Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #113 - Polka Dots and/or Stripes

It's time for another challenge with us at the

This week we are letting our creative juices flow with

Challenge #113 - Polka Dots or Stripes

The sponsors for this challenge are:

My Besties
Etsy / Store

Prize: The following 3 images

Lemon Shortbread
Prize: 3 Digital Images


Today I have used the Cell Phone Cindy digital stamp from My Besties ( Etsy / Store )one of our generous sponsors this week.

My card has lots of dots, from Cindy's dress & shoes to the accent panel & black pearls.  It has lots of stripes too, hidden in the patterned paper of the background, a combination of white & yellow stripes and groovy striped arrows.

I printed Cindy on X-Press It Blending card and coloured the image with Copic markers.

I trimmed the panel down, matted it with black cardstock and assembled my card with matted patterned paper and a matted sentiment.  Each of the panels have a 1/16" black mat.

My card is 6 5/8" square.
Yes, I know it's an odd size but I really liked the patterned paper and decided to use it all.  It is from the Kaisercraft 6 1/2" Shine Bright paper pad.

The odd size meant that I had to join two pieces of cardstock to make the base.  I scored the back panel to make the top fold then adhered it to the front panel using strong book binding glue.

My Besties Etsy / Store - digital stamp - Cell Phone Cindy
X-Press It - A5 blending card
Copic markers - skin - E0000 E000 E00
Copic markers - cheeks - E01 E02
Copic markers - lips - R83
Copic markers - hair - E30 E31 E34 E35 E37
Copic markers - clothes - B0000 B21 B23 B26 B28 Y26
Copic markers - cell phone - C00 C0 C1 R28
Kaisercraft - 6 1/2" paper pad - Shine Bright
American Crafts - textured cardstock
Miss Daisy Stamps - digital stamp - Friends In You Heart Sentiment
Kaisercraft - pearls - black
Martha Stewart Scoreboard
Helmar 450 Quick Dry - to adhere the layers
Helmar Acid Free Professional - to adhere the top fold

Sending a big Thank You to My Besties ( Etsy / Store ) for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge #113 with us at the Crafty Gals Corner.
I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):

Color It!  Create It!  Show It Off! - Anything Goes, celebrating their 1st Birthday
Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 9 - Anything Goes
Hiding In My Craft Room - HIMCR #291 - Spring Colors
Inkspirational Challenges - Challenge #129 - Word Prompt "connect"
My Besties Art Spain - Challenge #10 - Anything Goes 
Carnival + Packets of Chocolates or Candies
My Besties Aussie's Challenge Blog - Anything Goes + option "Easter"
My Besties Brazil - Challenge #20 - Carnival with Shine, Glitter & Bright + My Besties
My card is filled with bright yellow & blue, with shining pearls.
My Besties Dutch Girls - Anything Goes + option "Animals"
My Besties France - Challenge #61 - Anything Goes
My Besties International Challenge Blog - Anything Goes + option "Color of Green"
QKR Stampede - Challenge #233 - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Challenge #111 - Anything Goes
Scrapper's Delights Challenge Blog - Blog Challenge #64 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog - Simon Says: For a Special Lady/Girl
The Paper Shelter - Challenge #284 - Circles / Dots and/or Stripes
Time Out Challenges - Love and/or Friendship + optional twist of spotlight stamping


  1. What a lovely card, so bright and cheerful. Thanks for sharing with us over at Besties International this month.

  2. Lovely card. Love the color combo. Wonderful image. Thanks for joining us at My Besties International Challenge.
    Sandy. (DT)

  3. what a sweet card. Thanks for sharing with us at Color it Create it Show it off.

  4. Lovely design. Thank you for sharing it with us at QKR Stampede

  5. This is so precious, Tracy! Great job on the stripes. So good to see you entering our "Anything Goes" challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Good luck.
    NanaConnie DT

  6. A cute image, beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining in at The Colour Crazy Challenge blog x

  7. Lovely card! Thanks you for joining with us at My Besties International Challenge. Good luck with your entry.
    Maritza DT

  8. This is so cute!! Love your awesome coloring skills!

  9. Fabulous card - I love the background and your Copic colouring is amazing! Thanks so much for celebrating with us at Time Out! Jill

  10. Beautiful card in yellow and lovely text ! Thank you for taking part in our challenge Colour it Create it Show it off. Creative regards, Gina DT

  11. Simply just love this card ... so cute and perfect .
    Thank you for joining us at My Besties Aussie Challenge.
    Hugs Rose DT

  12. Lovely card.
    Hugs Bianca.
    DT My Besties Aussie Challenge Blog.

  13. I was wondering if you would like to be guest designer at My Besties International Challenge for the month of April. Let me know. If you would like more information you can email me here.

    1. WOW - what a wonderful surprise!
      Thank You Sandy, I would be honoured to be Guest Designer :)

  14. Love it
    Thanks for joining us at Color it Create it Show it off.
    Yvon - DT

  15. Oh You have such a neat card here I love your sweet image and the way you have put it together to lovely. Thank you for sharing it with us over at Colour It, Creat It, Show It Off Challenge. Good luck with your entry. Hugs Andrea DT

  16. Tracy what a fantastic and very beautiful card

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Good Luck and hope to see you again

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  17. Your card is so lovely. The girl is adorable, and I love he bold yellow colors! Thank you for joining our challenge at Scrapbook Stamp Society. We would love to see you again!
    ~ Bonnie DT

  18. Adorable creation, great work on the image and nice layout. Wish I could follow your blog but Blogger is not letting me:( Thanks so much for playing at our Circles/Dots/Stripes challenge at The Paper Shelter. Hugs:) Audrey DT

    1. Thank You Audrey :)
      Sorry that Blogger would not work, sure hope you drop by again soon!

  19. Cute card! Love the image and your fab coloring skills! Great sentiment too! Thanks for taking the Time Out to play with us!

  20. such a fun card! love the sentiment! thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

  21. Excelente tarjeta!! La combinación de colores me encanta y el digital es precioso. Muchas gracias por participar con nosotras. Saludos. Andy Ro- DT My Besties Art España

  22. This is another wonderful creation and perfect for our challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Color It Create It Show It Off Challenge DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  23. Lovely card, with nice colors and details. Thank you for joining our challenge and we hope to see you again next time.

    with love from Holland,
    Dorothy, Dt coordinator the Dutch My Besties

  24. Lovely card, thank you for your participation at My-Besties french challenge! Good luck!


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