Friday, February 26, 2016

Quill You Be Mine Card

During the month of December, my friend Teresa Arsenault offered to create a custom digi stamp for anyone who used her images on a card that month. Since I made a card with her darling digi of a mouse stirring a cup of cocoa, she made good on her promise by creating this adorable hedgehog for me. I am the proud owner of an African Pygmy hedgehog named Henry and was delighted that Henry had his own digital stamp! Thanks, Teresa! You can find loads of fun free digis on Teresa's blog Tickell Expressions:
For my card base, I used folded an 8 1/2 X 11 inch piece of red shimmer cardstock in half lengthwise to make a card that's 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 inches. Then I used my Silhouette Design Studio software to size up my hedgehog and to write up the sentiment. I got the idea for this sentiment from Mynn Kitchen whose blog On a Stampage is full of great ideas and inspiration. You can check out her great projects here: Mynn also has her own line of wonderful digi stamp sets and digi papers you can purchase at:
I printed out my digi and sentiment and colored little Henry the Hedgehog with Copic and MEXPY markers. I die cut him with a stitched circle die by Gina Marie Designs. I used a stitched oval die by Gina Marie designs for the sentiment, and some of the stitched hearts by Gina Marie Designs for embellishments. I tucked the sentiment inside a little Kraft envelope by Paper Studio. I punched a hole in the sentiment die cut so I could tie some red floss to the end to pull it out easily.
Here's a look with the tag pulled out:
The inside of the card uses another of Teresa's images that she generously gave to the members of the Outlawz monthly progressive challenge group this month. I colored her with Copics and stamped an acrylic love word art heart stamp with Rose Bud Memento ink that I die cut with another stitched heart die from Gina Marie Designs. You can find Gina Marie Designs dies at Her stitched shape dies are only $10 each!
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Artbymiran Challenge 2W , SIO, 3E, no digital projects - No.52 - (W2 of 2) - Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - 2W, 3E  Anything Goes (W2 of 2)
Creative Fingers -  2W , 3E, No totally digital projects - No.103 - (W2 of 2) Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations - M, 2E, SIO, include an image –  February - Love Is In The Air
Simply Create Too - 2W - No.103 - (W2 of 2) - Use Pink or Red only
Simply Papercraft - 2WE3 - No. 24 (W1 of 2) - Anything Goes
Wags 'n Whiskers - 2W, 2E, SIO - No. 172 - (W2 of 2) - Furry Friends
Aud Sentiments Challenge 2W,E5 #149 Cute + Sentiment (W2 of 2) 
Crafty Girls Creations 2W,3E Always Anything Goes
DL ART Thursday Challenge 2W,2nd & 4th Thurs,3E #175 Frog & or Green (alternative thank you) (W2 of 2) Monthy Challenge: Always Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - W, F- #74 Always Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon - W - #330  Furry Friends
Mod Squad Challenge - W, F - Animal Fun
Paper Shelter Challenge - W,3E, SIO - #237 Animal Magic

Simon Says Stamp - W, 5E - Anything GoesWordArt Wednesdays - W,5E , scriptural word art freebie offered each week#220 Anything Goes  
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - W, E4, Must Be Square or Rectangular #125 Anything Goes with a twist: Include an Animal
Craft Your Passion - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3, F - Always Anything Goes
Critters and Creatures M - (February) Always Anything Goes with a Critter/Creature
Cutie Pie Challenge - M, 2nd Monday, must be "cute" - (February) Cute + Love
Get Creative Challenges - 2W, 3E - (Week 1) Lots of Red
Not Just Cards - M, F - (February) Always Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations - 2W, SIO - (Week 2) CAS
Our Crafty Corner - M, First Monday, E3 - (February) Always Anything Goes
Where the HeART is - M, 1st Monday of M, E3 - (February) Love
Whoopsi Daisy - M, SIO (must use digi stamp), 2E/3E with Whoopsi Daisy image - (February) Hand-colored Image + Love
613 Avenue Create - W, 3E, Any Craft Accepted - #164 Anything goes with optional twist: Create Your Own Color Challenge
Eclectic Ellapu - M, 2E - February- Pink Team ~ Love Actually Purple Team ~Mark or Decorate Gift Box/Bag
Glitter n Sparkle - W, F - #176 Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 2W (1st & 3rd Sun) E3 #28 Anything Goes  (W1 of 2)
Robyn`s Fetish - W #304 Stitching Real or Faux
Scrappy Hands 2W – #59 Forest Animals (W1 of 2)
The Corrosive Challenges - 2W, 3E TBA (possibly changed to monthly? Feb 22) #2 LOVE LOVE LOVE (W2 of 2)
A Bit More Time to Craft  (2W, P1/15, E3 C unlimited) #14 Anything Goes
Card Mania (M, P1, E3) #77 Add some red
Ching-chou Kuik Digital Stamps (M, P1, E3, SIO) Love
Crafter's Cafe (2W, P1/15,E3, F) #143 Love is in the Air
Crafts and Me (M, P1, SIOUse reds or Valentines
Crafty Enjoyments (M, P5, E3) #4 All About Love
Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations (2W, P1/15, E3) #42 Tag You're It
Creative Craft Cottages Challenges (2W,P1/15,E3) #57 Anything Goes
Digistamps 4 Joy (P1/15,SIO) #121 Anything Goes optional twist: Add a Tag
Just Keep On Crafting (M, P1) Anything Goes
Noor! Designs UK (M,P1) #15 Love
Oddball Art Stamps (M,P15, E5, Must use a digi stamp) Add a Sentiment
Paper Creator's Crafts (M,3E) #44 It must be love
Petal Lu (M, P15) #9 Anything Goes
Scrap N' Challenge (M, P15) Anything Goes
Stempelsonnen Challenge - (M,P1/15, E3), stamp as main focus - #160  Always Anything Goes
Little Claire's M,P15, 3E, SIO  Feb - love and marriage 
Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas - 2W - (Week 2) Nature's Wonders
Open Minded Challenges: Love


  1. Aw, your little hedgie is adorable! I like the tag in the pocket! And such a fun sentiment - I like puns! Good luck on all of your challenges - so nice to see someone else who loves challenges like I do!

  2. Cute card :) Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck in the challenge.:)
    Hugs Anna

  3. A great CAS card and a sweet hedgehog, thanks for joining us at Ooh La La, Jx

  4. Okay this is just too cute! Love, love, the hidden sentiment on the tag. Adorable!
    Thanks for playing along with our "Nature's Wonder" linky party over at Craftin' Desert Divas!
    Happy Crafting,
    CDD DT Member

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  6. OOOps. IHow fun to have a pertHedgehog. It is awesome that you have a custom digi of Henry. Your card turned out so cute. I love the way you did the sentiment. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday February Linky Challenge. Katie-DTmember

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  8. Little Henry is very cute, asare all the die cut hearts and the sentiment tucked into the pocket.
    Thank you so much for joining our 220th challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Your creation is inspiring and very beautiful. Blessings, Carole

  9. Cute card. Thanks for taking the challenge with us at the Mod Squad Challenge

    Peggy T.
    Mod Squad DT

  10. Such a cute image and great tag thank you for joining our challenge at Ooh La La and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member x

  11. Carrie, this is a darling Valentine! Such sweet details. Thanks for joining us in the {Our Crafty Corner Challenge}! Hope to see more of your pretty projects again soon!
    crafty hugs,
    {Creative Smiles}

  12. what a fun little hedgehog image and card using it!

    Thanks so much for joining our 'Cute + A Sentiment' challenge at the Aud Sentiments blog! :)

  13. Such a cute card design and adorable images.
    Thanks so much for playing along in my Critters and Creatures and Let's Color Linky Parties!

  14. Eeeek! That is the cutest little hedgehog! Thanks so much for joining our Nature's Wonders Linky Party at Craftin Desert Divas!
    DT Tina

  15. Great card, thanks for sharing with us @ Cutie Pie's this month. Sue x

  16. Love your card with that adorable hedgie! How cool to have a pet hedgehog! Is it hard to care for it? My daughter wants one so bad! Thanks for playing along with us at DL.ART February Linky Challenge!

  17. Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Ecledtic Ellapu, come back soon!

  18. Fabulous colouring of that sweet little hedgehog! The sentiment is perfect with it! lol
    Thanks for joining us at Scap N' Dipity! :o)

  19. Cute card! Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards!

  20. Great card! Funny pun too! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  21. So cute and glad you shared over at Aud Sentiments.

  22. Great card, love the image you used and your little envelope
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

  23. Great card thanks for joining us at Get Creative Challenges good luck

  24. So cute! He looks so fluffy!! Thank you for joining us at DS4J!

  25. cute CAS card and love the little pocket---Thank you for joining us at Simply Papercrafts
    Carol DT x

  26. A fabulous card, such a cute image and great design.
    Thank you for joining us at Paper Creator.

  27. Lovely card, thanks for sharing with Inspiration Destination. Wendy DT x

  28. So cute :) thanks for joining in at Petal Lu, Claire xXx

  29. Carrie que bonita tarjeta. Las imágenes quedaron hermosas.
    Gracias por participar con nosotras en Corrosive .
    Carrie that beautiful card. The images were beautiful. Thank you for participating with us In Corrosive Haideé
    Haideelum DT Corrosive Challenge

  30. Thank you very much for participating in the Scrap N'Dipity challenge , that hedgehog funny!

  31. Ahhh too cute! I bought my DD one last year, his name is Bruce. The shop called him that after my OH saying they were both "prickly African customers" so they called the hedgehog after him haha!

    Thanks for joining in Crafts & Me's Valentines Challenge. Please drop by to see our new challenge x

  32. So sweet!

    Thank you for playing along with us at ArtByMiran this fortnight. Good luck!

  33. awww! Love that little friend is mad on them - she would love this! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Patties Creations this month, for our "love is in the air" challenge...Vic, Dt x

  34. Gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing this with us a Crafty Girls Creations challenge.

  35. Aww super cute card! Thanks for joining us at the Scrap N' Challenge!

  36. Great card, thanks for sharing with us at Cutie Pie's. Sue x

  37. LOL, I love this cute little hedgie and the sentiment is FAB.
    Annette - Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    Lili of the Valley,
    In The Pink Challenge
    The Sugar Bowl Challenge,
    As You Like It Challenge.

  38. Such a sweet card, lovely.
    Thanks for sharing in Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge, hope to see you again.
    Rebecca, DT

  39. Cute. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at OMCFC.
    Cathy DT Member

  40. This is fantastic! That little guy is just adorable! Love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    {Sentimental Susan - Etsy}
    {Sentimental Susan - Zibbet}

  41. oh how fab having your own digi stamp Carrie, Henry is sooooo cute and so is your card !! Thanks for playing along with us at LC Designs !!

    Good luck sweetie !!

    hugs Diane xx

  42. Very cute card! I love how you used the little bag for the sentiment tag! TFS!
    Elizabeth - OMCF DT Member