Thursday 7 July 2022

Day of the Month Card Club Challenge #41 GDT - International Day of Friendship

Hi everyone,

Back in May I was lucky to win a top 3 place in the Day of the Month Card Club challenge, as a result of which I was asked to be Guest Designer for the July challenge - and of course I was delighted to say yes!!

So today I would like to welcome you to July's Day of the Month Card Club challenge - and this month's theme is

*** International Day of Friendship ***

International Friendship DayJuly 30th is all about the relationship between two or more people based on mutual affection. At least when it comes to the UN General Assembly, which declared this date 2011 as the International Day of Friendship.

As with so many other celebrations and days of action initiated by the UN, the International Day of Friendship has a serious background and an important message behind it. With this one would like to remind not only of the importance of friendship between people, but above all between countries and cultures. In this respect, it is actually surprising that this day of action was only officially launched in 2011. Be that as it may, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon sums up the gist of this Day of Friendship as follows:

“On this International Day of Friendship, let us cultivate warm ties that strengthen our common humanity and promote the well-being of the human family.“

A brilliant theme I'm sure you will agree, and a perfect opportunity to make a friendship card or any other crafty project for a friend.  
Here's my GDT card.

I haven't used this image stamp for the longest time, but it immediately came to mind for this challenge, along with the cute sentiment - I think this image is just an adorable depiction of friendship teamwork in action!!

I stamped my image onto a piece of white stamping card and coloured with Copics and Promarkers, then created faux stitching with my pokey tool and a fine liner. I matted the image onto blue and pink linen cardstock, and then onto floral paper which I had also faux stitched, and attached all to a DL card base I had cut. I attached a die cut picket fence, punched glittery butterflies, and my stamped sentiment, and finished off with a few sparkly gems.

Stamps: Penny Black "Daisy Chain" (1690K), "Everything's..." (2733E);
Media: Promarkers and Flexmarkers; Memento ink (black); Versafine Clair (Charming Pink); Fine liners (blue and pink);
Tools: Martha Stewart large and small Monarch Butterfly punches; Magnolia Doohickey "Lovely Fence" die;
Papers and gems from my stash.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Crafty Animals #63 - Include an Animal - TOP PICK
Crafty Catz #602 - Anything Goes with option Say It With Flowers
Creatalicious #238 - Anything Goes with option Lots of Layers - TOP 3
I ❤️ Promarkers #514 - Anything Goes with option of Animals
Penny’s Challenge #525 - Anything Goes With Paper

I hope you can play along with the challenge this month - link up your entries here

Thanks very much to the DotMCC Design Team for inviting me to be GDT this month.

Take care and thanks for visiting.


Sarn said...

That’s a lovely Penny Black stamp which you have coloured so well. Love the faux stitching. Great card and congrats on your Guest spot xxx

papierelle said...

An enchanting motif that fits the theme perfectly. And you designed the entire card really sweetly and it also puts you in a good mood. Thank you for supporting us as a guest designer this month. Gundi

Kirsten M. said...

Wie goldig deine Karte ausschaut 🤩 Wirklich ein Traum,ich könnte das nicht. Herzlichst Kirsten

Donna Walls said...

This is a precious image and beautifully colored. I also love the card design and all the details you've added. Thanks for sharing with us at Pammie's Inky Pinkies.

Vickie Y said...

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

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Gorgeous card
Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge atThrough The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge. Good luck Ginny
My Blog As I do Rodos

Ellibelle said...

Love love love this one too, Pauline! Another one I still need in wood mount but do have the clear version from a set. Super cute and love the pretty papers and butterflies too!

Jana Forrest said...

Pauline this is just plain fabulous! That image just screams friendship. Love all the colors. thanks for linking up with us over at Penny's Challenge. Best of luck, Jana Forrest DT

Maria Valente said...

So glad you've joined us this fortnight at Penny's Challenges. I hope you had a fantastic time!!! See you back soon for another amazing challenge. 😊

Unknown said...

Wonderful card!! thank you participating in Crafts Galore Encore Challenge

Sharon Noble said...

Hiya great card thank you for joining us at I ❤️Promarkers see you next time hugs sharon DT