Thursday, June 26, 2014

Guest Designer at Scrapping 4 Fun

Hello, everyone.  I am excited to announce that I'm a Guest Designer at Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges this fortnight. Thank you to Rachelle for inviting me!  We have a colour challenge for you this time (see colour swatch at bottom).  I wanted to make something a little different for my GD spot so I made a pop-up-box card.  I have been wanting to make one for ages and I thought this was the perfect time. I really had fun with it and loaded it up with lots of die cuts!

For the image, I used an adorable clear stamp:  Elsie with Daisies from Wild Rose Studio.  I won it in a challenge and I am so happy to be inking it up!  I coloured it with my Prismacolor pencils and then fussy-cut. Here's a close-up of the stamped image and the die cuts:

I mentioned that I used a lot of dies for this card, and here's the list:  Butterflies (Memory Box), Flowers (Joy! Crafts, Die-namics, Cheery Lynn), Leaves (Cheery Lynn), Bird (Elizabeth Craft Designs), Circle (Nellie's Multiframes), Lacey Circles (Spellbinders), Walking Cat (Poppy Stamps). I also used my EK Success flower punches.  

The designer paper on the inside of the box and flaps is from Brenda Walton by K and Company. The birthday sentiment is from Jackie Rockwell (it was a freebie at one point, thank you!) and I coloured the word Happy with my Prisma pencils.  

Below is a photo of the card folded up and ready for mailing.  This birthday sentiment below is from Crafts 4 Eternity, and the designer paper is Basic Grey.  The flower and butterfly stickers are from Dollarama.

Here's the back of the card, all folded up.  Plenty of room to write a personal sentiment on the back.  

And finally, here is the colour swatch for our challenge at Scrapping 4 Fun.  You must use at least 3 colours shown in the image; shading lighter or darker is fine.  I think I managed to get every single colour on my card!  I hope you can hop over and play along with us at Scrapping 4 Fun! Again, a big thank you to Rachelle for inviting me to be a Guest Designer - I had fun!

I would like to support the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes 3E #3
A Girl Who Crafts Anything Goes 5E #3
As You Like It Favourite Die and Why (My cat dies are my favourites - I have all of the Poppy Stamps cat dies.  Why is it my favourite?  I love cats!  I make a lot of cat cards and like to add a cat die-cut as a bit of fun and punch of colour and to express my love of cats!) 3E #1
Aud Sentiments Two-Word Sentiment 5E #2
Blessings Ink Amusing Challenge Texture 2E #2
Bunny Zoe's Lots of Layers UE
Crafting from the Heart Anything Goes 3E #3
Craft Your Passion Bold and Beautiful (bright colours) 3E #2
Crafty Girls Anything Goes 3E #1
FIRST CHOICE Delightful Challenges Seize the Daisy - Use Yellow and White or Add a Flower 1E
DL.ART June Linky Anything Goes UE 1E/day
DRS Designs It's New (the Wild Rose Studio stamp is new, as is the Joy Craft flower die) UE
Fussy and Fancy Things with Wings UE
TOP 3 Incy Wincy Things with Wings (butterflies, bird) 5E #1
Just Inspirational Challenges Anything Goes 3E #3
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Anything Goes 1E
Lauralcraft Dragonfly Dreams Anything with Wings UE
Magnolia-licious Summer Buggy Fun (butterflies)
Moving Along with the Times Birthdays, Buntings, and Buttons 3E #1
My Craft Creations Anything Goes UE
Penny Black and More Use Your Favourite Stamp 3E #1
Pile it On Cute UE
Pixie's Snippets Playground Use snippets 3E #3 (used snippets/offcuts for my die-cuts)
TOP 3 and TOP 3 SECOND-CHANCE AWARD FOR QUARTER Scrapbook Blessings Club Anything Goes 3E #3
Scribble and Scrap Always Anything Goes 3E #3
Seize the Birthday Anything Goes 3E #1
Simon Says Stamp Monday I ought to use that more (stickers - I have all kinds of stickers and forget to use; as for these big flower stickers - first time I've used) 5E #4
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes 5E #2
Sister Act (Cards Only) Anything Goes UE
Stamping for the Weekend Anything Goes/Last challenge 1E
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Anything Goes UE
Sweet Stamps Blog Summer (flowers, butterflies) 1E
The Corrosive Favourite Colouring Medium (Prisma pencils) 3E #2
Through the Craftroom Door Anything Goes 2E #2
Vintage Stamping Summer Blooms 3E #1
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes w Uplifting Sentiment 5E #2

Thank you for looking at my card!  I enjoy reading your comments.  Wishing you a joyful day!

Delightful Challenges

Winter Top 3
Top 3 Second-Chance
Award for the April-June Quarter


Lin said...
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Lin said...

(Pardon my typo above) If you can bear to part with this (I couldn't), someone will have a real treasure, Kitty! Lots of luscious details! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Patti said...

Wow!! what a wonderful gift! I have never tried to make one of these. Yours is exquisite Kitty! Congratulations on your guest designer spot!! You deserve every honor you get!


Andrea W said...

Amazing and totally cool creation! I'm agree with Lin, there is no way I would be able to give it away. It's too pretty!!! I'm curious to know how long it took you to make it?

Congrats on your guest designer spot!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful creation, colours are vibrant and one of my fav makes....♥aNNie
The Journey is the Start

Carol L said...

This is one fantastic creation and a beautiful explosion of color and texture! Well done!!

jimlynn said...

So very, very beautiful!!!! LOVE all the fun things that are popping up. Fantastic card!
Congrats on the guest designer spot too!

bex Crabbe said...

I love your box card its so stunning an full of stuff xxx

brenda said...

What a fun exploding box Kitty, so colourful and packed with elements of interest. I keep saying it but I really must have a go at one of these.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Di said...

Fabulous box card with so many die cuts and such vibrant colours! Just perfect.


Di xx

Norma said...

Beautiful box card, Kitty. I've seen quite a few lately and have added to my 'to-do' list, but haven't gotten around to trying to make one. Love the cute image--perfect for this box card. Oh, you've got some terrific dies!
Thanks for coming over to play with us at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is beautiful, I love it. Im trying to make a box card too just now and am struggling with my embellishments, You have them all done beautifully, Thanks for playing along on our Special Challenge on MAWTT, Love Hazel (Didos) xx

brenda said...

Me again Kitty, didn't say thank you for sharing with us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

B x

marion said...

Congrats on being a GDT, you deserve it and your project is fantastic, love it. Wishing you a lovely day and weekend, lots of hugs to you and cuddles to Kiwi and Honeydew, Marion

rachel taylor said...

love your pop up box card thanks for sharing with 613 avenue create this week Rachel dt

Golden Goddess Designs said...

beautiful card! I have not tried this one yet! I am a new follower!

Donna Ellis said...

oh! You did it, Kitty! And it is sooooo sweet! Such a happy, vibrant pop up box! When you mail it, will you include directions for the recipient so they know how to open it? Darling! hugs, de

Holly Hughes said...

This is fabulous!! Love this box! Absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at Just Inspirational Challenges! Holly H, DT

Laurian said...

Wow, this is incredible, so much detail and just gorjuss!

Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope you come back again soon!


Owner Dragonfly Dreams

Kathleen said...

Fabulous creation, gorgeous colours, elements, papers and dies.
Thanks for joining in our Anything Goes challenge at LCI.


Bad Kitty said...

this is gorgeus!

Shelia said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! beautiful color combo and awesome details. Thanks for playing along with us at DRS Designs!

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Gorgeous creation, love all the die cuts and details
Thank you for your lovely GD entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
Have a great week

Alycia said...

Super cute pop up box card! Thanks for sharing with us over at Pile It On and Sister Act. :) -Alycia

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a fun project! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Sari said...

Gorgeous, love these boxcards and your is so summerly. Thank you for joining Crafting From The Heart, good luck.

Janice said...

I love these box cards, and this one is just gorgeous. Jx

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Hi hun stunning box card totally gorgggeous and definitely delicious colours for this time of year great job hugs Judith x

Erin Bentley said...

Hi, A lovely pop up box card, love the pretty colours. Thank you for joining Crafty Girls this fortnight. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
Hugs Erin DT and Co Owner x

Lisa said...

Congrats on your guest design spot!! Wow, what an amazing card!! I love the pop-up design!! The details are fabulous!! Absolutely gorgeous my friend!! Love, love it!!

A Mermaid's Crafts

Donna said...

Awesome box card! This is gorgeous! I made my first one a few weeks ago, with a lot of help from a dear friend and look forward to making more.

Cindy said...

Very fun card in a box! Thanks for playing along with us at SBC. Cindy-- DT

Aneta said...

I adore pop-up box cards. Your one is beautiful!

Mojca said...

Oh this looks really wonderful. Thank you for joinig us at As You Like It Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

Mojca said...

Oh this looks really wonderful. Thank you for joinig us at As You Like It Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

sian said...

what a great pop up box card :) Thank you for entering with us over at JIC this week, I hope you will join us again next week (Tue new challenges start) and also for our monthly challenge which also starts on Tuesday. Sian (JIC Co-Owner)

Chris said...

I've been wanting to try one of these! Thanks for the inspiration to try one and thank you for playing along with my Amusing Challenge this week!

Patti Jo said...

Fun creation! Well done!!! Thank you for joining us at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog!

OttawaMom said...

Lovely pop-up box and great die cuts! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Claire said...

gorgeous project, love all the pretty details! Thanks for joining us at Flonzcraft Vintage Stamping challenges this time
Claire xx

Golden Goddess Designs said...

awesome box card! I am just about to try one myself!

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Fabulous creation with so many sweet details.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more Challenge;-))m

Chris said...
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Chris said...

A bright and beautiful box card! Gorgeous creation.

Janet Zeppa said...

Oh my goodness this is packed full of fun!! So much eye candy!!
So glad you joined us at Seize the Birthday!

Sandy How said...

A wondrous creation. These are so much fun. Love all those wonderful embellishments.
Sorry I'm late popping in. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments this fortnight.

kReN said...

Oh how pretty! I just love these card-in-a-box cards. They are so neat. Maybe I should try one. kReN

Julie Odil said...

This is so pretty! I love these box cards. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges. Julie, DT member

Lexie said...

Fabulous! Love the colours and papers...such a great project! Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.