Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Crafty Gals Corner - Challenge #103 - Anything Goes - post 3 of 4

It's time for another challenge with us at the
This week we are letting our creative juices flow with
Challenge #103 Anything Goes
AND our
2nd Annual Blog Hop

We have lots of generous sponsors, lots of prizes and lots of creative inspiration to share for Challenge #103 at the Crafty Gals Corner this week.  This is the first of three projects I have to share today, so I hope you will check out the other projects I have created and all the fabulous projects created by the Crafty Gals Corner Design Team too.

Full details about the awesomeness of Challenge #103 with the Crafty Gals Corner, all of our generous sponsors & prizes, links for our Blog Hop & prizes and my giveaway can be found HERE.


Today I have used the Owl-Ways Party digital stamp from Miss Daisy Stamps,
one of our generous sponsors this week.

I printed two owls on an A5 sheet of X-Press It Blending card.
I coloured the owl using Copic markers (details below), fussy cut then went around the edges using my Memento Tuxedo Black Dual Tip marker.

The eyes were calling out to me, reminding me of the neglected bottle of Glossy Accents in my stash, so I carefully applied a very thick layer and left it to dry.  It is a slow process when the air is really humid like it has been here.

Once his eyes were dry, the party owl was ready for some cardmaking.

Our niece is having her birthday next week and I thought this cute party owl would make the perfect finishing touch to her card, with some cool Action Wobbler interaction making it FUN.  I confess, it is hard to resist tapping the owl and watch him dance like he's at a party!

The base of the card is an A5 top fold.
I enlarged a digital cut file (details & link below) to fit the card base (I had to trim a bit off the bottom of the card base), cut using my Silhouette Cameo, then applied double-sided foam tape to the back of each layer.  Next came a cool trick I learnt in cyberland (sorry, I can't remember who) - I took everything out of my MISTI, put the top layer face down inside, pushing it hard into a corner, peeled off the tape backing, then carefully aligned the 2nd layer into the same corner and adhered the layer in place.  It worked a treat.  I repeated this for the next layer, applied the blue background panel to the cardbase, then used the MISTI again, to align the card base to all the popped layers.

I took an Action Wobbler and adhered it to the smaller orange balloon (mostly hidden by the owl), trimming off the overhanging bits.  I adhered the balloon to the card, peeled off the backing of the Action Wobbler then secured the owl firmly in place.

Here is side view showing the Action Wobbler mechanism.

I know I said it before, but the wobbling action really is cool
the slightest touch and he is dancing!

Miss Daisy Stamps - digital stamp - Owl-Ways Party
X-Press It - A5 blending card
Copic markers - eyes - Y35 Y38
Copic markers - around the eyes - E70 E71
Copic markers - breast feathers - E70 E71 E74
Copic markers - outer head & wings - E74 E77
Copic markers - feet - E74 E77 E79
Copic markers - party hat & blowout - YR07 RV25
Glossy Accents (on the eyes)
Silhouette Design Store - Lori Whitlock cut file
A2 Birthday Pop Dot Card - Design ID #98951
Action Wobbler (under the owl)
X-Press It - Double-sided Foam Tape - 12mm

Sending a big Thank You to Miss Daisy Stamps for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge #103 with us at the Crafty Gals Corner.


Full details about the awesomeness of Challenge #103 with the Crafty Gals Corner, all of our generous sponsors & prizes, links for our Blog Hop & prizes and my giveaway can be found HERE.

I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):


  1. You are definitely good at layering! Adorable card!!!

  2. Gorgeous card Tracy, I am sure your niece is going to love this! the silhouette cut base is fabulous and I love the wobbly owl, very cute :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday and Wednesday Challenges Happy New Year! :-)
    Lols x x x

  3. I love owl cars! This one is especially cute. Congratulations on 2 years!!

    1. Thank You Pam :)
      ... the action wobbler is especially fun!

  4. HOw funny this is. Love the Action Wobbler mechanism behind the owl. Great idea :-)

    Hugs, Petra

  5. This is my favourite of your tree cards, I love everything about it especially that cute wobbly owl

  6. This card is just so cute and I love the owl, he looks fabulous sitting there in his party hat! Thank you so much for sharing and for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)

  7. I love your wobbler owl Tracy! What an awesome idea and an awesome card! Your layout and colours are fabulous. Beautiful job, Tracy! It's a pleasure to sponsor for your challenge. Thanks very much for sharing with us at Miss Daisy Stamps Create & Share Facebook Group. It was wonderful to see you. Happy Stamping! Love, Miss Daisy

    1. Thank You Miss Daisy :)
      It is always a pleasure to colour and create with your stamps!

  8. Great coloring and the layout is fab. Just love the wobbling part. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Annemi {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door


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