Tuesday 24 June 2014

Crafty Sentiments GDT Card

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Hi all, it's challenge time again over on Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog and I am thrilled to announce that I have been accepted as a GDT on Team A for about 6 months.  This weeks theme is 'Summer' or 'Summer Colours'.  The lucky winner will win this prize:

I chose to work with Annabel - Butterflies and Flowers.  The store has some absolutely beautiful stamps, digis and other crafting goodies with monthly new releases :)

I loved working with this image as it conjures images of running through open fields in the middle of summer chasing butterflies :) something I used to do as a child

I've made an easel card with a box underneath as I wanted the recipient to be able to have it as a keepsake as well as a card

I've coloured her with Spectrum Noirs and given her red fiery hair, great colours for summer.  This image shows the card and box closed up

This shows a close up of the beautiful CSD stamp and that fiery hair :)

I've filled the drawer with a stationery set and some handmade notelets to match the image on the card.  I did this by scanning my finished image into my computer and then used a programme I have to create the little notelets.  The opacity is set so that the image looks very faded on the paper

This was another project I've made myself using a pencil and ruler to work out the size and design and then I used my Ultimate Pro from Crafter's Companion and The Boxer board to score all of the lines and get a good fit for the inner drawer.  The box itself is roughly 6"x5" and 3" deep so the recipient should be able to fit quite a few precious things in it.

Items used:

I had lost my marker list (it was buried under my crafting table) ........ but........found it :)

HAIR - BG7, DR7,5, CR11,8,  OR3, GB5, CR3
TOP - DR7,4, CR11,8,3
JEANS - TB6,5,4,3,1
GROUND - DG1,2,3

I've used Marrianne Design, Xcut and Memory Box dies,  flowers and gems from my stash and I've used a button and some beads to create a little puller for the drawer.

LOTV papers, Kraft Card for the box and card

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

7 Kids College Fund challenge #102
A Gem of a challenge #122 for a child
Brown Sugar challenge #99
CHPPC June challenge
Craft Creations challenge
Craft Your Passion challenge #219
Crafter's Companion June Challenge - Tags bags boxes
Crafting at the Weekend challenge #2
Crafting from the Heart challenge #24
Crafting Musketeers challenge #14
Crafting When we can challenge #72 (Blue)
Craftitude challenge #67
Creative Corner challenge summertime
Creative fingers challenge #40
Cutie Pie challenge #72
Digi Galore Add a Button
Ditzie Digi Designs wk6
Divas by Design 3 or more layers
Fantasy Stampers challenge #13
Inky Impressions challenge #165
Love to Create challenge #121
Milk Coffee challenge summer fun
One stitch at a time challenge #218
Paper Crafting Journey anything goes
Paper Pretties PWC315 -  summer fun
Penny's Challenge #182
Ruby's Rainbow challenge #82
Scribble and Scrap anything goes
Sister Act challenge #62
Sisters of Craft June anything goes
Sparkles monthly challenge #57
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge #34
The Kraftyhands June challenge
The Rubber Buggey challenge #20
Whoopsidaisy summer is here challenge

Thanks for looking xx


  1. Gorgeous card..thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge..Sue DT x

  2. This is totally wonderful. I love your easel card and then to have a box under it?! I've never seen or tried anything like this! Your image is adorable and colored wonderfully and your papers are beautiful! I love your project! I'm so glad we're on the team together! Hugs, Gail

    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment. Happy to be on a team with such lovely people xx

  3. OMG what a gorgeous make, Kerry! Wonderful papers and embellishments and that image is so beautifully coloured! Who would not want to receive this as a gift! Stunning!
    Thank you for joining us at both the Cutie Pie & MilkCoffee Challenges. Jane xx

  4. Wow gorgeous make. Love her fiery red hair. Its a lovely idea to store precious items in. You've worked really hard on this and it shows. Well done. Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty this week. Michelle x

  5. Adorable with fabulous colouring! Erin xx

  6. Fabulous project and colouring. Love your creation and this image.

  7. OMG Kerry you even made matching notlets !! How clever !! I'm a fossil as regards to this computer larky !! One fabulous project Kerry !!

    hugs Diane xx

    1. Hugs Diane, your comment did make me chuckle :) xx

  8. this is gorgeous Kerry and so very beautiful made, looks fantastic.

    gr karin

  9. Stunning, fabulous image and gorgeous flowers.
    Linda xxx

  10. Stunning creation, adorable image and love the flower embellys
    Thanks for joining in at a gem of a challenge
    Hugs Kelly

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  12. What an amazing creation. That stamp is so cute. Love it.

  13. Absolutely gorgeous...Thanks for playing along with us at Divas this week.
    Wendy x

  14. Kerry firstly, welcome to the team you will have loads of fun! Secondly, what a fabulous project. Love how you did the little notelets and her gorgeous red hair. Hugs Susan x

  15. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "use your favourite embellishments” challenge, to be in for the draw you should mention your favourite embellishments though…
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

  16. Wow, what a lovely gift for someone special and it really is all your own work with all your measuring and working out. Thank you for sharing it in the Kraftyhands Challenge.
    Sylvia x

  17. This is amazing. I just love your red head. Makes me think about my daughter x

    1. Thanks Lea, she looked like she needed red hair and freckles to go with that cute smile :) xx

  18. Such a cute idea turning your card into an adorable keepsake and filled it with supplies! Thanks for playing with Crafting When We Can.

  19. hi Kerry! this is a darlin card, your coloring is amazing and I adore all the embellies!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  20. Wonderful project! the flowers are gorgeous. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

  21. I don't think that there are enough words in the English language to describe how wonderful and stunning this piece of art is. Everything, the notelets, the digital image is beautiful. Thanks for sharing xx

  22. What a wonderful project! Loved the daisies :D Thank you for sharing at The Rubber Buggy.

  23. This is amazing! :D Absolutely love how you did this project, especially the little note pad with your image. I like the embellishments and sentiments you used. Beautiful job.
    Thanks for joining us at Scribble and Scrap Challenge.
    Deborah DT

    (also your CS teamie)

  24. Thanks Kerry for sharing your beautiful card with Brown Sugar Challenge Blog this week.
    Kind regards
    DT member at BSCB

  25. Kerry,
    I sent you an email. I hope you received it. Please let me know.
    Deborah (CS teamie)

    1. I've emailed you hun, I didn't receive yours xx

  26. Oh, what a fab project, Kerry! Love your marvelous coloring and the flower embellies are delightful. Great paper choice with all the butterflies. :-D

  27. Wonderful gift project! Love the bright colours :) Thanks for joining the Crafting At The Weekend challenge, hope to see you again very soon.

    Victoria DT

  28. Thanks for joining us in our challenge this time with your wonderful creation, it's a stunner...good luck in the draw....aNNie xx

    {Whoopsie Daisy DT Member}

  29. Beautiful - a really clever idea.

    Helen x
    GDT member Crafting from the Heart

  30. Gorgeous box! Thank you for joining our "Color Inspired" Challenge at Love to Create this week.
    Ruza ~ LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  31. Gorgeous project! Thank you for sharing with us at CWWC Challenge.

  32. cute and fun. Thanks for entering the Sisters of Craft challenge. Gill DT

  33. Oh wow this is a beautiful creation! Love the flowers and butterflies. Thank you for joining us at The Rubber Buggy, good luck and I hope you will join us in our next challenge
    Gina x

  34. stunning. thankyou for entering the sisters of craft blog challenge. michelle dt.xx

  35. This is an amazing gift! Gorgeous! THANKS so much for joining us at Love to Create Challenge blog this week!

  36. A beautiful project and so useful too! Thanks for joining our challenge at http://7kidschallengeblog.blogspot.com/

  37. Beautiful Card and box, thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers this month , Fran (DT) x

  38. Fab project - love the bright cheery colours! Thanks for sharing with us at Kraftyhands.
    Mandy x (KH DT)

  39. Amazing idea!! I love it!! Thank you for playing in our "Anything Goes" challenge at www.7kidscollegefund.com! Hugs, Rosie

  40. such a clever and stunning project

    thank you for entering the Ditzie Digi Designs Challenge

    Hugs Kerrie x
    DDD DT

  41. What a stunning make, Kerry - just perfect for our challenge over at Fantasy Stampers, thanx for sharing.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  42. Beautiful Thank you for playing at Fantasy Stampers Hugs Sandra dt xx

  43. This is such a pretty project! Love the gorgeous flowers!

    Thank you for playing along with our At the beach/Summer fun challenge at Sparkles Monthly Challenge. Good luck!

  44. Fab make Kerry, love her hair & the matching notelets are great! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Sparkles Challenges this time & good luck!
    hugs Jo x