Sunday, 1 February 2015

ABC Challenge – C is for Cupid

Well that's the first month of 2015 done and dusted and do you know what that means? Time for another fabulous ABC Challenge, and this time our challenge is C is for Cupid and we want to see all your lovely creations for Love/Romance/Valentines/Wedding/Engagement. We have two sponsors this challenge: Marianne Design & Stamp and Create.

For this challenge, I decided to do something a little different. I have some beautiful Marianne Design dies and wanted to use some of them in my creation. I have always loved horse and carriages, and they shout "Romance" at me, and I think they are perfect for this challenge. Rather than stick them on a card, I made a 3D carriage drawn by 2 matching horses. I think they are a fabulous background for this Don and Daisy image, too. Anyway, here is my creation for this challenge:


I stamped Don & Daisy Just Married onto Kryogen card stock and coloured them in with my copics. The colours I used are: C00, C0, C1, C2, C3, C5, C7, BG0000, BG10, R24, R21, R20, E57, E55, E53, E51, E50, E0000, E000, E00, E11. Here is a closer look:


To make the carriage, I cut 8 carriages and glued 4 of them together for strength. This gave me the two sides of my carriage, I then cut a strip of card, made an ovalish shaped tube and glued one of the carriages to each end, to make it into a 3D carriage. To do the horses, I also glued 4 of each horse together. To get them to stand I used a toothpick behind the ribbon and a small punched heart under their hooves for a little more balance. I then decorated the horses and carriage with ribbon, brads, bling and flowers. I drew the bridles on the horses as it was a bit fiddly to make them with ribbon. Here is a closer look:

To make the tree in the background, I cut 4 trees using the die, folded them in half and glued them together so they stood up.
I hope you enjoyed my project. I'd love to see what creations you can make and enter in our  ABC Challenge,


Marianne Design Don a & Daisy Just Married Stamp– DDS3303
Marianne Design Craftables Dies: Horse – CR1297, Large Christmas Tree – CR1224
Marianne Design Creatables Die: Princess Carriage – LR0302
Glue dots, toothpicks, white ribbon, red heart brads, rhinestones, pearls, SU white Chalk Marker, Wild Orchid Craft flowers


I am entering this project in the following challenges: 


  1. Oh wow Carol that is just stunning, love the image and your colour choice to. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  2. Wow, fabulous Carol. Love it!! It is all so stunning!!! Meg x

  3. Great card and just right for our Challenge at Sweet Stampin'. Good Luck.

  4. What a beautiful creation.Amazing!Super colouring too.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x GDT

  5. Fantastic romantic card which fits in perfectly with the "Romance" theme over at We Do Doobadoo Challenges . Lou (DT)

  6. Such a pretty and romantic 3D card - just perfect for our 'love' challenge this week. Such a clever and imaginative idea - love it! Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

  7. Wow, now that is something just a little bit special! What a beautiful creation using those lovely Marianne dies. Thanks for joining in the fun at the Sweet Stampin' challenge this week for our 'Love' challenge. Glad you joined us. Hugs, Wends x Sweet Stampin' DT

  8. Beautiful project, absolutely gorgeous! thanks so much for joining our Romance challenge at
    Claire xx

  9. Stunning creation, so pretty I love it! - thanks for joining in at We Do Doobadoo. We have a DT call here that you might be interested in too ; )

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