Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Winter Fun Card (Crafty Creations Challenges #280)

Hi everyone :-D 

Today a new challenge starts at Crafty Creations Challenges.

New challenge for this fortnight is #280 - Brrr... Blues

This is my first appearance as a Design Team Member at Crafty Creation Challenges and for this challenge I made this Winter Fun Card.

Image is From the Heart Stamps 'Skating Birdbrain' and it´s paper pieced. It has 4 layers. Sentiment is also from this digital stamp set, which includes this lovely image and five bonus sentiments.

I used two different designer papers for this one, free Birds Snowflakes Digital Paper Pack and  Bebunni Christmas Paper Pad.

First I printed image and sentiment on Birds Snowflakes Digital Paper, cut out layer, distressed edges and glued it onto a card base. 

Then I printed 2 images on white paper, colored pieces I needed and fussy cut them. I printed 1 more image on "sweater" pattern Bebunni Christmas Paper, which was just perfect for scarf and socks, and fussy cut pieces I needed. I colored edges of all pieces with black marker, pieced all elements together and glued them over image printed on card layer. 

I added some transparent varnish on bird´s beak and eyelids to create glossy accents. I accidentally smeared my card with glue (LOL), so I added plastic snowflake onto a card, to hide a stain. :-D

Card dimensions are 143 mm x 98 mm (5 5/8" x 3 7/8").

List of supplies:
  • From the Heart Stamps 'Skating Birdbrain' 
  • Birds Snowflakes Digital Paper Pack
  • Crafters Companion Bebunni Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Paper Pad
  • white card stock paper 
  • dark blue card stock paper  
  • white paper (160 grams) 
  • colored pencil (grey) 
  • white pencil  
  • Koh-i-noor Mondeluz aquarell colored pencils (light and dark blue)
  • Koh-i-noor universal white pencil for writing on gloss surfaces
  • black fine liner 0.5 mm 
  • black marker 
  • silver sparkling pen
  • Tim Holtz´s Distress Ink (Stormy Sky) 
  • plastic snowflake 
  • double sided strong adhesive tape  
  • white water based glue 
  • transparent varnish with extra gloss
  • printer
  • scoring board
  • trimmer 
  • scissors 
  • crafting needle 

Stop by the Crafty Creations Challenges to see gorgeous creations from other Design Team Members and join us in this challenge. We are looking forward to see your projects. Our sponsor for this challenge is Craft Classes Online and they are giving awesome prize to our random winner. Sounds fun, right. :-D

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Note: bold text is direct link to current challenge and blog badge is direct link to blog or challenges home page. 

1) Digi Designs Challenge Blog, Winter Challenge (Snow, Snowflakes, etc.)

2) Glitter n Sparkle Challenge Blog, #118 - Anything Goes

3) Love to Create Challenge Blog, Challenge #148 - Anything Goes

4) That Craft Place, Monochromatic

5) Through The Craft Room, TTCRD Challenge from January 6th to January 13th, Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile :-D 

Crafty Milka


  1. Congrats, Milka, on your DT spot! Your card is a quite a work of art. I love the details that you put into the pattern and color for the birdie! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Glad to find your blog, too!

  2. Beautiful card, very labor intensive. A lot of was happening there, almost hear the wind whistling in my ears:-)
    Thank you that you join the followers of my blog. I hope I will not disappoint you and you will find me something interesting.

  3. Such a cute card, love the decoupaging of the lil birdie. Thank-you for joining us this week at Glitter 'N' Sparkle. Good luck and all the best.

    Hugz AngelicBadGirl
    DT Owner Glitternsparkle

  4. Great layout and image, fabulous mono card x
    Good luck and thank you for joining us at
    Sandie (That Craft Place Designer, proud DT)

  5. Congrats on your DT spot.
    Terrific card. Sweet sentiment and brilliant paper-piecing.
    Caroline xxx

  6. Brilliant card, great idea to add the paper piecing, Liz x

  7. Your card is so pretty with the deep blue color. The image is super cute with such fun sentiments. Thanks for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door.



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