Monday, 12 January 2015

A New Year at Perfectly Rustics

Well it is a brand new year and a brand new challenge over at Perfectly Rustics today with a theme of Animals in any shape or form. I happened to be part of the Kit and Clowder facebook Christmas Card swap and as my card was going international, I thought this christmas Emu was perfect for this and perfect for this challenge.

Perfectly Rustics, Kasazz Edward with Tree

Perfectly Rustics, Kasazz Edward with tree

Perfectly Rustics, Kasazz Edward with Tree

Card Tip:

Your inspiration can come from anywhere, but that is what it is inspiration, that doesn't mean you can't change the idea along the way. The inspiration for this card came from a magazine but I slightly changed it with its dimensions to fit my focal image and I used a die for my bow creating more dimension. 

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: Cr8ative blue card stock, Quill cream card stock, focal image is on Ranger watercolour paper.
Papers:Doodlebug santa express paper pad.
Stamps: Kasazz edward with tree, Gina K Designs seasonal sentiments, Eclectic Images wishing you christmas.
Ink: Heroarts black ink,Versamark ink and gold embossing powder, Colorbox gold pigment ink, Derwent inktense pencils.
Dies: Lil'inkers Design bow die - large, Kaisercraft nesting frames, Cuttlebug snowflakes embossing folder.
Other: Glossy Accents, Ice stickles.

Challenge List:


  1. This is so cute! Your coloring is amazing, and you have the perfect amount of sparkle. I love the concept of the gift being opened to show this cute little guy inside!! And that bow is fantastic!! Great job!!!

  2. Thank you for sharing your fabulous card at my “new and cute” theme over at Allsorts;-))m

  3. cute image, with lovely shape card... thank you so much for joining our 1st challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.. good luck .. and hope to see you again at the next challenge ;)


  4. A really super card for our theme this week Cathie, thanks so much for joining in at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  5. Fabulous, a really clever creation! Thanks for joining in with the Sisters of Craft Challenge. Creative Blessings, Tracy SOC DT x

  6. Very cute card, love the shape and design, the emu is a great image too. Thanks for entering our 1st Challenge over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck and hope to see you for C#2.
    ~ Denise ~
    Owner {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}

  7. What a gorgeous creation love the EMU. Thanks for entering CHNC Christmas extra 2 challenge.
    Margaret M

  8. This is so darling, Cathie! Thanks so much for entering it in our first Anything Goes challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Hope we'll see you again in our next challenge. :-D
    NanaConnie DT

  9. Thanks for entering The Glory of Christmas challenge 50 with your lovely card, Hazel , Glory of Christmas DT - thanks also for entering this into my CHNC challenge extra for January - hope to see you again soon. x

  10. Cute image and fabulous bow, like the different shape too

    Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month


  11. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafting Cafe.

  12. Thanks for playing in our Lot's of Layers Challenge at The Crafting Cafe this month!
    Good Luck & don't forget to join us next month too!
    Dawn xx

  13. Gorgeous card, love it! Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Hazel Nuts this month.
    Fiona x DT

  14. What a nice card! Thank you for joining the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes January Challenge! Hope to see you again! Good luck!


  15. So pretty! Thank you for joining in with the challenge at The Crafting Café. Sammy-x

  16. Great project, such a cool idea. Thanks for joining us at the Crafting Cafe. Amanda x