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Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, United Kingdom
This is a blog I use to share my papercraft projects. I make them for friends and family, as well as selling them to fund my craft stash. You can get in touch with me at loumac03@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to place a commissioned order.

Monday, 17 January 2011

PTD - Challenge #32 - Free for All

Morning everyone!! Today over at Pear Tree Designs the challenge theme is.. FREE FOR ALL! A nice easy one for you, I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Congratulations to the winner of Challenge #31! Clare - http://mycardworld.blogspot.com/ Enjoy your goodies from Donna.

The sponsor this week is One Stop Card Crafts. The winner will recieve £10 worth of Ranger Stickles.

My Mams birthday is on the 21st of this month, and I picked up a free digi from Pink Gem designs at the end of last year - which is perfect for the card I wanted to create. So here is my DT take on the challenge..

I have kept the card pretty CAS, as I wanted the main focus to be on the big artificial flower. The colour of it is just gorgeous - so I tried to mirror that with my ProMarkers when colouring in the digi (didn't really turn out the same.. I need a LOT more practice with my ProMarkers).

Here is a close up of the flower in all its glory - stunning! I used some Core'dinations Chocolate box cardstock to cut a scalloped circle with my Making Memories slice and then embossed it using a woodgrain embossing folder - I then gently sanded the top to reveal the blue underneath. I layered my flower on top of that.

I cut a small slice of paper from the Crate Paper - Restoration pack and stitched small criss-crosses with beige embroidery floss and added a bow for detail. I went around the outside of the SU! Naturals Ivory card base with a brown fine liner to add in some faux stitching detail.

I would like to enter this card into these challenge:
× Allsorts Challenge - Week 86
× Pattie's Creations Design Challenge - #10 - Anything Goes
× DDCC #95 - Jan 13 - All Stitched Up
× Glitterbabes Challenge - Challenge 27 - Anything Goes

Hope this has given you some ideas on how to use other decorations from around the home (artificial flowers). Obviously you would have trouble mailing a card like this - or even fitting it in an envelope for that matter, but since I will be hand delivering this - there are no problems.

Thanks for stopping by, why not head on over to PTD now and take a look at the other DT work.



  1. love it! here was that flower from?? xxx

  2. now that is one gorgeous flower! stunning creation. thank you so much for sharing it with us at glitterbabe's.

  3. How gorgeous! love how you did the stitches and bow... pretty selection of colors too!
    Thank you for playing with us at Glitterbabe´s Challenge, hugs,

  4. Gorgeous card Lou, the flower is stunning and I love the criss cross stitch detail with the floss...wonder what I could make with some discarded Lindt reindeer wrapper lol:) Hugs Shelly x

  5. Absolutely stunning!! I adore the flower and the beautiful colors!! Thanks for joining with us at Glitterbabe's challenge this week!HUGS

  6. What great card! Love the flower too, Thanks for joining us this week at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    hugs ♥

  7. Simple yet soo beautiful!i love this style :)

    thanks for join Dutch dare challenge :)
    hope to see you again in the next challenge


  8. This is stunning ~ very elegant
    Thanks for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  9. It's a beautiful flower - and the coloring at the cute tag fit so perfect. Thanks for joining us this week at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    hugs ♥

  10. stunning card love the flower so effective...x
    Thanks for joining us this week at allsorts hugs Kirsten..x


I would love to hear what you think. Thanks for taking the time to look. xo Lou.

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