16 July, 2019

TTCRD 16 July DT Project

Hi Lovelies!

Today is challenge day for Design Team B for the Through The Craft Room Door Challenge.  This is a WEEKLY "anything goes" (any type of project and any theme) challenge with 2 design teams who alternate weeks to make projects showcasing the sponsor who often offers PRIZES!

This week's sponsor is We are 3. You can more link to them below.


Yes I know it’s another cat image!  Soz!  It just spoke to me as they often do. For some reason the first thing that entered my head was a visual of a fat cat jumping out of a cake.  I know that’s not exactly what’s happening here, but I kinda went with that vibe.

I thought it would also make a great opportunity to put Sara Scraps A Touch of Whimsy class to use for a card rather than a layout.  Go see this post here about the scrapbook version of Lesson 1 and this project makes up the card version of the same.  And yes this post counts as another opportunity to enter the giveaway to win a spot in the class! (Giveaway deets at the bottom)

I know it’s not nearly as whimsical as the layout or any of Sara’s projects, but a cat cupcake is still a rather whimsical concept when you think about it!

I definitely wanted variegated floss for the stitching which I didn’t have.  I have thread which just wouldn’t work but no floss.  As I was considering my dilemma, I spotted a variegated Lawn Fawn  twine which once I separated it, worked pretty well.  It was a lot stiffer than embroidery floss, but the look and colours were more or less what I was after.

I coloured the cat to co-ordinate and also to go with the cat stickers I was going to “hang” off the stitched “streamers”.

As far as sentiments went, things were a bit more of a challenge.  I’ve always found the phrase “treat yo’ self” that seems to be all over scrapbooking collections at least a bit cringy but this cat was just the ideal opportunity especially if I turned it into a gift card holder! 👍

So when I don’t want or need it, it’s everywhere, but when I do want it, do you think I could even find one? 🤦 In the end I did find a die cut and used it even though it wasn’t printed correctly.

Naturally it was only after I adhered the cat down with foam that I thought it needed to go under his paws as if he was holding it, so I replaced the blade in my craft knife with a fresh one, help my breath and started painstakingly dissecting those tiny toe beans.
Of course I needed to add some sparkle so on went some Wink of Stella on selected areas!

It's not 100% what I imagined, but I may revisit it.  Next up will be the layout version of Lesson 2 of Sara's Class!

Treat Yo' Self Gift Card holder

Giveaway Details - CLOSED!

🎨I'm going to give away a spot in Sara's class!!  😍
(If you're a cardmaker, I'm going to show you how this class can still be adapted to card making and I promise you'll learn some awesome new techniques!)

🎨 The giveaway will remain open until 11:59PM AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) on Wednesday 31 July (extended)
If you aren't sure what that is in your timezone, here's a TIMEZONE CALCULATOR
🎨 The winner will be drawn on Friday 2 August so PLEASE CHECK BACK HERE!
🎨If the winner and I can't make contact by Friday 16 August, I will have to draw a new winner
🎨Please try to email me at alex@pinkcraftymama.com This really is the easiest way for me to get in touch with you since not all blogger profiles have an email attached and if you JUST leave comments, I have no other place to search for you.

Until the end of July, I'm going to be making stuff (on and off) inspired by this class.  (You'll know the post relates to it because I'll have "GIVEAWAY" in the title and basically shout it from the rooftops!😜)

You will receive ONE entry for each of the following.  You absolutely don't have to do everything - just however many you like, but you need to leave a comment somewhere so we know you want to play along!

So...what do you have to do to get entries?
Follow Alex's blog (in the left sidebar)
Follow Alex on Facebook
Follow Alex on Instagram
Follow Sara on Instagram 
Subscribe to Alex's YouTube
Subscribe to Sara's YouTube 

If you already follow our socials then that bit is done for you!

Comment (once per day per person) on a post related to this giveaway (look out for the pink whimsy graphic) between now and the close of the giveaway :
Alex's Blog post
Alex's Facebook share
Alex's Instagram Post
Alex's YouTube Video

For another chance to enter here is the link to Project 1

So today...if you want to leave a comment, What do you think of when you hear the word "whimsy"? (or anything else if this doesn't grab you) and please don't hesitate to  email me with any questions at alex@pinkcraftymama.com

Love and creative cardmaking,


  1. This card is so cute and I think the twine was a perfect substitute!

  2. A Great card, love the fat he "looks" like he jumping out of the cake is just right. Great fun gift card holder.
    Faith x

  3. WOW, Alex! I Totally love your card!! Please come and share at We Are 3 Digital Shop Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/WeAre3DigitalShop/

    and at More Paper Fun Facebook Group!!

    We'd love to see your beautiful card there too!

    Bonnie Kohane- We Are 3 Digital Shop Owner