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Monday 19 March 2012

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 64 - Time

This week it is my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers - and I have chosen "Time" as the theme.

For this, the main image or focus of your project should reflect in some way the concept of time - time passing, time spent, time waiting.  It needn't be a card, and you can use stamps, digi images, photographs, shop bought embellishments, trinkets, your own drawings or anything else you can think of.

I hope everyone enjoys this challenge as it is the first time I have had to set one and choose a winner - I wish  everyone all the very best of luck and look forward very much to seeing what you all come up with!
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Recently I have been trying to make cards with minimum layers, so that they are easy (and less expensive) to post.  It's actually quite challenging to make the card base the background - because if you mess it up you either have to start again, or cover it with backing paper.

For this card, I used a pearlescent base cardstock, cut to make a 6 x 6 in card.  I used vintage photo distress ink to add some colour to the edges of the card, and provide some contrast.   The background was then stamped down the left hand side with a flourish, using a Fiskars continuous stamp - Elegant vine.
 I then went back to my new favourite product, flitterglu, to stamp the butterflies with a stamp from my stash, and the sentiment "Time Flies" which is from a Sheena Douglass set.
  I used a mix of gilding flakes to give the butterflies a varigated look, and as a bonus the flakes that were surplus after using the scootchy sponge are now in a new pot - my own mix!!   Finally, I used pearls to indicate the tops of the butterflies antenna.
I then embossed the clock face, using a Couture Creations embossing folder, onto a textured linen effect card and flitterglu'd the numerals and clock hands.  This time I used plain copper gilding flakes to gild it.  The clock face was also coloured using the vintage photo distress ink to make the embossed parts "pop", and was then stuck onto the card base using silicone glue.

The last addition was a diecut butterfly (Marianne Creatable, I believe) which was spritzed with Bronze Blush cosmic shimmer mist, and finally given some extra bling with some gold glamour dust. The colour has not come out true in the photograph unfortunately - it is not quite so bluey pink in real life!


  1. Hi there, love this fab card with all of its gorgeous glitter and shine , the gilding is so pretty what a great job !!

  2. Gorgeous card, love the added sparkles and textures.

  3. This is beautiful!!! I love those metallic guilding flakes--never used them! Must try! :) Fabulous creations--and thanks for the super fun challenge!!!

  4. Gorgeous card Jacki, love the embossed clock - looks fabulous.
    And the glitter and shine are super.
    Doreen xx

  5. This is stunning. And love the butterflies. xx

  6. Gorgeous, J! Love the embossed clock - haven't seen that folder before. The flittered butterflies are so pretty too!

  7. Try again...... apologies if you got a half done comment, not sure how that happened.

    It must have taken you ages to flitterglu all the numerals but boy was it ever worth it, the end result is gorgeous.

    Sorry I haven't been around lately but March has been a manic month for birthday cards, but I am finally all caught up.

    Lin xx