Friday 13 May 2011

Card-makin' Mamas - Recipe challenge

Morning all! Todays post is my second post for the Card Makin Mamas design team. The challenge this time was a recipe; 1 image, 2 papers & 3 embellishments. To be really honest I found this soooo difficult. I never realised just how much I like to embellish my cards,so when reetricted to just 3 - I was stumped! So I have to confess I kinda cheated a little bit, but as its in the name of creativity its allowed (thats my story & I'm stickin to it!) haha...I embellished the tag with flowers, sentiment & a charm before adding to the card, then counted that as 1 of my 3 embellishments...

1 Image: Tilda with umberella (Bon Voyage collection)
2 Papers: Needlepoint & Lavendar Leaves (Lilac House collection by Fancy Pants designs)
3 Embellishments: Tag, Die-Cut corners & Prmia crystal flourish with roses
Theres also a journaling card inside cut from the 'cards' paper from the same not counted either casue.....its inside - obviously!!! Sorry but not being able to pack this full of embellishments has drove me mad! ...NO BUTTONS & BOWS MAKE DEBORAH GO CRAZY!!! hahaha.


Image has been coloured with my new Copics which I LOVE! I can not get enough of them & can't believe its taken me this long to get round to trying them. I'm now their biggest fan! (still love my beloved Distress Inks too though!)


Think I've got a long way to go with the Copivs yet. I like the brolli & the hairs ok, but I'm struggling to work with the darker colours & blend them well. I just figured out not to apply them straight to the paper, but to put some on a hard surface & use a lighter colour or blender pen to 'pick up'the colour & that seemed to work a little better, but still not confident with it all yet. That said - bearing in mind its only my 2nd attempt at a proper finished image, maybe I'm excpecting too much too soon!!! Yep...thats me all over...want it & want it like...yesterday!!! haha
Skin: R000, YR000, YR20
Cheeks: R20
Dungarees & Brolli stick: V000, V01
Hair: V000, V01, V06
Cardi: G000, G21,
Boots & Brolli: G000, G21, G99

Above is Spellbinders Nestabilities fancy tags set 3, which I have cut in kraft cardstock & inked lightly with Old Paper Distress Ink, using a sponge applicater for a subtle aged effect. (though it doesn't really show on pics)
Below is gorgeous rhinestone/ pearl flourish by Prima which includes these fabby little roses - LOVE them, so classy & perfect for this make & they look great on acetate like this.



1) Create a normal square card blank 15x15cm, then on the card front measure approx 1.5cm in from each edge & cut with a craft knife to create an apature.
2) Cut a square of acetate approx 14.5cm square, (this acetate has purple flock swiss dots on from the Lilac House collection) adhere behind the apature using double sided tape.
3) Cut 4 strips from the needlepoint paper 14.5cm long, 3.5cm wide & punch 1 side with Martha Stewart doily edge punch. Cut each of the corners at a 45 degree angle & adhere in place using 3D foam pads.
4) Die cut 4 corners & adhere with 3D foam pads to hide joins.
5) For the inside, as its acetate - you will need to hide the double sided tape holding the acetate in place...Using either card-stock or patterned paper cut a 14.75cm square. As in step 1, measure in from each side approx 1.5cm & cut with a craft knife. This should give you a square frame that you can adhere using double sided tape.


I would like to enter into the following challenges:

Charisma Cardz - Under the Weather
One Stop Crafts - Ice Cream Colours (mint, vanilla & blueberry)
Incy Wincy - Clean & Simple


  1. this is soo beautiful deb.

    greetings karin

  2. Cute card! Love the holes on your card! Great charm too!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  3. Ooooh, Deb, this is STUNNING! I really love your interpretation on our HOLES theme this week! Thanks for joining THE CRAFTY PAD challenge this week. Hugs, Ali x

  4. A lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy.

    Nikki F x

  5. a lovely creation, thanks for joining in our Under the Weather theme this week at Charisma! Gemma :)

  6. such a pretty card
    Thanks for playing along with Charisma this week

  7. Wow this looks stunning!! Thanks for joining in this weeks OSCC. Hugs Shelley xx

  8. OOh I love this card, the image, colour, lacey & corner punch, flowers & layout. Thank you for playing along at OSCC, Janet


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