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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,


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

  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

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


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

  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 ♥

  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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