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Monday 18 March 2019

DV #198 Let’s Get Krafty

Today at Dream Valley we are sponsored by Polkadoodles in our Let’s Get Krafty Challenge. I have lots of gorgeous Polkadoodles products in my stash and enjoyed using them for this project.

I’m not actually a fan of kraft card and don’t actually have any. I know, who would have guessed it, a craft product I don’t own!!!! I do, however, have some left over Craftwork Cards kraft boxes and lids.

They look like this when made up.

I started with the blank box base and used elements from the Ula collection, namely the background paper and Ula herself, and from Winnie in Wonderland, namely the rabbit.

The paper was cut smaller than the base and distressed around the edges. The lace edging was from my stash. You need about 1.5 times the inside perimeter of the box to gather it after running a long stitch through to create the gathers. Before gathering I edged it with Magenta Hue Archival ink and after gathering stuck it to red liner tape. I also added some extra glue and sprinkled Glitterbitz onto that and the bits of red liner tape that were still exposed.

The sentiment was also from the Ula collection and I printed it onto Letraset’s Safmat.

I love safmat as it sticks down and you can’t see it’s edges and looks like you either stamped it or rubbed it on. It’s pefect for digital sentments like these if you don’t want to mat and layer them.

The cogs and the pocket watch are from Craft Buddy, a huge bag of metal embellishments. The cogs I left as they were but the pocket watch and the small key I attached to it I picked out the parrot and the edge of the watch, plus the winder in pentart magenta wax paste.

In the bottom corner I sprinkled more glitterbitz and added some silver sparke balls from Artful Days, which I first popped into a cello bag and then sprayed in some pink spray and rolled them around to change their colour from plain silver to having a pink tinge! Saves buying all the colours, hey! I also added a small glass bottle filled with tinsel bits.

Finally I added some gems to her crown which I coloured with copics to match the colours in the image. I also coloured the heart on her dress to match the gems in her crown.

Both the images were pre-coloured. I wanted to concentrate more on the layout than the colouring and as I was short of time I went with the pre-coloured images as you have a choice of both in both these collections.

I said at the start I am not a fan of kraft, but actually now this is finished I am rather pleased with it! Maybe my feelings towards kraft card are changing!

I am entering this into:-

2 Crafty Critter Crazies – #24 Anything Goes with a Critter
Animal Friends – #72 Rabbits
Cardz For Galz – #92 March Hares or Rabbits
CD Sunday – #6 Anything from a CD goes
Classic Design Team – #3 March Anything Goes
Crafter’s Castle – #15 Anything Goes Option Glitter
Crafting With An Attitude – #49 Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patt Paper Challenge – March
Creations in Pink – #8 Anything goes as long as it’s mostly pink
Di’s Digi Challenge – Tic, Tac, Toe (Top Left-Bottom Right, Sentiment, Digi Image, Gems)
Kitty Bee Designs – #138 Animals
Papercraft Business Challenge – #16 Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles – #38 Make It Girly
Polkadoodles Crafting – #11 Anything Goes
Sparkle N Sprinkle – March Anything Goes with glitter
The Corrosive Challenge – #3 March Anything Goes
The Fairy and The Unicorn – Anything Goes option Alice
We Love 2 Create – #3 Anything Goes
Worldwide Open DT Challenge – #3 Anything Goes


  1. Just beautiful Lin, love all the pretty embellishments. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at The Paper Shelter. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  2. Beautiful project Lin. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Digi Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DT

  3. WOW I just love it, the pink mixed media style and the stamps and everything! Just gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining our challenge at Creations In Pink . Good luck!
    DT Diana
    DT member of Creations In Pink
    Diana's crafty blog with free files

  4. Brilliant make,the sentiment and images work so well together, your links take you to a download page please can you confirm that you used an actual CD for the challenge at CD Sunday

    1. Yes I did, I only put the download page as the link so that anyone could purchase if they wanted no matter where they lived!

  5. Such a stunning card! I love it
    Thanks for playing along with us!
    Ana Isabel Owner and DT Coordinator at Corrosive Challenge blog.

  6. Looooove this! This is such a fun image and your take on kraft is perfect! Who wouldn't love this in their craft room!! Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Choosday! ~Katrina

  7. Lovely card Lin and so much detail. Love the colour palette too. Thank you for sharing it with us at CD Sunday. Wynn DT

  8. What a wonderful creation. Welcome back - we haven't seen you for a while.
    Thank you for sharing your creation with us.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday DT

  9. What a super piece of art - I love all the elements you have used. Thank you for sharing at CD Sundays.

  10. Love all the elements! Beautifully layered! I'm not sure if my comment was sent. But I just wanted to be sure you know how much I love it and the Spring theme. Thank you for joining us! Jeanie -Scrapbookingmamaw @ Proud PB DT Member
    Be sure to join in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges next time!

  11. Wow!! This is such a clever idea and a stunning make with the Alice in Wonderland theme!! Love all of your stunning details along with the infamous rabbit!! :) Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday Challenges! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

  12. A super card with so much embellishments with a pretty image
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday DT

  13. FABulous the images and all the details.. Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Chrissy DT

  14. WOW! I love all the elements and sparkle! Great coloring! Thank you for joining us at Papercraft Business Challenge! Please join the fun again! - DT PB Meghan

  15. A very lovely project! So many details to look at on it.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Monica DT Member for

  16. Wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at Pearly Sparkles this month for our "Make it Girly"" Challenge.

  17. Thank you for sharing with the DT from WE Love To Create, love all the tiny littly detaills and your coloring is fabulous Hugs TErry (DT) xxx

  18. This is so creative - love all the different elements you have used to make this wonderful scene! Love the idea of using the box as a frame. Thanks for joining us over at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

  19. Fantastic mixed media project; love it!!! Thank you for joining the Crafter’s Castle’s March Challenge! –Tasha ☺

  20. An amazing project and great recycling too. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday DT

  21. Fabulous piece of artwork. I love all of your elements, such a varied mix, and of course featuring the white rabbit, which fits our challenge perfectly. Thanks Lin for sharing at Cardz 4 Galz. Caz. DT.

  22. A gorgeous creation!
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  23. Very cool creation! Love all the little details. Thanks for joining us this month at SparkleNSprinkle Creative Challenges! Good luck.

    Jess - DT

  24. Lin, this is incredible! What a great way to upcycle. :-D Thanks so much for posting your delightful creation in our Anything Goes challenge at Crafting with an Attitude this month. Hope to see you again next month.
    NanaConnie DT

  25. Thank you for sharing those close up pics. I loved all the little added details. Very cool design! Thank you for participating with us over at Sparkle N Sprinkle Challenges. DT Melanie

  26. Fabulous project. Thank you for sharing with us over here at The Fairy and the Unicorn Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
    Gale DT for


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