Monday, 28 June 2010

I'm a Special Guest. How cool is that !!!

Hi All
I am feeling truly honoured.
My 'Stalker' has asked me to be a special guest on the Crafty Cardmakers blog (
The challenge this time is Inky Fingers and Vixykins thought that I fitted that challenge perfectly lol.

Anyone who has attended one of my classes knows I don't do clean! I even manage to get in a mess when I make flowers. Well you have to ink the petals don't you :)
The card that I have posted for the challenge could be considered a bit of a cheat, in that I made it some years ago for Cardmaking and Papercraft. They sat on it for a year and then said that they couldn't use it as my style no longer fitted in with the magazine.
It has always been my favourite cards EVER and so where better to show it off than to all of you guys.

The Zebra was stamped and embossed on a piece of background paper that I made with my Adirondack Colourwash inks.
I then painted some of the stripes with Bleach. Yes it had to get in there somewhere. That is what has turned the stripes orange, good old cheap thin bleach!!

I mounted the zebra panel on to another of my favourites, black glossy cardstock. I should have shares in that and DSST lol.
The greeting has been stamped onto vellum, attatched using brads.
The background paper is from my stash, as are the beads and threads.
I do hope you like the card. As I say it is my favourite card and one I just cant bear to part with.
Happy Crafting
Love to All


  1. "said that they couldn't use it as my style no longer fitted in with the magazine"

    I knew there was a reason I stopped buying it!!!! Pfffft!

    Its actually very trendy right now, have seen lots of african themed and bleached works popping up so you're the trend setter lol!

    Beautiful creation and fanko muchly for sharing your talent & skills with us! x

  2. Thank you so much for being our very special guest this fortnite, your work is amazing and your craft room is to die for lol, need any help in there, id gladly come to play ???

    The card you made for us this fortnite is truley stunning, love the african feel to it and the threads and beads are just so right for this, "there loss is our gain", brill card

    Judie xx

  3. This has always been my favourite card of yours and it's about time it got aired in the public domain. Well done.

  4. Fabulous card, but I never would have guessed bleach would turn the zebra orange, lol!
    BTW Do you need any more storage for your rubber stamps cos I've got a shelf or two here if you need them, ha ha.
    Jack (Crafty Cardmakers)

  5. I am so glad you joined us at crafty cardmakers. Your card is so fab. I just love the Zebra. What can I say stunning.

    Lv toria

  6. Having had a squizz around your blog I am honoured to have been in the same challenge as you as one of the DT.

    Your stalker said just what I was thinking about CMP. Frankly I find it a bit of a boring magazine, in fact apart from Craft Stamper all the others do seem to be behind the times with regard to what a lot of crafters are doing. Do they never read the blogs!

    Anyhow I think your zebra card is just gorgeous and I can see why you would not want to part with it.

    I would have loved a slightly bigger pic though so I can truly appreciate it's beauty. My old eyes not being what they once were!

    Once last thing. Whose stamp is this yummy zebra anyhow?

    Lin x CCM


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