Monday, 13 May 2013

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 91 Choose Three Different Techniques

Evening Everyone
It's the start of another challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers .
I had intended posting this so much earlier, but Grandchildren duties took over and I am as late with it as ever.
Our host is Sharon who has asked to see 3 different techniques on your card or project. 
Take your pick of 3 from the following list and be sure to state which 3 you've used:
  • Embossing (wet or dry)
  • Distressing
  • Masking
  • Making your own flowers
  • Paper piecing/patchwork
  • Shrink plastic
We are sponsored this time by Milk Coffee Digital Stamps with a prize of 5 digis from their store, and SirStampalot with a fabulous new Fran-tage Mica Fragments kit from Stampendous.
 For my card I chose to use a selection of stamps available from SirStampalot and some MASKING.
The central masked panel looks much more complicated than it actually is.
I learnt this particular technique from the lovely Barbara Gray, and I'm sure that it is on one of her DVD's except I'm not sure which one.
My second chosen technique is DRY EMBOSSING.
Of course heat embossing crept in there as well, always my favourite thing to do with my stamps.
My third technique is MAKE YOUR OWN FLOWERS.
I used a lovely Spellbinders set, Chrysanthemums I think.
The tiny leaves are the left overs from the punched border across the middle of the card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges
Crafty Calenders - Blooms and Blossoms
Our Creative Corner - Anything Goes
My Sheri Crafts - Flower Power

I hope that you will feel inspired to join us HERE, but please don't forget to follow the rules or I'm afraid we will have to delete you, and we don't want to do that lol.
I have one final day off tomorrow, and no babysitting duties, so I hope to get a few more cards finished. 
You never know I might even manage a Christmas card or two. I confess I have been very lax so far this year, and I did so well up to this time last year.
Off to bed now, night night.
Hugs Kimx


  1. This is amazingly beautiful, Kim! LOVE the colors, the fabulous images, and the great sentiment! You are such a sweet friend--I received your card today! :) Thank you SO MUCH for this amazing surprise! You are fabulous and have made my birthday absolutely perfect! :)

  2. Wow, you hit warm and cheerful on this card! Lovely card! Love those flowers! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

  3. Woo Kim this is gorgeous. I love that little Eye Chart sentiment, and all the lovely details are fabulous. Also love how you have done that background with the leaves and birthday words.

    Sorry I haven't been around in so long, but I am going to try harder miss, honest!

    Thanks for all your support at CCM, if I didn't have your timely reminders of things the blog would have been in chaos these last few weeks.

    Lin xx

  4. So much to see! A wonderful card!
    Thank you for sharing this with us at OurCreativeCorner!

    Claudia x

  5. This is absolutely gorgeous! WOW! Love all the details and extras! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

  6. This is gorgeous Kim! Beautiful colors and I love all of the flowers! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calender this month!
    Tammy x

  7. Amazing card - the flower arrangement is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Our Creative Corner - Love from Laura xxx

  8. Gosh Kim, as ever a stunner of a card. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner this time, hugs Jenny x


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Hugs Kimx