Tuesday, January 20, 2009

"Dirty Girl" January Challenge!!!

Do you feel the love with all the texture and no red? Each month a Dirty Girl challenge is assigned for all the current DD and DDA. This month's hostess is Jodi(Kharmagirl). She challenged us to make a Valentine's card with texture of any kind, but NO red!!!!

I chose to use some solid colored Basic Gray cardstock and ran it through the cuttlebug using two different embossing folders. I also used a MS border punch to add some more texture and break up the grass and sky in a different way. I am using Our Craft Lounge Tree-Mendous Love stamp set. This is the cutest girafe and the tree is just fun to color.

My dd actually colored the giraffe for me after we had a discussion that a giraffe is not brown, but more cream or golden. She won and I took my brown giraffe off the card and put hers up there. I admit....hers does look better. What a fun giraffe moment!!!!

I colored most of the images with permanent markers because I do not have enough copics to do all these colors. I must get more. This card took me forever. It snowed here today. First time we have seen snow in years!!!! The kids were in and out all day drying off, warming up, redressing, and heading back out. I actually ventured outside to try to help make a snowman. The snow was too dry. It would not pack. It was fun, but very cold!!!!!

To check out what the other DD/DDA have created check out this link. DCFTL0109

STAMPS Our Craft Lounge Tree-Mendous Love PAPER chocolate chip, basic gray distressed solids from paper packs INK black staz onACCESSORIES scallop circle punch, circle punches, MS border punch, cb ef, foam tap, dew drops, grosgrain ribbon, word window punch, permanent markers, photo corner punch


  1. how cute is this card love that stamp and tell your DD she did a great job on the coloring

  2. Awww... Betty this is too cute. You wouldn't even know that you didn't want to use red. Its adorable.

  3. such an adorable card, Betty! You know RED is my favorite color...but even I have done some Valentines with no RED. A challenge to be sure! What really salvaged this for me was that you used this adorable giraffe (giraffes are my favorite animal!!)

  4. This is just as cutea as can be!! :) I really love my Copics too and I always find that I don''t have enough!! lol!! I need some more too!! TFS! :)

  5. WOW!!! I love these fun colors, and how you used that border punch to separate the grass and sky!! How fun your dd got to color with you!!
    hugs, Jami


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