Sunday, September 20, 2015

GD Quirky Crafts - Quirky Animal Magic

Hello, everyone!  I'm back again today with some inspiration for the challenge at Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog. I'm a guest designer for this fortnight's challenge, which is Quirky Animal Magic. I hope you'll play along! For my card, I chose the adorable Strawberry Mouse by Karen Middleton at Sweet Pea Stamps.  I coloured this little cutie with Prismacolor pencils and fussy-cut so I could pop him up with foam tape.


I made a fun background with some angled panels.  I started by stamping a leaf cluster from Clearly Besotted Leafy Accents clear stamps with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink.  Then I did some ink blending with the same Distress Ink.  I layered red, green, and black cardstock strips (snippets) and some strawberry patterned paper strips (freebie from Cajoline Scrap, thank you!).  I die-cut the Lawn Fawn Scripty Thanks in red and added some punny words with my Dymo label maker.  I added a strawberry charm from my stash, tied with baker's twine from DL.ART (I won this, thank you, Diana!), and finished off the card with a number of white sequins.

Thank you to Cazzy and the Quirky Crafts Challenges Design Team for having me as your guest designer!  It was my pleasure! 



I would also like to join the following challenges: Beccy's Place September AG UE; CRAFT Add Some Bling 2/5; Crafty Girlz AG 2/3; Creative Fingers AG 3/3; Cosmic Colours Colour Inspiration (see graphic below) UE (WINNER CHOSEN BY COLETTE)Crop Stop Linky Party #8 Distress Ink sold at Crop Stop 5/5; Cupcake Inspirations Colour Inspiration (see graphic below) 1/3 (SWEET SIX AWARD); Die Cuttin Divas Fun with Puns 1/3; DL.ART Thankful Thursday Coffee/Tea/Beverage Alt. Thank You 3/3; Fan-Tastic Tuesday Bright and Colourful 1/4; Hiding in My Craftroom Freestyle 2/3; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 2/3; Natalie and Amy's Charming 3/3; Not Just Cards AG UE; Papertake Weekly Animal Magic 5/5; Penny's Paper-Crafty Use a Bow or Christmas 2/3; Pixie's Snippet Playground  All cardstock and patterned paper are snippets 2/3; Scrapbook Blessings Club AG optional Favourite Technique (inky background) UE; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Die Crazy 4/5; Tuesday Throwdown For a Child 3/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 4/5



Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

Cosmic Strawberry



44 comments:

  1. Lovely bright card. The image goes perfectly with the patterned papers. xx

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  2. This is so adorable!! Love the sweet mouse and the background papers!! Fabulous card my friend!! Thanks so much for linking up with the DL.ART Thankful Thursday!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts
    DT Member DL.ART

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  3. Great coloring with your Prismas, and the shading created a lot of texture to Mouse's fur. He's adorable too. Love the shapes of your pattern strips...brilliant design idea, and a clever way to use up some snippety bits. The dimension of the sentiment and the cute heart charm added a lot of 'charm' indeed. Well done! TFS & Hugs

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  4. Love the heart charm on this! The fun papers are so pretty and so is the design. Love that little mouse so much! CUTE, cute and pretty card.
    Lynn

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  5. Thank you so much huni! I think I was already following on Blog Lovin but now on Google too - I have been amazed at how many lovely new friends I have found. Hope you have a fabulous day and evening Karen x

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    1. Kitty your colouring is awesome huni! Super cute image and lovely card xx

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  6. I love how you angled the background papers and that is a super cute mouse.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes SEPTEMBER Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART

    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

    http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

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  7. Aw, so cute! Thanks for joining our challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.

    Leslie

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  8. A fabulous card Kitty, such an adorable image and your brightly coloured background panels are brilliant.
    Pauline
    x

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  9. Such a cheerful card...love all of the strawberry theme paper that you used....
    well done Kitty

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  10. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  11. SO BERRY CUTE and super ADORABLE - this is one of my favorites of the cards you have made!!! SO awesome and fun!! Love the styling and the details!!! I am such a HUGE fan of yours but I really need to let you know that I won't be around in the bloggy world for the next 10 days - I am taking a much needed break - so except for already written and scheduled Design Team posts I will not be around and that includes commenting!! Please know that it is nothing personal!! But I am excited because when I come back I will be celebrating my 4 year Blogaversary with lots of giveaways all during October!! I did leave some details about that on my blog!! Hope the rest of your September is beautiful and that you keep happy!!! Hugs!!!

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  12. Your card is adorable KT, the little mouse is so cute and you did a wonderful job colouring it in. I love the layout of the card and the fabulous colours too.
    Cheers,
    Beccy

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  13. Beautiful use of pattern paper and colors! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Die Crazy” Challenge!

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  14. Sweet card and wonderful embellishing touches! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown challenge!!
    Hugs!
    Pam
    TT DT

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  15. Such a happy and fun card. Love the bright colours and fun card layout!
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Hiding in My Craft Room.
    ♥ Lena – DT
    Lena’s Creations

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  16. Delightful card Kitty! The image, colors and details look wonderful together. So glad you shared your creation with us at Tuesday Throwdown.

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  17. A fabulous bright, cheerful card. The image and sentiment are perfect together.
    Kath x

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  18. yaayy Cute Image Kitty
    really great card for a child and that paper ooh so yummy
    and nice heart embellishment too
    cute cute cute I luv this
    hugs, Monika

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  19. So sweet Kitty - love how well the image, papers and sentiment go together! Clever girl.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  20. So cute and pretty. Fantastic colouring of the cute image and such a gorgeous background.
    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxx

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  21. This one is wonderful! I love the sweet little image, and the great combination of papers!
    Thanks for joining us at Scrapbook Blessings Club! :o)

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  22. Very cute card I love the image and colouring. Thanks for joining us at LPCF.
    Rose DT x

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  23. Very cute card, wonderful papers and accents. Thank you for joining us this week at HIMCR.

    Sue - HIMCR DT
    http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

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  24. Hi Kitty, I have wrote a comment yesterday, but google has eat it! :(
    Pheraps Google was very hungry :D
    I said that your leaves are wonderful, they looks great! Love how you have put toghether the angled panels! And the mouse is just a cutie, you coloured him so well, he seems have a real fur! Adorable strawberry charm, too!
    The free paper is so sweet, thanks for the useful link! :)

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    1. And big congrats for your GD at Quirky Crafts! :D

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  25. I just have to say this is a lovely card!!! Quirky DT

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  26. Amazing pencil coloring and such a lovely, happy design! Thanks so much for adding the bling and joining at CRAFT Challenge this week! Brenda

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  27. very very sweet image and card, lots of hugs and love to you and cuddles to your lovely furbabys, Marion

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  28. Very sweet card! Love all the layers. Thank you for joining us this week at Cupcake Inspirations!
    - Sandy, DT Sweetie

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  29. I love all the colors, the layers and all those berries! Such a sweet card!

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  30. Kitty the pleasure is ours! Love the sweet little mouse and sweet card! Congratulations on winning at NBUS too!

    Cazzy x

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  31. Kitty the pleasure is ours! Love the sweet little mouse and sweet card! Congratulations on winning at NBUS too!

    Cazzy x

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  32. A great card - thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog.

    Helen x

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  33. Oh my word! This card could not possibly be any cuter! I LOVE it! That mouse image is so precious and those papers are amazing too! I also am in shock that you colored the image with colored pencils as I couldn't tell at all! I thought you used alcohol markers. Superb card! Thank you for playing along in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge! Have a blessed day!

    Charity - DT Member - Word Art Wednesday
    http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
    http://collectivecreativity.blogspot.com (my personal blog)

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  34. Too cute! Thanks for sharing with us at SBC.

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  35. Adorable and love the litle hanging charm. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Creative fingers Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

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  36. Such a super sweet critter and a really fun design!! The colors look amazing here!! Thank you for joining us this week at Cupcake Inspirations!
    - Vicki, DT Sweetie

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  37. Aww, this is so sweet! Love that little mouse, your coloring is amazing! Thanks for joining us over at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!

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  38. Cute little card. Love the image. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

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  39. Cute card Kitty! The little mouse is so adorable and I love the little heart charm. Thank you for playing along with Cosmic Colours this month. xx

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