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Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Make your own Background challenge over at Anything Goes.....x

Morning everyone !!
Welcome to my post for the Anything Goes Challenge Blog
This week we were challenged by Kezzy to make a project with a hand made back ground ....
....The challenge runs for two weeks and the DT have some fabulous inspiration up for grabs so please pop over and give them some love ...

My background is made with core'dinations card stock and a beautiful spellbinders embossing plate.
The black is embossed and the pink de-bossed and sanded with a sanding block to let the core colour come through

I used Tim Holtz Jewel card stock for the purple and jade layers and used a distressing tool to ruff all the edges up 

My stamp is by Creative Individuals and was given to me by Lynn at the Craft Den on my recent visit to her shop
I used Staz on ink and some Tim Holtz distress markers to colour little elements of the back ground and then decoupaged the beautiful elephants using scraps of my back ground card showing the core colour

I really enjoyed making this card and hope you like it too !!

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Happy Birthday Shane x

It seems only 2 minutes since I made my daughter JoJo's birthday cards for her wonderful fiance Shane for last year and yet here we are again with more to share !!
Oh how time is flying ....
He is really into playing cards and darts and so we designed our cards to suit his current interests !!

I used the Artiste Cricut cartridge to make the playing cards.
The background card is cut at 19cm and stuck on to a Kanban silver embossed A5 card blank.

I used Antique Linen distress ink to take the whiteness out of the playing cards and embossed to the top one and the bottom one (Stuck down sideways with his name on) with clear embossing powder
I made a banner also from Artiste and used foam pads on all the elements for plenty of depth.
Hope no one notices one of the spades is the wrong way round lol !!

Back later to share the other one which has a dart made with some Martha Stewart air dry clay on it ...

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Anything but a square over at Anything Goes

Today starts the beginning of a new challenge 
over at the

We have been challenged to make a card that is anything but square !!

I have used a fantastic vintage 3D frame card made by Which Craft?
The papers are Teresa Collins
I used distress inks to define the papers
and my Grand Caliber to cut the flowers and butterflies 
Many of the products used can be purchased in Lynne's shop
Please pop over to the Anything Goes blog and join in our challenge 

Monday, 6 May 2013

FCCB Challenge 159 MUM x

Happy Monday !!

Yippee !!
Today life goes back to normal, unsociable hours, working weekends, days off split !!

Mother's Day is the theme of this weeks FCCB Challenge 159

We celebrate Mother's Day in March here in the UK so I have changed the theme very slightly for my DT project and created a Pinflair Easel and plaque with MUM on it

The easels are really easy to put together and are made from shiny coated card, I painted it all with white Gesso and then brushed black Gesso lightly over it
 I used Frayed Burlap distress ink to soften the white and Rock Candy Crackle Paint as a top coat to seal it, once it was dry I stuck it together with Pinflair glue gel

I painted the plaque with white acrylic metallic paint to soften the black Gesso and embossed a Kanban music stamp in the top right corner
I used paper flowers from the Ribbon Girl with some punched leaves and butterflies to finish
My all important Cricut cut comes from the Artiste cartridge and is MUM cut x4 stuck together and stuck onto the banner that comes in the Pinflair kit

I'm looking forward to having more time to look round everyone's blogs this week so I hope you will join us over at FCCB for this fab challenge
Please remember to use a least one Cricut cartridge and name the cartridge(s) used
The challenge is open from 0800 today until 1900 Sunday evening

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