Wednesday 16 November 2016

Crafty Gals Corner - Challenge #98 - Any Holiday

It's time for another challenge with us at the Crafty Gals Corner

This week we are celebrating holidays with
Challenge #98 - Any Holiday

Our sponsors this week are:

QKR Stampede
Prize: 3 Digital Images

The Paper Nest Dolls

Prize: $20 gift Certificate

Today I have used the cute Pumpkin Ellie digital stamp from The Paper Nest Dolls, one of our generous sponsors this week, to make a dimensional Thanksgiving card.

I have coloured Ellie with Copic markers (details below).
The scene and card base is a new-to-me flexi card.  I used a cut file from Lori Whitlock (details below).  As I had already printed, coloured and fussy cut Ellie, I adjusted the dimensions of the cut file so that the card would be the right scale for her, making it much taller.
The card stands 6" wide and 8" tall.

Ellie and the pumpkin have been attached to the picket fence using foam squares.  I have layered two under the right-hand-side and one under the left-hand-side, so that they sit better against the fence when it is open and curved.

Did you notice something wrong with the pic above?
I sure did, a little late but it was fixable.  The pumpkin beside the wheel barrow has the stalk in the wrong spot and luckily I was able to make it right.

The cool thing about this card is that it has a fabulous curved dimension and the layers sit flat for mailing.

The Paper Nest Dolls - digital stamp - Pumpkin Ellie
X-Press It - A4 blending card
Copic markers - skin - 50 E51 E53 E01
Copic markers - hair - E34 E35 E37
Copic markers - clothes - RV21 RV23 Y35 Y38 YG13 YG17
Copic markers - pumpkins - YR15 YR16 YR18
Copic markers - pumpkin stems - YR19 YR27
Copic markers - pumpkin leaves - YG13 YG17
Copic markers - wheel barrow - R24 R27 C5 C7 C9 E27 E29
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #158116 - A2 Flexi Card Fall
(I adjusted the size using my Silhouette Cameo)
Silhouette Cameo
Kaisercraft 6 1/2" Paper Pad - Base Coat
(adding an Aussie touch to Thanksgiving with a familiar rusty corrugated iron fence)
Kaisercraft 6 1/2" Paper Pad - Finders Keepers (sky)
Fiskars - squeeze punch - Pick Of The Patch
Fiskars - 3-in-1 corner punch - Leaves

Sending a big Thank You to The Paper Nest Dolls
 for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for 
Challenge #98 with us Crafty Gals Corner.

I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):
Beccy's Place
A Month Of Holiday Cards
I encourage you to head on over and check out Beccy's Place, especially this month, as there is wonderful Holiday Card inspiration, techniques and tutorials being shared each day, the challenge is open all month long, so there is plenty of time to get creative, enter some holiday cards and have the chance to win some of Beccy's digital images too.
All challenge entries are linked via her Month Of Holiday Cards post. 
Paper Nest Dolls Blog
Challenge #11 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge Blog
Simon Says: Thanks / Thanksgiving
Southern Girls Challenge
Challenge #148 - Anything Goes - Team Trace
with Kathy Racoosin from The Daily Marker
This is Kathy's 6th 30 Day Coloring Challenge and she encourages us all to colour something every day, all month long and share our work on her Day 1 post for her 30 day event.
I encourage you to head on over and check out The Daily Marker, especially this month as Kathy is sharing colouring inspiration every day, with different colouring media, techniques, tutorials, videos, blog hops and giveaways.
All challenge entries are linked via her Day 1 post.
Through The Craft Room Door
TTCRD Anything Goes Challenge November 15, 2016


  1. Your bendy card is fabulous Tracy, you've done an awesome job putting it together! I love the white picket fence and the wonderful paper that looks just like corrugated iron. I also like the autumn trees in the background. The little girl with her barrow full of pumpkins is very sweet and you did a wonderful job with the colouring. Fabulous!

  2. I thought sure your card was from Art Impressions when I saw it on Kathy's post. Boy was I wrong, but still it's very cute! And it actually lies flat for mailing? Cool!

  3. Beautiful card, Tracy. Love the bendy card fold and the beautiful Fall scene you created.

    1. Thank You Lena :)
      This was my first bendi / flexi card and I look forward to making more, especially now that I know how easy they are to make and how cool they look!

  4. Hey Tracy! Wow, I've never seen a flexi card before, but I love the dimension you get and that it can be mailed just fine. Thanks for sharing it with us! You are so cute with fixing the pumpkin, but I have to admit if I see something I didn't intend with my cards I often go back and change them too. We are hard on ourselves, right?! I think it all looks wonderful, regardless where the stem grows, especially the coloring on your young lady. Fabulous card! And PS. thanks so much for your thoughtful comment on my blog about the photo cards ... I was leaning towards the gingham ribbon one, but since people seem to like the one with the silver foil ribbon OK I think I'll go with that one to avoid any mailing issues. Then maybe the red/gold ribbon one for present toppers for the grandparents : ) Hugs, Kelly

    1. Thank You Kelly :)
      PS - I totally relate to how hard it can be deciding which design to go with, we're STILL deciding ours!

  5. What a fabulous card and I LOVE the design, it's so cute and works so well with the images! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)

  6. this is adorable. Love the bendy card. I didn't notice about the stem either in the first photo but I pinned the right one, lol. Well done.

  7. Such a sweet scene. I love that it is still mailable, even with all that dimension.

  8. Oh Tracy! You have created such a fabulous fall scene! ❤️


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