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Monday, 7 March 2011

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #41

It's Monday and a there's a new challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. We have been prompted by Dt member Lin to use fabric in our creation.

For this week's challenge One Stop Crafts have very generously given us a prize of a £10 store voucher.

The starting point for my card was a lovely felt and lace embellishment that has ribbon roses and a big bow. It is matted onto a doily frame cut with a Nellie Snellen multi frame die. This is matted onto a circle of pink paper cut from a DCVW pad and mounted onto 3d foam squares. The main backing paper is by Basic Grey from the Two Scoops collection. This was my 1st ever BG paper pack and it is lovely to work with. I love the swirls with the hearts entwined. I used my beloved Martha Stewart doily lace punch and used a small ink pad to distress the edges. I used a sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches for the layout but unfortunately I haven't linked it up in time to enter the challenge, hey ho :)

In the centre the mini heart strip is a section cut from a Smirk paper from the Love & Friendship pack. I have edge both sides with a gorgeous gathered lace border. It hurts to use so much of it but gives that card a lovely shabby chic appearance that it is worth it.

The 3rd way of using fabric is I cut a strip of satin so that I could fray the edges down. I used a 5mm pale pink bead in the centre and wrapped the fabric round into a flower shape. I added a gem to the centre and this is then attached to a metal flower bead cap. The 2 hearts are beads and the little sentiment panel has been recycled from a shop bought card.

The rest of the DT have come up with some fabulous ways of using fabric on your projects and I hope to see lots of entries.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges :-


gillyflower said...

wow mandy what a sweet card it's just lovey
great colours just love it
gill x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card but I think you should send me the rest of that lace to look after,lol.xx

Jane said...

Mandy, this is those BG papers (I'm a BG addict). The detail on your card is beautifully it xxx

Eiglas said...

Very pretty card Hunni - love all the lace!

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Mandy. What a beautifully embellished work of art. Absolutely fabulous design, such delicate colours and gorgeous papers. So wonderful. Thank you for joining us at Tellens Place and good luck.
Love Sandra xxx

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Mandy, what a beautiful anniversary card! Wow, so many things to see! Great creativity! Thanks so much for joining us over at the Tellen's Place embellishment challenge. Good luck and I hope to see you again!
Hugs, Sarah

Pami said...

Hi Many, what a beautiful card, it has such a lot of texture, really lovely. Thanks so much for sharing with us at MAWTT this week. Good luck. Pami x

Claudia´s kleine Bastelwelt said...

Wow Mandy, what a wonderful card. Great design and pretty colours.

Thanks for joining Creative Stamp Friends.
Greetings Claudia

Nina said...

Wow, a beautiful card!! Love the paper.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Stamp Friends this time :)

Unknown said...

This is gorgeous...The detail on your card is beautifully it

Greets from Germany

Stephanie said...

This is stunning! Thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images.

Lin said...

Mandy this is beautiful. I love how you have made the bells look so gorgeous. And lots of other fabric touches too.

Lin xx

Dawn said...

Great card! Lovely colours! Thanks for sharing it with us at Digi's With Attitude!
Dawn xxx

Brenda Brown said...

A beautiful card Mandy, such gorgeous textures and fab colours.
Thanks for joining in with the Anniversary challenge at MAWTT.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Unknown said...

A beautiful card very elegant thanks for playing at Tellens Place
Luv Jane xxx

Unknown said...

Ooh..I love your shabby chic/vintage card! Thanks so much for joining in at Paper Play this week.
Alicia xx

Unknown said...

Wow...another stunning card this week. I love it!

Thanks so much for joining our "Lots of Layers" challenge this week at Shelly's Images.

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is super sweet, thanks for playing on MAWTT Hazelxoxo

Do What You Love said...

Hi Mandy, what a lovely card with wonderful papers and a cute centerpiece. Nice subtle ink distressing that works so well with the border punch. Thanks for joining us this week at Tellen's Place at our "Embellishments" challenge. :~)

DesignerDiva said...

Gorgeous card Mandy its very pretty and elegant. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Laurie x

Shirl said...

Wow what a lovely card just right for our challenge at Sentimental Sundays.
Hugs Shirley x x

Joynana said...

Very cute card, love the colors. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place.

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous; I LOVE all teh pink!! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT:)

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

A gorgeous anniversary card with so many little details. Thankyou for sharing this with us at Tellen's Place this week and hope to see you back next time

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card :-) the
paper is lovely and the wedding bells and coliurs are perfect :-)

thanks for joining us on the Totally Papercrafts Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Susan Says (Stupid Stuff) said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing along with our Embellish chalenge at Tellen's Place, and good luck! :D

Anonymous said...

Such a gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along.

Hugs, Myriam
DT - Digi's by Phooka

Dorcas said...

THis is very sweet!
Thanks so much for joining us at SS!

Scrappy said...

How adorable is this! Lovely layout and colors! Thanks for joining us this week at Catch the Bug and Shelly's Images! Hope you’ll be back to join us again soon!

Jackie said...

This is beautiful! I just love the entire look, really great job! Thank you for joining us this week at the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog!

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Very beautiful, a great design and wonderful colors.

Thank you for your participation at Creative stamp Friends.

A nice greeting Andrea from germany

Tracey said...

Beautiful card Mandy, love all the details :)
Thanks for sharing it with us at Sentimental Sundays & Good Luck!

Shelley said...

Wow such a beautiful card. Thanks for joining in this weeks Incy Wincy Challenge. Hugs Shelley xx