Southern Girls Challenge ~ A Kinetic Card

Hey there lovelies, I've been caught up with the kiddos again, so not around blogland much. It was my daddy's birthday on September 1st followed by Father's Day on the Sunday, so that always leaves me with a case of the blues. But this year, we gathered at my brother's place and had a wonderful family celebration, which included the promise of two new babes in the family. So that certainly lifted all our spirits. I'll show you later, the cute CAS card I made to celebrate the 'daddy's under construction'. But first, I better tell you about our fabulous new challenge at Southern Girls! We are live and kicking baby and this week, we want to see your 'Kinetic Creations', whaaaatt??! (I know right, I had to look it up!) it's just fancy speak for stuff that moves. So make it a shaker card, a rocker, a wobbler, a waterfall, a pop out, what ever tickles your fancy. I for one cannot wait to see what you create for the challenge. It's such a fun one!

I love Elisabeth Bell images and I don't need much encouragement to use one of her gorgeous designs, this sweet image called Chloe is from her Whimsy Stamps range. You know how much I LOVE Maja Design papers too right? So I had a blast creating this fun shaker card with some of my favourite things. I used 1943 & 1944 from the Vintage Summer Basics range. I used a large Spellbinders scalloped square die to cut the frame for the shaker.

(I did a sneaky trick and took this pic sideways so the sequins fell to the side)

I actually used a waterfall pocket from a scrapbook page to create my wee shaker, which meant I could use a thinner frame. I sealed the pocket up after adding the little heart sequins with my We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool and because all the sequins were securely contained, I was able to use less depth of foam. 

(Here she is right side up with all the pretty hearts at her feet)

The waterfall pocket makes a very slim shaker, which is great for sending through international post. Or it would have been, if I hadn't got carried away with all the delish Wild Orchid Crafts goodies! They are one of our lovely sponsors for this challenge and I've used their gorgeous products for years and I'm a huge fan of all there floral range but their bling and other embellies are also utterly fab. You totally owe it to yourself to have a wee browse through their site. Our challenge winner will be in for such a super treat. 

all available (or similar) from Wild Orchid Crafts

I hope you'll come and join in this fun challenge and show us what inspires you that has a kinetic element when you're crafting. I've another couple of kinetic cards to follow soon, as I got the bug! So watch this space. I also will have a celebration candy very soon as I just noticed I have over 150 followers now! Don't know when that happened or how, but I'm kinda stoked! So I'll be back with some celebration goodies very soon. Hugs to you all until then, Wends xoxo

Challenge Entries:
613 Avenue Create: #201 ~ Distress It
4 Crafty Chicks: #367 ~ Inspiration Pic
Always Fun Challenge: #22 ~ Shaker Card
The Ribbon Girl: September Card Challenge
Crafty Catz: #383 ~ Anything Goes (Optional Twist of Thank You)
Simon Says Monday Challenge: Stamp It (Whimsy Rubber Stamp)
Shopping Our Stash: #319 ~ On Trend (Feathers & Shaker Element)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Stamp It (Whimsy Rubber Stamp)
Passion For Promarkers: #411 ~ All In A Day's Work (sweet Chloe picking apples for Mum)
As You Like It: Flora or Fauna (I'm not confident colouring animals, so I definitely prefer Flora)

4 Crafty Chick Inspiration Pic

Update: I made the Top 5 at Passion For Promarkers! Thanks ladies, I'm utterly delighted :)

Second Update: I made Top 3 at 'Always Fun Challenges' along with my DT sis Tracy! Yay us :)

Well done for making it all the way down to the bottom of this long post? As promised here's a pic of the cards I gave my baby brother and brother-in-law, to celebrate their happy news. I feel that the girlies get a lot of attention when babes are announced (and yes, I've done gorgeous cards for them) so since it was Father's Day two days after our family gathering, I decided to celebrate these awesome men and their happy news. They got a cute Father's Day pressie and I whipped up this fun CAS card to accompany that. I did draw inspiration from some Google searches, but knew I wanted to make a 'definition of fatherhood' card, so added some personalised definitions and it came together very quickly.


Wonderful to see you here Wends - Father's Day was hard for us here too, so I understand your pain.
Love your card - that is just beautiful - love the hearts in the shaker!!
Sarah said…
What a fabulous shaker card and I love the idea of using a pocket to contain the shaky bits!! So glad that you had good news to lift the sadness xx
Christine L said…
Ooh I'm loving your fabulous shaker card Wends.. and the pocket is a perfect way to keep all the bits together! Your attention to detail on the embellies is wonderful too.. it's so perfectly balanced and draws the eye.

And I love the 'father-to-be' cards too! Clever idea!

Christine x
Cara said…
Gorgeous card, love your little floral arrangement. Great idea with the Dad to be cards!
Sheryl said…
This is such a gorgeous image and so beautifully coloured.
I love the design of this card too.
Glad you dropped it onto the front porch at 613 Avenue Create.
Hugs Sheryl DT member xx
Elaine Stark said…
A fabulous card. Love the colours and the shaker card. Thanks for joining Passion for Promarkers. Elaine
Linda Mc Enery said…
What a fabulous blog read Wendy! Firstly, I loved your special treat for the fathers-to-be. What a great idea! Onto your card: Fantastic job making a Kinetic card, and I love that even though the shaker was the focus, you've filled up the card with all sorts of soft beauty too. Your sweet little image looks so beautiful. I enjoyed your take on our All In A Day's Work theme! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Passion for Promarkers! Linda
Barbara said…
Fabulous card and fabulous coloring! love all the embellishments you used! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara
Chris said…
Wow Wends this one is a stunner! Love the image and your beautiful design...all of it! Great idea for a shaker card, and the flower cluster is gorgeous!
The gifts and cards you created for the new daddies is such a lovely idea! So thoughtful, bet they were delighted to be made a fuss of - it's usually the mummies to be who get all of the attention!
Aunty Sue said…
What a sweet card and love the image thanks for sharing at passion for Promarkers
Aunty Sue said…
Hi back again with another Dt head on so glad you share with us at Crafty Catz in our ATG with optional twist of Thank You.
Lynne said…
A gorgeous card with pretty colours, a really sweet image and beautiful embellies. Thank you for joining in at As You Like It x
Nat said…
Gorgeous card, love the sweet image and your fab colouring. Thanks for joining us at PFP
The Crafty Den said…
Gorgeous card Wendy. I love the cute image and your colouring is perfect. Fab papers and love the shaker. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x
Donna said…
Lovely card and beautifully coloured!
Thanks for getting your trend on with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH!!
Teresa Kline said…
pretty card, luv the details...the flowers are very pretty! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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