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Monday 20 April 2020

CCM #255 Anything But A Card

Our challenge today at Crafty Cardmakers is Anything But a Card.

Because most of the world seems to be in lockdown at the moment, and I myself am shielding due to underlying health issues, the threat of Covid-19 seems to be ever present in my mind. As a consequence the idea for this journal page came to me. I know that the threat of this dreadful virus is serious, and I am actually quite paranoid myself about it, but I have tried to see the fun side of being stuck at home. I have a quite dark sense of humour hence the possibly inappropriate start to the sentiment that I came up with for my page. Just so you know, the only scooter I have is the mobility sort and the closest I come to a pool in my garden is when we had all that rain and my walking stick got stuck in the ground by over two inches with a layer of water permanently there! But a girl can dream, lol.

Anyhow enough of my waffling. I used a page from my lovely studiolight 6.5” journal, and with a clarity stencil I created a few different coloured circles in cracked pistachio, faded lilac and mustard seed. Over the top of that I spread texture paste through the Aall & Create Lotza Dotz stencil. I edged the whole thing with the same DIs as in the background. I’ve also used a few Aall & Create stamps to add some extra detail.

The little duck is also from Aall & Create, Quack, and it has a matching die set. I coloured him with copics and my polychromos pencils. The scooter comes from a Katzelkraft stamp set, as did the drink and the sunglasses.

I created the sentiment on my pc, and edged it with a black copic.

I am entering this into:-

2 Crafty Critter Crazies – #37 Anything with a critter goes
Art Impressions – #280 Kid At Heart
Artistic Stamper – April In the Garden (hope my unusual take of the theme is okay!)
Country View Crafts – April Animal Magic
Crafters Castle – April #28 Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore – April Anything Goes
Crafty Animals – #37 Anything Goes
Creative Artiste – #58 Anything Mixed Media Goes
Creative Fingers – #184 Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday – #630 Wings
Die Cut Divas – April It’s all about Animals
Fab ‘N’ Funky - #477 Spots Or Dots
Happy Little Stampers – April Anything Goes With Dies
Modsquad – April Birds
Not Just Cards – April Anything Goes
Polkadoodles – #16 Anything Goes
QKR Stampede – #394 Anything Goes
Sheepski Designs – #37 Show Us Your Wings
Simply Create Too – #159 Anything but a Card
We Love 2 Create – #4 Anything Mixed Media Goes


  1. I love your journal page and I think we all need a bit of light hearted relief right now! I really like your backdrop to the little duck. Stay safe and well. xx

  2. Love the name of your blog, and your project is so cute

  3. Love all the color & texture of your page (and those adorable ducks!). Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas!

  4. Oh Lin your story is soooooo funny and I love how your page reflects that in such a fabulous way. Gorgeous MM background texture. What fun images you have and brought them to life perfectly here. So glad your challenge was anything but a card so you could add it to our gallery at Creative Artiste MM blog. Thanks for the laugh - made my day.
    PS Lovely to see you again Lin. Ina

  5. Your dream is reflected in the statements on your page and I love the animals. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our "All about the Animals" April challenge.

  6. So cute love all the textures. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Animals. Lisa DT

  7. What a smile inducingly charming page. It's vital, IMO, that we find ways and reasons to smile as often as we can right now and this page definitely brought a smile my way. Thank you very much for that.

    May you have an extremely safe, positive and abundantly blessed Beltane season.

    Autumn Zenith 🎃 Witchcrafted Life

  8. What a fun page!!! This will be great to look back on in 20 years! Thanks so much for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies!

  9. Oh hun I love this make, super cute images

    Thank you for sharing with us at 'Simply Create' this month, hope to see you crafting with us again soon
    Hugs Shell xx

  10. Great page Lin - cute duck! Thanks for joining our challenge at Countryview Crafts this month and good luck in the draw! Hugs rachel xx p.s. stay safe!

  11. Such a fun page ! Thank you so much for joining my challenge 'animal magic' over at Country View Challenges ! Corrie x

  12. I love all the layers and texture makes it a fun page!!! The coloring with copics and pencil awesome too!!! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Tantalaya “craftwithte”
    Crafter's Castle

  13. Fabulous project, thanks for joining in with this weeks challenge at hugs Nelly x

  14. Beautiful creation!
    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore April "ATG".

  15. That's so fun page, I love it, I have to dig these stamps out and start creating too, you have inspired me, thank you! Thank you for joining SheepSki Designs "Things with wings" challenge, I hope you'll play also our new "for the Girlz" challenge.

  16. So lovely. THanks for joining the We Love 2 Create challenge. Hugs from DT-Irre

  17. Beautiful - and lovely to see the 'fun' side of the current situation. Hope you continue to stay well.

  18. I'm loving this Lin, and your sense of humour is just what's needed at the moment. Please stay safe, and a big virtual hug from me.

  19. What a wonderful, fun creation Lin! Such a clever and eye-catching design! Great work! Thanks for joining us at HLS Dies Challenge for April!


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