Friday, 27 April 2018

. . . a POP of purple with the Crafty Catz

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I'm thrilled to be Guest Designer for April with the Crafty Catz.

This week the team has shared projects to inspire you to get creative for

Challenge 414 - Anything Goes
optional theme Use Mauve Or Purple

Today I have used the fun Running Bunny digital stamp by Rick St. Dennis, the generous challenge sponsor this week, to create a birthday card.

My card base is 6 1/4" square.

As soon as I saw this fun bunny, I immediately thought of the rabbit in Alice In Wonderland and decided to make a belated birthday card using a verse from "I'm late".
I chose a font for the sentiment then sized it with the image on my Silhouette Cameo design mat. I  printed the image panel on X-Press It blending card, heat set then coloured with Copic markers.  It is difficult to see but the hollow sections of the sentiment are filled with purple Copic marker colouring too.
I trimmed the image panel down to 5 1/4" square, matted with black cardstock, trimmed down to a 1/16" border using my Perfect Layers Ruler, matted with white cardstock and trimmed down to a 3/16" border with Perfect Layers Ruler, then adhered it to a card base matted with purple cardstock.

I punched out some different sized flowers from purple cardstock, coloured some with the same BV Copic markers used for the rabbit's clothes, adhered a black bling flourish then surrounded it with the flowers.  Lucky last came some scatted star confetti.

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
Challenge 414 - Anything Goes
optional theme Use Mauve Or Purple
at the


Copic markers - bunny - E0000-40-41-42-44
Copic markers - nose & inside ears - E02
Copic markers - hat - C1-3-5-7
Copic markers - clothes - BV0000-00-01-02-04-08
Copic markers - buttons - C7-9 + 100
Copic markers - walking stick - E44-47-49
sentiment - Lemon Cookie font
rhinestone flourish
assorted flower punches
The Ton - mini star confetti - black
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere image panel to card base
Tombow Mono Multi liquid adhesive - to adhere the flowers & sequins


Sending a big Thank You to Rick St. Dennis for sponsoring Challenge 414 - Anything Goes
optional theme Use Mauve Or Purple at the Crafty Catz and to the team at the Crafty Catz for inviting me to be Guest Designer.

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

A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge - Challenge #66 - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge - April Challenge - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft - Challenge #04 - 1st April 2018
Always Happy Birthday - April Challenge Birthday Anything Goes
option Balloons
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog1st April - Open Challenge #24
Colour It!  Create It!  Show It Off! - April Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude - Challenge #38 - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge BlogChallenge #82 – Flowers
there is a cluster of flowers around the bling flourish
Creatalicious Challenges – Challenge #137 – Anything Goes
Creative Moments Challenge Blog - Challenge #141 – Anything Goes
Cutie Pie Challenge BlogChallenge #122 – Delightful Digis
Digi Choosday Craft Challenges - Wk 17 - Anything Goes
Hiding In My Craft Room - HIMCR #349 - Cutesy
Pile It On - Pile It On #142 - Think Small and/or Pencils
My "small" is the black bling flourish, flowers and tiny star confetti
SheepSki Designs - Challenge #13 - Animal Magic
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog - Simon Says: Flower Power
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog - Simon Says: Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door – TTCRD Anything Goes Challenge for April 24th
Time Out Challenges – Challenge #108 - Wild 


  1. That is fantastic and so gorgeous. Lovely colouring of your image and fabulous design too. Great work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for

  2. This is such a stunning card to finish off your stay with us at crafty catz it has been a pleasure getting to know you a little. Hugs AuntySue

    1. Thank You AuntySue :)
      I had a wonderful time getting creative with you and the Crafty Catz DT and really appreciate the opportunity to be Guest Designer.

  3. Wonderful card Tracey, all your cards have been beautiful, thanks for being a fab Guest at CRAFTY CATZ, hope you had fun too, take care x carol

    1. Thank You Carol :)
      I had a wonderful time getting creative with all the Crafty Catz DT and really appreciate the opportunity to be Guest Designer.

  4. Love how fun this card is. Super cute. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

  5. What an adorable card, and I reminded me of the same rabbit! Great sentiment! Love the image and the card layout. Your color choice is perfect! Thanks so much for joining our challenge this week at PIP Challenge!

  6. Wonderful card! Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Maritza DT for

  7. Wonderful card Tracy! Love your colouring and you have created a fantastic card. Love the sentiment and the pretty flowers too.
    Thank you for all you great work with us at CRAFTY CATZ!

  8. Fabulous card!

    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Hesters DT for

  9. Hello Tracy… Thanks for joining our ‘Flowers’ challenge with your lovely card… The little rabbit is so cute and really like your blossoms. Please join us again next time at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Good luck!
    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  10. It really is a fun bunny image; made me smile as soon as I saw it! Great colouring! Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT!

  11. Great CAS card, beautifully coloured,thanks for joining us this week at Digi Choosday.
    Julie DT x

  12. Fun card. Beautiful image and super sentiment.Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Moments.

  13. Wow, love this! Great seeing it entered at the PIP challenge this week.

  14. He is just awesome ! LOVE your design.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog. Have a great day x

  15. Great card really love the cute rabbit,thanks for joining us here at Cutie Pie challenge,Lyn DT.

  16. This is so funny. Love the image and the sentiment. Thank you for joining Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

  17. Fabulous colouring on this fun card Tracy. Thanks for joining The Cuties this week. Pat K xx

  18. What a fun card! Super cute image, love that rabbit with his perfect sentiment too! Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday, good luck and hope to see you again soon! Jennifer, DT

  19. Gorgeous card with the flowers as beautiful touch!
    Love the image and sentiment aswell
    Thanks for participating our challenge over at the CraftyFriendblog
    Greetings, Linda DT-CF

  20. Lovely sweet image, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie challenge, please come and join us again cheers Sue N x

  21. Fabulous card, love it!!
    Tracey, I send you an email through the email button, May 24, did you ever receive it??

  22. A wonderful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional dies and punches” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…

  23. Hi Tracy! What a super cute bunny! Love the blingy flourish too <3


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