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Hi everyone! I am a veterinary technician living in NY who loves to pen pal and make cards in my spare time. I have never been good at crafts since I can barely draw a straight line with a ruler but I was determined to give it a go.  I love learning all the different techniques and ways to craft. Follow me on my journey as I grow as a card maker!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Turquoise Winter at Creatalicious Challenges

---Note---- Oopsie! Looks like I was so excited to share this with you that I posted it a day early! The challenge starts tomorrow. Hides face in shame.

Hi all! I am happy to have some new followers on board with me! I am pleased to announce that I have been asked to join the design team at Creatalicious Challenges.  Our challenges are monthly so you have plenty of time to join in! The theme this month is turquoise winter.  Yay, my favorite color!!!This challenged is sponsored by Paty Greif Digital Stamps and the prize will be a --------  coupon off any purchase at her store!

Here is my DT card:

I got to use this adorable image from Paty Greif Digital Designs. I colored her with my promarkers.  All the papers are from my stash.  I added liquid applique to her hat and dress.  I am almost out of it. Must buy more! I added glossy accents to her ice skate blades to make them seem more real.  I used a new die from memory box for the mittens.  I love this new die.  I added some stickles to the die cut.  Next time I will cut on glittered card stock instead, I think.  I used oval and scalloped oval dies on the image.  The sentiment was punched with stampin up oval and scalloped oval punches. Some blue pearls were added for bling! Card layout was inspired by the sketch at House that Stamps Built.

Up close of colored image:

Head here for more DT inspiration and to link up your projects today.

Entering in the following challenges:
The house that stamps built - sketch
country view challenge - mono
crafty hazelnuts christmas challeng
the squirrel and the fox - new
sweet stampin challenge - girly but no pink
the rubber buggy challenge -atg
winter wonderland mono
totallypapercrafts winter wonderland
digi haven - cold outside
craftyhands challenge - atg
fussy and fancy - mono
card making mamas - atg
wags n whiskers - atg
stampin with the dragon - atg
the crafters cafe - atg
4 crafty girls -atg
my heart pieces - atg
craft challenge - xmas
treasured time rubber stamp - atg
promarker challenge blog - cas
inky chicks - atg
lej designs atg
eureka stamps - cold out


  1. Congrats on your new DT!!! Well deserved!

  2. gorgeous Erin great colour combo and layout hun xxx

  3. This is a lovely card with a beautiful image and I do like the layout. Thanks for joining us at SDD challenge.

  4. A gorgeous monochrome piece just perfect for our challenge at the Winter Wonderland, thank you for joining us
    hugs Kate xx
    ps I have new release candy if you are interested :)

  5. I am so glad you joined in with the LEJ Designs Challenge Blogs first monthly challenge. This months theme is a nice easy one 'anything goes'.

    What a super cute image that's coloured lovely. A gorgeous colour and paper combination and layout.

    I hope you will visit us again and join in with many more of our future monthly challenges.

    <3 & hugs
    Lisa xxxx LEJ DT Organiser

  6. Cute card! Thank you for joining us over at Treasured Times!

  7. Cute image = Cute card every time! Love the blues, papers and your take on the sketch too. Thanks for playing with us at Digi Haven for our Baby it's Cold Outside challenge. - Karen, DT

  8. Ah this is super, what a great card, Thank You for playing along with us this fortnight on Crafty Girls, Hazel xx

  9. Hi Erin, great card - love the papers and the layout! Thanks for joining the Crafty Girls challenge, hope to see you again soon.

    Victoria DT

  10. Lovely card, the colour you've worked with is beautiful ! Thanks for joining us at Country View Crafts. Sue C x

  11. Great card. Thanks for playing along at CRAFT challenge. Sharon x

  12. Thanks for entering this lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for January - hope to see you again soon x

  13. Lovely card, love the monochrome colour scheme! Thanks for playing along with the current CraftyHands challenge. Sammy-x

  14. SO cute and pretty. Love the way you used that box die at the top too. Precious image.
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Haven.

  15. Gorgeous card...Thanks for playing along with us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Wendy xx

  16. Cute and fun, great combo! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  17. Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  18. I love the mittens. It's amazing !

    Thanks for joining us at Digi Haven !

    Crafty Hugs,

  19. A lovely creation. Thanks for joining in over at SDD. Good luck.
    I am now following your blog.


    Jo (dt)

  20. Whooee, your following is growing & I can easily see why. And good for you on being on another DT. How you have time, amazes me, and still get all these luscious cards blogged. This one is delightful. Love the MB mittens (need to use mine!) and it's just perfect with this pretty skater. Great papers & I like this layout a lot. The SnS product I mentioned for the snow look, is the best I've tried for that effect so far and I've tried lots. It's easy to appy, and looks very realistic when it dries. TFS & your support in helping me reach my recent goal. Enjoy all your visits & comments. Have a wonderful wkend. Hugs (oh yes, I've made the same too early posting! )

  21. What a fun winter image, and such pretty colors too! Thanks so much for joining us for the Wags n Whiskers Challenge! hugs, Kimberly S

  22. Hi Erin~~This is so cute....I see we chose to create with the same Paty Greif image:)) So adorable!! So glad you entered into the monochromatic challenge at Fussy and Fancy also!!! Good luck!!

  23. Gorgeous card - love the patchwork background.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.

    Helen x

  24. Welcome on board the team Erin. Looking forward to see your lovely creations. Great job here. I love your take on the sketch. Stunning card. Have a great week. Hugs Nina