Thursday 1 August 2019

* Crafts Galore Encore: Emma in her Cool Cap


August brings another Anything Goes challenge at Crafts Galore Encore

The sponsor this month is the fabulous Fred She Said who are offering the winner a generous $10.00 store gift voucher. 

Fred She Said kindly gave the DT some images to work with. I chose Emma in her Cool Cap
Here is my project:

I coloured Emma with Copic markers and added a few white Posca pen highlights. I fussy cut her, leaving a thin white border so that she would stand out from the background.
The background is made with a background stamp and my stamping platform. I applied distress inks to the stamp (Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean, Broken China, Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry), spritzed them with water and stamped onto card. There was plenty ink left over for two more stamps for future projects. I've only just realised that the pattern and colours are very similar to a summer dress I own!
 I matted the stamped background onto dark blue card, added some lace trim across the bottom, followed by two layers of sheer pink ribbon above that. I made a double ribbon bow and attached it. Emma is popped up on foam pads for dimension and I die cut the sentiment three times and stacked it to create some depth.

Many thanks to Tracy-Lynn at Fred She Said for generously sponsoring and supporting this challenge. We hope you'll pop over to the shop to see the many lovely products on sale.

Also, please pop over to Crafts Galore Encore to see the DTs wonderful designs. 

We'd love to see your creations.
Remember the challenge is always 'Anything Goes' and so you can create any type of project - it doesn't have to be a card.

Thanks for stopping by today!

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Creative Moments #173 AG 05/08
Cute Card Thursday #593 AG 07/08
Creative Crafters #18 08/08 
*Not Just Cards AG 09/08
Crafters Cafe #224 Ribbon and Lace 13/08 TOP 3
Cardz 4 Galz #102 Summer Fun 14/08
Creations in Pink #12 AG Mostly Pink 15/08
Craft Rocket #62 AG 31/08

I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 


  1. Hi Carole this is a stunning card. I love the background you have used for the gorgeous images that is coloured so beautifully. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. She looks great on this card Carole!

  3. So amazing, love the background!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!

  4. A gorgeous card Carole. I love your beautiful background and your colour choices for cute Emma xx

  5. Your background is amazing with this cute little girl. Love the added ribbon. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe for our challenge this week.

  6. Lovely card Carole. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Wendy DT Member for

  7. I'm back again to see your beautiful creation! :) Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  8. Beautiful background stamping and Emma is too cute. You have colored her so beautifully. I love how you have used the ribbon and the lace to ground her.
    Hugs Monica

  9. What a fabulous background for your card! Thanks for joining us at Cardz for Galz

  10. Stunning background and adorable image!

  11. Cute card, great background. Thanks for entering your wonderful creation at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight for our "Steampunk or Ribbon and Lace" challenge.

  12. What a lovely card! I love the background, it really pops. And you coloured the girl so well.
    Thanks for joining us at The Crafters Cafe.
    Narelle DT

  13. This background is awesome!!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Moments,

    Hugz Tinz

  14. Beautiful card... love the gorgeous background!
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Craft Rocket and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.


    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives{#32 – Sketch}
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge{#32 – Summer}
    *DT* Craft Rocket Challenges {#62 – ATG}
    Alex' Kreative Seite

  15. Gorgeous card -love the cute beautifully coloured image and fabulous stamped background
    Carol x

  16. Wonderful Creation, I love the background.. Thank you so much for your entry at The Creative Crafters
    DT Archana Sehgal
    Archu's Art World

  17. A lovely card. Your image is coloured beautifully x

    hugs sally x

  18. Gorgeous card Carole. I love your background and your colouring.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Not Just Cards Challenges. Hope to see you again soon,
    Lou DT xo

    JemLou Productions


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