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HIMCR04NSD - Use a Critter

Hi! I'm back for our fourth challenge of the day at Hiding in my Craftroom's National Scrapbooking Day celebration. And we're challenged to use a critter! It can be any critter: furry, creepy, crawly, or one that flies; it can be cute, pretty, or otherwise! Again any project is welcome!

Our sponsor for this challenge is:

One lucky winner will receive
3 Sweet N Sassy digital images!

I had the opportunity to pick an image from SNSS that I really enjoyed working with, called Birds and Roses. And this is how I incorporated it on my card: 

Sweet n' Sassy stamps - Birds and Roses, Vintage Seed Packet
- Gold Circles One
- Classic Circles
- Gold Elements One
Shery K. Designs - Victoria Super Mega Pack
Haj Designs - Gorgeous Roses
Brilliance pigment ink in Coffee Bean
Ranger Distress ink in Old Paper
Ranger embossing ink
Inkadinkado embossing powder in Pearlescent
Spectrum Noir markers - Pinks, Reds
Staedtler markers - greens, light browns, yellow
UHU glue stick
Bazic two sided tape and foam tape
Merletto Crystals
Other generic materials
Textured cardstock in light pink
Feuille cardstock in sand beige
Specialty cardstock in pearlescent soft pink
Eggshell cardstock in white
5/8" gross grain ribbon in sand beige

This is an A2 gate card I made using a sketch from Gloria Stengel. I wanted to give this card a cottage country feel to it, to match the lovely image. The front consists of 3 layers and ribbon. Each side of the gate card was layered exactly the same to give the illusion of one same layer. Once that was done, I attached various elements to the left side of the gate, starting with a square made of the largest die from Gold Elements One (cut in half and attached together again to form the square). On top of it I placed my framed image and the little banner and sentiment. To finish the card I added some crystals and a double bow with long tails.

I hope you enjoyed this card too. Please stop by Hiding in my Craft Room and join our celebration.

For more inspiration please visit my teammates' blogs:

I'll be back in an hour for our very last challenge of the day! See you then!

This card is participating in

Sketch Challenge with a Twist
(Old: card base, polka dot paper / New: Stamps, 5/8" ribbon)
Craft Hoarders Anonymous

Sweet n' Sassy Stamps 

Anything Goes 

Simon Wednesday Challenge


  1. Your card is so pretty. Love the colors. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  2. What a lovely card, love all the layers, and I love the shimmer on the main element...looks like micro beading...great job, as usual.

  3. Absolutely beautiful. The large bow, layers and gorgeous image…wonderful.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

  4. Your work is always beautiful!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Craft Hoarders!!

  5. Beautiful, Graciellie! Love the image and the soft colors...fabulous card! (I am your neighbor at CHAB and had to pop in to see your lovely project!)

  6. Wonderful take on the sketch! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  7. Sweet card, love the flowers!

  8. How did I miss this one too? VERY PRETTY Gracie! ;) As ALWAYS!:)

  9. Oh, how beautiful - I love the way this opens up! Thanks so much for joining the SNSS challenge this week, Gracie!

  10. Your card is Gorgeous! thanks for joining our Friday Feature challenge at SNSS

  11. What a pretty card, especially for this time of year, Gracie! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  12. I love what you did with this image! It's just gorgeous!

    Designs by Sammy

  13. WOW, Gracie…your card is so beautiful! Love the way you colored this pretty image and the sparkle is gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along in the SNSS Friday Feature Challenge this week!

  14. What a gorgeous card Fracie. Love the image you used and the beautiful colors. The pink doily looks so pretty. Thank you for playing along with us at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

  15. What a beautiful design.

    Hugs Diane

  16. This is really pretty...Great coloring...I first saw your cards at Split Coast Stampers...Had to come and visit your blog...Lots of pretty cards here...

  17. I love the colors and the way as it opens up :)


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