Sunday, April 20, 2014

New Challenge #81 at Glitter n Sparkle

Happy Easter everyone,
Hope you all have a wonderful day,
and try not to eat to much chocolate.
Though I'm not sure I if can stick to not eating
to much chocolate myself
I've got the Youngest here for the weekend
and all she wants to eat is Easter Eggs lol,
Breakfast, Lunch and Tea !!!!!

Well because this week has been the start of 
the Easter Holidays 
I have managed to do 2 cards.

So here is my 1st project for this Week:-

The Theme at 
Glitter n Sparkle is:-
Easter Cards/Spring Colours

Our Sponsors this week are:-

Crafty Sentiments who are offering
3 Images from their store

Stamping Boutique who are offering
3 Images from their store 
(or 4 Images if Stamping Boutique is used)

Eureka who are offering
5 Images from their store

QKR Stampede who are offering
5 Images from their store

Sentimental Susan who are offering
5 Images from their store

My project for this week is:-

Benson Bear Nature Watching Digi Stamp 
from Crafty Sentiments
(one of our sponsors)

To begin with I used a Plain White pre-cut 

Double Gatefold Card
which I reversed.
Then using 'Pastel Swirls' Backing Paper
I covered the full card 
(and cut it out to fit).
Next using the matching 'Pastel Eggs' Backing Paper,
I cut out 2 Side Faces and the Middle Section.

 I Die-Cut my Image out using

the largest Large Classic Ovals (5pc)

I coloured in my Image 
using my Promarker Pens.
               Butterfies -     Buttercup
               Flowers -        Buttercup
               Grass -           Meadow Green
               Bear -             Sandstone
                                     Bunt Sienna
               Egg -              Cocoa
               Ribbon -         Pastel Blue
               Sky -              Pastel Blue

To get the affect for the Sky I used
 Me-To-You Blue Nose Pigment Ink
(Color Box),
I applied the ink with a sponge.

I used a Gold Metallic Gel Pen

to write my 'Happy Easter' Sentiment
by Hand.

To finish off my card
I added some Pastel Pink Glitter as
Plum Purple Glitter to the Butterfly Wings
and Pastel Blue Glitter to the Ribbon around the Egg
(Pastel Glitters from Hobbycraft 
other from Craftplanet).
And added a strip of Pink Checked Ribbon
down each of the Side Facings,
and using a strip of Pastel Green Ribbon
I Hand-made a Double Bow.  

And finally I placed Flat-Back Pink Pearls,
on the remaining front corners,
and Flat-Back Blue Pearls 
on the Side Face corners

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

2 Sisters - #175 - Teddy Bears
Animal Friends - #13 - Spring/Easter
Challenges 4 Everybody - #40 - Anything Goes

Craft-Dee Bowz - April - Handmade Bow
Creative Fingers - #32 - Anything Goes/Crafty Sentiments
Cuttlebug Mania - Easter Eggs
Die Cuttin' Divas - #161 - Tic-Tac-Toe
(Egg-Pastel Colours-Ribbon)
Digi Choosday - #15 - Use 2 Papers
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - #90 - Easter/Spring
Fairytale Stampers - #37 - Bingo
Frosted Designs - Handwriting & Inks
Hanna And Friends - #194 - Easter
Inky Impressions - #155 - Easter
Moving Along With The Times - Happy
Ooh-La-La Creations - #154 - Easter/Spring
Open Minded Crafting Fun - #8 - Easter/Pastel Colours
Papertake Weekly - Happy Easter
Sparkle N Sprinkle  - April - Anything Goes/Glitter
The Pink Elephant - #246 - Easter
Try It On Tuesday - More Than 1 Fold


  1. Cute bear image, great coloring, and I love the fancy folds, Samantha! I'm so glad you chose shared it with us in our "Easter/Pastel colors" challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun this fortnight. Hope to see you again next week for our new challenge and good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

  2. thank you for joining us at tiot with your cute card, really like how the pale blue sky looks against the bear. EE

  3. Very pretty! Your hand lettering is beautiful! TFS your card at DCD's challenge this week.

  4. Fantastic card! Thanks for sharing it with us at OLLCB this time!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  5. Great idea with layout. I like it. Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun. Good luck, Joanna DT

  6. Pretty card, thanks for joining in with us at Digi Choosday Challenge!! Yvonne (DT)

  7. Very pretty!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant! xoxoxo

  8. What a pretty card!! Love the fold!! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!!

  9. My goodness!! adorable.. and that looks like a big yummy chocolate egg!!! Gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  10. Das ist ja ganz bezaubernd geworden
    Hab lieben Dank für Deine Teilnahme den Fairytale Stampers
    Grüßle Tamesis

  11. Cute card and I really like the card shape. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

  12. Hi Samantha what a cute and beautiful card.
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


  13. Sweet card and so cute! I love the patterned paper and fold too. Thanks for joining the sparkle N Sprinkle challenge. xo

  14. How very (or beary) cute! - thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!

  15. Lovely.
    Thanks for joining us at Hanna and friends.
    Hugs stine

  16. So very cute!

    Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs :-)

  17. Love the fold for your card! Really cute little image and great DP.

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky. I have a great giveaway so don’t forget to join in  Crafting Vicky giveaway post 

  18. This is such a cute card and image. Great fold too. Thanks for sharing it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

  19. Hallo Samantha!

    Such a sweet card, very interesting desing and such a cute image!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Fairytale Stampers.

    Good luck :-)

    xx Karola xx

  20. Wonderful card! Fantastic detail! Thank you for sharing with us at Open Minded Crafting Fun, Amy A.,DT

  21. Fab card, love the delicate colours, thanks for sharing at OLLCB x

  22. Sweet image. Thank you for joining in with our Easter Egg challenge at Cuttlebug Mania x

  23. What a cute image and a lovely shaped card

    Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

  24. so eine schöne karte, alles vorhanden, was das bingo vorgibt.
    danke für deine beteiligung bei den fairytale stampers..
    glg meggi

    nur noch eine kleine anmerkung: die neaongrüne schrift kann man auf diesem untergrund nur sehr schlecht lesen.;-)

  25. So cute card.
    Thanks for joining us at fairytale stampers.