Saturday, July 04, 2015

Some Mice will Celebrate ANYTHING!!

It's that time of the fortnight again at Di's Digis Challenge Blog... time for a new Challenge.  The theme this time around is Any Celebration; now how's that for easy?!  I've gone with another of Di's cute Mice images, what can I say? I just can't get enough of these little guys!  This is Tipsy Topsy Mice, available here.  Once again I've gone for a "fancy fold", I like trying new things - this is a Pop up Book Card. 

Here's a great tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers if you want to try yourself - it WAS fun :-))  I adjusted the measurements to metric... I can't be doing with all that 7/8" stuff... I'll have the (simpler!) metric version on my Templates and Freebies page soon.  That said, it's "Tax Time" here, I'm a bookkeeper and I've changed from PC to Mac... TODAY, so I wouldn't hold your breath on the template, lol.  It's easy enough to adjust anyway.  I coloured the image with Copics and Prismacolor pencils, as usual.  
It's the inside of this card that makes it that bit different, I really like it... and (once I nailed the template, lol) it was easy to make.  The card base is Kaisercraft, the patterned papers are from Echo Park's Walk in the Park collection.  The sentiment on the front is computer generated, the one on the inside is from Create With TLC (as are so many of the more interesting sentiments in my collection!), the swirly die cut is a Memory Box Corner Bow (the little bits are one of those cut up), the flowers were cut from scraps of the Echo Park paper with a Fiskars punch and the centres and DIY "enamel look" dots are from my huge collection of melted pony beads... love those things.
One of the really good things about this fold is that the card (provided you don't over embellish it outside OR in) folds really quite flat; perfect for posting.  You can see it's well on it's way to "flat" in the pic :-)
I added some gold sticker strips (peel offs) to define some of the edges on the inside of the card, but I did keep the embellies to a minimum, I left one of the panels blank to jot your greeting on... couldn't decide which one to put the sentiment on and which one to leave blank... still don't know if it's the "right" way around, but one thing for sure, it's stayin' that way, lol.
I used the sketch from the Digi Sketch Challenge ... one of my favourite sketch challenges, sadly this is the last one so I thought I'd make the effort and use it - no effort really, it's a good sketch :-)  I can't find the image of the sketch on the blog... but it WAS there - I saved it to my challenge folder... here it is (says Sweet Sunday on it, I'll have to go and check out the sketches... I love a good sketch, such a great starting point for a card)
In addition to the Digi Sketch challenge I'll be entering the following challenges: 

Fab'n'funky Challenges Birthdays 
The Crazy Challenge Spots and/or Stripes 
Clear It Out  Theme: Your Style Stash: Your Favourite Craft item - Digi images, bright paper… and "those" melted pony bead "enamel" dots :-)) 
Cuttlebug Mania Use a sentiment 
Crafty Cardmakers  Sentiment 
Aud Sentiments Animals and a Sentiment 
Send a Smile for Kids Animals for Kids 
Inky Chicks My Furry Friend 
Bunny Zoes Crafts Furry Friends 
Through the Craftroom Door Anything Goes 
Art by Miran Anything Goes 
Card Mania Challenges Anything Goes 
Craft Your Passion Anything Goes 
Addicted to  Stamps Bingo (Flowers/Stamped Image/Punches and Dies)
Of course if I wasn't on the DT I'd be entering Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge too... there's more than enough Patterned Paper on this little number... I'm going to share it there anyway... it's not always about the prize :-))
Talking of which, I hope you get a chance to enter this challenge... check out the rest of the team's work, fab or what?!  Don't forget if you use one of Di's cute images you have extra opportunities to win, BONUS!!
I'll be back soon, still got loads in my drafts, and once I started cleaning up the hard drive on my PC I found some reasonable pics of some of my other crafts too.. so I might as well share them. 
Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna


debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card.

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

A stunning card and layout love the pop out middle Ginny x

Marlies said...

A beautiful card and a great shape. Lovely cheerful papers and I love the cute image! Thanks for joining the bingo challenge at ATSC. Marlies

Annie said...

Wow the inside of this card really blew me away. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments. Annie xxx

Di said...

Wonderful card Donna - such a great shape too. Your colouring is fantastic!!


Di xx

Cuttlebug Mania DT

~ginny said...

Donna - this project is wonderful!! Makes me smile and when you open to the inside the smile becomes an ear to ear grin! Well done toots! Delighted you are sharing your project and creativity with us at Aud Sentiments!
~ginny, Aud Sentiments DT: [#135 – Animal[s] + Sentiment]
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Pillan said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.
/Pillan, DT

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

What a gorgeous design. Love how the inside pops out and the gorgeous image you used. Thanks for joining in the fun with us at Fab 'n' Funky for our ‘Birthday’ challenge. We’re so glad you did. Hugs, Wends x Fab 'n' Funky DT

NanaConnie said...

Fantastic multi-fold design, Donna, and I love those darling mice! What a precious image. How delightful that you chose to play in our "Animals" challenge at Aud Sentiments this time. Good luck and hope to see you playing again soon.
NanaConnie DT

Jacee said...

Gorgeous design Donna, love the inside
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Sol said...

Beautiful Folded Card!!.. Great Colours.. DP matches so well with the image.. And the Folding inside!! Fantastic.. I love it! Great Card!
Thank you for joining our Bingo Challenge at ATSC! Hugs Sol

Anonymous said...

The image is so adorable and colored well. I love the bright fun colors and the inside is fantastic! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. We are looking forward to seeing you again in the next challenge.
FP3 {My Blog}

Tanvi said...

This is such a brilliant fold! Must try! Thank you for playing along with us at Craft Your Passion#268. We would love to see you again!

Tracy Wray aka Trak said...

Thank you for taking part in our Art by Miran challenge, your card is so delightful and delicate,
and is a joy to look at .. good luck hugs tracy

J said...

What a lovely card with a really unusual interior – Thank you for joining in with my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers & more…



Wonderful creation! Image is so sweet! Bright colours and colouring are beautiful!
Thanks for playing at Card Mania Challenge.

Fikreta said...

Your card is gorgeous !
Thank you for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper!
Good Luck and hope to see you again.
Fiki Dt

scrapfantazje said...

Beautiful:) Thanks for sharing it with us for Card Mania Challenge.
Good Luck!
Marzena DT