Shabby Sentiment Card

Yesterday I felt like making something rather shabby, so I ended up with this;88_miniLots of layers, , distressing, cheese cloth, and crackle paint. 😀
The papers are from Maja Design’s Fika and Sofiero collections.906_miniThe gorgeous sentiment stamp is from Stempelglede, the dies from Spellbinders. (The Butterfly die is an old Magnolia doohickey.)
lilacdetails_miniChallenges I’d like to enter:
Allsorts – #323 Inspired by Summer (butterflies, flowers, pastel colours)
Vintage Utfordingen – #106 Butterflies (my second entry)
ABC Challenge – O is for Open /Anything goes
Sweet Stamping – Anything but a Birthday

Hugz, Sandy

Purple Book Card & RFL Candy Winner

I was asked to make a Birthday Card for my mom’s cousin, who’s soon turning 70.
Birthdays with Oh-s obviously calls for something special, so I made a book card:card7_minihe recipient’s favourite colour is purple, so I’ve used sheets from Pion Design’s “My precious Daughter” & the new “Linneaus Botanical Journal” collections.card9_miniThe image is also from Pion; it’s from the vintage image sheet “Elegant Ladies”.

Some details:
card1_miniLeft Side:
card4_miniThe backing paper is the beautiful Writings from Linneaus Botanical Journal, I also used a border from the same collection on the left hand side. The large tag was cut out of the same sheet. The dark purple is from Julia’s Dress; cut out a heart banner and  I created a little pocket for the tags. The small tags were cut out from the Pansy sheet.

Right Side:card3d_miniThe lace around the box is the pretty Aurelie, which has been my favourite for some time now. The paper is the backside of Pansy. The large heart is made up of pomegranate apples and different mulberry flowers. Love making these!card5_miniTo match the gorgeous Maya Road Glitter Tulle Trim, I applied Stickles Stardust Glitter to the flowers.
card10_miniI decorated with a few clay hearts, which were frantaged with Shabby Green.
card8_miniThe back I kept fairly simple as I didn’t want to take focus away from the pretty flowers.
Vintage Udfodringen – #106 Butterflies
613 Avenue – #135 Anything goes with optional Birthday
Top Tip Tuesday – Ribbon & Pearls
Inky Chicks – #54 Use a Metal Embellishment
Papertake Weekly – Anything goes
Craft your Passion – #273 Anything goes
Kort o Mania – #134 Anything goes

I finished both races under one hour, which was my goal. :-)
My race time was about 5 mins slower in London though, but I believe the distance in Newbury was not quite 10k. :-(
grid3Many Thanks for the donations to Cancer Research UK.
Race for Life CandyThe randomly drawn winner is…
debraDebra Kenworthy; congrats!!!

Hugz, Sandy

LLC August Challenge – My Choice!

1st of August today, which of course means a new LLC Challenge.
This month I’ve chosen the theme “Blue”, which is my favourite colour, so it’s kind of strange that we’ve never had that theme in the over 3 years we’ve been running the challenge.
About time! :-) I used the opportunity to make a Christmas card:bluecard1b_miniI’ve used my favourite paper ever: Ornament from Pion Design’s beautiful and timeless collection Studio of Memories.
And I really mean ever! No matter how many new beautiful paper collections come out, I keep on returning to this particular sheet. All the dies are from Spellbinders, and the sentiment stamp is an ancient one from Penny Black.
Here’s the inside:
blueinside4This time I was aiming for simple and elegant.

Thanks for stopping by; hope you’ll join in with this month’s LLC challenge.
The possibilities are endless with the colour blue; Christmas, Wedding., Birthday…it can be used for so many different occasions and themes. Why not pop over and check out the DT’s gorgeous inspiration?!!!

Challenges I’d like to enter:
Card & Scrap – #101 Anything goes
Southern Girls – Anything goes
Crafts for Eternity – #237 Anything goes
Simply Create Too – #91 Anything goes
Nordsalten – #121 Outside my Comfort Zone – I rarely make sentiment cards, I tend to use images and my cards are usually a lot more fussy, but this time I tried to keep it simple.  :-).

Hugz, Sandy