Sunday, 12 February 2012


...hello everyone it's  CHALLENGE NUMBER 6 over at THAT CRAFT PLACE...

...the theme is called LOVE IS ALL AROUND...

...I have made 2 cards for this Challenge which I hope will inspire you to enter...there is great in store Blog Candy to be won, have fun and give it a go...

...the background paper is from The Printery Collection...this was 2/3 covered with a Texture Fades and put through the Big Shot then embossed with opaque white then i rubbed in Vintage Photo DI to take away the brightness...

...Spun Sugar was used on the edges and randomly all over... were the pretty pink beads & iridescent stars...

...a dash of Red Velvet Glimmer Mist...

...a large brown paper heart was crumpled then a cute red one stuck on top...I made the starburst arrow with thickish wire, the stars are Grunge Board sprayed silver and gold rubbed in and attached by fine wire (so you can place them where you want)... card number 2...

...background paper as above...Frayed Burlap DI rubbed in all over and outer edge of card is Chipped Sapphire...a piece of old Denim and Burlap with Corrugated Card inked in Frayed Burlap, Chipped Sapphire & Spun sugar all stuck down...

...the wooden heart was inked in Spun Sugar then over loaded in iridescent stars...

...the lovely sentiment is from a set of Whimsy Stamps called Time Flies Sentiment Set...

...well I hope you find some inspiration with those 2 cards...I look forward to seeing all your entries...

...all materials used can be purchased in store or online at

...thankyou for dropping by...


  1. STUNNING!!!! Two beautiful cards Mel, just love the effect you achieve with those beads, love it, and you created the most fabulous heart out of a paper bag Wonderful work x x Hugs May x x

  2. Just love these two hearts Yorkshire Fox. Your paper heart( wonderful idea )makes me think of a leaf falling through time. The glitz and the glam of your second heart is more up-lifting. Well done! Foxy1 xx

  3. Oh my gosh, these are BEAUTIFUL!So much texture and dimension, gorgeous embellies, love love love the denim, they're stunning!
    Hugs Jo x

  4. Love the textures and the contrast of the elements. Lovely job.

  5. These are just gorgeous, I love all the different elements you have added, they look really beautiful, Luv Karen xx

  6. These cards are simply stunning, just fab..lve the way all the elements work so well together!fab hugs trace x

  7. fab cards, you are certainly sharing the love around

  8. OMG, these cards are insanely gorgeous! I am going to have to bookmark this post so I can come back over and over again! Seriously, these are two of my all time favourite cards I have ever seen! Wow!

  9. Two fabulous cards Mel, I really love the background on the first one! Great texture! x


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