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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Makin' it Crafty! wanna win stuff? make something - ANYTHING!

wellllllll, we were happy to see some people jumping in head first with our very FIRST Make it Crafty challenge, and you'll have to visit the Make it Crafty BLOG to see who made out like bandits with the first giveaways!

but today, challenge number two is officially underway! this is our first FUN challenge - we'll be doing one technique challenge and one 'just for fun' challenge per month. hopefully we'll start to see people coming out of the woodwork to play along, and believe me when i say that there is MUCH to be learned from the Make it Crafty designers! i am SO excited to be a part of this team!

so last time we created a scene... TODAY, we are opening it up to absolutely ANYTHING you'd like to do! just CREATE! stamp or don't stamp. colour or don't colour. layer or don't layer. embellish or don't embellish. bling it up or... well you get the idea. ;) and it doesn't even have to be a card!

i stamped, i coloured, i inked, i layered, i embellished, and i combined the GORGEOUS Butterfly Swing digi (Make it Crafty) with a slightly altered version of Head in the Clouds Kaylee (Some Odd Girl)...
click to enlarge!

i took some white Petaloo flowers (Make it Crafty) and halved them for accents, inking the smaller flowers with my Dewdrops.
the patterned paper is from the Pixie-licious line from Cosmo Cricket.
and i couldn't tell you who makes the ribbon, the teeny purple bling or the sentiment sticker - they were cheap and they're from my stash. :) it's quite likely they were dollar store or dollar spot items - just sayin'.

this Butterfly Swing is TOTALLY versatile! i figured out what size i wanted for my card, then i tinkered with Kaylee in MS Word until i found the right fit. had i used a rubber stamp instead of a digi, i'd have measured and fit the swing to match my image, so you can ABSOLUTELY use this lovely little "fixture" (as i'm calling it) with any of your sitting/leaning stamps. (hello, Magnolia!) TWO BUCKS! that's it!

so that's it. just MAKE SOMETHING, and Make it Crafty! our next challenge isn't until October 13th, so you have PLENTY of time to play with us!

come and see what all the Crafty Gals have done HERE... you'll be BLOWN AWAY, i promise! and don't forget to visit our Learning Community for tips, techniques, tutes and lots of friendly conversation among similarly passionate crafters! :D

oh, and as an added bonus, there's a little somethin'-somethin' you can grab HERE if you're up for a little halloween craftin' that's OUT OF THE ORDINARY! enjoy!


  1. Your card is gorgeous! I cant wait to make something to go with your challenge. Probably use the little somethin-somethin, lol. I love it!

  2. What a sweet little image on your card Leah, just love that backing paper and the flowers behind your cute image. Really gorgeous. Jill x

  3. This is beautiful! The coloring is just WOW! Great job!

  4. You are so awesome!!! Check out her hair and that shine on her shoes! I love that you put her on the swing and the butterflies match her shoes and skirt. It looks adorable and that paper!!! YUMMO! hugs xxooo

  5. What a sweet little card, that little girl is perfect sitting on Make It Crafty's swing. Love the floral embellishments.

  6. Love it all Spunky! Great colouring and layout. Fabbo ideas to halve the flowers and place them along a ribbon you've knotted for added texture and also to resemble rope on a swing - clever, clever. It all adds a little somethin' somethin' extra to an already beautiful card. I can always count on a chuckle and seeing something original each time I visit. Mwah, Maria

  7. Love your card. If you hadn't told us. I would say the two images were made to go together!

  8. You TOLD me it was a perfect match but WOW! I think it totally beat an expectation I had! LOVELY!

  9. so beautiful love the purples :D <3 xox

  10. soooooooooooooooooo GORGEOUS!!!! Love that swing!!! think that may have to fall into my basket!! the colours are just gorgeous too, stunning card! Hugs Juls


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