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Saturday, 3 May 2014

Gruffies and Guests Challenge - May 2014 - Anything goes with the optional twist of "Spring"

It is the start of a new month at the Gruffies and Guests Challenge Blog.

The sponsor this month is "Di's Digi Stamps" and the lucky winner will win $10 to spend in the Di's Digi Stamps Store.
For my card I have used some decoupage from the Joanna Sheen House Mouse set called "Just the Two of Us".  Aren't they cute having a snooze in the flowers now that Spring has arrived?  I have made up the the decoupage.  It was a bit fiddly in parts but well worth it.

The backing papers are from my Creative Crafting World Perfect Papercrafting Companions CD and I have used yellow and orange papers to match the image.

I have finished my card off with some crepe paper flowers made using a Tim Holtz tattered flowers strip die with brad centres, lace, gingham ribbon, Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment, gems and a gorgeous Prima butterfly (I got these butterflies off a friend for my birthday last year.  I didn't think I'd use them - not because they are horrible - I didn't think I'd use them as they were too nice!!!  I've been brave and used some.  This was a patterned one with a light orange background so I have coloured with a dark orange Promarker to match the colour scheme).

 I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Ribbon
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Ooh-la-la-Creations - Faithful friends
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Simon Says - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything goes
Craftitude - Anything goes/easy as 1-2-3
Brown Sugar Challenge - Patterned paper
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper May Challenge - Anything goes
A Little Bit Crafty - Flower power
Just for Fun - Ribbon or lace - I have used ribbon and lace
Emerald Faeries - Flowers, ribbons and/or lace
Polkadoodles - Something old, something new (old is the decoupage which I've had for about 2+ years and didn't want to use as it was too nice!!  New is the crepe paper for the flowers) - wishing Polkadoodles a wonderful 5th birthday.  Congratulations!!!
House Mouse and Friends - Pop it up
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge - Anything goes
We Do Doobadoo - Lots of layers
Crazy 4 Challenge - April showers bring May flowers

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Carole Robb Bisson said...

Very pretty Kym. Thank you for sharing your wonderful art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings, Carole

Nikky Hall said...

Such a cute make Kym, love all that you do! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at http://wedodoobadoo.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/challenge-5-lots-of-layers.html challenge this week - good luck hun! xx

Sue Bridesmith said...

Adorable Design Thank you for joining us at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge it is much appreciated without you we would have no challenge, I do hope you will join us again for another fab challenge nest week…. Good luck in the draw…
Suzy B Owner Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge

KT Fit Kitty said...

How adorable! I need to look into getting some of those CDs - this is so cute! So glad you joined us at Glitter n Sparkle for our Add Some Ribbon challenge. Best of luck in our draw! We have a new challenge starting tomorrow so I hope you can join us again.

KT Fit Kitty
Glitter n Sparkle DT

Denise Goeldner said...

Wonderful card love those crepe paper flowers so lovely and bright. Lovely image and design too. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again.
~ Denise DT ~
Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog
{Denise's Patch of Creativity}

Lynsey said...

Hi Kym lovely card! Thanks for joining in with the Crafty Ribbons Challenge this week!
Hugs Lynsey x

rachel said...

such a great card - cute image and gorgeous colour x - thanks for joining us at Crafty sentiments and good luck xx Hugs Rachel xx

Valou ALLARD said...

So beautiful card! so cute and fabulous colouring. Thank you very much for playing with "Crafty Sentiments Challenges". Good luck.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, I like the adorable image, Thanks for playing along with us at We Do Doobadoo, Good Luck.
Kevin xx

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 27 'anything goes' - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT - thank you also for entering this for my Patterned Paper April challenge. x

Hazel said...

Sorry, that should have said May, of course, not April ... the year is just going too quickly for me! x

Liz's creative corner said...

Fabulous card, love the decoupage layers, thanks for sharing with us at we do doobadoo, hugs Liz xx

Emily Leiphart said...

Your card is darling, Kym! I love how you coloured the mice and flowers. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes!

Anne said...

Kym what a fun card, love those vibrant colours!
Thank you for joining the Faithful Friends Challenge at Ooh La La.
Ooh La La Designer

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is really gorgeous, Thank you for joining in with us at We Do Doobadoo,Good Luck.
Kevin xx

Tindaloo said...

Such a sweet image and card! Thanks for playing along this time at Creative Fingers! Hope to see you next time too! ♥ Tindaloo

CheerDown said...

This is such a lovely colour scheme and those mice are just too cute Thanks for joining in our faithful friends challenge at Ooh La La Creations
Alli x

Samantha said...

Love house mouse. Very cute!

Thanks for joining us at A little Bit Crafty!

Sam (DT) :)

Claire said...

Gorgeous sunny card Kym beautiful decoupage too. Thanks so much for joining us at Polkadoodles and We Do Doobadoo this time
Claire xx

Bonnie Irvine said...

Every detail of this sweet card is delightful. Love the image and the way you have showcased it. The flowers are so pretty, the gingham so whimsical, and that butterfly is gorgeous. Love the white scalloped edge to the card as well. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes/Easy as 1-2-3 challenge this fortnight at Craftitude. I hope we see you again soon.

Scrappy Scatty said...

so sweet
love the colours
thank you for joining us at polkadoodles this time

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card Kym. Thank you for joining the challenge at Craftitude and at Creative Fingers.