Saturday, 8 February 2014

Time to play

Finally a bit of free time , washings done , housework on top of and pets sleeping contently so had a few hours to spare to play with some bits and pieces ... even had opportunity to get inky fingers from making my own flowers for a change, nothing to fancy just 2 or 3 layers using a nellie snellen flower punch set and a pearl in the center but nice to say 'I made them!!'

Items used
8x8 card blank
Be bunni CD (for backing Papers)
Hunkydory topper (Fall from Autumn kit)
Hunkydory foiled backing card
Centura Pearl Cream paper
Centura Pearl Dark brown card stock
Orange Core'dnations card stock
Spellbinders labels 8 die
Tim Holts Distressed Aged maghogany Inkpad
Satin bow
Brown satin Ribbon
Nellie Snellen flower punches
goggley eyes

Today's Challenge was to see how far I could go with one topper. Now I could lie and say it all fell into place but that would be fibbing , sometimes you make a card and then look back and shout what was I thinking!!!

 My first attempt was tons of flowers ,embossing, stamping,  ribbon you name it, it was stuck on somewhere and the result was it just looked Poo! back to the table and start again seeing how much can be taken off (in one piece) and saved for another go

 I think sometimes you can try too hard especially when you know your time may be limited, so anyway it was deconstructed and resembled with the bits I liked the best and this is what I had when I was finished , nothing fancy just matt and layering and some nice papers that match and you end up with a card for any age or gender and time now well spent

I like it and I hope you will too

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges
SuzyBeesChallengeBlog - Anything Goes #15
FeelingcraftyChallenge - Dies or Punches
Alphabet Challenge Blog -Z is for Zestycolors
winter wonderland -No Stamping allowed
Totally papercrafts Challenge -hey Cutie
lothian Crafts Online challenge 31 - Use your dies


  1. Gorgeous Design, love the colour combo one of my favs, thank you for joining us over at Suzy bee's Bloomin Challenge, we would love you to join us again next week for another fun challenge...
    Suzy B~Owner~Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge

  2. Thank you for playing along with us this week at TPC with your gorgeous creation. Love the googly eyes!!!
    Happy Crafting
    Carole xXx

  3. It's a gorgeous card Tracey, that's happened to me many times and it's ended up in the bin, but is i beautiful love the sweet image and the fab detail.

    Hugs Julie xxx

  4. Lovely card but I'm not sure it fits the theme of 'Love' at Lothian Crafts.

    1. sorry read it as love using your dies not love - using your dies (blonde day me thinks) glad you liked the second card entry xx

  5. a great take on our no stamping allowed at the Winter Wonderland, thanks for joining us
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have new release candy if you are interested :)

  6. Looks pretty fancy to me! Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges.

  7. Love the colours. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 15: anything goes - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  8. Beautiful!! The googly eyes are so cute with these wise birds.

    Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.


  9. This is one off my favourite images from Hunkydory, Tracey, love all the detail you have added to this card, hun, many thanks for joining us at Feeling Crafty this month, best of luck hun xxx

  10. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Lothian Crafts Online and good luck.


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