Thursday 8 October 2015

Guest Designing for Craft Rocket Challenges.

I had the privilege to be asked to be the Guest Designer for the very first challenge at Craft Rocket Challenge Blog. The theme for this challenge is pink in honor of breast cancer awareness. At the same time my mum requested a card for her twin sisters that were turning 60, she was also giving them a gift card each, so I wanted to incorporate that into my project. This is what I came up with:

Card Tip:

To create this card base I used a 12"x 12" card stock. I then cut out a square of 3"x 3" square from each corner leaving this shape.
Then add score / fold lines to all inner areas, the top and bottom section fold in first, then the side sections fold in.
You then add pattern paper or card stock panels, all fold able sections measure 3" x  6".
To create the gift card pocket, I die cut the shape then cut it down to the width of 2".

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: Francheville cream cardstock for the base, Quill pink and pale pink card stock.
Stamps: Aurora Wings Lotus Sprite Big Eyes.

               Skin: E000+E00+E11+R20
               Lips: E04+RV23  
               Eyes: BG02+BG05
               Hair: E21+E25+E23+E29 
               Flowers: R81+R83+R85, RV04+R85+RV09,  
                                RV02+RV04+RV06+RV09, Y17      
               Stems: G17+G09 
               Background: R81
Dies: Lil Inker Designs bow-mini, Spellbinders label 8, Creative Dies corner die.
Other: Pink ribbon from stash, Kaisercraft pearls.

Challenge List:


  1. Such a pleasure to see you as our guest on Craft Rocket Challenges with this beautiful creation Thank you for the wonderful detailed description ............Lis

  2. Back again with a Different hat on! I love looking at this project, there is such detail. Thanks for sharing with us this month. Lisa DT Unicorn Challenge

  3. Wow, gorgeous.....that's sure to make someone very happy!
    hugs Jo x

  4. Wow!! This is absolutely gorgeous Cathie!! Really love that delicate pink bow to tie it all together like a pretty pink package!! Well done on the coloring of the image too!! Thanks so much for guest designing with us!! So excited to have you join in!! :) HUGS

  5. Love your design card, awesome to have you on our 1st challenge at Crafty Rocket Challenge....

  6. Just love your beautiful card Cathie. Love how it opens and your image is just stunning. Thanks for joining us at Twisted Thursday.
    Hugs, Pat♥

  7. This is so special! What gorgeous card creations! :) ♡ ♡ ♡ Thank you for sharing your how to's also! :) Inspiring! Hope they were well received!!!! ♡♡♡

  8. Just beautiful, inside and out and from every angle. A great fold and design for inserting a gift card.

  9. This is so pretty from the outside and then it opens up for that beautiful reveal.Super colouring and lovely details.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  10. Love all the levels in this card - reminds me of Pass the Parcel! Great to have such a vibrant image at the centre of the "parcel" Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

  11. Gorgeous!!!! Thanks for joining us this week at HIMCR!

    Hiding in My Craft Room

  12. Wowwww! Cathie, this card is great!!!! I love everything!!!! Congrats.
    Big Hugs. Ana Isabel DT Craft Rocket

  13. This is wonderful. I love the element of wondering what it under each fold.. Thank you so much for joining us at Unicorn Challenge Blog this month. Hugs Traci DT xx

  14. So glad to have visited your blog post of this, Cathie! I thought the photo of the open card was exquisite, but OMW, all the other aspects of this card are equally beautiful!! I love the attention to detail that went into your creation at each stage to make this card look so beautiful in so many ways. Thank you for joining the ATG challenge at Aurora Wings.

    Mitzi xxx
    Artist/Owner Aurora Wings

  15. Its so soft and pretty and then wow!!! that image and those eyes. Thanks so much for joining us at Southern Girls.