Saturday, June 14, 2014



Hello everyone,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.  This week Peggy McCurry our challenge hostess for the month continues to bring us fun challenges.

This week Peggy has challenged us to a Stencilling theme…. Seems that using stencils has taken off in the paper craft world. You do not have to run out and buy a stencil for this challenge. You can use die cuts, punches or stickers to make a stencil. Let’s see some stencilling creativity!


When I was going through my box of stamps not used yet to see if there was anything I could use for this week’s challenge I spied this Giraffe stamp from Art Impressions and as I also had an animal spots stencil it seemed like the perfect thing to use to create my card.

I die cut my card using the Katie Label Pivot Card designed by Karen Burniston’s for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I then die cut the pivot part only from scrap paper and masked the pivot part of the card and then used my animal stencil and my copic airbrush to add the animal spots all over my card.

On the left side of my card I added a brown card which I had embossed using the Elizabeth Craft Designs Swirly Curves Embossing Folder.


On the inside of my card I added another giraffe and on the right hand pivot I added the Riley and Company Funny Bones sentiment “The Trouble with Trouble” … I think it fits this giraffe well … it must have been having fun until it’s neck got all tied up hehe!

The “Oops!” on the left pivot was computer generated.


Here is a view of the back of my card.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

  • Anja de Regt
  • Barbara Anders
  • Heather Pulvirenti
  • Helen Cryer
  • Jessie Rone
  • Joanne Grzelak
  • Karen Aicken
  • Kelli Hull
  • Kristine Reynolds
  • Peggy McCurry
  • Mary Marsh (June Guest Designer)

    Stamps: All Tied Up – Art Impressions; Trouble with Trouble Funny Bones Saying – Riley and Company
    Paper: White; Brown; Mustard
    Dies: Katie Label Pivot Card designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other: Black Ink; ECD Swirly Curves Embossing Folder; Plaid Animal Print Stencil; ECD Glitter Dots; Foam Tape; Copic Airbrush; Copics



    6 comments: said...

    Awesome stencil job Frances!

    Kristine Reynolds said...

    This is. Terrific!

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    Joanne (jojot) said...

    fabulous stencil that giraffe

    Karen Aicken said...

    Ahahahaha - perfect word stamp, stencil and image. Love this!
    Karen S

    Mary Marsh said...

    I really like this card and the stencil is awesome