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Monday, 25 April 2011

Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight

Over at Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight Challenge Paula has set us the challenge to use bottlecaps in our creations. They can be the metal ones from bottles of booze or the plastic caps off the top of milk or pop bottles.

I wanted to use a metal bottlecap as the centrepiece of a flower I had made on a Hana Ami flower loom. It was my first attempt and took blinking hours but it is very tactile and I'm quite pleased with it. The bottle cap is a silver one that was recycled from a bottle of vodka based drink. Fortunately it didn't have any writing on it but did have a dent from the bottle opener. I used an Imaginisce rub-on to add a pattern and a gem to cover the dent.

The doily was coloured with an inkpad in black to match the DCWV flocked paper and the black and silver velour ribbon. The sentiment is also from the DCWV paper pad.

The rest of the teams have made some fabulous creations with bottlecaps, much more adventurous and arty than mine I have to say. I do hope you will pop over to the blog and drool over their creations and give them some love, it is always appreciated.

I'm looking forward to seeing how you use these bottlecaps in your creations. Don't forget you've still got a week to enter our challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers too.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in alphabetical order):-


Jacki Daniels said...

Hi Mandy how did you Easter go I got a fair bit of HW done how bad is that so washing and crafting today lol I really love this the flower is beautiful and I love the papers behind it it's stunning
Jacki xx

Josephine said...

This looks fabulous! I wouldn't have known your flower centre wasn't a commercial embellishment if you hadn't said. Love the flower too, and the card is gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

looks stunning...thanks for taking up my first challenge over on CCM!

gillyflower said...

this is so pretty you have more patience than me lol
gill x

Jacki Daniels said...

Mandy pop over to my blog something is waiting for you well 2 actually
Jacki xx

Anonymous said...

Brilliant use of a bottlecap (good to know there is a use for those empties after all, lol). And I love that flower. xx

Anne Temple said...

WOW!! Love this card and a very clever way to use a bottle cap. Love that idea. I've left you a little something on my blog, when you get a chance to pop over.

Lin said...


Love your beautiful hand crafted flower and your bottle top was just perfect as a centrepiece to it.

The background to it is rather lush and the whole effect is really opulent.

Lin xx

sammi said...

Fabulous card! Thank you for playing along in our "Show us Your Layers" challenge at Craft Your Passion.

Joanne Gilch said...

Stunning card and fabulous use of the bottle cap. Is there a digi on here? Point me to the right place...LOL
thanks for joining us at Daisy Doodles.

Unknown said...

What a stunning card!! and i like the recycling going on here!
It is hard to tell the bottle cap is dented... actually it looks so pretty its hard to tell it use to be on a vodka bottle at all!!
Thank you for sharing this lovely creation with us at PCJ this week!
Goodluck in the draw

Janice said...

Just beautiful Mandy! Thanks for playing Simply Create this week!

ike said...

Mandy this is so gorgeous. Fab use of a bottle top.
Loved seeing you highlighted on CDAC :-D
Thank you for joining us at Simply Create this time.

Ike xx

Eiglas said...

Super little project Mandy! Very cute and a lovely idea!

tootsie said...

This is just gorgeous. I absolutely love your DP!!! Thanks for joining us over at PCJ.


Katherine K :) said...

Very very pretty!
Thanks for playing at Simply Create!

Joanne Gilch said...

Made by Mandy, I would love to keep the creations up that do not follow the guidelines/rules of Daisy Doodles, but it gives another crafter to do the same and it sort of snowballs. so thank you so much for your understanding. Joanne at DD