Wednesday, 13 September 2017

With all my heart . . . at the Crafty Gals Corner

It's time for another challenge with us at the

This week we are letting our creative juices flow with
Challenge #140 - Add A Heart/s

The sponsor for this challenge is:

Prize: $15 Gift Certificate

Today I have used the delightful Josephine digital stamp from our generous sponsor  The Paper Shelter to make an A5 top folding card.

I used a sketch that caught my eye a couple of weeks ago.
You can see it HERE on the Just For Fun Rubber Stamps Challenge Blog.

I printed the image on X-Press It Blending Card, heat set then coloured with Copic markers.  I added a touch of clear Wink of Stella to Josephine's golden brooch then decided that the background "needed" something more, so I went around the white areas with the Wink of Stella glitter brush then added a touch of blue with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.

I cut all the layers and adhered them to the A5 card base.  I punched some dark blue hearts for the strips, layering them together for extra dimension.  They blended in to the background too much, so I punched some more hearts and coloured them with red Copic markers to match the feathers and flowers, giving them even more POP!

My punches have been getting a real workout lately.  I gathered together a bundle of Fiskars and Sullivans flower punches and punched lots of them in the blues and green of the card base then layered them together, topping each one off with a rhinestone.  Before adhering any of the flowers in place, I die cut the sentiment several times, layering four of the light blue together with a navy blue offset at the bottom.  Once the sentiment was secured, I placed the flowers around the bottom of the image panel and sentiment, popping some up with foam dots for even more dimension in the clusters.


The Paper Shelter - digital stamp - Josephine 
X-Press It - A5 blending card
Copic markers - skin - E0000-000-00-11 + R01
Copic markers - lips - R21-22
Copic markers - eyes - YG03-25-67
Copic markers - hair - E3031-33-35-37
Copic markers - clothes - B0000-91-93-95-97
Copic markers - brooch - YG23-24  + Y08
Copic markers - feathers & flowers - R20-21-22-24-27-29
Copic markers - hearts - R27
Copic markers - binoculars & rails - C0-1-3-5-7
Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Mini Ink Blending Tool
Wink Of Stella Clear Glitter Brush
A5 top folding card base
Kaisercraft - weave cardstock - Navy
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - Earthtones
Blue Jay and Leaf
Kaisercraft - 12x12 patterned paper - #me Collection - Strength
ASSORTED flower punches
Sizzix Big Shot
Kaisercraft Decorative Die Words - Thinking Of You
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the flowers, heart & sentiment

Sending a big Thank You to The Paper Shelter for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge #140 Add A Heart/s with us at the Crafty Gals Corner. 
I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):

A Perfect Time To Craft - 1st September 2017 - Open Challenge #9
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - Challenge #136 - Anything Goes
Day Dreamer Challenges - Challenge #2 - Always Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge - Challenge Wk 36 Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - September 2017 Challenge - Patterned Paper
Fab 'n Funky Challenges - Challenge #362 - For A Friend
Fabrika Fantasy - Challenge #13 - Add Pearls / Gems
Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge Blog - Challenge #256 - Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers - HLS September Anything Goes with Dies Challenge
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog - LTSCB #101 - Anything Goes
Making Memories Crafting Challenge Blog - Challenge #9 Anything Goes or...
The Colour Board ... I have used the Colour Board with a touch of green
Morgan's ArtWorld - Challenge #18 - Anything Goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges - PIP Challenge 1737 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Challenge #260 - Fall Colors or Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Challenge #125 - Anything Goes
option Flowers [Handmade] ... I have made lots and lots of flowers
Through The Craftroom Door - TTCRD Anything Goes Challenge Week 12th Sep


  1. Love that beautiful coloring, Tracy! I'm so glad to see you playing along this week in our "Anything Goes" challenge at QKR Stampede. Thanks for the support and good luck.
    NanaConnie DT

  2. Awesome work, Thank you for Joining us at Glitter'N'Sparkle and waiting to see next time.

    Glitter'N'Sparkle DT

  3. A gorgeous card. Beautifully coloured image and a lovely design.
    Thanks for joining us at Making Memories Crafting Challenge.
    Hope to see you again next month.
    Janice DT

  4. Adorable image and coloring, love the card design...thank you for joining us at DIGI CHOOSDAY CHALLENGE this week,hope to see you again
    Željka Dt xx

  5. Beautiful card and image. The flowers and colouring are stunning.
    Thank you for joining us over at Day Dreamer Challenges
    Kelly (DT)

  6. Beautiful card. I really love the layout, and soft colours.

    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.
    Crafty-littleangel {Welcome to visit My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  7. Gorgeous Tracy!! Beautifully coloured and designed...thank you for sharing with us at Scrapbook Stamp Society! Good luck!
    Take care,

  8. Wow this is just so beautiful. Gorgeous image and beautifully coloured. Your design is perfect with your lovely image. Such lovely work.
    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  9. Sorry that should have read........
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Challenge, best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for<br

  10. Oh my... elegantly delightful. Wouldn't it be wonderful to receive this card?? YES!!! Thanks bunches for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Sure hope you will remember us for our next challenge too! Xj.
    TTCRD DT: Joi@RR{My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  11. Great make. Thanks for joining us in our week 36 Anything Goes challenge at Digi Choosday
    Anjie (DT)

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

  13. You created such a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

  14. Love your coloring and your card design. Thanks for playing along with Challenge #9 of the Making Memories Crafting Blog. Good luck- Cathy

  15. Back again, and again I just love this project. It is so wonderfully coloured, I love that image so much and the design and colours are just perfect. Lovely work here.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for

  16. A REALLY beautiful card, I love all the flowers and the hearts and great design and colouring too. Thank you for sharing with us at Morgan's Artworld. Faith DT

  17. Wonderful coloring and the dies you used are awesome! Thank for linking up at HLS ATG w/ Dies September Challenge!

  18. it's very beautiful Tracy

    Thanks for join us at
    {ScrapbookStampSociety DT Member}
    Hope to see you again and goodluck

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  19. Such an adorable little scene. I love all of those die cut flowers! Thanks for playing with us at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies September Challenge.


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