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HIMCR04NSD – Use a Critter

Hi! I’m back for our fourth challenge of the day at Hiding in my Craftroom’s National Scrapbooking Day celebration. And we’re challenged to use a critter! It can be any critter: furry, creepy, crawly, or one that flies; it can be cute, pretty, or otherwise! Again any project is welcome!

Our sponsor for this challenge is:

One lucky winner will receive

3 Sweet N Sassy digital images!

I had the opportunity to pick an image from SNSS that I really enjoyed working with, called Birds and Roses. And this is how I incorporated it on my card: 

Sweet n’ Sassy stamps – Birds and Roses, Vintage Seed Packet
– Gold Circles One
– Classic Circles
– Gold Elements One
Shery K. Designs – Victoria Super Mega Pack
Haj Designs – Gorgeous Roses
Brilliance pigment ink in Coffee Bean
Ranger Distress ink in Old Paper
Ranger embossing ink
Inkadinkado embossing powder in Pearlescent
Spectrum Noir markers – Pinks, Reds
Staedtler markers – greens, light browns, yellow
UHU glue stick
Bazic two sided tape and foam tape
Merletto Crystals
Other generic materials
Textured cardstock in light pink
Feuille cardstock in sand beige
Specialty cardstock in pearlescent soft pink
Eggshell cardstock in white
5/8″ gross grain ribbon in sand beige
This is an A2 gate card I made using a sketch from Gloria Stengel. I wanted to give this card a cottage country feel to it, to match the lovely image. The front consists of 3 layers and ribbon. Each side of the gate card was layered exactly the same to give the illusion of one same layer. Once that was done, I attached various elements to the left side of the gate, starting with a square made of the largest die from Gold Elements One (cut in half and attached together again to form the square). On top of it I placed my framed image and the little banner and sentiment. To finish the card I added some crystals and a double bow with long tails.

I hope you enjoyed this card too. Please stop by Hiding in my Craft Room and join our celebration.

For more inspiration please visit my teammates’ blogs:

Kathy Up in the Night with Kat
Samantha Designs by Sammy
Gracie CHGraciellie Design (You are here)
Nancy Design Inventions
Melanie Afternoon Scrapper
Lisa LJ Creations
Jennie Jenscrapstoo
Sue Sue’s Paper Crafts
Lena Lena’s Creations
I’ll be back in an hour for our very last challenge of the day! See you then!

This card is participating in

Sketch Challenge with a Twist
(Old: card base, polka dot paper / New: Stamps, 5/8″ ribbon)
Craft Hoarders Anonymous

Sweet n’ Sassy Stamps 

Anything Goes 

Simon Wednesday Challenge
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Butterfly Gate Card

Hello! How was your Valentine’s? I hope you enjoyed it a lot! We ordered in and had a family night. That’s exactly how I wanted it to be. Now for today, I have a new card made with every little remainder piece of die cut I could find. I do hope my machine’s handle arrives as soon as possible! 

So this is a gate card, with an embossed front and with many layers. Would that make it ‘clean & layered’? Anyways, here it its:

Haj Designs Paper – Gorgeous Roses
– Gold Labels Four
– Mbossabilites: Enchanted
– Butterfly Magic
– A2 Filigree Delight: Oval
– Gold Elements One
– Grand Calibur die cutting machine
We R Memory Keepers – Trés Elegant
Memento dye ink – Angel Pink
Brilliance pigment ink -Coffee Bean
Merletto Stickers
Cre-a 7/8″ ribbon
Bazic two sided tape & mounting tape
Other generic materials
Heavy weight paper in white & pink
Bond paper in hot pink & light pink
DIY pearl pins

I hand cut the butterfly from an expandable pattern die. Why not? I needed a larger butterfly and this one works perfectly with the design.

Now for the giveaway! Even better than Valentine´s treats are blog candies don’t you think! Today you have the opportunity to win one of my favorite digital paper sets from Shery K. Designs. These are great quality papers that you can print endlessly at home. Each paper measures 12 x 12 inch. You may recall that I use the vintage handwriting paper frequently. This set is one of my very favorites. 
Shery has been so kind and she is sponsoring this giveaway. If you would like to see more of her designs please visit her shop, at Shery K. Designs

To participate go to my last blog post, click here: Valentine’s Mini Paperpad and a GIVEAWAY.
Thank you for visiting, for your comments and your support. I really appreciate it! 
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My Craft Spot Blog
Fusion Card Challenge

Clean & Layered
The Card Concept Card

Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog


Naughty or Nice Blog

Challenge # 17 – Use red/pink
Kitty Bee Designs Blog

Tic Tac Toe
3rd. row vertical

Embossing + Ribbon + Flowers
 Dis Digi Design Blog 

Craft Hoarders Challenge Blog

 FFC #37 – Valentine’s
Jo’s Scrap Blog

Ladybug Crafts Blog

Crafty Mojo Blog

Challenge #308 – Clever Cutting
Die cutting
Cute Card Thursday Blog

Challenge #93 

Challenge #50 Tic Tac Toe
2nd. Diagonal
Bling, Ribbon, Flowers

Inspirational Challenge Blog