Sunday, September 28, 2014


Welcome to another sensational challenge at 

We are sponsored this time by Art by Miran

 Our challenge is "No Design Paper"

When I saw the images I just had to choose this one.  My niece is turning 13 soon.  Finally a teenager.  Although, she has been testing our nerves for years practicing to be a teenager.  She has perfected it.  This was just so cute I thought Cortlynn would just love it.  Her birthday isn't until December so I am hiding it until then.  She caught me working on it and had a request.  She wanted a pop out card.  So I have it popped out on the inside.  It isn't quite finished inside yet so I can't include a picture of that part.  

Since we could not use design papers, I did some embossing and then added some distress ink to create a background.  I hope she likes it.  I have a Top Tip for fussy cutting.  If you are doing a fussy cut and also using some type of substance that needs to dry, add your craft item first and let it dry.  It will help when doing the fussy cut to have a harder substance on smaller areas.  I use Glossy Accents a lot and also glitter glues.  I have used the Glossy Accents on the boots to give them the look I want and also to give them strength when I did my fussy cut.

Please check out all the wonderful DT creations at Crafting When We Can.  I do hope you will join us for this challenge.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  See you soon!

Items used:

Image:  Punkie Pattie
Papers: Generic
Embossing folders:  Darice
Distress Ink:  Ranger
Dies:  Darice
Cupcakes:  Dovecraft
Sentiment:  Create with TLC
Misc:  Copics, Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents

 Challenges entered:


Jackie said...

So pretty Robin & I compl understand about the testing of nerves lol!!! Great card Hun & TFS!!!!!

Candy Spiegel said...

She will love it! I love the tip about adding glossy accents to make it stronger and easier to cut. And I like how the mats are off center. Great job!

Karen Rankin said...

Your niece is sure to love this card, great job !

Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful card and layout, thanks for sharing cheers Sue N x dt sis x

*Vicki* said...

This is such an adorable card!! Love the image and your coloring!! Thanks for the birthday wishes!! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
My Blog: Stamp Smiles

Bettina L. said...

What an adorable card. Love the details with the layers, cupcakes and perfect sentiment for a birtday card. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Top Tip Tuesday xx

Caryn said...

Fabulous card - I love the way you coloured the image.
Thanks for joining in the fun at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Caryn xxx

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card..Thanks for playing along with us at Divas by Design, Di's Digi Designs Challenge and A Little Bit Crafty.
Wendy xx

Becca Cruger said...

What a cute image! You have some great coloring skills!

Karen Letchworth said...

Such a super cute birthday card, Robin. Thanks so much for sharing with us, and have a blessed week!
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Pia S said...

This is such a sweet image, so beautifully colored in bold colors! Great combination of patterns and a perfect design for a girl turning 13!