Saturday, July 21, 2012

Two Challenges - One Card

Hi Friends and Fellow Crafters! I have returned! Today I am sharing a card that is for a crafting friend of mine. I am entering this card in two challenges! This is a first for me! The challenges she is being entered in are at the Cricut Circle Magazine Challenge and this week's Tiddly Inks Challenge
Here are the details on the challenges:

Out of Character Challenge!

We love the new Exclusive Cricut Circle Out of Character Cartridge and we want you to take it and show us what you can do with it! You can create a layout, card, YuDu something with it…. basically just go crazy with it! Then, you can inspire us with your handiwork by posting it to the blog under the Magazine Challenge tab. As excited as we are about this challenge… we have decided to extend the deadline to July 29th and make the prize even bigger!

Cricut Circle Magazine Challenge Rules:

Please use at least 1 full Out of Character Image Cut including layers in your project. Create any kind of project you would like and upload a working link or picture of your project to the blog under the Magazine Challenge tab. Entry deadline is July 29th. If you use Cricut Craft Room design tool, save your file so if you win, we can share it with the Circle members! The winner of this challenge will receive $200.00 credit to and you can enter as many times as you want! Rev up your machines and get crafty!!

Tiddly Inks Challenge Rules:

It's a sketch challenge. The sketch is below:
Make sure we can tell you used the sketch but feel free to flip, distort, and add those embellishments! Make sure to use a Tiddly Ink image or your entry won't qualify!

I used one of my favorite Tiddly Inks Digi Stamps - Wryn Grow A Little Love. I colored her with copics. She is also now available in clear stamps at the Tiddly Inks Store! I used Glossy Accents and Coarse Glitter on the hearts Wryn is holding and her hair clip.

I followed the sketch but changed up the order of the 3 embellies and used a bow where the oval was. All the cuts on the card are from my Cricut.

I designed half of this in the CCR and the other half on my Gypsy.  The cut from Out Of Character is the sentiment, Enjoy. I really like this cart. The cuts are fun and can be used in so many different ways. I matted it with a cut from Ribbons and Rosettes and used Jolee's Crystals on the corners.

I cut six hearts from Cricut Alphabet and layered them using pop dots. Then I used Glossy Accents on them to add some extra shine. The frame is from Sophie, another Cricut Circle Cartridge. I cut it in white and used copics to color the flowers and frame. I added Glossy Accents and Martha Stewart Coarse Glitter to the flowers. I used Jolee's Crystals for the centers of the two yellow flowers and an Imaginisce Crystal for the larger pink flower's center. I glued Wryn to the center of the oval frame.  The paper inside the oval is from K & Company.

For the border, I used my Gypsy and a border from Ribbons and Rosettes. I used 2 borders, flipping one and welding them together. I used a piece of ribbon on the center of the border to give it some texture.

I kept the inside of the card simple. I used a Digi sentiment from Tiddly Inks and colored it with Copics, inked the edges with some Tim Holtz Distress Ink and added an extra heart for the finishing touch.

This card is long over due to be mailed. I wanted to make her a card a couple of weeks ago, but unfortunately, life got in the way. I think it turned out nice. It was fun to make and I hope she likes it!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Happy Crafting!


  1. Hiyah Colleen!
    this is just such a happy and cheerful card, I am smiling from ear to ear after seeing it!
    Thank you so much for popping in on the tiddly inkers this week
    hugs Lou xx

  2. Wow - I love the bright fun colors! Gorgeous take on our it!

  3. aww how cheery and delightful this card is!! I love all the sparkle and shine. So happy you joined us at Tiddly Inks! :)

  4. Thank you! I love my Tiddly Inks Stamps and finally decided to venture into one of your challenges! :)

  5. HI sweetie, this is a stunning creation, thank you so much for joining us at Tiddly Inks this time, big hugs love pops x x x

  6. Hi Colleen -

    Just dropped by to say your beautiful card is even more gorgeous in person! Thank you so much - I adore the color, the patterned paper, and all the details. Your Copics, glitter, and glossy accent details are amazing! You are a real sweetie to send it to me and I definitely "enjoy" it on my mantle.

    Thank you again!

  7. Pretty card! Great bright colors. So glad you could join us at Tiddly Inks!

  8. What a stunning palette! Love those bright happy colors. This card makes me smile :D Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks! Hugz, Cheryl

  9. Thank you all!
    Sis, I am so glad you enjoyed the card. You are a wonderful person and so appreciated!