Monday, 2 February 2015

The Challenge is Cute and so may I say am I!

Hello again,

It's the 2nd of the Month so its time to start another challenge over at Crafting Muskateers Challenge Blog - the theme this time is 'Cute', and so may I say am I!  Not really but I've always wanted to use that phase hehe :D

The sponsor gave the design team so great images to work with, you should go check out what on offer over at Cuddly Buddly

Here's my DT inspiration for you...

It's almost a CAS card!  A change for me lol

Here's how and what...
Cuddly Buddly image, coloured with my Copic's markers.  The mouse is coloured in E11, E21, E04, E00 in flicking motions to try and get texture to his fur.
I always print my digi images on 300gsm super smooth card from That Craft Place (its also available in 160gsm so you can choose to suit you).
I decided for this one I was going to try to focus on the image and it was a challenge not to use my embellies and add lots of bits and bobs as regular visitors to my blog will know is fast becoming my signature designs hehe
I used two backing papers from Michele R Designs one as the insert and one as the base layer for the 6x6 card blank.  The designs are very soft so blend well into the design.
I cut multiple layers of white card so that they formed a pyramid towards the middle of the card. Each layer was then embossed with Frantage in Shabby Green on two edges.
The image and the middle layers of white card I put through my big shot using a Spellbinders die (adorning squares) and I then added Frantage to the edges.

TOP TIP:  to increase a focal point when using repeated patterns (a pyramid of white in this case) on the last layers do something different!  Here I offset the layers instead and raised them with foam tape.  Try it, it really works :D

Here's the close ups:

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Happy Crafting :D

Sandie xxx

Lil patch of crafty friends - #3 AG
Glitter and Sparkle - #122 AG
Whoopsie Daisy - Pretty in pink
Craft your passion - #247 AG
Creative Knockout - #74 animal antics
Creative Fingers challenge - #65 Ag
Art by MiRan - #24 AG
A Gem of a challenge - #137 lots of layers
Scribble and scrap - #37 AG
The Ribbon Girls - love is in the air


  1. So cute, love the little mouse and fabulous embellishments.
    Linda xxx

  2. Hi Sandie this is a gorgeous card the little mouse is so cute. Hugs Jackie

  3. This is fabulous. I love how the die has been used. X

  4. This is so cute. I love your layout, too. Thank you for joining us at Creative Knockouts. Bunny DT

  5. Gorgeous and Cute, Sande, love your colouring of the image, beautiful papers and detail, hugs xxx

  6. Lots of lovely layers, love the cute image and colour

  7. Gorgeous card, cute image indeed.

    Thank you for joining in with Challenge No 3.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie j xxx

  8. Thank you for playing along with Lil patch of Crafty friends.
    Wish you luck in the draw.

    Saskia Pullen
    Dt member Lil patch of crafty friends

  9. Now, this is just gorgeous! Love the colouring - and the glittering! Thanks for sharing with us over at Glitter n Sparkle - Vic, DT x

  10. Hi Sandie, wow this is so so cute, I love the little mouse and how you have coloured him. Fabulous layering. Hugs Jennifer xx

  11. love all of the layers and the mouse is very very cute - thanks for joining in with The Ribbon Girls February Card Challenge - best of luck! Mary x

  12. Gorgeous work! You call this CAS? wow, it looks pretty fancy to sure and enter it into the Sweet Pea challenge as this image is from Karen Middleton who is one of the artists that Sweet Pea stamps sells, their Feb challenge is Love theme. Here's the link

  13. What an adorable image! Just swet. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creative Fingers Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  14. Gorgeous card. Love all the sparkles and layers. Super cute image. Thanks for joining us at Creative Knockouts and hope to see you again. Good luck. Maggie - DT

  15. Gorgeous and cute card. Love your fabulous layers. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again next week. Helena x

  16. Hello, Sandie! What an adorable card! Definitely a cutie! Love how you layered the die cuts and added the sparkle! So glad you linked up with us at Glitter n Sparkle for our Anything Goes challenge. Best of luck in our prize draw!

    KT Fit Kitty
    Glitter n Sparkle DT

  17. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation at Glitter n Sparkle.

    Tracey DTxxx

  18. Definitely NOT a CAS card, lol....its beautiful and sooo cute. I love the use of Frantage on the edges, I have gotta get me some of that xx

  19. A super sweet card and delightful image.
    Thank you for joining in with the Scribble & Scrap challenge and good luck x


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