Monday, 12 January 2015

Crafty Cardmakers and More Challenge 130

The challenge this time at Crafty Cardmakers is to use something old and something new in your creation. That could be old and new stash, or old and new techinques - it's up to you. Do be sure to tell us what your old and new elements are!

I've used a variety of techniques here, including one of the 'oldest' in terms of my papercrafting, and something I've never used before in cardmaking. The old is rubber stamping. The stamp is from Papermania, and it somehow fell into my basket when I was buying some new dies in an end of year sale. I've coloured it with Spectrum Noir pencils. That's an 'in between' technique for me - I'm still more comfortable with Promarkers, but it's nice to have a couple of techniques for colouring because of the very different effects you can get. The paper is from Paper Pizazz. The new element is the crochet border. I've been trying to teach myself to crochet for years. My mother was very accomplished at crochet, but somehow, whenever she tried to show me how to do it, I just couldn't work it out. I turned to knitting instead, and she could never understand how I could do that but not crochet. I'm still pretty limited in my repertoire of crochet, but I found a simple border pattern online and used some of my stash of Perle cotton to make a border. (Before I got into papercrafts, I made cards using cross stitch and Hardanger embroidery, so I've got a lot of threads!) I finished the card with some little flowers in tones to match the ladies' dresses using dies from Cheery Lynn.

I hope you can join us this time.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge where they want 'something new',
Crafts Galore Encore where anything goes,
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge where anything goes,
Creative Craft Cottage where anything goes,
Dies are Us where anything goes with a twist of 'something new' (the stamp is new),
The Alphabet Challenge where it's x for xperiment - a new technique - crochet,


Pamellia said...

So pretty Josephine! Love your fashionable ladies, wish I had tea-time friends! lol hugs :)

julie_woolston said...

Fabulous card Josephine lovely image.
Hugs Julie xxx

crafty said...

Lovely card. Banishes the grey skies here looking at it

Sally Dodger said...

A really great card. Your image is great, and you have coloured it perfectly with your Spectrum Noir pencils. The background paper goes wonderfully with the image. Your crochet border is fabulous and the little flowers finish the card beautifully. Sally.x.

Darlene said...

Such a pretty creation Josephine! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘ANYTHING GOES with a *NEW* TWIST’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

Unknown said...

Love your use of old and new! Thank you for joining us at the Cards Galore Encore A New Year A New Challenge Anything Goes

Anet's Crafting said...

Beautiful card Josephine. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Debs said...

Fabulous card - the flowers are so sweet.
Thanks for playing along at AGOAC this time.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Jennifer's Vintage Paperie said...

Oh wow! That crochet border is amazing! It looks really nice. I created my first granny squares just this week, so I am fascinated with learning to crochet. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges.

paper fun said...

Very nice. I too love the crocheted border.

Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.


Kim x said...

Lovely card Josephine. I would like to get back into my knitting and crochet (haven't done it in more years than I card to count) but there just don't seem to be eough hours in the day lol.
hugs Kimx

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper January challenge with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon x

coldwaters2 said...

Gorgeous card Josephine love that vintage style image, the papers go perfectly with it, classy make.
lorraine x


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