Thursday, 5 May 2011

Anything Goes Challenge #40 ‘Home Sweet Home’

Once again, I am thrilled to be designing for Anything Goes Challenge Blog and there are pretty amazing projects uploaded to give you all the inspiration to join along with us these next two weeks for our theme of ‘Home Sweet Home’. Just click here and head on over to Anything Goes Challenge Blog and see the talented DT members makes and to upload your card or project for Challenge #40.

The card I created wasn’t the smoothest of operations…there are quite a few elements to the card and I apologise for the amount of photos…

Nothing seemed to go right with it. I had 3 attempts with the colouring and shading and I just couldn’t get the card together…then I had a cracked tooth (not while crafting I must and had to go to the dentist for an emergency filling, so all in all, it was a challenge…lol…

As the theme is ‘Home Sweet Home’, I thought that Edwin’s Windmill would make a nice focal point for the card…I coloured the Windmill with a blue/grey Derwent watercolour pencil and blended – this colour is very close to the Weathered Wood distress ink which I love and I used a subtle cream pencil but this does not show up well in the photos…

I coloured a second windmill and cut of the sails and attached to the original windmill with a cream glittered brad…this gives the sails freedom of movement, so the sails can go round and round…

I added tons of ‘Star Dust’ Stickles glitter and cut out a ‘Teddy Bo sign' and added Magnolia text 'Home Sweet Home' in Fire Brick Red distress ink…

The charms I made out of my favourite stuff…shrink plastic…I always get carried away when using this…lol…I made the windmill & three hearts all attached by link chains and attached to the round sentiment…

I coloured some organza ribbon & card candy with lilac Dew Drop ink to match the colour scheme, used paper flowers and WOC flowers, created a border with a MS punch and circles with the Nestibilities die… phew… are you still with me…lol…

The inside compliments the front of the card and as always there is a handmade box with embossed flourishes for the card to fit snugly into…

Well, I hope you have enjoyed my little journey with this project and I hope you will come and play along with us and check out the other DT members blogs…they are all amazing…you won’t be disappointed…

Click here to play along at Anything Goes Challenge Blog Challenge #40

I am also entering the following challenges:
DYSU Challenge Blog #18 - Purple
Craft Your Passion Challenges - Challenge #56 Multiple Sponsors
Top Tip Tuesday - Challenge 32
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes :)
Divas By Design Challenge - Anything Goes
Make It Monday #35 - Anything Goes
Pollycraft Challenge #91 - Anything Goes
Scrappy Frogs Challenge - Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - #17 Anything Goes
Papercutz Challenge #89 - Anything Goes

Card Recipe:
Magnolia Edwin’s Windmill stamp
Derwent & Prisma Watercolour Pencils & Sansador
Bazzil Lilac Trio cardstock
Doodlebug Flower background papers
Shrink Plastic: frosted, clear & white
Lilac Dew Drop ink
MS flower border punch
Organza ribbon
Card Candy
Star Dust Stickles
Weathered Wood & Fire Brick Red distress inks
Pinflair Glue

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  1. Very impressive! Lots and lots of detail! Looks pretty labor intensive! Super cool card GF!

  2. hi annie
    i love love love youe card well worth all the effort you put into it gorgeous details the charms are fab i never have the patience for shrink plastic !! love your decorated box as well
    fab job well done you !!
    hugs sara x x x

  3. oh hun this was so worth waiting for as this is just stunning,the effort you put into this hun really shows as its just fantastic hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

  4. You've definately put a lot of heart and soul in this wonderous creation Annie. It's exquisite with such fantastic details. My favorite colors "Hugs" Carol

  5. Beautiful card thanks for joining us at SFC good luck in the draw x

  6. Wow thats just gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along at C4E this week.

  7. Just gorgeous, I love the movement in the sails just fab!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  8. Wow, this is one stunning card, your colouring is jut amazing...

    Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
    Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

  9. Hi Annie,
    WOW simply gorgeous creation!!! Love the windmill image, the dp, the colour scheme is gorgeous, love the layout and all the embellishments. Well worth all the time you must have put into this wonderful creation. Coloured so beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design and Good Luck.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

  10. I love all the details and the windmill is fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  11. awesome card Annie, fantastic details great image
    thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

  12. WOW!! This is so detailed and amazing!! I love this!! Really gorgeous creation!! Thanks for sharing! *Vicki* from Stamped Smiles

  13. OOOOOOOOOOOOH, this absolutely amazing!!!
    You asked if we were still with you but I could not stop reading and checking out the many details. No wonder you are in the DT when you are able to create something beautiful as this!

    Irene (GD month May)

  14. wow this is stunning .. i love the windmill. Gorgeous colouring too
    Thanks for linking up to make it monday
    Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize

  15. WOW this is gorgeous!

    Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!  Hope to see you again next week!

    Leanne xx

  16. Beautiful card! Lovely colours and image! Thanks for taking part in the SFC xx

  17. Beautiful Annie!!
    Lots of kisses!!

  18. Wow! This is just so clever! I love it. Thanks for playing along with us this week at DYSU.

  19. This is a beautiful creation. I love the detail and that there are so many facets to the design. Love it!

  20. Hi Annie, that is one impressive card! Just stunning, all the detail is amazing. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design. Sarah

  21. Love this card, spied it as your Dt card and had to come and say,fabulous!! Love it!

  22. WOW- what a wonderful and awesome card! ther are so many extras to explore!

    Best wishes Ilo

  23. Just fabulous Annie. So much attention to detail in this card and it just sings!

    Edna x

  24. Such a pretty card, the lilac is especially gorgeous x


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