Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Little Red Wagon # 219 - All Purpose Cards

Hello everyone, it's time for another fun challenge over at Little Red Wagon.

This week Jan has set the challenge and she is looking for an "All Purpose" card. That would be a card which is not for any specific occasion or reason...... you know a just because type of card.

Since we are currently facing a mountain of snow, ice and more snow, I am still inspired (just a bit) to create winter themed cards. My card is a to let someone special know I am thinking of them!

I used a Sassy Cheryl digital image from the "It Takes One to Know One" set. The set comes with 3 fun images, including this one "Lucy Lou Princess on Ice". The sentiment is from a Hero Arts set (Everyday Sayings CL342) and it works perfectly on this card. I am sure many of us would love some warm wishes coming our way. Anything to take our minds off the snow, cold, ice, shovelling, snow days..........etc.

I inked the edges of the patterned paper with white pigment ink. The Maya Road chipboard snowflake was painted with Brushed Pewter Distress paint. Once it was dry I ran it through my Xyron machine adding adhesive to the painted side. I then sprinkled the snowflake with Glitter Ritz fine white glitter.

The paper used on this card includes: Pink Paislee "Hello Kid", Echo Park "Bundle of Joy" Dots & Stripes and Amy Tangerine (not sure on the collection - the orange paper).

I coloured the image with Copics. On her muff I added Our Craft Lounge "Sugar" Sparkly Fluff. I also added more glitter to the bottom of the image to give it a snowy/icy feel. More sparkle and dimension to the card......I love glitter.

The inside sentiment is from Hero Arts Friends (CL351) set. The layout for the card is based on a sketch from I {heart} Sketches 001.

It's always great to have those "Just Because" cards in your stash, just in case! So head on over to Little Red Wagon and have a peek at the inspirational projects the other Girlfriends have created. I hope you will join us for this fabulous challenge and be sure to link up your project over at Little Red Wagon!

Happy creating!

  • Sassy Cheryl: # 198 Anything Goes
  • Shopping Our Sash: # 133 Use Something new (the image is one I haven't used before, the Pink Paislee "Hello Kid", Echo Park "Bundle of Joy" Dots & Stripes and Maya road chipboard are also new)
  • Through the Craft Room Door: Jan 7. to 13 Anything Goes
  • Papertake Weekly Challenge: Anything Goes
  • One Crazy Stamper: January Anything Goes
  • Curtain Call: Smitten (my inspiration from the photo came from the colours which I love. As for what I am smitten with at this time of year, it would warm fleecy sweater, ice skating with the family and a nice warm hot chocolate after........and right now I am not so smitten with the recent dumping of snow we have received!)



  1. OMGOSH!!!!! This is just stunning!!!!!! I am loving the pastel colors and of course you know I just LOVE polka dots. Yep . . . .it's beautiful for sure.
    Thanks for playing along in the Anything Goes challenge this past week with my Sassy Gals!!!

  2. once again your CARD ROCKS!!! LOVE that little girl and you match the colors so nicely! Amazing job!

  3. Super cute Tracy, love the colour combo and touches of sparkle.

  4. AWE this is very Beautiful!!! Love the colors you used on it.

  5. I love that little bird on ice skates! How cute! The colours work perfectly together (loving all the pink!!) Thanks for playing along with the "something new" challenge at Shopping Our Stash this week!

  6. Your card is ADORABLE!! I love the image and the white pigment ink along the edges of your paper! Welcome to the team :)
    Joanne xo

  7. So pretty! I love all the sparkle.

  8. What a pretty card! Love the colour combination.

  9. Awesome design Tracy! I am a big fan of Sassy Cheryl images. I really like how you finish the inside of your card too. Very inspiring.

  10. What a sweet card Tracy. Love the cute image and the fabulous coloring. The sparkly snowflake is the perfect embellishment. Thank you for playing along with us at Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

  11. Tracy, you did a marvelous job with your colors and layers. It turned out fabulous. Loving the snowflake too. Thank you for playing along with the Sassy Cheryl girls this week.

  12. Oh How Adorable! I love the white shoes! Everything about your card is eye catching beautiful!
    awesome colors and design!
    Thanks for playing along in our Sassy Cheryl Challenge this week!

  13. Awesome color combination. Even though I don't like (gah) pink for myself, this combination of pink, orange and yellow just rocks! And your added details are super!

    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  14. Adorable! That image is so sweet and I love the colors you chose. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Shopping Our Stash this week.

  15. Its so gorgeous, you coloured the image so beautifully!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Sassy Cheryl´s Challenge!
    Hugs Nela

  16. So very cute-and I love the colors-certainly will cheer someone on a cold day! Thank you for joining us this week for the Sassy Cheryl's challenge!


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