Monday 4 January 2021

Up, Up and Away by Createful Heart Designs for Lil Patch of Craft Friends Challenge #149 for the 3rd of January, 2021

Hi All!
Welcome to my post about my card for the first challenge of 2021 for the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog.

Here is my card:

There are two sponsors for this challenge:

I chose the digital stamp Up, Up and Away from Createful Heart Designs which I have digitally printed on to X-Press It Blending Card. I have cut a frame around my image with my paper cutter, followed by colouring with the following Copics:
  • hedgehogs - E23, E25, E27, E29, E13, E15, E17, E19, E40, E41, E43, E44, R30
  • balloons - B14, B16, B18, RV14, RV17, RV19, Y13, Y15, Y17, white gel pen, clear Wink of Stella
  • tree - E41, E43, E44, E47, BV000, BV00, BV02, BV13
  • sky - B000, B00, B91, B93
  • grass - G20, G21, G94, G99
  • outline - B18
I have adhered the coloured image on to a slimline card from Envelope Solutions.

As usual, I have taken inspiration from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder and her fantastic monthly classes. The background is actually a combination of a few different classes.

Here is a close-up of the colouring before the background and then after:

There is inspiration from the rest of the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends DT over on the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog, so please pop over to everyone's blog by clicking on their name. We always appreciate a comment or two! :) You can also find out what other challenges are out there, which could give you some ideas for your card or gift stash.

We all hope that you are able to join us for this challenge. We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous "always anything goes" creations. Please ensure that you are a follower of the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog to be eligible for a prize!
Have fun! This challenge will end on Saturday the 16th of January, 2021. Please check the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog on Sunday 3rd of January, 2021 to find out the winners of Challenge #148.

I would like to enter this card into a few challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies January 2021 Challenge - Anything goes as long as there is a critter or two! 
Mix It Up Challenge Blog MIUCB #45 - January Anything Goes plus optional twist of Bleaching

Thanks for looking!


  1. What a fun card Lou! Great work!


  2. What an adorable card, love the little hedgehogs! ~ Hugs, Donna!

  3. An adorable and colourful card with a great image, Love it. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this week. Good Luck and I’m looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Faith A DT

  4. What a great card; the background REALLY makes your image pop!

    Thank you for joining us at Mix It Up!
    ~Michele, DT