Celebrating at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies With a New Challenge For 2019!

**I have 2 posts coming up today!  This is post 1 of 2**

Hello friends!!  Happy New Year to you!!  I hope you’ve enjoyed the celebrating with your famly and friends!  Are you excited about a brand new 2019?!  I sure am!  I’ve got lots in store to share with you this year!  Hope you’re looking forward to it as much as I am!!

Let’s start this year off with a brand new challenge over at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, shall we?  Every first of the month there’s a brand new “Anything Goes” challenge…BUT you must use a critter somewhere on your project is all!


Isn’t this guy adorable?!  I have used one of our sponsor’s image for my card today from Bugaboo.  This is the Critter Balloons – elephant digital stamp.  I have actually cut him out twice and colored him in, but I cut just his head and the balloon to pop them up with some foam tape for a little dimension.

I’ve made a Center Step Card for my design today.  I kept the dimensions at an A2 standard size when it lays flat so that it will still fit inside an A2 envelope for mailing.

I’ve used some fun birthday style papers from my old stash and then I’ve used a sentiment from My Favorite Things More Essential Sentiments and white heat embossed it over a piece of black cardstock that I cut out with the Die-namics Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips.  Lastly I added some silver ribbon above that.


Here’s a bit of a close-up to see the dimension over the image.  I’ve also taken a glue pen over the balloon image and added some clear sparkly glitter over it.

Hope that you’ve enjoyed my card today and please be sure to stop in over at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies challenge blog to see more inspiration from the rest of the design team!  We look forward to seeing what you come up with this month!

I’ll be back very quickly with a second post today!


  1.  QKR Stampede – Anything Goes #328
  2. A Perfect Time to Craft – Anything Goes

24 thoughts on “Celebrating at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies With a New Challenge For 2019!

  1. Your card is very sweet, Vicki. I love the coloring of this elephant and the implied shape of this card. Thank you VIcki for last year, for your great work and so much inspiration.


  2. Love love LOVE everything about your darling step card, Miss Vicki! Beautifully colored, and just magical in every way. Sweet as can be! huggers, de


  3. What a super cute card and love how you cut out the balloon and elephant and your design is fabulous. Great 3D effect and such a fun card….love it x.


  4. Aww..I’m a sucker for cute elephants and this one is gorgeous Vicki with his beautiful sparkly balloon..gorgeous card.

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  5. The elephant is beyond cute, and I love the glittered balloon too! The sparkle makes everything so festive and fun! Love this one 🙂


  6. Oh, my, what a gorgeous elephant with the sparkly balloon image on this great birthday card! I love the card design, Vicki! Another great piece of artwork, my friend! Sorry that I’ve been MIA, but the holidays were busy for me! Hugs!!


  7. So cuutee and love always your coloring
    the shape I love too and the glitter balloon is great add 🙂
    sweet card again Vicki..
    Luv it ❤

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