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Monday, 17 September 2012

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 75 Stitching and Lace

Our Challenge this fortnight, hosted by Lin, is Stitching and Lace.
She would like to see some stitching, either hand, machine or faux on your project as WELL as some lace, real not faux. There is an added twist of using a sewing related image or stamp, if you have one, but it is not a requirement.

I had to make a 70th birthday card for a friend of mine, and I thought this was the ideal theme for that card.

So, for my card, I used a square card base, with the edges distressed with a Frayed Burlap distress ink pad. For the base layer, I used some backing paper from the Debbi Moore Haberdashery cd and  I distressed the edges of it with a Dried Marigold distress ink pad.  I used some lace from my stash to layer across the top of the base layer, and then overlaid that with my toppers - a dress stamp from Joanna Sheen, which was stamped onto cream card with versamark and embossed in fine gold, and tinted with the Dried Apricot distress ink.  The final touch was some quicky glue pen on the flower embroidery on the dress and some clear glamour dust.  
The locket was another Joanna Sheen stamp, embossed in gold on cream card and then inlaid with gold card cut to fit.  The "70" and the shamrock were peel offs, and I finished it with a pearl to go in the centre of the shamrock.

I used a nestie fancy label cut out in gold for my sentiment, and the Happy Birthday was a peeloff.

Finally, I stuck a pearl in the centre of the orange daisy, and added some faux stitching around the edge of the card, just outside the base layer. 

This week we are sponsored again by 

As a family business we're a friendly, helpful, bunch at Hobby Art.  All our stamps are designed by us and manufactured in Britain.
Look at the gallery on my blog - jennymayes.com - for lots of card ideas using the Hobby Art range. 
We're pleased to sponsor the Crafty Cardmakers Challenge and look forward to seeing the entries.   Good luck everyone.  Jenny and all. X

with this fabulous prize

Monday, 3 September 2012

Crafty Cardmakers challenge 74 - Winged things

This week our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers is hosted by Marie

She asked that our card should include something with wings. Let your imagination run wild, it could be a bird, an angel an insect , you can use stamps, die cuts, digital images in fact anything as long as it has wings.

I had to make a birthday card for a friend, so I chose to include butterflies.

The base card was ivory textured card on which I stamped some butterflies using a stamp from my stash and scattered straw distress ink.  

The base image came from a Debbi Moore Shabby Chic CD that was given away in a magazine - Crafts Beautiful.  I cut around the ivy, leaving a shallow border.  I distressed the edge with the scattered straw distress ink to take the stark whiteness away. 

The bluey coloured butterflies were already printed, so I just decorated them with some wink of stella clear pen, and stamped the other butterfly image onto the base using flitterglu.  I then layered up with some gilding flakes.  Onto this base image, I layered another of the butterfly images, stamped onto plain ivory card in the same way.  I distressed the background with the scattered straw ink pad and applied it on top of the base image using pinflair glue.

The sentiment strips were produced on my computer, and were cut down to size and distressed before putting in place using pinflair glue gel.  The final touch was two small diamante stones in the top right and bottom left corners.

For this challenge, we are sponsored by:

The Stampman (and Lady of course!) who are offering the winner a £10 voucher for their store, you can spend this online, in the shop or if you're lucky enough to see them at a show! They have a ton of items in store, enough to tickle any crafty taste bud.

We are also sponsored by 

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Blog Candy from Joanna Sheen...

Joanna Sheen has some blog candy available on her challenge blog this week.  All you have to do to win is go over and leave a comment on the post in question - winners are chosen at random. 

Why not have a go?  It looks like a great cd...