Sunday, April 25, 2010

Not A Card for Daisy Doodles

The last challenge at Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges is now closed so it is time to vote on your favourite card made with pink and one other colour.  The challenge this week for  is to create Anything But A Card.  I hope more of you will jump on board this time and share a creation with us.  You have two weeks to enter your project and it can be a scrapbook page, an altered item, a bookmark, a gift box or holder and the list goes on.

Don't let it stop you if this is a little outside your comfort zone and you have never done this before because aside from cards the only other thing I have done before now is to make a few scrapbook pages.  I had plans for more but the card making addiction took over.  But back to the challenge - if I can do it, I'm sure you can do it and I can't wait to see your awesome projects.

I found a spiral bound journal and decided to alter it.  I didn't want to take the binding out and run the risk of not being able to re-insert it so I included some black in my design to tie everything together.  I recently purchased the Sentimentals cartridge for my Cricut machine and I used it to make the butterfly, the flourishes and the sentiment background.  Note To Self:  Use Cricut more often:)

I thought I would enter my project in the following challenges:

For Fun Challenges - Anything But A Card
AI Factory - Anything But A Card
Simon Says  - Things with Wings
Dare U 2 Digi Stamp  - Flowers
Creative Belli  - Die Cuts
Sew Many Challenges  - Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time - Flowers

The Daisy Doodles image is called Spring Mouse and can be purchased here or here.  Can you see the little mouse hiding in the watering can?  The image has been coloured using a combination of Prismacolor and Koh-I-Noor pencil crayons.  Maybe it should be called Summer Mouse since I have coloured the flowers as sunflowers.  It is hard to see but the watering can resembles an old fashioned tin can with metallic gold handles and spout.  The papers are from American Traditional Designs and Basic Grey.  The cardstock is Recollections (Michaels).  The sentiment is computer generated.  Other supplies used:  Brads (Making Memories), Chalk (Mungyo), Wire (Artistic Wire), Beads (my stash), Flower Punches (EK Paper Shapers), Nestabilities (Spellbinders) and Sentimentals Cartridge (Cricut).


  1. Love how you altered this book with spiral holder. The little mouse in the can is one of my favorite images from Daisy Doodles.

  2. Very nice! I love altered journals and you done a beautiful job on this one!

    Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sew Many Challenges!

  3. This is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing with us at For Fun Challenges this week.

  4. This is so cute, I didn't notice the mouse LOL. Too cute.

  5. Wow - this looks great!!! I knew you were more than just a fantastic card maker! :)

  6. This is so gorgeous! I love the fresh spring colours and how you've added shadows behind the flowers, I may have to sneak that idea from you! ;-)

    Love Beth xx

  7. wonderful creation, looks fab.Thankyou for sharing with Sew many cards, x carol

  8. Super altering! this is FAB! very lovely and well done!
    Thank you for joining us for this weeks "Sew Many Cards Challenge“! I look forward to seeing more of your SUPER FABULOUS crafty works in the future! I invite you to hop on over and celebrate my DT positions with me by entering in my candy giveaway!
    Rach ~ Queen La Rubba

  9. What a fabulous creation! I so love it!
    Thank you for joining us at SMC Challenges!

  10. oh this is such a gorjus card,love the colurs
    and layout,thanks for joining us at OSAAT
    Love hugs cheryl x

  11. AWESOME project!!!! Don't you just love the Cricut?? Thanks so much for sharing with us at SMC!

  12. Beautiful altered journal great image and use of your cricut, Thanks for joining us over at OSAAT, hope to see you again soon Good Luck
    Sarah xx

  13. What a great journal book...Lovely use of flowers too.
    Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT. Smiles...Tammy

  14. So cute, thanks for playing with us this week at Sew Many Challenges. Hugs, Anita

  15. Very Pretty. Thanks for joining us at Sew Many Cards Challenges this week.

  16. Great book hun. Thanks for joining us here at OSAAT.
    Sam x

  17. Cec, what a cute creation..I love the idea of making other than cards..thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT - hope to see you again - good luck

    stitchy xoxox

  18. This looks great, I love the image and flowers. Thanks for joining in with this weeks SMC Challenge.
    Hugs Shelley xx

  19. Wow this notebook is gorgeous. Thanks for joining in with us at OSAAT xx Clare (DT) x

  20. This is gorgeous. I too love to make little notebooks.
    Thanks for joining us at Dare U 2 Digi Stamp.
    Karen x


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