Thursday, September 1, 2016

hello sweet friend

Hi everyone! Happy first day of September, lol! Can you believe it?! I'm shaking my head at how fast this year is flying by! It's time for another fun challenge over at My Crafting Stories, and I'm super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for Challenge #9 - Anything Goes! Our sponsor this time is Lacy Sunshine Stamps, so come on over and play!

I created a fun gate fold card using the absolutely adorable 'Lizabeth Rockabilly' digi. OMG, isn't she the cutest ever?! I fell in love with this image the instant I saw it and couldn't wait to create with her!

You know me and my love for fun folds! It's been a while since I created a gate fold, so that's what I had in mind for this friendship card, using several oval stitched and scalloped dies, along with a corner flourish stamp embellished with some bling.

This little gal was so much fun to color! I matched her dress to the cardstock and patterned papers, and added my signature big bow along with a hand-cut flag for the sentiment.

Here's a shot of the card opening up...

And here's the inside, featuring a coordinating patterned paper and a large stamped layered sentiment. I'm thrilled with the way this turned out! ;)

Happy to enter this gate fold card into the following challenges:

  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury White cardstock, Core'dinations Vintage Collection cardstock, Stampin' Up! Blushing Bride cardstock, GKD Delicate Essentials 6x6 patterned paper
  • Stamps: Lacy Sunshine Stamps Lizabeth Rockabilly digi; Stampin' Up! Timeless Textures, Six Sided Sampler and Million & One stamp sets
  • Ink: Stampin' Up! Calypso Coral ink; Spectrum Noir- FS2, FS3, FS6, CR1, CR2, CR3, GB1, GB3, GB4, PP5, DR3, DG2, DG3
  • Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers dies, Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Oval die
  • Accessories:Prairie Bird Boutique coral ribbon, MISTI, Stampin' Up! Rhinestones

I hope you've enjoyed today's project and have found some inspiration to play in our Anything Goes challenge this month! And be sure to stop by Lacy Sunshine Stamps to see all of Heather's amazing images! Thanks so much for stopping by today and we'll see you again real soon (wink-wink)... I'll have a couple more posts today! ;)
Scrappy hugs,


  1. Oh gorgeous Card, love the image and love your design, just perfect.
    Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  2. Leslie, your card is so pretty and I love that image!!And great coloring job. Thanks so much for entering your lovely card into our 'Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow' challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ this month. I look forward to seeing what you create for our next challenge. Hugs, Barbara

  3. So pretty! Love the colours and image! Fab layout too!
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Jane (DT) xxx

  4. A really lovely creation for our die theme this week, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  5. WOW girl you are on a roll! Another FABULOUS creation! Love the gate fold design and that scrunchie ribbon is awesome! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘RIBBONS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

  6. Beautiful card! I love Lacy Sunshine Stamps! :) Wonderful paper choice! Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends! :)

  7. An adorabe image. A very pretty card. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

  8. Lovely card Thank you for sharing with Craft Rocket Challenges - Karen DT

  9. Beautiful card! Love the image and the design!
    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Veronique DT for

  10. Gorgeous - I think gatefold is my favourite fold

  11. She looks wonderful, thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket, xxx

  12. Great card! I love the color scheme and your crinkled bow was a spot on embellishment choice! Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  13. beautiful card - love the image :-) Thank you for joining us at Crafty Ribbons, Jayne

  14. so pretty. Thanks for playing with us at Die Cuttin' Divas.

  15. This is a another very pretty card, I love the colours and the main image looks great in the middle of the fold, such lovely details.Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
    Anything goes September link-up, Just keep on creating
    Susan xx

  16. Leslie, this is adorable! Love the image, the gatefold card, and all those different oval dies. Fantastic! Thanks for joining our Lots of Layers challenge this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs. Julie, DT member

  17. Love this style of card. Great digi and colouring and design. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies.

  18. Hi; great card and lovely bow with the seam binding ribbon!
    Thanks for joining in our weekly challenge this time and welcome back!

    La Vikinga // Design Team at Crafty Ribbons

  19. A pretty little card Thank you for taking part in the challenge (DT)

  20. Your card is very beautiful !
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday!
    Good Luck and hope to see you again.

    Fiki 🐈

  21. Such a pretty card! Love all the little details!Thanks for joining in at the Crafty Gals Corner challenge this week! Jenn DT

  22. Beautiful card!!! Thank your for joining us at Digi Choosday Challenges.-Monica dt

  23. Wonderful card! Thanks for joining in with the Crafty Ribbons Challenge this time!
    Hugs Lynsey x

  24. A super gatefold card. Lovely papers and fabulously coloured image.
    Thank-you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore September Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x

  25. Your card is fabulous. Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Victoria DT

  26. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies. Hope to see you again next time.

  27. Absolutely gorgeous Lesley, love the cute image and colour combo.
    Thank you for joining us at OLLCB.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  28. Awesome card, thank you for sharing with us at The Crafty Addicts - good luck
    Lyn - DT


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