Thursday, September 1, 2016

Sweet Friend

Hi everyone! I'm back with my second post today - I've been a busy little bee just crafting my fingers to the bone, lol! Hahahaha! Just kidding... I couldn't be having more fun! :) It's time for our second challenge over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I'm absolutely thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #2 - September Anything Goes!

Since we're still brand new, here's a recap of all the details - our challenges are always Anything Goes and launch at 6:00 AM EST on the first day of every month and run until 6:00 PM EST on the last day of the month. We welcome all kinds of handmade projects - from cards, tags, ATCs and scrapbook layouts to 3-D projects, mixed media canvases and altered projects - and even knitting, crocheting and jewelry! We want to see whatever you're working on! You're welcome to enter up to five different projects and combine our challenges with as many other challenges as you'd like! Our design team will choose the Winners and Top Picks which will be announced on the 10th of the month following the close of the challenge!

One more thing... when we reach 100 followers, there will be a giveaway! Tell everybody you know and grab our badge to put on your sidebar! Help us spread the Crafty Love! ;)

Okay, now on to my project... I used the GOR-JUSS 'Symphoni' image from Nikki Burnette for my friendship shaker card. Oh, how I love this image! And oh, how I love shaker cards! I couldn't resist - mermaid images should be made into shaker cards and that's all there is to it, lol!

I used a variety of sequins along with hearts and stars glitter in the shaker pouch which I created with my fuse tool. I used three colors of ribbons in my signature big bow which really turned out nice and fluffy!

The front and inside sentiments are from WPlus9 'Hand Lettered Hello' stamp set, and I embellished the inside with the same paper and foiled cardstock used on the front.

I'd love to enter this shaker into the following challenges:

  • Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Premium White cardstock, GKD Powder Blue cardstock, Heartfelt Creations Clear cardstock, DCWV Blue Foil cardstock, GKD Hello Sunshine 6x6 patterned paper
  • Stamps: Nikki Burnette Symphoni digital image, WPlus9 Hand Lettered Hello stamp set
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir-FS2, PP1, PP4, IG1, IG2, LY1, LY2, LY3, BG1, TB1, TB2, TB3, TB4, BT1, BT2, IB1
  • Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers dies
  • Accessories: Clear Wink of Stella, MISTI, Martha Stewart Stars & Hearts glitter, Doodlebug Design sequins, We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool and pouch, blue Darice foam, white flat-back pearls, RRR Glory Blue, Danish Blue and Lace Blue Seam Binding

I hope you've enjoyed today's project and will consider joining us over at the NEW Love To Craft Challenge Blog! We want to see whatever you're working on, so come on over and play! Thanks so much for stopping by today and we'll see you shortly, lol! I have one more project to showcase today and then I'll leave you alone! ;)
Scrappy hugs,


  1. Wow your shaker Card is perfect. Love the image and love the colours, just super gorgeous all over. Great work love it.
    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. Wowzers, this is gorgeous, Leslie!! I love shaker cards and this is amazing. That is one fabulous bow and the colors on this card are so pretty!.

  3. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at MAWTT, good luck!!! Amy DT

  4. Great shaker card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket, Claire DT x

  5. Hi Leslie

    This is a great card! Love the colours and the shaker element is gorgeous :)

  6. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Leslie! Love that it's a shaker (I don't do enough of those ...) Thanks for amazing inspiration! 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!

  7. A beautiful card and love the design. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons challenge and hope you will join us again. Carol S. DT

  8. Love this beautiful shaker card Leslie! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner!

  9. Wonderful shaker card! Great image and colors!
    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. Very pretty, the shaker elements give a lovely under-the-sea look to it

  11. Beautiful project and very well executed! Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  12. Lovely card, thanks for sharing with Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT xx

  13. Wow this is gorgeous. Love the image and the ribbon bow, perfect colouring, Leslie!

  14. hi Leslie,
    This shaker card is so lovely, I love the colouring in, the way in which you have placed the beautifully coloured main image in a circle looks great as well and I love the ribbon, gorgeous details. Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
    Anything goes September link-up, Just keep on creating
    Susan xx

  15. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin Divad this week!

  16. Beautiful color palette, I love all the blues! Great job with making a shaker too! Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational!

  17. Your card is perfect for our challenge at MAWTT. Good luck and we hope youjoin us again. Christine DT

  18. What a beautiful shaker card Leslie..
    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Chrissy DT

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


  20. A great card - thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog and we hope to see you again soon.

    Helen x

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

  22. A gorgeous card, such a pretty image and great design.
    Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations.
    My Personal Blog: Crafting with Cotnob

  23. Your love for this gorgeous image AND for shakers comes through loud and clear with this oh-so-stunning card! From the colours, to the design, to the embellishments, this is a knockout! So thrilled you shared your primary colours gem in the Inkspirational gallery!

  24. Wonderful shaker card! Love the mermaid theme :)
    Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges for our "Primary Colours" challenge. Hope to see you join us again soon :)
    Pia xx

  25. What a great shaker card. Love all the detail, so pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La Creations. Michelle x

  26. This is so beautiful!! Love this shaker card!!

  27. Beautiful shaker card! Love the soft blue colors and the image :o)


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