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Monday 26 July 2010

Challenge 26 - Joy's Recipe

Thank You for your fantastic takes on Judies photo challenge, some beautiful creations there ladies well done! The winners of that will be announced at a later date. Thank You again to Joanna Sheen for sponsoring us. Thanks also to Laura for being our guest designer and Lori Aragon for being our special guest, both with stunning designs.
Our spotlight on easels challenge is still open for another week which you will find here. Don't forget both challenges run for 2 weeks each so if you make an easel for this challenge you can also enter it into the spotlight one too!
I'm a bit behind at the moment so I'll be doing the winners of the Inky Fingers challenge in the next day or two, sorry for the delay!


Joy has set us a challenge this fortnight which is a recipe and she would like us to use the following...

  • 1. Use stickers or punches

  • 2. Use the colour orange or yellow

  • 3. Include and animal or fish
If you've never done a card recipe before then think of the above as the main ingredients like flour, eggs and butter so these would be the main features of the card but you're more than welcome to add in smaller quantities of your own ingredients :)

We are delighted to be sponsored by the adorable & extremely talented Chelsea who has her own online store. Thank You Chelsea!

Gurlee Girl Craft Store has expanded to include the latest Magnolia Stamps, Prima Flowers, and of course my Gurlee Girl Stamps for your crafting needs. I look forward to adding more wonderful craft products we all love to use to on our projects. Please make sure to stop by and check out the latest items available now. I only stock a limited number of inventories for each item, they will not be re-stocked. Thanks for visiting my shop. ~Chelsea~

Lets have a look at what the DT have been up to for this challenge!


I used a pale yellow card which has an oval shape in the middle of it which can be taken out, but as I'm not sure how to use this type of card I left it in place and put on it 4 dolphin Peeloffs which I coloured using Acetate & Peel off pens, according to the colours on their pen lid they were yellow & orange although when I used the latter on the card it looks more like brown doesn't it? I then added a frame using watercolour pencils, at the top I used a blue one with a green at the bottom, I then added some yellow iridescent stars in the top two corners & a Gold Happy Birthday at the bottom. Finally I stuck a piece of white hand made paper on the inside so that the shape didn't come off!



I've used an image by Pollycraft coloured with promarkers and coloured the hearts on the dress with an orange sakura stardust pen. The ribbon has been dyed wth a yellow promarker and the faux stitching is a sakura souffle pen. I used a martha stewart punch (my one and only one!) and sprayed the whole card with diamond dazzles glimmer mist.


White scalloped card to start, with a piece of Kanban Edwardian Orange card for the background. The fish are digi's from Bee Crafty printed out in different sizes, coloured with Pumpkin & Bright Orange ProMarkers & mounted with foam pads. I've run them through the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder for a bit of texture and added orange Stickles Glitter to their fins. The underwater foliage is punched out from Doodlebug Sugarcoated cardstock using a Nellie Snellen branch punch and the bubbles were punched using a household hole punch!


I have used a digi stamp from Meljens designs, coloured the image with Promarkers and mounted it on to orange then yellow card, the edges have been punched with a Stampin Up scalloped border punch then trimmed with some gingham ribbon. The sentiment was also punched with a Stampin Up punch and edged with ink. My backing papers are both K&Co.

I picked an image drawn by Marianne Walker from I Like Markers and colored it with Copics. I sprayed it with pearl Glimmer mist and added pearls. Next I took a 12 inch stripe of paper and punched(MS) and folded it to make a border around half the image. Then I stacked 3 prima flowers and added diamond dust to the top, added ribbon and rhinestones to card.
I sponged onto white card with distress inks in Dried Marigold, Scattered Straw and Spiced Marmalade and dusted over the top with Cosmic Shimmer mica in Mango Orange. I inked up my cat with versamark and stamped it in the middle, and also stamped the paw prints and sentiment. This removed the CS and I dusted back over the areas I had stamped with CS Topaz Sparkle. I gave it a light mist with CS Angel which I mixed with water. The punched background is a MS punch around the page which I cut smaller than the sizes they recommend and by being very careful managed to get it to match, but if it didn't the flowers I intended to put in the corners could have covered up any mistakes in the pattern, as it was I was able to bring them in a bit more from the edge.

I have used a digi stamp from PollyCraft for my image and the sentiment is from Tiddly Inks. For the borders I used one of my X-Cut border punches. I have coloured the image with ProMarkers and added some stickles glitter glue to the flowers and grass. The ribbon, paper and card are from my stash.

I stamped my image onto card and coloured with promarkers adding touches of glitter onto the flowers. I cut the corners of the card with a fiskars punch then mounted the image onto yellow card, then again onto patterned orange paper. I covered the front of a square card with a leaf patterned paper and mounted the layered image onto the card. I coloured some flowers with promarkers and added layered them keeping them together with a brad and cup which was then mounted onto the corner of the card and the gems were added.

For my recipe card I have used various papers in yellows and oranges (my Happy Colours), Fiskars punch for the edge of the card and an EK Success punch for the corners. The Butterflies are a Martha Stewart punch and a Papermania white felt one coloured with a yellow Promarker. I little bit of twinkle courtesy of gems and Stickles glitter glue and a lovely summery card is born :)

Please add a link to your creation into the froggy below. The challenge will close at 12am midnight GMT on 9th August. Good Luck!


  1. oh im looking forward to this challenge i have not done a recipe before !!!!!

  2. Great cards girls!

    Kat xx

  3. Wow! Awesome Job DT. I really enjoy this Challenge. :)

  4. fab dt samples hope mine has enough yellow in it

  5. Thank you I had fun participating in your challenge

  6. Thanks so much for a SUPER challenge, really had fun with this one. The work from the DT is FABULOUS:)

  7. Hi Guys I did it again didn't I, posted the card but forget to enter the link here. i will get the hang of it one day.
    Hope the card is yellow enough, nice recipe by the way.
    Love Kimx


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