01 December 2016

The Card Concept challenge 63 Love & Joy (the final Challenge before Christmas Break-Dec 14-January 4)

Well, this is the last challenge for The Card Concept before the Christmas Break which will go from Dec 14 to January 4.  The theme for this challenge is  Love & Joy using a delightful inspiration image........a decorated fireplace.


For my card I went a little shabby again.
The bricks are made with a stencil coloured with about four Distress Ink colours.
The Joy letters are from a sheet of stickers which I have adhered to squares of a very textured paper. I inked around them with a distress marker then used a little water on a paintbrush to blend.
The Pine needles are a cut file (Silhouette) I made from a photo of a pine branch.
The Fishtail frame is from MFT. I have smeared the beige board with white acrylic paint.
The deer is one of a set of three from Impression Obsession.
The pine cones are a hand punch.
The '25' is a sticker.




Now it's your turn to be inspired. Happy creating!

Here are the links to the design team's blogs:-

Clean & Simple
Clean & Graphic



Freestyle Collage

                       Karen Davis   You are here

Classy & Elegant

Ilina Crouse
Mackie Robertson


Mixed Media



Come and play along with us at The Card Concept   

Have a great week.


17 November 2016

The Card Concept #62 - Thanksgiving

 This week, at The Card Concept, the theme is 'Thanksgiving'. Have a look at the gorgeous Autumn colours in the inspiration image........................so inspiring!!



When you read this post I will be winging my way to Fiji for a holiday. Looking forward to going back to the place I was born. It's so beautiful.

For this card I was inspired to go Shabby again. The Autumn leaves are dies from Lawn Fawn. As I don't have a stamp, I inked the die with black Versafine before I die cut the leaves and it worked just fine. I then water coloured the leaves with Distress inks.




Leaves lawn fawn dies
Spellbinders scallop square
Hero ArtsSentiment.
Distress inks
Purchased sunflowers, twine, white stamens inked with black ink.


Here are the links to the design team's blogs:-

Clean & Simple
Clean & Graphic



Freestyle Collage

                       Karen Davis   You are here

Classy & Elegant

Ilina Crouse
Mackie Robertson


Mixed Media



Come and play along with us at The Card Concept   

Have a great week.

03 November 2016

The Card Concept Challenge 61 - Pretty in Pink

The Card Concept Challenge for this week is Pretty in Pink! I spotted this gorgeous image on the DT blog nearly two months ago and have been waiting for this challenge to roll around. Take a look!!




This pink flower was the first item I knew I would use when I saw the image. Totally impractical as a card to post, but I know this will be my mum's birthday card and she lives behind me!! No posting necessary. I will make a wee box for it using my We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board. See Jennifer Mcguire's How to video here.



Altenew Beautiful Day
Distress inks
Hero arts white embossing powder
Avery Elle Hand Written Notes Sentiment.
Watercolor paper

Lace, sequins, ribbon, enamel embellishment and purchased flowers and white stamens.


Here are the links to the design team's blogs:-

Clean & Simple
Clean & Graphic



Freestyle Collage

                       Karen Davis   You are here

Classy & Elegant

Ilina Crouse
Mackie Robertson


Mixed Media



Come and play along with us at The Card Concept   

Have a great week.

20 October 2016

The Card Concept Challenge 60 -Chevron Pumpkin

 This week at The Card Concept the theme is 'Chevron Pumpkin'. It seems so odd to be looking at gorgeous Autumn colours when here in New Zealand we are seeing the new shoots of Spring.



I really was inspired to do a shabby card with this inspiration photo. I love that Freestyle Collage gives me the freedom to work in any style. For this card, I have bought together wire, metal, florist net, twine, and paper. I love the chevrons so have included embossed and stamped versions of those.
The metal button was very shiny and didn't photograph well so I dabbed it with ink and Versamark to knock the shine off it.







Lawn Fawn Leaves
Papertrey Ink Sentiment Notched flowers Set-Sentiment
Hero Arts Chevron Woodblock Background stamp.
Sissix Chevron embossing folder
Spellbinders scallop circle.
Distress Inks.
Hero Arts Embossing powder and Versafine Ink
A very old purchased Sunflower
Butterfly Kaisercraft
Floral net, wire, Twine

Here are the links to the design team's blogs:-

Clean & Simple
Clean & Graphic



Freestyle Collage

                       Karen Davis   You are here

Classy & Elegant

Ilina Crouse
Mackie Robertson


Mixed Media



Come and play along with us at The Card Concept   

Have a great week.



19 October 2016

Inspired By All The Little Things #28

Today I am joining in with  the Inspired By All The Little Things challenge. The inspiration is so gorgeous....velvet pumpkins!!


I do not have a single pumpkin stamp, but as luck should have it, I had a flower stamp!! Aheeem.........
I have mixed Altenew leaves with a Tim Holtz flower and used the colours from the image.




Altenew Beautiful Day
Tim Holtz Flower Garden
SSS Flower Friend - Sentiment
MFT Scallop frame swiped with white acrylic paint
Distress inks
Brilliance black Ink
Hero arts white embossing powder
Background is DP

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