Gruffies & Guest Challenge #18: Lavendar & Lace and Anything Goes

I have the honor of being one of the guest designers for the Gruffies and Guests Challenge #18: Lavendar & Lace. This particular theme was a challenge for me since my style tends to be clean and simple. I needed to find my inner froufrou without creating a fussy and overdone card.

I recently purchased several Spellbinder dies, so I knew that I wanted to use them to convey the concept of lace without actually using any. The Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles die has multiple layers so I used the largest dies in the set and opted for a simpler die for the main image. I was stuck on which die to use until I saw a recent card by Kathy Jones of the Power Poppy Bloom Brigade which used the Spellbinders Labels Four die for the main image.

So here’s what I put together for the design team card. Details for my card are at the end of this post.

Rowhouse Greetings | Ballerina Baby by House Mouse Designs
Rowhouse Greetings | Ballerina Baby by House Mouse Designs

So here we go for our next challenge, the theme has been chosen this time by Lesley and is

* Lavender & Lace *

Don’t forget you do have the option of anything goes + if you do use the theme you will get 2 chances in the prize draw. We also take email entries, facebook entries and if you fancy joining us on the team for a month please put GD after your name in the linky. Be sure to take a look at all the beautiful design team cards and visit their blogs.
We are lucky to have 2 sponsor for this challenge and they are

£10 voucher code

with a £10 voucher for 1 lucky winner

crafty sentiments

Crafty Sentiments Designs is an online base family company own and run by Suzette, the images are cute fun and make any cards and projects look amazing. Suzette and Justyna are the main artist, all images are exclusive to Crafty Sentiments Designs and there is lots of digital stamps available, sentiments, rubber stamps, crafting CD’s, exclusive Crafty Sentiments Designs dies and much more. Visit them at or you can also find them on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.


Cardstock:  Bazzille Basic Cardstock in Avalanche and Wild Pansy
Patterned Paper: Purple Pindots by Recollections
Stamp: House Mouse Designs Ballerina Baby by Stampendous!
Dies: Radiant Rectangles by Spellbinders; Labels
Embellishments: Self Sticking Gems in Purple by Darice; Wink of Stella by Zig
Copic® Markers: E000, E00, E02, R20 (skin); N1, N3, N5 (fur); RV00, RV02, RV04, RV06, RV09 (tutu); BV20, BV23 (shadow)

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