Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Crafty Chefs

     Today I'm doing another card using the next recipe from Crafty Chefs.  This is a group of crafters who want to stretch their "comfort zone" a bit by following a recipe with both "must do" and "can do" items on it.  There is a FB page for the group (click on the name above) and we'd love to have you join us if this sounds interesting.

     There are very few 'rules' and no prizes, no deadlines, no drama - just the fun of participating and doing something you may not have done before or you don't do regularly.  Check out the FB page and become part of the group.  Later, you can decide if you want to add yourself to the rotation for making up the recipe for a month.

     Vicki created the recipe for August and it is:

1.  Die cut (or electronic machine like Cricut)
2.  Interactive (More than 1 fold, eg: gate fold, easel, slider, etc.)  Check out Vicki's Youtube video.
3.  Specialty paper (vellum, glitter, foil, etc.)
4.  Ribbon/twine/or raffia

1.  Color an image
2.  Add 3 of something
3.  Add glitter/sparkle

     I watched Vicki's video and followed her well explained and easy steps to make my card.  I did change the size of my card so that it was 4 1/4 " square when folded (8 1/2 x 8 1/2 starting size) and I made the envelope for it.  I decided on a Halloween theme partly because Vicki had done a Christmas theme and partly because I wanted to color up this cute image from LeAnn's World.

    I did use all the MUST DO items plus all the CAN DO items.  :-D  Here's the finished card when folded up:

and when opened up:

Colored w/ ProMarkers
Cut w/ Unbranded, stitched die
Gold glitter paper
Sheer ribbon wrapped on top of gold paper and under image
Sentiment printed & cut w/ Unbranded die

"Chenille" paper (it's actually fuzzy)
"Halloween" sentiment is a button
Bats die cut from foam (Die-namics)
"Pearl" CS for card base


     Happy Crafting and we do hope you'll come and join our FB group!   NanaConnie


Claire (Mrs H) said...

Fabulous colouring. The card looks great
Claire Mrs H's Crafty Corner

meg said...

Brilliant Halloween card the image is adorable in contrast to the " spooky " inside

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous interpretation of Vicki's design Connie, I love that you chose the Halloween theme. Just need to decide what I am going to do.
Linda xxx

Bunny said...

Such a cute Halloween card. [Bunny]

*Vicki* said...

Oh I just think she's adorable Connie! I love her against that pretty gold glittery background too! It's perfect! That sentiment is fabulous and the Halloween papers inside are so fun too! I'm loving your take on this card design too my friend! So glad you had fun with the recipe and I've enjoyed your inspiration my friend! HUGS

sallysbitz2 said...

What a brilliant fold. Love the theme and you have coloured her in the perfect colours x

hugs sally x

CraftinGranny said...

She is adorable and wearing my favorite color. Great job following the recipe for making such a spectacular card. Hugs, Carol

Nelly said...

Beautiful creative card. lovely hues too ! … thanks for sharing with week 31 https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/ ….hugs Nelly DT x

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Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Such a fun and clever card Connie.
Faith x

Monica C. said...

That sounds like fun. Your card is so cute. And such an interesting fold.
Hugs Monica

Jane Savage said...

Such a cute card, I love the glitter background!
Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

Shelly Schmidt said...

That is a fold I have never seen- love your beautifully colored and sweet image! Off to check out the video!

MeSi said...

I love halloween and your cute witch and card. Thank you for sharing at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge. Hope to see you again!
Merja DT

Hannapanna said...

Love the image and the papers. Thanks for sharing with us over at Colour Crazy Challenge and good luck.

- Hanna, DT

Karen Page said...

Look at you! Getting all fancy with the fancy folds! Love it!!! Super cute Halloween card too! As you can tell, I am woefully behind in my visits and I love all the fun creations you have had recently! This little challenge group of yours seems like just the thing to keep you on your toes! My email has gotten so bad, I had to sort alphabetically to tackle it faster. Can't wait to work my way around to Vicki!

Samantha Ball - aka (Craftychick74) said...

Awesome card!

Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Challenges.

Happy Crafting