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Monday 30 September 2013

Crafty Cardmakers challenge 101 - Cute and Furry

Welcome to our latest challenge, hosted by me this time and I have chosen the theme 'Cute and Furry'

I would like to see the main focal point of your creation be something that is cute and furry. It can be a digi stamp, stamp, photographic image, but must have fur and be cute.

For my card I have chosen to use a topper and some background papers from the Crafters Companion Moreheads CD.  I love this little pup - and he is ideal for this birthday card which I needed to make quite quickly because all the main elements of the card are on the sheet you print out.

The base card was cut to be square (it's about 5 3/4 inches) and was a nice thick cardstock.  Onto that I layered a docrafts backing sheet in a mauve, which matched the iris in the picture perfectly.

Next was the components from the printed off sheet - the base layer was printed onto matte paper, and the topper part onto semi gloss photo paper.  I added some gems and paper flowers from my stash to finish it off.  The hardest part was cutting the small scallop around the topper edge - but even so this was a really quick card to make and sometimes, that is what you need!

Good luck with your cards - I look forward to seeing your creations.

We are sponsored by 
with a $10 GIFT VOUCHER

I have been drawing since a child and studied graphics at College many years ago, I now work as a Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started cardmaking about 4yrs ago when I bought my daughter a cardmaking kit which we did together, but I’m afraid I got the bug! My daughter preferred scrapbooking. I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with likeminded people.
I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself.
This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and its just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art. 

Long may it continue! 

 We are kindly sponsored for this challenge by The Stampman (and Lady of course!) who are ofering the winner a £10 voucher for their store, you can spend this online, in the shop or if you're lucky enough to see them at a show!  They have a ton of items in store, enough to tickle any crafty taste bud. 


  1. Hi Jackie, fabulous challenge and I just love the 'cute and furry' image on your card.
    Sorry I haven't been by lately, I will try and do better :O)
    hugs Kimx

  2. Love your cute and furry image and such nice colours - Iris are really beautiful! Hugs Cindy