Monday, 16 April 2012

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 66 - Fantasy!

This week at Crafty Cardmakers we want to see your fantastic creations!

Our two fab sponsors are, firstly

$15 Gift Certificate to the Crop Stop Store
and our second sponsor is
$10 Gift Voucher

 It's probably not surprising that I decided to get out one of my Ching Chou Kuik Sweet Pea stamps. I used Promarkers to colour the image, and then decided to use one of my recent purchases. When I was at the Stitch and Craft show at Olympia a few weeks ago, I bought some Tonic border punches. These are the 'geared' punches and they are definitely easier to use than normal types. They're supposed to be able to cope with up to 300gsm card, although I haven't tried them with anything that heavy yet. I used both of a 'pair' I chose - one cuts only one edge, while the other cuts both to create a strip.

To finish, I've added some flowers from my embellishments box - and they've all been in that box for at least a couple of years!

On the subject of the Stitch and Craft show, I've got to say, I was disappointed. I've gone to that show on and off for years - first for stitching goodies, and later for the papercrafting things. This year, they decided to reorganise, and the papercrafting goods were moved from the first floor to the basement, with knitting taking over the first floor and stitching, as usual, on the ground floor. This meant that there was far less room for papercrafts, and I got the impression there were only about a quarter of the exhibitors that there would usually be. There were also far fewer visitors - whether that's because of the recession or because some papercrafters got wind of being edged out, I don't know. It's sad because this is the only really 'local' show around here. Alexandra Palace and Stevenage are the next two, but neither is easy by public transport - Olympia is a doddle from here. I may yet be forced into travelling to NEC!

Hope you can join us this week.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Use it Tuesday where they want flowers,
Sassy Cheryl where anything goes, 
Crafty Creations where they want flowers,
Paperplay where they want things with wings,
Prairie Fairy where anything goes,
Totally Papercraft where they want things with wings,
Paper Sundaes where anything goes,
Stamptacular Sunday where anything goes,
The Squirrel and the Fox where they want things with wings.


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, love that image and the beautiful colours you have used and such pretty flowers too !


Heleen said...

What a great card you made! Love the image and all the details of your card. Thanks for joining us at stamptacular sunday.

Sassy Cheryl said...

What a fabulous color combination for this gorgeous card. It's perfect.
So glad you joined the Sassy DTeam in the anything goes challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's. Good luck in the drawing.

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card, the image is beautiful and love the colour combo...Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Wendy xx

Mynnette said...

What a gorgeous creation, Josephine! LOVE that image--and your coloring is fantastic! Your flowers all over the place are wonderful! :)

Bea und Doreen said...

gorgeous card - looks so amazing. The image is so great

Doreen xx

Bea und Doreen said...

and many thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday too :)

Claire Phillips said...

Thanks so much for playing along at Crafty Creations in our flower power challenge - what a fab project - love the image! Cheers Claire x

Heather B said...

Lovely! I like the feather. Thanks for playing with us at Use It Tuesday!!

Irini said...

lovely card!
Thanks for playing along with us at Use It Tuesday!

Sally said...

A beautiful card Josephine. A lovely colour combo & great image. The feather is a nice touch.
Sally x

Kim x said...

This is lovely Josephine, I love these girlies, I really will have to get hold of some I think.
hugs Kimx

Bettina L. said...

What a cute card. I love how you've coloured the image and used border punches. Thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back sunday for a new challenge. Bettina xx


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