Thursday, 18 January 2018

A tangled taste of Australia from this Crafty Gals Corner

It's time for another challenge with us at the

This week we are letting our creative juices flow with
Challenge #157 - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges are bi-weekly.
Each crafter may only submit 3 projects per challenge.


The sponsors for this challenge are:

Pretty Grafik Design
Prize: 1 Image Pack 

Sparkle N Sprinkle
Sparkle N Sprinkle
Prize: $15 Gift Certificate

Lacy Sunshine
Prize: 3 Digital Images

Odd Ball Stamps
Oddball Art Stamps
Prize ~ 3 Digital Images


Today I have used the Parrot Tangled Gems digital stamp from Lacy Sunshine,
one of our generous sponsors this week, to make an A5 top folding birthday card.

I printed the image on A5 X-Press It blending card, heat set then coloured with Copic markers.  I decided that this was going to be a birthday card for my brother and wanted to remind him of "home" so I gathered together some of my more recent galah photos and used them to guide my colouring.

Once coloured, I trimmed the image panel slightly, matted with black cardstock and layered on the matted card base with an accent strip that went below the image panel and the sentiment panel above it.  The sentiment is a die cut that I adhered to a cardstock strip, matted then added foam  squares for extra dimension.

It is a bit hard to see, but the sentiment strip is sitting high above the image panel and you can see parts of the coloured image when you peek under it.

I matted inside the card and added another die cut sentiment.

... this card is now flying over to the USA to remind my brother of home


NOW it's YOUR turn!
I hope that I have inspired you to get creative
and look forward to seeing your projects fill the gallery for
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges are bi-weekly.
Each crafter may only submit 3 projects per challenge.


Lacy Sunshine digital stamp - Parrot Tangled Gems
Copic markers - galah - pink - RV00 + R81-83-85
Copic markers - galah - grey - C0-1-3-5-7
Copic markers - galah - beak - W0-1-3-5 + C0-1
Copic markers - leaves - YG61-63-67
Copic markers - branches - E41-42-44 + YG93-97
Copic markers - sky - B0000
12x12 textured cardstock
A5 top folding card base
Sizzix Big Shot
Kaisercraft release paper
Paper Smooches - Birthday Words Dies
Couture Creations - Happy Birthday Title Die
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the sentiment
foam squares - to adhere the sentiment panel

Sending a big Thank You to Lacy Sunshine for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge #157 at the Crafty Gals Corner.
I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Challenge #10 - Anything With A Critter Goes
my card features a zentangle galah
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge - Challenge #60 - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge - January Challenge - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Week 450 - No Patterned Papers
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes January Edition
Crafting With An Attitude - Challenge #35 - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge #512 - Something New
I have used a new image and new style of "block" colouring
Digi Choosday Craft Challenges - Wk 03 - Anything Goes
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog - LTSCB #105 - Anything Goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - PIP Challenge 1802 - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - Penny's Challenge 363 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Craft Challenge - Week 2 - 12 Jan - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Challenge #278 - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Challenge #132 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge Blog - Simon Says: Birds Of A Feather
The Crafty Addicts Challenge Blog - Challenge #44 - Anything Goes
optional Winter Blues
Through The Craft Room Door - TTCRD post week 16th Jan - Anything Goes


  1. Great card! Wonderful image!
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) xxx

  2. Beautiful image and coloring and stunning card design...thank you for joining us at DIGI CHOOSDAY CHALLENGE this week,hope to see you again
    Željka DT xx

  3. So pretty! Thanks for joining us in our week 2 Anything Goes challenge at <a href=">

  4. How great to have photos to guide the coloring - which looks great! Thanks for joining us this week at the QKR Stampede Anything Goes challenge.
    Dorothy S, DT member

  5. Fab creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  6. Fab card! Thanks for joining us in our week 14 Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles Sabrina DT

  7. Fabulous card, great image and colouring.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  8. Fab card
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday
    Julie T

  9. What a wonderful and thoughtful birthday card....he's going to love it!! Beautiful coloring and coordinated paper! So glad you shared this with us at PIP Challenges!

  10. Artful project ! Thank you for joining us in week 3 at DIGI CHOOSDAY CHALLENGE. Creative regards, Gina

  11. Your card is beautiful The coloring is so pretty and I love the design. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥

  12. A very striking design - love your colouring.

    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.
    Made by Helen{My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  13. Fab image and card. Thank you for joining us for our Week 2 'Anything Goes' Challenge at Polkadoodles. Hugs Lisa xxx

  14. Your brother will love this card! Thanks for participating in #363 for PPCCB! Becca=DT

  15. its a lovely card thanks for playing along at the Scrapbook Stamp Society and good luck gr Monique DTmember

  16. Beautiful card! You did a wonderful job coloring the image too.
    Thanks for joining us at LTSCB
    Tina dt

  17. this is very beautiful Tracy
    Thanks for join us at
    {ScrapbookStampSociety DT Member}
    Hope to see you again and goodluck

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator


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