Monday, March 31, 2014

SPS - Hang in There - Karen Middleton

Sweet Pea Stamps

Today is my day to showcase an image from Sweet Pea Stamps and I have opted to use the digi "Hang in There' by Karen Middleton.  There is a certain person I know who is not that impressed with Christmas Time (bit like me hahahaha) and this digi seemed just purrrrrfect and so I have now made my first Christmas Card for this year - hurray.

First I printed some digital paper from Stitchy Stamps, one of which I added the sentiment 'It will soon be over'  Two copies of the digi were also printed with the added sentiment using the name of the digi - Hang in there.  I have decided on a tri-fold card so I can place the digi over the edge and have it sort of appear it is hanging on.  To darken the inside of the card I used Promarkers and the air brush system with Vanilla, Turquoise and Antique pink - very lightly as ! only wanted a hint of colour.

 After folding the card and covering with the printed paper I coloured the digi with Promarkers and cut out with Spellbinders Grand Scallop Ovals.
 Next I wanted a bit of bling so added Sticklers to parts of the printed design.  The inner part of the card was a bit in need so I made a bow using pink organza and turquoise ribbon, alas I forgot to take a photo.
 Time to assemble - side view of the card
 Front view

  • Digi - Hang in There by Karen Middleton
  • Promarkers
  • DP by Stitchy Stamps
  • Dies - Spellbinders Grand Scallop Ovals
  • Stickles
  • Ribbon from my stash
Challenges entered


  1. Beautiful!!! Love how you colored that little kitten!! Fantastic layout!! I love the printed design on the edge... and the added stickles is just perfect!! Absolutely gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope I see you again for our next challenge :)

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  2. Oh I do love that sweet kitten just hanging on to the 'edge' of the trifold card and your colours are so serene but oh, how i am laughing at your sentiment.

    When I first saw this card on Fb my thought was to ask if I could possibly have the card which I was then going to send to you come Christmas. I see you have created it with someone in mind and I'm thinking I know who I correct? :-) :-) Oh what a pair of Baaaa Humbugs we are.

    Treasure, this card is adorable in every way and I salute you for making an early start on your Christmas preparations. You're way ahead of me :-) xxx ♥ ♥ ♥

  3. Oh I do love this card...what a lovely creation and I love the sentiment...the image is soooo sweet too and I love the bling you gave to your creation too. What a wonderful card to give or receive.

    Lynn, OSAAT DT Sister

  4. Loved to read about how you created this cute card. The coloring is great and so is the sparkle. Thanks for playing along with our Sparkle Challenge at Color Me Creative. Cathy xx DT

  5. This is sooo cute, Thank you for sharing with us over at Completely Christmas, we do hope you will join us again next week for another fun challenge...Good Luck...
    Suzy B ~Owner~Completely Christmas

  6. Great card, I love your papers and how you have put the card together, it really works well!

    Thank you for joining the challenge with the Creative Card Crew!


  7. This is really sweet, thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday for our Animal challenge. Take care Zo xx (DT)

  8. So sweet and I love your coloring! Thanks for playing in the A Creative Need challenge! Smiles,Deena

  9. congrats on making your 1st Christmas card for the year :D Love that little cat it's totally adorable!!!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

  10. What a sweet card. Love what you did with the Stickles.
    Thanks for playing along in our animals challenge at Creative Card Crew!

    ~ Crystal (DT)

  11. a lovely card with a sweet image. thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew animals challenge. Irene DT xx

  12. Beautiful - love the colours you've used.

    Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.

    Helen x

  13. What a great project! Very lovely. Perfect for our challenge Animal Antics. Thanks for playing at Open Minded Crafting. Hope to see you next challenge. Good luck.


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