Celebrate For 2 Crafty Critter Crazies + Other News

Hello friends!  Happy April 1st which means it’s time for a new monthly challenge for the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge!  Remember that it’s always an “ANYTHING GOES + CRITTER” challenge to enter your creation.  We’re looking forward to seeing your projects!

This month we’re being sponsored by Digi Doodle Studios!  They were kind enough to provide images for the design team to create their projects with, so here’s what I’ve made for my challenge project:


I think I could probably celebrate with these cute little hedgies, couldn’t you?!🦔🦔

This image is called Hedgie Party from Digi Doodle Studios and it was super fun to color up for my card!  We can always use birthday cards in our stash, so I pulled out some papers from my stash…including some left over pieces to assemble the design.

I used a Simon Says Stamp stamp set to heat emboss the stars over the green decorative paper with gold EP.  I stamped the sentiment at the bottom of the paper from the same stamp set with black ink.  I cut out this panel with a square stitched die, layered over white cardstock and then attached it to a piece of orange top folding 5″ square card base.

I pulled out some gold mirror cardstock cut with a scallop square die and layered it over the design, wrapped some gold ribbon around it, placed the layered image panel over top of that with craft foam and added the bow.


Here’s a closer view of the image I’ve colored with Copic markers.  I’ve also used a white and gold gel pen to create some polka dots over parts of the image.

Hard to see in the photo, but I covered the big present bow with a glitter brush pen too.


I hope you’ve enjoyed my card today using this sweet DDS image!  Please be sure to enter your creation over at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies challenge blog for a chance to win a prize from Digi Doodle Studios!  Thanks for stopping in!

If you make a creation using any DDS image, please be sure to share it over in the DDS Facebook Fan Group and don’t forget about the DDS monthly challenge blog as well!

Other news:

Just FYI that this post will be my final creation as a design team member for not only 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, but also for Digi Doodle Studios as well.  Although I adore everyone on these design teams very much, it’s just time for me to let DTs go for a while.



  1.  Krafty Chicks – All Occasions
  2. Di’s Digi Challenge – Birthdays
  3. QKR Stampede – #391 Anything Goes
  4. Creative Knockouts – #343 Anything Goes
  5. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – PIP2013 Ribbon
  6. Country View– Animal Magic

31 thoughts on “Celebrate For 2 Crafty Critter Crazies + Other News

  1. This is such a cute card, and when I grow up, I want to be able to color like you 🙂 Love the gold panel and flecks of gold in the matching ribbon. Such a sweet celebration card! I’m sorry you need to step down from your DT work, but hopefully we’ll still see you a lot in blogland! Stepping down from DT’s was a good decision for me and I have no regrets. Life changes and we roll with the flow. Just take care of yourself and enjoy life – that’s what it’s all about!


  2. What a stunning card Vicki! Darling image beautifully colored, like that mirrored card stock and how you embossed the stars on the designer paper! Take care.


  3. So sorry to see you leaving the DT Vicki. I’m sure we’ll keep in touch though.
    Very cute and pretty card with that fun image!


  4. I know both teams will miss you sorely, Vicki! I must say, you have gone out with a bang – beautiful card! hugs, de


  5. Wow, Vicki! You are really going out with a bang- this card is amazing! Gorgeous coloring… your hedgies look adorably spiky! I love all the details you added to the image, especially all the touches of gold! I am saddened that you are leaving the DT. You leave the sweetest comments, paying attention to the details of the creations and the text in the post. And your personality shines through in all you do! I do understand and your reasons and respect your decision… I’m sure that when the pressure to create is gone, you will find joy in crafting with your stash again. I know for me, it is much harder to create with something provided to me than it is to use something I picked because I loved it. I do hope you’ll continue to post as I enjoy your cards so much 😊 Best wishes to you!!!


  6. Oh what a cute card Vicki!! I love that image and it’s colored beautifully! Awesome gold details and I love the added gold & white dots! Take care my friend and stay healthy!
    Hugs, Tammy


  7. Oh such a cute card with the hedge hogs. I just never know how to color them up – but as always your coloring is perfect. You will be missed on this design team for sure – but I totally understand. Awesome “last” card.


  8. What a gorgeous creation, Vicki. I love your card. The design is gorgeous and the gold paper looks amazing. Hugs, my dear teamie, and we will visit each other via our blogs.


  9. Your cards are always so very pretty! Love your coloring : ) I bet your DT’s are sad to see you go. Hope all is well with you!


  10. What could be cuter than two hedgies in party hats!!! I love this fabulous birthday card, Vicki! I KNOW these two design teams will miss your amazing creations!! Take care of yourself.


  11. Those adorable hedgies sure now how to enjoy themselves. A super cute card, pretty colors and a wonderful design x.


  12. What an adorable card, the image is completely adorable. Your layout is beautiful and love the gold touches! Apologies for my late comments – so glad you joined us for our Anything Goes challenge at Creative Knockouts!


  13. Oh my, I sure do like all the texture you put into their hair – is it considered hair? I’ve never touched one of these but they sure look cute. Beautiful color combo and of course your coloring is always spot on. Guess it is time to move onto other adventures? Hopefully you will still be creating.


  14. These two are having fun! Thank you so much for playing along with my ‘Animal Magic’ challenge over at Country View Challenges.
    Corrie x


  15. What a cutie. Your coloring is so well done, it looks like you’ve added white highlights to the pins, that makes them look realistic. Nice!!


  16. Sorry to be so late in commenting. Lots of things happening here…keeping me away from my happy place! This is so sweet! I love the soft color scheme that you have used – and those critters sure know how to party!!! Take care, dear friend!


  17. Awww, so sweet, Vicki! I’ve done a similiar design but always used a square square or rectangle rectangle – never thought to do 2 different shaps! Such amazing colorist you are! Love your card and all the sweetness it beholds – just like you! Air hugs!


  18. Great card – cute hedgehogs! Thanks for joining our challenge at Countryview Crafts this month and good luck in the draw! Hugs rachel xx


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