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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Crafting with Dragonflies - Challenge # 26: One Year Old so Celebrate!

Yes, can you believe it - Crafting with Dragonflies in ONE YEAR OLD!

So, to celebrate, our challenge this fortnight is all about


Our sponsors for this challenge  - all THREE - are

 $10 for winner to spend in store (and they have yummy images, believe me)

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$15 to spend in store (and currently, in May they gave a 50% off sale!)

Handmade Harbour
6 digi's for prize winner!


so, my card is all about CELEBRATION

It is a different fold - I think it is called a Z fold
(saw it in a magazine)

Die-namics die; TH dies; several (!) clocks and computer generated sentiment

and .....a MIC image, coloured with Copics and Smooch 'tis......

....and again.....

Card is Kraft paper (grid) and lots of Tim Holts inks and over stamped with various stamps, and cut to fit. 
Back image is on two small paper lifters to lift it away from the back slightly and allow it to lay properly between the folds. The image has been printed off on XPress Blending card. 

I will enter this card in the following:
Die Cutting Diva's: Dimension - ends 20th May
Artistic Inspirations: Anything Goes/no DP - nope, created my own DP - ends 19th May
Through the Purple Haze: Anything Goes - for a Male - ends 17th May
The Male Room: a moving part - my clock is on a paper hinge and moves as the card is opened and shut - ends 27th May

Then, I used a Handmade Harbour image given to us to create this Birthday Card.  I added some Flourish with a Bling flourish too!

Printed off on XPress card and coloured with the trusty Copics.

I tried to stay a bit naive with my colouring and in the primary range to suit the stick drawing. So much fun, this image!

The top die is Joanne Sheen and the bottom one is a freebie from a magazine.

The flourish had been cut up (in a previous project) so I used it to emphasize the joy of the occasion!

All SU card except the banner and the greeting which are green glitter card. 

A close up of the image and the sentiment

I will enter this card in the following:
2Cute Ink Digital Stamps: Glitter - ends 25th May
Paper Makeup Stamps: Sparkle - ends 19th May
Incy Wincy: Banners - ends 19th May

Now, there is some news from this Challenge blog - firstly, we have people moving on, and our lovely Judith from Poppy Cottage is moving on (sob, sob...I will miss her helpful advise and beautiful work); today is her last Challenge with us.  Along with some of our other girls who have left for family commitments, this leaves us a bit short-handed, so we are having a DT call.......

You can go HERE for details!
If you are interested, please contact Hilde.


Sari said...

Stunning steampunk card. Love the folding, colours ... everything, :).
Thank you for joining Artistic Inspirations, good luck.

Reusing with Quilling said...

Wonderful cards..The Z-fold cards is awesome..

CG said...

Both cards are too wonderful! Just love that Double Z Fold, I may have to try that! Such a stunning design. And your second card is so sweet! Best, CG

fiona henderson said...

What super ideas and cards...i love the steampunk...

Fiona DT

Debra Miller said...

Great cards Susan! Thanks so much for joining us at 2 Cute Ink for our Use Glitter Challenge! Hugs, Deb

Jacqui's Crafts said...

very nice steam punk card

Jacqui DT

Anonymous said...

WOW. Firstly Happy Birthday to Crafting with Dragonflies. Boy time flies.
The Z card is amazing so much effort well done - the other card is great too!

Wynn Walton said...

Both cards are great've been a busy girl. The Z card looks tricky. Did you use more than one piece of A4 card for this. My crafters might like to give it a go. Hugs Wynn xx

crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely brilliant shaped steampunk card love the image and die-cuts --thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
Carol DT x

Billie A said...

Wonderful on both cards. I really love the sparkle on the die cut.. Thanks for joining us at Paper makeover for our sparkle challenge.

Ina said...

Susan - both your cards are awesome. Love the steampunk one even though I am not a fan. It is just fabulous. Your birthday celebration card is in such lovely colours and goes perfectly with the flourish. Fantastic work. Hugs

L.B. said...

Fantastic. Love the coloring and the great layers.

Teresa McKitterick said...

All fantastic cards. Thanks for playing along with us at
Through The Purple Haze Challenges Hope to see you again next week
Hugs, Teresa DT
Ceesa's Card Creations

Vicki Dutcher said...

Amazing gate fold card! Thanks for joining in at The Male Room.