Monday, 11 April 2011

Handmade everything...well almost...

Good afternoon friends…hope you all had a lovely weekend and made the most of the beautiful sunshine!!…it’s now back to the April showers…a better excuse to stay inside CRAFTING…hurrah!! xXx
I spent quite a bit of time on this next card, as I made all the background papers from scratch and most of the embellies…I had to really rack my brains and kick it hard into gear!! It was really difficult to decide how and what I could do but once the juices finally got going, I was on a roll and probably went a bit OTT…lol!!
I went for a vintage feel and used distress inks, embossing powders and heat gun for the brown and blue background papers to match the inside with the outside. I inked up a flourish stamp and an Ivy stamp.

Even made a pair of amber heart earrings and the scalloped circle from the same handmade background paper as the flowers.

Got crazy with the shrink plastic (made LOADS so plenty for my future cards lol!!) and created the lock and hinge which I hand stitched to the card. Shrink plastic is just the best fun isn’t it…I love it!!! Didn’t want to stop…used the Tim Hotlz dies for those, very pretty and inked with gold alcohol ink. Used the love border to create the background for Lady Tilda and Sherwood Edwin and made the little blue flowers, using alcohol inks, a music sheet embossing folder and a flower punch. Tilda & Edwin were coloured with Prisma pencils and blended. Oh and just added some cotton lace and gems that I did not make unfortunately. Made a box to compliment the card too. I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday - Week #150 and MDUC #91 - NO PATTERNED PAPER - make your own Thank you so much for visiting and leaving your comments! It really makes my day!! Hugs, Annie xXx


  1. Beautiful card so pretty, fab new blog good luck
    Hugs Susie Sugar xx

  2. Beautiful card, hun! Love the sweet images and coloured beautifully too!
    Hugs Tab xxx

  3. Hi Annie, Fabulous blog you've got here and your card is brilliant, love the earings and the card, you've done a great job of making your own papers, I've yet to do mine gulp!
    Good luck with your challenges.
    Teresa xx

  4. Well you've gone over the top on this one dear friend. I am in total awe of this gorgeous project with so many beautiful details. You shoulda been blogging long ago with all of the inspiration and invidiuality you bring to blogland. The DP you created is fantastic!! "Hugs" Carol

  5. Wonderful card, so full of amazing details.
    Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week.
    Hugs, Bente

  6. OH WOW what a beautiful card!! Love your handmade papers!!
    Thank you for joinign us at MDUC this week..
    hugs, Janiel

  7. Such a lovely card! Great take on the challenge!

    Thanks for joining us at MDUC!

    Hugs Tanja

  8. This is fabulous! love the papers you made and the cute little hinge and lock! thank you for joining us at MDUC, hugs, Jane x

  9. What a gorgeous card!
    Thanks so much for playing at MDUC this week,
    Hugs Kylie


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