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Sunday, January 3, 2016

A New Year Brings a New Challenge at Quirky Crafts

Oh what fun it is to Celebrate a birthday, especially when your cake is almost as big as you are! My girlfriend had a baby boy last year and it is coming up on his birthday, so this digital image from Stitchy Bear, called BBKakes Birthday Boy 1, is perfect for the child's personality. He's not afraid of getting a little messy, especially if the mess is made of sugar!!
Welcome to Quirky Crafts new challenge, the first in 2016. With the New Year comes changes, and I am one of them, being blessed to have been invited to create as a DT member. Another change is that Quirky challenges will now be monthly, starting on the first Sunday of each month.
So to start the new challenge, the theme is Celebrations! Make your card something to celebrate or to give in celebration of something-and don't forget to use the words celebrate or celebration on your card. I colored my Stitchy Bear digi with Copics, while the embossed sentiment on the left is from Stampin Up!
In keeping with my promise to use up my stash, everything on my card was a leftover piece of paper, ribbon, letters, even the feather was from a container I had stashed away in my craft closet! Do you have a New Year's Resolution that is "crafty"? Mine from 2015 was to use up my stash, and I'm going to have to extend it into 2016. I have a ROOM full of "stash" from which to create.
Here's wishing you a Happy New Year, filled with stamping, painting, altering, water coloring and all that fun stuff! Don't forget to link your card or project with Quirky Crafts challenge blog for your chance to win free digis:
 1st prize: 3 images of choice from the entire Stitchy Bear store
 2nd prize: any 3 images used by the DT
 3rd Prize: any 2 images used by the DT
Challenges I am Entering:
Fantasy Stampers challenges - Happy Birthday (sentiment on left is hand stamped and embossed)
Let's Color Saturday Linky Party - Anything Goes/optional celebrations theme
Stitchy Bear FB page - Anything Goes
Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
ABCchallenges - Y is for Your Choice (anything goes)
2 Creative CHicks - Anything Goes


Wendy Batchen said...

Cute card, thanks for sharing with us at Sisters of Craft and good luck. Wendy DT x

sue k said...

CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!!! Love the image, great colors and accents. Thank you for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks.

Sue - 2 Creative Chicks DT

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is a stunning card I love the fun image. Thank you for joining us at Fantasy Stampers Challenge 52 “Happy Birthday” Hugs Jackie (DT)

Ellibelle said...

What a fun birthday image and beautifully designed card. Gorgeous color choices too! Thanks so much for playing along in my "Let's Color" linky party!

Lorie said...

That image just makes me smile! So cute!
Thank you for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks
I hope you'll come link up again soon!
Lorie, DT Member

Andrea Norris said...

Such a fun card - love the bright colours and image - definitely made me smile when i saw it - thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge and good luck
Andrea x

ike said...

Such a sweet, fun card :-) Gorgeous!
Thank you for making such a great project using our Digis.
It is a pleasure to sponsor you and I hope you have enjoyed working with our images.

Best wishes,


On behalf of StitchyBear Digi Outlet

Helen said...

A very cute and colourful design, Pat - love it!

Thanks for joining us at Fantasy Stampers.

Helen x

Helen said...

Me again!

A great card - thanks for joining us at the Sisters of Craft Challenge too.

Helen x