You GIRAFFE me crazy! ♥

I love, love, LOVE Altenew Stamps! 
 They are just gorgeous in design and a joy to stamp and color.
I was so so SO blessed to win a gift certificate early this year
and chose this stamp set awhile back,
 I took advantage of a sale during the summer AND they had free shipping
 so went back to bought the matching dies!  
Now that I finally inked it up, I wonder what took me so long
(no pun intended!)  :)
I know in my heart this set will get a lot of use ~ 
it's so different and unique and just stunning ♥

Onward to my card!
I'm in a card group on Splitcoaststampers called Challenge Your Stash (CYS)
in which we make a card once a month using things we already own.
No new products, no buying, just dig through your stamps
and make a card based on the challenge theme.
This month ~ our hostess is the amazing Darlene!
She asked us to .........

GULP ....

make a card using no designer paper.

Wait, what?
no.  designer.  paper?


Oh this took some thinking!
And in the end, I ended up making a card, 
then fixing the card,
and so now I have two :)

Here is my original card:

 and my fixed one! :)

Thanks Darlene for a fun challenge this month!
The girls in the card group ROCKED this challenge -
from embossed backgrounds to just images as a focal point, 
it was fun to see them all :)

Jody is up next month and
I can't wait to see what she asks us to create :)

Big hugs, bigger blessings!

I'll enter my card to:  AAA Cards - Creatures Great & Small
We love to Create - Anything Creative
Scrap and craft creations - colors of autumn


  1. Love both, Kelly! Beautiful inked background, lovely giraffe and the washi on the bottom really brigs life to the whole cards!

  2. Super fun giraffe card, Kelly....great background!
    Have a great weekend!
    xxx Margreet

  3. cute and very beautiful card Kelly, fab background

    gr karin

  4. Two FABulous cards Kelly..the background is gorgeous with those sunset colours and love the texture look on your giraffe along with the fun sentiment.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  5. They are both gorgeous!! The colors are amazing!! I love the giraffe!! So cute!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. Two stunning cards Kelly, gorgeous colours too.

    Sue xx

  7. There is something awesome about a giraffe! I so love both of your cards and the image on the colorful backgrounds- yep- no DP!!! You did it, and so beautifully! I love the touch of Washi you added to ground Mr Giraffe too : )

  8. Wow, Kelly - these colors rocks !!! Lovely cards.


  9. Love this giraffe image - walking the "red" carpet in all his glory!! Such a fun background - with the enamel dots too!

  10. You did great with no designer paper!!! CUTE card and I love it.

  11. Wow Kelly you really rocked this one - love your vibrant background and that great giraffe!

  12. Beautiful giraffe and beautiful background too, loving those hot sunny colours! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  13. This card is so colorful and fun!

  14. wow, stunning card, so warm and sunny

  15. so bright and fun! thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards!

  16. Great card Kelly--such a cute image!

  17. Sensational background for this fun giraffe!! Love the washi tape grounding this colorful guy!

  18. I also think the Altenew set is brilliant and love how you've used it! Thought both of your cards were wonderful. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

    Thinking of you and your family at this time. Stay Safe.

  19. Sweet card!
    Thank you for joining us at Scrap and Craft Inspiration Challenge this month. Hope to see you back here again soon.
    Randi DT