Saturday, October 1, 2016

My Besties International Challenge Blog Design Team First Post.

Hi and Good Morning,

I am so super excited to be able to announce that I am now on the Design Team for Besties International Challenge Blog. I have been following the challenges for some time now and never thought I'd get the chance to join such a super talented group of crafters able to share with you the lovely Sherri Baldy's images.

Today is the start of a new challenge for October which is Halloween. So for this challenge I chose a never before used by me precoloured image of (I call her) Professor Bestie, which can be found in . I think she is mixing up some kind of Love Potion don't you think!

I made a 6x6 tent fold card blank out of this bright blue card I had in my stash which I thought matched her head scarf. Then to that I added sapphire crackle paper and then a small piece of Kaisercraft 13th Hour news print paper but inked in spiced marmalade first.
I chopped up a spooky tree by Tim Holtz and added that and hung a few pumpkins from it. Then I cut a couple of book sections from the Graphic45 Rare oddities paper to add to the side of Bestie then I added her after rounding the edges and inking. I don't know if you can tell but I 3'd her head and the bubbling flask (which I added glossy accents to).
At the bottom I added a pumpkin boarder which a very kind Cathy Knight loaned me to use at the recent Merly Impressions crop. I mounted it on black card and then ran some dotty ribbon round which I kind of thought looked similar to that on the image.
To finish off I cut a couple of sentiments from another Graphic45 sheet and matted those on black and added to the top and bottom.

I have to say I'm quite pleased with the way she came out today! Now it is your turn to join in to win some fabulous prizes. But first head over to the rest of the talented design teams blogs to see what wonders they have made for us all.

Leave a little message below to show you have been by I really love to read them.

I will also be entering this card in the following lovely blog challenges.

Crafting from the Heart  

Thanks Sue


  1. Gorgeous card!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.Good luck and hope to see again.Gr.Kaija Dt-member

  2. Sue, I just love her! She is just so unique! Who knows,this image colored differently would be great for Valentine's Day too! She could be stirring up a love potion, lol! ;) Wonderful job on this card!

  3. Such an adorable card. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Annemi {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  4. Fabulous halloween card, super image and design. Thank you for sharing with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Good luck in the draw and look forward to seeing more of you work. Jennifer DT member x

  5. Further to your question about stamping clear sentiments, I used to have issues when I used SU Black ink (probably before their new formula). When I switched to Momento Black Ink it made all the difference!! Clean, crisp sentiments and very few issues with smudging or "fuzzy" lined sentiments.

    With clear stamps, if they are new, make sure you run an eraser over them before you use them as it gets rid of the "film" over them that comes from their production. Sometimes helps to stamp sentiment on Versamark first, then on black ink and then stamp the sentiment on to paper.

    Quality of paper can sometimes be the issue - better quality won't "bleed" as much as the fibers are closer together (higher pound of paper). Hopefully one of the above will help :)

  6. Gorgeous Card. Thank you for joining into our challenge Scrapbook Stamp Society
    Good Luck!
    Eleonora DT

  7. Gorgeous card.
    Thank you for joining us at My Besties Aussie Challenge Blog.
    Hugs Bianca.

  8. Sue this is gorgeous

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Good Luck and hope to see you again

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  9. Congratulations Sue! Love your adorable cutie

  10. Congratulations, and I love this card xx

  11. Lovely card, and congrats on being on the Besties International DT. Thanks for sharing with us over at My Besties UK Challenge.
    Cindy DT

  12. Sue this is so fun and I love the bright primary colours. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck and hope to see you play with us again.
    {My Besties UK Challenge DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  13. Nice card!!! I love Halloween! Welcome to the My Besties Team! Thanks for joining us at My Besties UK!

  14. What a Gorgeous card.Love your coloring.
    Thank you for sharing at My Besties Aussie Blog Challenge. Hugs Rose DT