Thursday, July 28, 2011


This is the last birthday card I needed to make for all the office birthdays this month. When I saw this incredibly adorable image called Shire at Mo's Digital Pencil I knew it would be PERFECT for this person.

I used my pencils to color the main part of the image using the Gamsol method & then used markers for the fence, grass & to add a little dimension to the dirt. Then I used chalk ink for the dirt & the cloudy sky. The sentiment is a rub on, i believe by Making memories 

The challenge last week at Crazy4challenges was to make a Joy fold card & even tho I wasn't able to get in on the challenge, I really wanted to try it since I haven't made a lot of cards w/ specialty folds. How fun! This week's sketch at CPS fit perfect w/ the idea I had in mind for the front of this card
Here is the inside

For the inside, I cropped the main image down to focus on their sweet faces, used a circle punch & then doodled around it. I was trying to do a bit of a barbed wire look w/ it to keep w/ the country/western horsey theme.

close up.  I forgot to add the sentiment inside before I photographed :(   It read:  "Wishing you a day filled with all the things that bring you happiness & joy. Happy Birthday".   I attached it to the right of the girl & horse image.
So I was very good & got all the info together on the makers of the dp because I used so many different patterns & then I left my little sticky note at home on my craft desk :(  I am pretty sure the double sided brown swirl/lt blue is American Crafts, I know the horse is a Debbie Mumm design but I can't remember the company, & the word DP on the inside I really can't remember.

I really really love how this card turned out! & my co-worker/friend just loved it too! YAY! I think I will definitely be making more joy fold cards in the future!

I am playing along with the following:
CPS, Sketch
Make it Monday, Anything goes + linky party
Totally Stampalicious, Anything goes
and for the first time, I followed the recipe- My ingredients are in blue
Here's your FTR17 recipe. With the combined ingredients, it's almost an anything goes challenge, so have fun!
  • Colors – red, white, green, blue, gray, kraft
  • Stamps and Stickers – strawberries, sentiment, aliens/monsters, scientists or science subjects
  • Patterns – Circles, checked/gingham, scallops
  • Color Mediums – markers (ProMarker, Copics, White Signo Pen)
  • Embellishments – clear gloss, glitter, charms, brads, ribbon
  • Tools – corner rounder punch, border punch, die cut shapes
  • Techniques – faux stitching, doodling/drawing, make an easel card
  • Theme – birthday, just hello/because


  1. Oh my, my, my! This is so sweet! I love your barbed wire doodles. Amazing. Yes, I love Mo - and you did such a fabulous job with this image. Thanks for sharing all of it with us at Catered Crop. Amazing!

  2. Gorgeous wee grandaughter would love that, she is horse mad and owns 5 of them. Lovely colouring and fabulous papers..great job

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

  3. Just precious! Great job on the CPS sketch and thanks for playing along this week :)

  4. Beautiful card hun - so different with the horse etc. TY so much for joing us at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Girly Challenge and good luck, Sheila:)X

  5. Beautiful card! Great layout and awesome image!

  6. Oh Candi, this is beautiful. I LOVE the different western DP's you've used and that image is PERFECT! Why can't I ever think of cute designs like this? Hmmmmph! LOL! Thanks for playing along in my That's Krafty Thursday challenge! {{{hen hugs}}}

  7. what a fab card ,love the colours and image you have chosen,superb design on the inside too thanks for joining us at digi days and good luck
    tracey x


Your kind words are greatly appreciated! :) Candi