Saturday, 25 June 2016

A Gem of a Challenge DT Project - Anything But a Card

We have a new challenge for you today at A Gem of a Challenge, this fortnight's theme is "Anything But a Card", I chose to alter a blank notebook using Cupcake Teddy from the Pink Gem store.
I coloured the digi with Promarkers, dusted in a sky with Salty Ocean Distress Ink using a Clarity brush, added a blob of red Nuvo Crystal Drops to the cherry on the cake, added yellow gems to the flower centres, added a sun and cloud made with First Edition dies from the Weather set and finished with a ribbon and a matching button topped bow.
I added this front panel to the blank chipboard front of the notebook, punching the holes with my Big Bite, using the original notebook holes as a guide.   I then covered the inside and back cover with pretty daisy pattered paper (Papermania, Daisy and Dandelion, Lovingly Yours) to hide the unsightly chipboard, and inked all the edges with Ground Espresso Distress Ink.
I then put the notebook together using the rings it came with, and decorated them with little scraps of ribbon in colours to match the image.

I'm entering this project in the following challenges -
Crafty Friends - #34 - Inspired by a Song - Chocolate Cake by Crowded House
Passion for Promarkers - #351 - Inspired by a Song - Chocolate Cake by Crowded House
CRAFT - #369 - Animals
Crafty Ribbons - #157 - Summer
Creative Moments - #96 - Anything Goes / Summer
Crafty Boots - Summer Time
Incy Wincy - Buttons and Bows


  1. Wow this is stunning! Your colouring of this sweet image is awesome and those dies make a perfect background, love it. Those ribbons match so perfectly too! Thank you for joining in with this week's challenge at Passion for Promarkers xx

  2. Wow this is gorgeous Wendy.Fabulous design and colouring and I love the sweet bear ;D

    xx coops xx

  3. Great notebook, the cover is so cute and your colouring is amazing. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  4. Brilliant, love how you constructed the notebook. Such a cute image and your colouring is amazing. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  5. This is so pretty, loving your vibrant colouring.
    Thanks For joining us over at CRAFT. Jean DT xxx

  6. This is gorgeous Wendy, the image is so cute. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty challenge. Marlene DT

  7. This is gorgeous Wendy, the image is so cute. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty challenge. Marlene DT

  8. Hi Wendy,
    This is super cute. What a lovely image & fab creation. Thanks for joining us at Passion For Promarkers this week.
    Andie xx

  9. Thanks for joining the 'Inspired by a Song' challenge... your project is absolutely beautiful and you have chosen a fab song too. Good luck in the draw and hope you will join us for our next challenge.
    Diane Louise (Team Leader, Crafty Friends Challenge Blog) xx

  10. This is just SO adorable! Your image and dimensional elements are perfect. I love it!! Thanks for joining us for the CRAFT Animal Challenge!

    Khristina CRAFT DT

  11. This is absolutely gorgeous! Such fab colouring and I love that mint daisy print ribbon!! Do you know where it's from?
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafty Ribbons too!
    Lucy x

  12. Aw this is adorable, too cute to write it lol
    Thanks for joining us at crafty ribbons
    Hugs Kelly x

  13. Fabulous project with many wonderful details! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Crafty Friends "Inspired by a Song" challenge!
    Leslie, Crafty Friends DT
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