Monday, March 7, 2016

Digging Up Some Dirt Birthday Card

This month for the From the Heart Stamps monthly progressive challenge, Faith Skrdla has given us this adorable dog to work with. She even designed multiple sentiments to go with him! I get very excited at the start of each month to see what she'll design for us, and she never disappoints me! Thanks, Faith!
I started with a 5X7 inch Kraft card base and followed this week's sketch on the FTHS blog. I missed last week due to some job training and family stuff, but I usually always play along in that weekly challenge. Faith gives everyone a $1 store credit just for entering the challenge, so everyone wins!
I sized and printed out my digi and the sentiment that I chose from the same set using my Silhouette Design Studio software. I used Copic and MEXPY markers for the coloring, and die cut a grass border with my Silhouette. I also die cut the yellow panel with the vertical stitch lines on it using my Silhouette. I matched up the stitch lines for the panel I die cut with my digi on it, too. Then I stamped paw prints and dog bones with clear stamps from a Hero Arts set.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
I {heart} sketches with a tWist

From the Heart Stamps Monthly Progressive Challenge

Artistic Inspirations - 2W, E3 - (Week 2) Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3, F - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Critters and Creatures M - (March) Always Anything Goes with a Critter/Creature
Love to Scrap - 2W, 3E, F, digi or real stamping - (Week 1) No more than 2 embellishments
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - 2W, 2E, SIO - (Week 2) Animal
Ooh La La Creations - 2W, SIO - (Week 2) Add a Sentiment
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - W, 5E - Make Your Own Background

613 Avenue Create - W, 3E, Any Craft Accepted - #166 Anything goes with optional twist: All That Glitters
Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine - 2W, F, E3, (no pre-colored imagesAnything Goes (W1 of 2)
Eclectic Ellapu - M, 2E - March- Pink Team ~ Thinking of You Purple Team ~Flora and Fauna
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 2W (1st & 3rd Sun) E3 #29 Anything Goes  (W1 of 2)
A Gem of a Challenge 2W (W1)  spring 
Catch The Bug W,3E,SIO anything goes 
Crafty Friends Challenge 2W,(W2) floral 
Hiding in my Craft Room W,1E  spring colours  
Just Us Girls W  flowers  
Artbymiran Challenge 2W , SIO, 3E, no digital projects - No.53 - (W1 of 2) - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar – W, E2 - No. 188 - Cute and Cuddly
Crafting-With-Friends 2W, 3E - (W2 of 2) Anything Goes
Creative Fingers -  2W , 3E, No totally digital projects - No.104 - (W1 of 2) Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - W, 3E  - No.128 - Anything Goes
Morgan's Art World - 2W, E3, - No 5 - (W1 of 2) - Include a Sentiment
Simply Papercraft - 2WE3 - No. 24 (W2 of 2) - Anything Goes
Craft Rocket Challenges 2W,3E #10 Feathers &/or Fur (W1 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
Craft and Smash (M, P1) Cork or Kraft
Open-Minded Challenges (M, P10, 3E) #1 Something New (This digi stamp is new this month)
Tinker- Dream (M,P15) #38 Birthday

Crafting By Designs - W,F, 3E -  March Anything Goes Challenge
Creative Moments - 2W, 3E - #86 Always Anything Goes/ optional twist use a sentiment on front of project  (Week 1 of 2) 
Fresh Brewed Designs - W, 5E - Spring
Inspiration Destination - W, F- #75 Always Anything Goes
Mod Squad Challenge - W, F - Feature A Creature
Sisterhood of Crafters  - 2W, 3E Think Spring (Week 2 of 2) 

WordArt Wednesdays - W,5E , scriptural word art freebie offered each week#221 Anything Goes Two Week Challenge
Wonderful Wednesdays -  W, SIO -  Always Anything Goes


  1. I agree, this sentiment is fun and goes perfectly with the dog. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Mod Squad Challenge. Good luck, and hope to see you again.
    Barbara, Challenge Host.

  2. This is really cute and what a fun sentiment!
    Thanks so much for playing along in my Critters and creatures linky party!

  3. You certainly make good use of your Silhouette, Carrie. You made such a cute card with this wonderful image. I especially like the little paw prints you added!

  4. Funny card! Thanks for join us at Creative Moment this time, good luck and hope to see you agin. Hugs Beatriz DT

  5. Cute cute card Carrie. Love the sentiment. Perfect for the image. Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations and we hope you join us again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

  6. The bones and paw prints are a perfect match for this sweet image. Great job on the sketch! Thanks for joining us again at FtHS i {heart} sketches challenge, Carrie. I always enjoy seeing your creations.

  7. So cute. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

    Deni Xx

  8. Fun, Whimsical and great use of the From The Heart Stamps Sketch this week. So glad you entered. Take care.

  9. Cute paw prints and bones! Thank you for joining Simon Monday Challenge this week.

  10. This is such a fun card Carrie! Thanks for taking part in our Stamp of the Month and weekly sketch challenge at From the Heart Stamps :-)

  11. Wow.. what for an inspiration… Love it! Thanks so much for playing with bastel-traum… Hope we see your art again :) Hugs Ute

  12. Wonderful card! Thanks for entering I {heart} card sketches with a tWist - hope to see you again next time!

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