This time I combined two of the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges into one card. I started this card for genie1314’s challenge, and then realized that it also fit SweetMissDaisy’s challenge. So double challenge card! Don’t even ask why the cup is pink (that is an entirely different story).

Let’s pretend for a minute, that this little duck, is the little chick I got one year when I was just a mere babe. That chick grew and grew and grew – into a goose! Living in the city as we did, and the city being no place for pets, my grandfather took my little chick to the country. I remember visiting my Aunt’s farm once where he had taken the goose, it was huge, bigger than me and flappin’ all over the place. That was the first time and last time I ever saw that goose after it was moved to the farm. We never had any other pets (well maybe a turtle that my mother let dry up – another story, for another time), but once my grandparents moved to the country, there were dogs, kittens, etc. Hmmmmm.

Anyhoo, here’s my card!

Feeling Fowl

The big polka dots are made with sponge daubers. The small solid polka dot is one of the stamps from Behind the Scenes and the outline dots on the card are from Let’s Go For a Walk (both sets from My Favorite Things). The image panel and the sentiment are both raised on layers of mounting tape.

Stamps: Dog-Gone It, Let’s Go For a Walk and Behind the Scenes by My Favorite Things

Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Adirondack Pitch Black

Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Basic Black

Accessories: Scallop and Circle Punch, Ribbon, Dimensionals, Copic Markers, Black Gel Pen, White Gel Pen

Good Afternoon everyone! Today starts the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges on Splitcoast. If you are a Fan Club Member I will see you in the Challenges – if you aren’t a Fan Club Member, there is still time to sign up and take part in the week long challenges. Yep week long challenges! We are celebrating the Three Year Anniversary of the Splitcoast Fan Club this week!

This is the sample card I made for TexasJodyLynn’s challenge.


I made this card using some scraps from BasicGrey Infuse paper and fibers. The card is 5 ½ x 5 1/4 (mainly cause I measured wrong). There is a 1″ hinge on the left side of the card, with the top panel fastened to the hinge with the brads. The edges of the Infuse paper were distressed and sponged with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink. All layers of the DP are sewn to the background layers. The main floral image stamp was colored with markers, misted and then stamped off three times on another scrap of the DP. The sides of this layer were also sponged with the distress ink. This layer does not have a hinge, but does have a 3/4″ flap folded over and fastened with the brads.

Stamps: Garden Silhouettes, Small Sayings

Paper: River Rock, Basic Grey Infuse

Ink: Old Olive, Pixie Pink, Pretty in Pink, Ranger Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Accessories: Brads, Sewing Machine, Mounting Tape, BasicGrey Infuse Fibers, Daubers

Good Morning! Well it’s Wednesday, and that means that it is Sketch Challenge Day on Splitcoast. Dare to Get Dirty also starts today, and since I have given myself the entire day to stamp, I thought I would warm up this morning with the Sketch Challenge. I will be back later today with more on the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges! I’m planning on participating as much as possible and being around to comment and chat with all you Fan Clubbers. The DTGD Challenges start today at 9:00 a.m. Pacific time, so that’s 12 Noon for all of us on Eastern time!

But first, here’s my card for today’s Sketch Challenge.


I stamped the butterfly from Lizzie Anne Designs au Naturale on Whisper White and colored with Prismacolor Pencils and Turpenoid. The background paper is the Brunch Collection from Crate Paper that I picked up at Jacksonbelle Embellishments. I stitched the paper onto a background panel of Wild Wasabi, which I also used as my card base. The ribbon is some of the new in-color double stitched ribbon from Stampin’ Up!

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