Anything Goes at Catch the Bug

Time for a new challenge at Catch the Bug and being the first one of the month the theme is anything goes. This time I have had my first go at a pocket card, at least I think that is what it is called! I saw it on a challenge blog but now cannot find the post or remember which blog it was!


Materials used:
Bugaboo Digi Stamps – Thank You Tulip Block
Whimsy Stamps – Party Papers (Facebook Freebie not available in store)
printer paper
X-Press It card
gold miri card
circle dies
2x square card blanks
Copic pens:
yellow tulip – Y02, Y16, Y17
pink tulip – R81, RV32, RV34
leaves – YG00, YG23, YG17, G29
butterfly – R29, R39, R59, R89       C5, C7, C9  Black     W9
sky – B000, B21, B23, B24 

The complete image and just the tulip heads are printed on X-Press It card and coloured with Copics. I did not want the black border DSC_0756(watermarked)around the block so I trimmed it off then matted it on gold mirri card. On the back I added a piece of the printed Whimsy paper so that a longer greeting or message could be written on it.





The card base is made using two square card blanks each with the front cut in half diagonally but in opposite directions. The backs are then stuck together leaving the fronts to form the pocket. Before assembling the inside and front flaps are covered with the printed paper matted on gold. The two flaps are stuck at the bottom edge.

The centre decoration is made using the extra tulip heads and a bit of leaf cut out and stuck with gel glue onto a circle of the printed paper matted on gold. The greeting card then slips into the pocket.

I really like this format of card so I think I may do some more in the future. They do make a change from the more traditional format of card.

I hope you will join us at Catch the Bug for this week’s challenge. Thank you for dropping in. Take care.


Entering the following challenges:
Your Scrapbook Place – April Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore – April Anything Goes
Beccy’s Place – Anything  Goes/Bingo (add flowers ~ centre feature; 3 colours ~ pink, yellow, green; use pink)
Artistic Inspirations #197 – Anything Goes
PIP Challenge #1814 – Anything Goes
Ike’s World #107 – Anything Goes/Photo Inspiration (tulips bottom right corner)
Crafty Sentiments Designs – Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps and More #286 – Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations April – Springtime
Crafting By Designs – April Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts #47 – Anything Goes
Creative Moments #140 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #65 – Anything Goes
Create and Inspire #72 – Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #374 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #147 – Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise #49 – Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread #64 – Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks #397 – Flowers
Crafting With An Attitude #38 – Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC#228 – Anything Goes


About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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19 Responses to Anything Goes at Catch the Bug

  1. Gina says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous Pippa. Love the colours and fabulous design and the gold mirri finishes it off perfectly. Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Gina xx

  2. Vickie Y says:

    Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at The PIP Challenge.

  3. Pam T. says:

    Stunning!! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us at PIP Challenges!

  4. I love your pocket card. Looks like a fun crafting adventure. The soft colors and golden accents are very pretty and I really like the tulips! Thanks for sharing at Jo’s Scrap Shack!
    DT Member

  5. Rae Ann says:

    The gold mirror card is so striking! The papers are just gorgeous and the colors are so vibrant!

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs for our Anything Goes challenge.

  6. rachel taylor says:

    lovely card thanks for sharing with Snowflake Promise Rachel DT

  7. Jayne Harvey says:

    Such a lovely card Pippa. Thanks for entering this month’s challenge at Creative Inspirations and good luck, Jayne DT

  8. Beccy Muir says:

    Your card is lovely Pippa, the colours are vibrant and beautiful, particularly the blue. I like the way you’ve added the tulips buds to the pocket as well as the actual card, and the gold edging really lifts the project.
    Unfortunately, your card doesn’t quite meet the requirements for our challenge, which is to use a Beccy’s Place image, so you won’t be eligible to win a prize, but thank you for sharing it with us, it really is beautiful.

  9. Megan says:

    Hi Pippa, a lovely card, love the pretty printed paper you have used it looks like watercolour. Thank you for joining us at Crafting By Designs, good luck in the prize draw… Megan DT

  10. Ine says:

    Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Addicts. Very nice and Good luck!
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  11. Carole says:

    A truly beautiful card, Pippa. Love the gorgeous colours as well as the design. Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore April Challenge, “Anything Goes”. Good Luck and hope to see you again next month!
    Carole x DT

  12. Borqna says:

    Beautiful!! Gorgeous colours, bravo Pippa!
    Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.
    Good luck!

  13. Sall Baker says:

    That envelope has me lured in…and the card is beautiful too. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love ‘n’ hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

  14. great work!! Thank you for joining Crafty sentiments. Good Luck Sabrina DT

  15. Anonymous says:

    Lovely vibrant colours, Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge this month.

  16. IKE says:

    Oooh – wonderful and such gorgeous colours 🙂 Thank you very much for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.
    IKE xxx

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  17. Mimi says:

    Beautiful Pippa, so bright and cheerful. Thank you for joining us at IKEsWORLD this month. Hugs DT Mimi xxxx

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