Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Crafty Gals Corner - Challenge #116 - Anything Goes

It's time for another challenge with us at the

This week we are letting our creative juices flow with
Challenge #116 - Anything Goes

The sponsors for this challenge are:

Prize: 1 digital image

Prize: 3 Digital Images


Today I have used the cute On Pointe digital stamp from Broken Fairy Designs , one of our generous sponsors this week, to make two easel birthday cards.

closed, front view

I placed the Broken Fairy "On Pointe" ballerina image on my Silhouette Cameo cutting mat, along with the My Scrap Chick easel card cut file (details below), sizing and aligning her on the top layer of the card front.
I prepared the sentiment using a combination of fonts (Janda Celebration Script and Bradley Hand) in Adobe Photoshop, saved as a JPEG file, then opened the file on the cutting mat too, sizing it to fit the sentiment panel.
I printed the image and sentiment panels on X-Press It Blending Card with a laser printer and cut them using my Silhouette Cameo.
I cut the card base, accent layers and flourishes using textured cardstock.  I cut extra "blank" sentiment panels so that I could adhere three of them under each sentiment, making a solid, dimensional wedge for the card front to stand against when open.

I coloured the image using Copic markers (details below).

I assembled the card, adhering the layers using Helmar 450 Quick Dry, a liquid adhesive that makes is easy to align layers perfectly.  Next came the flourishes and flowers, also adhered with Helmar 450 Quick Dry.  It is great for dimension embellishments like flowers, as it is like using a hot glue gun without the "hot".

I punched and layered some butterflies to embellish the sentiment panel,
a fun way to celebrate the sentiment.

Here are some more pics
... I confess, I'm thrilled with how these cards turned out and hope that you like them too.

front view

Broken Fairy Designs - digital stamp - On Pointe
X-Press It - A4 blending card
~ Copic markers - light pink card ~
skin - E0000 E000 E00 E01
eyelids - G0000 G000
hair - E11 E13 E15
clothes - R20 R21 R22 R000
~ Copic markers - dark pink card ~
skin - E0000 E000 E00 E01
eyelids - BG0000 BG000
hair - E21 E23 E25
clothes - R20 R21 R22 R000
Silhouette Cameo
My Scrap Chick - cut file - Classic Easel Card With Flourish
Fiskars (Jenni Bowlin) lever punch - Jenni's Butterfly
Kaisercraft - weave cardstock - Rose (sorry, I can't find the link)
Kaisercraft - weave cardstock - Musk
American Crafts - textured cardstock - White
Kaisercraft - Paper Blooms - Fairy Floss
Kaisercraft - Mini Paper Blooms - Fairy Floss
Helmar450 Quick Dry Adhesive

Sending a big Thank You to Broken Fairy Designs for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge #116 with us at the Crafty Gals Corner.
I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):

2 Cute Ink Challenge Blog - Challenge #135 - Anything Goes
Aloha Friday Challenges (Kitty Bee Designs) - Challenge #91 - Spring Cleaning
(use something/tool/technique you've forgotten about or haven't used in a long time)
My butterfly punch has been neglected for too many years to mention and my cut file has been quietly waiting for a workout since September 2015 (yes, I looked it up) => it cut beautifully and I look forward to using it again soon!
Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 12 - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Challenge #152 - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge #470 - Spring Fever
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge - Week 13 - Anything Goes
Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge Blog - Challenge #232 - Mother's Day / For A Female


  1. This are both just gorgeous! Love easel cards and the image is adorble and the sentiment is perfect! Thanks for joining our weekly QKR Stampede challenge!

  2. Wow what gorgeous cards!
    Thank you for joining us at both The Colour Crazy Challenge and Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) xxx

  3. WOW WOW Stunning. Great work. Love these. Just absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Challenge, best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for<br

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

  5. Lovely cards.
    Thank you for joining in the QKR Stampede challenge.

  6. Your cards are gorgeous Tracy! I adore the sweet image, and the deign is so elegant. Thank you for joining us at Scrapbook Stamp Society. We hope to see you again!
    ~ Bonnie

  7. Oh my, just LOVE your cards. Simply sweet and classy.

    1. Thank You :)
      I love using my MSC cut files, the designs are fabulous and they cut beautifully!

  8. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us over here at Scrapbook Stamp Society.
    Good Luck!
    Eleonora DT

  9. Great creation!
    Thanks for playing with us at TTCRD.

  10. What a stunning pair of cards... just lovely! Thank-you for entering our "mothers day / for a female" challenge this week, at Glitter n Sparkle - Vic, D

  11. Gorgeous girly card love the beautiful image and dies--Thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart
    Carol DT x

  12. Two gorgeous cards and so beautifully coloured...they are darling! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)

  13. Two gorgeous cards hun, love colours and added detail.
    Thank you for joining us at OLLCB>
    Hugs Julie xxx

  14. Such pretty easle cards! Thank you for joining in the fun with us at Digi Choosday Challenge. Good luck! Yvonne (DT)

  15. Beautiful card.
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday Craft Challenge.
    Good luck xx

  16. Two beautiful cards love all the little details. Thank you for joining in at the OLLCB,

  17. these are gorgeous cards Tracy

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

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  18. What fabulous colouring. Thanks for joining our Week 12 Colour Crazy Challenge -Polkadoodles, don't forget, winners announced Friday 21st April!!! hugs, Carol DT

  19. I like your easel cards... wow.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge Anything Goes.
    Hugs, Tina – DT

  20. Pretty cards, beautiful images.
    Thank you for joining us for our Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles .


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