Monday, 27 June 2016

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #167- Shabby Chic/ Distressed


Hi, today sees the start of the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers. Ina is hosting this challenge and has chosen the theme of Shabby Chic/ Distressed. 

For my card I started with a Kraft card base, to which I added a layer of white pearl card. I then added some corrugated Kraft card and some patterned paper from 'A Beautiful Life' papers from Trimcraft. 

The Lacy circles are cut from the pearl card using my Silhouette, as is the patterned circle layer. 

The large flower and leaves have also been cut from the Pearl card using my Silhouette, then coloured with Spectrum Aqua Markers. The rosette flower was a  ready made embellishment that matches the paper pack, as do the pearls and metal pearl brad.

The vellum flower and pink patterned flower were made with a Tonic flower punch and a pearl added in the centre. The remaining flowers are made with paper clay and a silicone mould.

I finished the card with some matching pearls in various pinks and white and lots of splatters of diluted white Acrylic paint. 

I hope you like my inspiration for this challenge and please check out my fellow DT's blogs as they have made some gorgeous cards. 

Thanks for taking the time to visit.
    Sally.x.

Monday, 13 June 2016

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #166- For A Special Man


Hello, today sees the start of the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers. Julie is hosting this challenge and she would like to see your cards made with a Special Man in mind.


For my card I decided to use the 'Mr Smith's Workshop' stamp set that came free with Issue 70 of the Docrafts Creativity magazine and the matching paper pack.

I started by making a flip card with a Crafts- Too die and black card stock. I then used some of the different papers from the pack to decorate the card base.

I then used some Cheery-Lynn dies to cut a selection of cogs, which I embossed with Silver, Gold, Copper and Verdigris embossing powders. I used these to edge and embellish around the card.


I used some black and gold metallic thread to attach the silver spanner charm. The Hammer, Spanner and Saw were drawn using the 'Tool' stencil from that Special touch and coloured with Twinkling H2O's.

The plaque, borders and DAD were embossed with Queens Gold embossing powder from Ranger and also painted with the H2O's. The Number text in the centre of the plaque was cut from one of the patterned paper sheets and the 1 was cut and embossed with the embossing powders.

I added some screw shaped brads and rhinestones to finish.

I hope you like my card an please check out my fellow DT's blogs as they have made some fabulous projects. Thanks for taking the time to visit.
    Sally.x.