Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Crafty Gals Corner - Challenge #110 - Favorite Things

It's time for another challenge with us at the

This week we are letting our creative juices flow with
Challenge #110 - Favorite Things
PS - you will see me use different spelling for favourite and it is intentional.  The challenge is based in the US, so it is "favorite" for the challenge title and I am an Aussie, so it's "favourite" for my blog post :)

The sponsors for this challenge are:

Miss Daisy Stamps
prize: 4 Digital Images (1 from each artist)
 Jennifer Nilsson Art  ♥︎  Mari Digis  ♥︎  Miss Daisy’s Collection ♥︎  We Are 3  

prize: 2 Digital Images

prize: 3 Digital Images


My favourite things make for a long list including:
manual die cutting - Big Shot & dies
electronic file cutting - Silhouette Cameo
sparkle - glitter & Stickles
shine - embossing powder & Glossy Accents
colouring - Copic markers
fancy folds
interaction - Action Wobbler
Word of warning, I have used lots of favourite things, so there are lots of photos too!

Today I have used the Christmas Turtle digital stamp from Rick St Dennis, one of our generous sponsors this week and combined it with my favourite things.

I coloured my turtle using Copic markers (details below) then fussy cut him out and went around the edges with a Memento Tuxedo Black Dual Tip Marker.

To add the shine to the turtle's shell, toe nails and the ornaments on the tree, I went over them with a Versamarker Pen and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.  I gave everything two coats for a solid and smooth shiny finish.

I added sparkle to the trim on his hat by adding Stardust Stickles then smothering it with "snow" glitter.  Some Clear Wink Of Stella added a pretty sparkle to the star on the top of the tree too.

To add gloss and dimension to his eye, I added a big dollop of Glossy Accents, using a piercing tool to drag it into the fine points.

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the card base (file details listed below) and Distress Ink to ink up the edges of the patterned paper before adhering all the layers in place.

I cut bundles (and bundles) of holly berry sprigs using my Big Shot and adhered them in place to make dimensional accents across the bottom of the feature panel, along with some sprigs to decorate the side panels.  I used a Copic marker (R27) to darken some bling to finish off the holly berry sprigs.

Open flat view

Almost closed flat, perfect for mailing.

Side views, so you can see the fancy folds.

Check out the cool wobbler action

This card is cool to look at from all angles.
The fancy folds give dimension when opened and it is stable standing up,
even while the turtle dances

Rick St Dennis - digital stamp - Christmas Turtle
X-Press It - A4 blending card
Copic markers - shell - YR21 YR24 E08 E09 E47 E49
Copic markers - body - E41 E42 E43 E44
Copic markers - mouth - E93
Copic markers - eye - YG17 YG67
Copic markers - tree - YG03 YG25 YG17 YG67
Copic markers - star - Y15 Y17
Copic markers - wood - E55 E57 E59
Copic markers - hat, baubles, ribbon & bow - R22 R24 R27 R29
Copic markers - hat trim - N0 and "0"
Fiskars Micro Tip Scissors
Memento Tuxedo Black Dual Tip Marker
Stickles - Stardust
Wink Of Stella Brush - Clear
American Crafts - WOW! glitter - snow
Glossy Accents
Versamarker Dual Tip Pen
WOW! Embossing Powder - Clear Gloss Super Fine
American Crafts Heat Tool
Action Wobbler
Sizzix Big Shot
Couture Creations - Be Merry Collection - Holly Berry Sprigs Set die
Queen & Co - Red Twinkle Goosebumps
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store Design ID #63383 (enlarged)
Kaisercraft 12x12 patterned paper - Mistletoe Collection - Paper Wreath
Distress Ink - mini - Barn Door
Mini Distress Ink Blending Tool

Sending a big Thank You to Rick St Dennis for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge #110 with us at the Crafty Gals Corner.
I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):

ABC Christmas Challenge
Christmas Theme + C forCreature/s and D for Dimension
My creature is a turtle and I have dimension in my
fancy folds, holly berry sprigs and action wobbler 
Crafty Hazelnut's ChristmasChallenge
CHNC Challenge #320 + optional theme “cute”
My Christmas Turtle is super cute, especially with the wobbler action.
My card is primarily red with shades of green (& a touch of turtle brown).
The turtle and Christmas tree ornaments are heat embossed.
The turtle and Christmas tree ornaments are heat embossed.
I used my two favourite tools, my Sizzix Big Shot and Silhouette Cameo,
an old favourite and a new favourite.

I think my turtle is really cute, especially with the cool wobbler action.


  1. Oh now he is a cutie !! love your card design.
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x

  2. Great card, Tracy! It is so cute! That little turtle is adorable.

  3. Tracy this is an amazing card. I so like the cards that are a little different than just a square. That little turtle that wobbles is adorable. Great Crafting!!

  4. Great card, image, fold and colouring. Thanks fo sharing with us over at Colour it, create it and show it off this month.

  5. I LOve to see Christmas Cards all year round! What a sweet image this is and a GOrgeous design. Thank you so much for joining us this week at QKR Stampede.
    Think my list of favorite things would be a long one x

  6. So cute with the fancy fold and bold red border. Thanks for joining the QKR Stampede weekly Anything Goes challenge - with the twist of embossing. Dorothy S, DT member

  7. Nice Christmas Card... ;-)
    Hugs, Tina - DT
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at SasayakiGlitterChallenge

  8. Gorgeous Christmas card!!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.Good luck and hope to see you again.Gr.Kaija Dt-member

  9. Tracy this is a very beautiful card great design
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Good Luck and hope to see you again

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  10. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  11. Cute card! Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge.
    Hugs, Lisa

  12. Fabulous colouring. Thank you for sharing with us at Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Extra - Myrna DT. Also check out Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge - a weekly “themed” Christmas Challenge & Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge - a monthly Patterned Paper Challenge

  13. OMG! Your coloring is awesome and I love this card! Thanks for joining us at the Color it Create it Show it off Challenge! ~DT Dana

  14. Such a beautiful project. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck and hope to see you play with us in February.
    {Color It Create It Show It Off DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  15. Love your gorgeous card. The colors and the image are fantastic! Thank you such for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  16. What a great card. Love it. Thanks for sharing with us at Color it Create it Show it off.
    Cindy DT

  17. Your card is so lovely. I really love the sweet turtle and clever folds. Thank you for joining us at Scrapbook Stamp Society. We would love to see you again!
    ~ Bonnie DT

  18. This is so cute. Your coloring is beautiful. I can imagine how adorable the wobbler makes it. You are so talented !


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