Thursday, April 14, 2016

Ahoy, Matie!

Hi everyone! I'm happy to be a guest designer once again for Scrapping4fun Challenges! Another one of my cards was a featured creation a few weeks ago, so I'm baaack! I'm excited to share my inspiration project for Challenge #63 - Birds featuring Pirate Parrot 3, from our sponsor, FabrikaFantasy! OMG, what fantastic images they have, and this little guy is so adorable! This is actually the first time I've ever used a pre-colored image... and I did so because the details on this image are so phenomenal, I knew I'd never get the same effect, lol! ;)

I went with a mainly yellow and white background with a splash of blue, using three coordinating papers layered on yellow cardstock, a few scattered dew drops and my signature big bow. Oh, and three tiny clear gemstones on the sentiment. Not a huge list of supplies at all! :)

I generally keep the insides of my cards simple, so I used a scrap of the diagonal stripe paper from the front, stamped a simple birthday sentiment and layered the panel on some of the same yellow cardstock.

I'd love to enter this adorable little guy into the following challenges:

  • Cardstock/Paper: Taylored Expressions Snow White cardstock, GKD Pure Luxury White and Wild Dandelion cardstock, Stampin' Up! Moonlight DSP (#133701)
  • Stamps: FabrikaFantasy Pirate Parrot 3 digital image, Paper Smooches Delightful Greetings stamp set
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Dies/Punches: MFT Die-namics Stitched Square STAX die
  • Accessories: RRR Danish Blue seam binding, The Robin's Nest red Dew Drops, Stampin' Up! Rhinestones (#119246)

I hope you've enjoyed this project and have found some inspiration to whip something up for our Birds challenge this time! Be sure to check out all the absolutely awesome FabrikaFantasy digis! Thanks for stopping by today and we'll see you next time! ;)
Scrappy hugs,


  1. Gorgeous card, love the paper with the digi and the lovely bow.
    Thank you for your GD Entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT

  2. Fun card Leslie Love the design! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner!

  3. Pirates are so IN. Thank you so much for entering your truly creative art in our challenge this fortnight at Word Art Wednesday.
    Blessings, Carole

  4. Gorgeous image from Fabrika Fantasy they are sponsoring us this month!! thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar hugs Sue J x

  5. A fantastic creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  6. Great card....I just commented at the blog of someone using the same cute image.It's really fun to watch this.
    Thanx for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs challenge, xxx Plony

  7. What a bright fun card to go with this image.Beautifully embellished too.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  8. Hi Leslie
    Energy fantastically great card that I use yellow and blue,

  9. Such a fun and happy card and pleasant design! Thank you for using this image, Leslie! We would love if you could share this card in our Facebook Group too.

  10. Such a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing it on Cre8tive Hands Friends.
    Michelle x

  11. Amazing creation... super fun image and I love the stamp look and the red drops. Realy fab card!!!

    Thanks for playing along with our Crafty Time Challenge for April and good luck!

    Doris *DT*

    DT Crafty Time
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  12. Awesome card! The pre-colored does look amazing and the papers are perfect. You always do amazing work :o)

  13. What an adorable card, Leslie. You are SO creative, and your cards are always SO much fun. Thanks so much for sharing with us, and please stop by again soon.
    Word Art Wednesday

    P.S. If you're interested, there always a digital challenge at Cre8tive Hands Friends where you can link up a card using ANY digi and play along for a chance to win their adorable images. That one can be found here:


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