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I'm a part-time primary school teacher, who started papercrafting 8 years ago, when I had a fancy to make my own Christmas cards. Since then, I have tried all sorts of techniques and styles - and I kind of like them all. So my work is very varied, which keeps me interested - and my crafty stash growing!! As well as cards, I love working with boxes and canvases - and I'm always seeking inspiration for new projects.

Monday, 30 September 2013

CCM Challenge #101 - Cute and Furry!

Our challenge this fortnight is 'Cute and Furry' - chosen by the lovely Jackie! You can use stamps, digi stamps, photographic images etc - but the focal image of your project must be cute and must be furry!!


Sponsoring us this time are Di's Digi Stamps with a gift voucher of $10, and The Stampman is offering a £10 voucher which can be used on-line or in-store. Make sure you check out all the DT inspiration at Crafty Cardmakers.



I have used a digi stamp called 'Parker the Puppy' from Scrapping Memories, for my card. The first thing I did was to colour him in. That then helped me choose the colours for the rest of the card - which turned out very autumnal! So I coloured him in using a combination of: Saffron, Apricot, Ginger and Spice for the lighter, more orangey areas. And the darker areas are made up of Cocoa, Teracotta, Henna and Walnut.  For the bone I used Ivory and Eggnogg. 

I cut the image out with a Spellbinders circle and inked with Tea Dye DI whilst still in the die. I also edged it with the same ink once I had taken it out.

Because the overall effect was an orangey brown colour, I decided to go with an orange base card (A4 folded in half - from my stash). The scalloped circle was cut from C&C Textured cardstock (from the pastel set) - whilst I used the largest Spellbinder Splendid Circle die with a piece of paper from my scrap box (don't know where it was from). I cut this in half and attached it to the back of the scalloped circle.
The autumn leaf card is also from my scrap box - I know that this was leftover from a Hunkydory kit. The colours really complement the orangey, brown autumnal feel the card has. A piece of white card was edged with Triple Scallop Edgeability, and embossed with That Special Touch Large Polka Dot mask. I inked the edges with Tea Dye DI. The ribbon, glittery flowers and fabric flowers are all from my stash. As a finishing touch, I added Glossy Accents to the nose! 

I would like to enter my card into the following:
CMC Copic Challenge Group - Fall Colours
Di's Digi Designs Challenge Blog - Show Off Your Colouring Skills
Graph'It Markers - Autumn Colours

See you soon,
Cxx

7 comments:

  1. A real cute image, its a wonderful card,.
    Yvonne

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  2. Gorgeous card, I like the image and the design, Thank you for joining in with us at Graph'It colour challenge, Good Luck.
    Kevin xx

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  3. I really like the autumnal colours - and you have a pup with attitude there, that bone is definitely his!!

    Jackie

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  4. Super cute card! Thanks for joining our Autumn Colours challenge at the Graph'it Marker blog this week!
    Hugs xx Cara xx

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  5. What a sweet card! Thanks for "Showing Off Your Colouring Skills" in our challenge at Di's Digi Designs

    Good luck and hope to see you next time too, Donna ♥

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  6. I could just give this puppy a big squeeze - he's adorable. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity and showing off your coloring skills with us at Di's Digi Designs! Dee

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