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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Challenge #65 - Gingham or Checks


It's time for this week's challenge over at A Gem of a Challenge, and the theme this week is "Gingham or Checks."  This challenge will run from 8:00 AM Feb. 2 until 6:00 PM Feb. 8, and the prize for the winner will be.....

2 Individual Digi images (NOT SETS) of the winners choice from PINK GEM DESIGNS  (Subject to Availability).
So head on over and join us this week - we'd love to see you!
My card today was made with the new Jodie with Heart digi stamp you can find here at Pink Gem Designs.  Isn't she cute?
I have colored the image with Copics and paper pieced parts of it.  I didn't intend to paper piece initially, but it took me several tries to accomplish the "out of the box" cutting technique, and I couldn't waste all those lovely images...

... so paper piecing was the natural solution.  I'm not really sure I quite "get" that particular die cutting technique yet.  Maybe next time.

I made the asters using Punch Bunch punches and painted the insides with CI paints for a little added shimmer, and I used two colors of embroidery thread to stitch the two patterns of dp.

Here's a pic showing the dimension I added by paper piecing and popping up layers.  And the two cute little heart buttons.
Thank you for joining me today, and I hope you'll join us at A Gem of a Challenge for our latest challenge.  Please head over to see what the rest of the Design Team have created and hopefully gain some inspiration for your next project!
Happy crafting!
Stamps: Jodie with Heart (Pink Gem Designs); Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Whisper White, Island Indigo, Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party (all SU);  "Market" (MME), yellow scrap
Extras:  Copics, Dienamics Oval Stax and Fancy Flourish dies, heart buttons, Punch Bunch punches, sewing machine, Gelly Roll glitter pen, CI paints (Turquoise), Glossy Accents, Modern Labels and Word Window punches (SU). 
Challenges entered:
Love to Create #50 - Anything Goes w/a Sentiment 
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Girly/Female
Simon Says...Anything Goes
Crafts and Me #118 - Favorite Embellishment (handmade flowers)
Inky Impressions #95 - Bingo (Die/punch, sentiment, pink/red)
Hanna and Friends #164 - Anything Goes
SCS F4A154 - Wuuv Twooo Wuuuuv (Cute Valentine)
SNSDC90 - Valentine's Day/Love
Quick Quotes Friday Challenge #24 - Non-traditional Valentine 



Laine said...

So cute Shea, wonderful sweet image and design detail.

Kristie Goulet said...

So cute! She is the sweetest. I love all the details you added to this card. Beautiful, as always!

sandra carey said...

Lovely hope you can join Love to Create again next week for our Birthday Challenge Hugs Sandra DT xx

Jan Ltc said...

Fabulous card thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Awww supercute, love the stitching
Julie x

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Adorable card!! I love that sweet image! Too cute!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


Sandi Cl~ said...

What a cute card and image along with a fab color scheme! Thanks for playing along with Quick Quotes!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Shea - your little girl and gorgeous flowers look fabulous! Love the colors and the layers, too!

Kimberly S said...

Such a cute image, and a super sweet card! Thanks so much for joining us for the Creative Inspirations Paint Challenge! hugs, Kimberly

Desire Fourie said...

Such a great creation. Love everything about it. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Tammy’s Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Vicky said...

Hi Shea, thank you joining our Bingo challenge at Inky Impressions with your beautiful card

hugs Vicky xxx

ps. I have candy on my Paw Prince blog

Patricia H said...

I really like all the little details you added to your card to make it special - the stitching, the 3-D flowers, and the popped images. Great job!
Thanks for sharing your card in this week's Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge! :) I hope you'll come back and play with us again.

Kerry said...

I can't seem to get my head or should I say scissors around the out of box technique Shea..I always end up cutting something I shouldn't :-S I think you did a fabtastic job with the 3 D'ing. The colors and pp are bright and fresh and the flowers and flourishes are perfect embellishments. Thanks so much for joining in our Girly Challenge at LCI this fortnight xx

Karan said...

Great card ! Love the non-traditional colors! Thank you for joining in with us over at Quick Quotes!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Super cute! Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Pink Elephant!
Sheri-TPE DT

Lori said...

What an adorable card. Your image is colored beautifully! I also love the stitching. Thanks for playing along with SNS Digi Challenge!

Rusty said...

Gorgeous card, I love the papers you have used and I adore the decoupaged look to your image!! Such a pretty card, thankyou for joining us at Ladybug Crafts Ink x

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

So cute Shea, I love your stitching and this image is so cute! Thanks for playing at Inky Impressions this week:)

Julie said...

Well, this certainly is a super cute girly card,just perfect for the challenge! Hope you got chance to join the Ladybug blog hop!Happy Crafting, Julie.x

Joshylili said...

Your card is really sweet! Thanks for joining us at hanna & friends!

Hugs Jasmin

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

Adorable card. I love the stitching and those heart shaped buttons. So glad you joined us at Quick Quotes for our latest challenge.

Barb Craft said...

Oh my word... this is adorable!! I love all the layering and dimension you have on this card! Thanks for taking on our challenge at Quick Quotes this month!

barb :)

Lynn said...

This is so sweet! I love the teals and reds with all the swirls and flowers.. just amazing! thanks so much for joining at Quick Quotes!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Beautiful card! I love the color palette and the flowers are so pretty! Thanks for joining the Quick Quotes challenge!

wendyp said...

Fabulous coloring and adorable card! Thanks for playing along with this months Quick Quotes challenge!