Thursday 18 May 2017

A Sprinkle of Sparkle with Team Lou at the Southern Girls

It's time for another challenge with us at the Southern Girls.

This fortnight Team Lou have created projects to inspire you for the new challenge

Our generous sponsors for this challenge are




Today I have used the super cute Helga Hippo - Fairy Princess digital stamp by Polkadoodles, one of our generous sponsors this fortnight.

I created a centre box card to frame the magical Helga.

This card has fancy folds and dimension with the bonus of folding flat for mailing.

I printed Helga on X-Press It Blending card, heat set the image then coloured with Copic markers.  Then came the fun (and challenge) of fussy cutting.  Once cut, I went around the edges of the image with a tuxedo black marker.  I added clear Wink of Stella sparkle to the wings.
I created the card base using my scoreboard, layering the panels with glitter tape and foiled patterned paper.  I layered the glitter tape on white cardstock to create the die cut sentiment and fancy bows.

Here are some more pics - click on them to see them enlarged.

The card folds flat in either for mailing.

This was my first time creating a centre box card,
so I thought I would share my dimensions with you:
  • panel for card base - 6 1/2" x 10 1/4"
  • scored at 2" - 3 1/4" - 7 1/4" - 8 1/2"
  • 2" glitter tape adhered to side and middle panels
  • patterned paper panels - 1 1/2" x 6 3/8" and 3 1/2" x 6 3/8"
  • sentiment panel - 8" x 1 7/8" (trimmed 1/8" off after glitter tape adhered)
  • white layer of sentiment panel 7 3/4" x 5/8"
  • sentiment & bows - adhered glitter tape to white cardstock then die cut
  • Helga - 3 3/4" tall

Copic markers - skin - C0 C1 C2 C3 C4 C5
Copic markers - teeth - W00 W0
Copic markers - clothes - V0000 V000 V01 V05
Copic markers - wand - E99 Y21
(I added silver glitter to the wand, so you can't see the original yellow)
Copic markers - flower - Y21 V0000 V000 V01 V05
Memento Tuxedo Black Dual Tip Marker
 Wink Of Stella Clear Glitter Brush - sparkle added to wings
Kaisercraft - 6 1/2" paper pad - Violet Crush
textured cardstock
Martha Stewart scoreboard
Best Creation Inc - Glitter Tape - 2" silver
Paper Smooches - Bows Dies
Couture Creations - Intricutz Dies - Script Happy Birthday
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the sentiment & bows

Sending a big Thank You to Polkadoodles for sponsoring

I hope I have inspired you to create a sparkling project and look forward to seeing your work shared in the challenge gallery.

Remember we are not just a card blog, we love to see scrapbook layouts, artjournal pages and all types of papercraft.

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

Color It!  Create It!  Show It Off! - May Challenge Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - WK18- Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Challenge #118 - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge - WK 19 - Anything Goes
Di's Digi Designs Challenge - Fold It Fancy
Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge Blog - Challenge #239 - One For The Ladies / Mother's Day
Ike's World Challenges - Anything Goes with optional twist of "Fairly Flying"
Helga the Fairy Princess has sparkling wings and is fairly flying across the card
In The Pink - Challenge #119 - Razzle Dazzle
Making Memories Crafting Challenge Blog - Challenge #5 - Anything Goes
Morgan's ArtWorld - Challenge #9 - Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations - Something Beginning With "B"
this "B"irthday card has "B"ows
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges - PIP Challenge #1720 - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog - Challenge #329 Anything Goes
Pile It On - Challenge #130 - Animal
Polkadoodles Paper Crafting Challenge - Week 18/19 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Challenge #243 - Graduation Cards or Anything Goes
Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Blog - May Challenge - Colour Pink
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything Goes with option "Mother's Day"
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog - Simon Says: A Bit Of Sparkle
Sparkles Monthly Challenges Blog - Challenge #92 - Four (4) Or More Legs
STAMPlorations - May Challenge - Theme and Sketch
I was inspired by the sketch


  1. Aww, that is so adorable! What a sweet card Tracy! Love that cute image and your sparkly pink and silver design is just gorgeous. Hugs, Wends xoxo

  2. OMG isn't she just adorable & I love how you have her on a tightrope - what an adorable card for a wee girl or one of your gal pals that hasn't grown up yet!

    1. Thank You Karen ... I think we all enjoy a little magic :)

  3. Just adorable!!! Loving the sparkly wand, thank you for sharing it with us at Digi Chooseday crafty hugs Julia xx

  4. Such a sweet card! Love the fold, the sparkling details and the cute image :)
    Thank you for entering Colour Crazy challenge.
    Hugs DT Maya

  5. Aww Helga, she really does make a fabulous fairy princess doesn't she! I love the shape of this card, a really clever design!
    Thank you for joining us at both The Colour Crazy Challenge and Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) xxx

  6. Oh, so pretty - I really like the papers you chose for each panel this box card design makes it very special. We are glad you joined the QKR Stampede Anything Goes challenge this week. Dorothy S, DT member

  7. Oh I'm speechless this is beautiful, stylish, artistic oh WOW. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

  8. Oooh - marvelous card design and such a darling, cute little hippo. A beautiful card :-)
    Thank you very much for coming over to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges :-)

    IKE x

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  9. This is GORGEOUS, you did a great job with the image, but the card in total is just WOW! It's great great great. Thanks for sharing your talent at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge!

  10. It's a great card and I love the soft pink! I also love the fancy fold, I don't think I've seen this one before! Thanks for playing along at Penny's this week and hope to see you again.
    Tammy DT

  11. Super cute card! Great fussy cutting too... Thanks for joining us at Stamplorations Theme & Sketch challenge this month.

  12. I spent ages trying to work out how it could fold flat - and then scrolled down and found that you'd shown us! Gorgeous card and a great fold. Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La.

    1. Thank You Jane :)
      It really is a fun fold and I hope you get to make one soon!

  13. Cute and beautiful card!Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Good Luck and hope to see you again.Gr.Kaija Dt-member

  14. Such a sweet card, loving Helga.
    Thanks for joining us over at Penny's.
    Jean xx

  15. This is so cute and brilliantly designed. Love the fold and soft pinks.
    Thank you for joining us at Making Memories Crafting and I hope you'll be back again soon.
    Marilyn S

  16. Fabulous centre box card, I love the hippo and the glitter, lovely choice of colours. Thank you for sharing with us at Ooh La La and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member x

  17. What a gorgeously cute image, love the pink sparkle and your lovely design card, thank you for sharing your card with us at Sparkles Monthly hope you will call back next time..

    Hugs Babs x DT

  18. This is adorable Thank you for taking the time to join in with us over at Polkadoodles

  19. Love all the sparkle - and the hippo!
    Thank you for sharing with IKE'S WORLD Challenges!
    DT for IKE'S WORLD Challenges!
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  20. Sooo adorable! Thank you so much for joining us at Penny's Challenges.
    Maria (DT)

  21. Gorgeous card Tracy! It's so sweet and pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  22. Oh what a neat card I love you hippo image and he is coloured so lovely. Thank you for sharing it with us over at Colour It, Create It, Show It Off Challenge. Good luck with your entry. Hugs Andrea DT

  23. A very cute card.
    Thanks for joining our challenge at In the Pink this time.
    Lorraine x

  24. this is fantastic and so very beautiful Tracy
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Good Luck and hope to see you again

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  25. Ahh, very sweet. So glad you joined us at Morgan's ArtWorld.

  26. This is a gorgeous creation (loving the card design) and perfect for our challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Color It Create It Show It Off Challenge DT Member}
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  27. Fabulous card! Glove the bling bling
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Hester

  28. So very pretty! Adorable image, beautiful colouring and a wonderful sparkly background. Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments.

  29. Love the design and Helga standing on the sentiment. Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Addicts. xx

  30. OMG. How cute is that HIppo. LOve your card. Wanted to stop by and apologise for my tardiness of late (well since forever). SGC Design Teamie . Hugsxx

    1. Thank You Alethea :)
      It's lovely to have you come visit and I hope that you're feeling much better real soon!

  31. This is so sweet, great design. Thanks for sharing with us at Color it Create it Show it off.
    Cindy DT

  32. Very sweet, Tracy - great image and card shape.

    Thanks for joining us at the Sparkles Challenge Blog - hope to see you again for our new challenge which starts tomorrow.

    Helen x


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