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Monday 18 April 2016

Challenge 162 Crafty Cardmakers - 3,2,1

Jenn is hosting our 1, 2, 3 challenge today. We would like to see 1 Image, 2 papers, 3 DIFFERENT embellishments please.

You can enter anything you fancy, it doesn't have to just be cards, as long as it meets the challenge, and doesn't exceed the 15 total challenges entered rule!

We are sponsored for this challenge by


With a prize of £12.00 to spend at your favourite Woodware Stockist, either in store or on line.

Woodware are a Yorkshire based family owned business, as well as distributing Dreamweaver Stencils and Stampendous Stamps we have a wonderful range of stamps designed for us by Francoise Read and Jane Gill. We also scour the world for new and innovative products for the crafty card maker, and have a great range of punches and tools of the trade, to find stockists in your area or to see the range visit the website www.woodware.co.uk.

Woodware design team are playing along with the challenge so check out their blog, which is there for inspiration at Woodware Blog.

To make my card I used

  • a woodware stamp (dogwood wreath),
  • a paper pad from Phill Martin,
  • a paper pad from Create and Craft,
  • some ribbon from my stash,
  • some self adhesive pearls bought from Crafty Devils and
  • a stamped butterfly that I glittered and cut out before attaching as an embellishment.
I also used shabby shutters distress ink and some pink and green promarkers.

My card is my favourite 6 x 6 inch square base (although this one is a lovely pearlescent
green card bought from Anna Marie Designs).

Onto this I layered some paper from a Create and Craft member gift pad. I punched the corners with an inverted rounder so that the green base could be seen. I then cut a ribbon strip and a square from the Phill Martin double sided paper. I attached the patterned side of the strip across the centre of the first layer, and then, using the plain side of the paper square, stamped my image onto it with perfect medium and embossed it with olive green embossing powder.

When I had coloured in the stamp with the promarkers, I distressed the edge and mounted it onto some old gold pearlescent paper, and then stuck onto my card base using foam pads.

I tied some ribbon from my stash around one side of the card, finishing with a bow. Finally, I stuck the stamped and cut out butterfly onto the top of the wreath and the pearls onto the corners.


  1. Such a pretty card Jenn, such delicate colours. The butterfly really finishes it. Happy crafty week, Angela x

  2. Sorry Jackie, please forgive me. Happy crafty week, Angela x

  3. No worries Angela - thank you for the kind words!

  4. Beautiful card jackie. love the soft colours. Judy

  5. Gorgeous card Jackie I love that wreath stamp (might have to add it to my collection!).


  6. Just beautiful. Such lovely soft colours. Lovely layout Jackie.