Saturday, July 2, 2011

A Brand New Challenge

Home is where the heart is

Technique:  Papercrafting

Lilyboo Designs Digital Stamps
Castle of Dreams
The Secret Door
Pachela Studios Digital paper
Toby Tumble Hearts and Flowers
Copic Markers
Browns:  E31, E33, E35
Greens: G03, G05, G07
Reds: R23, R27, R29
Blue: B0000
Greys: C-0, C-3, C-5
X-Press It Blending Card
wax seal

scoring/cutting implement

One of my favourite stores to buy digital stamps from is Cuddly Buddly, and they have just launched their own challenge blog.  Their very first theme is, fittingly, A Brand New... my daughters have just moved into a new house, so the theme of my card is A Brand New Home.

The base card is the blue patterned paper out of the Hearts and Flowers digital paper pack, printed directly onto card stock with my laser printer.  I have coloured the digi's using the copics listed above, then cut around the castle outline and separated the castle wall from the towers so they could sit on separate steps for added dimension.  I find that cutting around the image 'scuffs' the edge of the paper leaving white spots, a whiz around the edges with a C-5 copic pen will cover that right up, and it will look like it was the outline of the illustration.

The ribbon across the bottom is haberdashery ribbon, it's the kind used in hats.  The original colour was the colour of straw, so I used green copics so it matched the colour scheme.

The sentiment is printed out on card stock using a free blank ticket template I found here, I use this again and again!  The font is Old Rubber Stamp which you can download for free here.

The finishing piece was the wax seal, which features a heart embossed in the centre.

I am quite excited about the Cuddly  Buddly challenges, I love their images, Toby Tumble is just gorgeous!


  1. wow morgan what a great and beautiful card.
    love the images to.
    and congratulations for the top three in winter wonderland.

    greetings karin

  2. What a lovely card Morgan, super idea for a 'New Home' card, thanks for joining us at 'Cuddly Buddly' on our first challenge, good luck!
    Hugs Jacee

  3. Simply lovely and I know they'll love it!
    Thanks so much for playing our "A Brand New..." challenge at Cuddly Buddly!

  4. Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us this week at Cuddly Buddly....


  5. Wow Morgan, what a brilliant card. Perfect for a new home. Thank you for sharing and joining us in our first Cuddly Buddly challenge.
    Hugs Jackie

  6. what a fabulous creation! I love all the different elements you have put together on this card.
    hugs, annie x