Hi to all fellow crafters'

I have only recently started to blog more seriously than I did previously, hope you like what you see. :) If you would like more information on a particular project please ask and I will see what I can do. I have now started doing challenges, I will hopefully be doing one every month. To go direct to my challenges please click on the link from the right. Hope you can join in I would love to see your creations. x

PLEASE NOTE that new challenges, winners and previous winners can now be found at the top of the page.


Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Floral bouquet

I made this card for a sample for MTTC black, white and one other colour challenge over on their blog. This card is an A5 base card and was very simple to make. I recently bought the craft geek which allows you to punch accurately around the page. I will admit it took me a few attempts but I got there in the end. My chosen extra colour for this sample is jade. As you can see I stamped a border onto a piece of smooth card and before layering it onto my base card I used a spectrum noir pen which would contrast with the jade card used to ink around the edges, I also added my ribbon at this point. After doing my first layer I used one of my Spellbinder dies (labels twenty) to cut my second layer, I used a fine line pen to add a stitching effect. I then used a floral stamp for my image and coloured it with the same pen and other tones of the same colour used earlier. I cut out my image leaving a small border and then using foam pads placed it onto my die shape, I also used foam pads to layer it all onto my base card. To finish I added a few tiny gems for sparkle.
This card is also entered into Tuesday Alchemy challenge.
Thank you for taking the time to view my blog, all comments and followers welcome x


  1. Beautiful card mate, and looks as if you have mastered the Craft Geek, look forward to seeing more xx

  2. Gorgeous bouquet hun, just love the flower border!
    Hugs Shell xx

  3. Great card for the challenge this week Sheila, lovely image.

    Pat xx

  4. Just beautiful, Sheila! Love the gems!

  5. Sheila, absolutely in love with this floral card!!! Love the bling and jade!

  6. Thank you Ann, Julia and Vanessa x

  7. This is lovely Sheila. Love that jade colour, and great use of the spellbinder. A really pretty card
    Eileen x

  8. Gorgeous card, love your stamping.
    Wedgie xxx

  9. Very pretty love the colours xxx

  10. This is Gorgeous Sheila. Loving the layout and the beautiful topper.

    Linda xxx

  11. beautiful card Sheila, love the colours.

  12. Beautiful Card, if you would like to enter this into a challenge we you love for you to share it with us at http://tuesdayalchemy.blogspot.co.uk/
    *hugs* shell x

  13. Thank you Shell I will do just that x

  14. beautiful card sweetie!!
    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy Challenges!!

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  15. Gorgeous!!! Thanks for playing with us at Tuesday Alchemy last week; hope you'll join us again this week!

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