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A Pocket Full of Posies

It is the first of the month and time for a new challenge at 
This time around it is all about flowers! Any which way you please.
There is just something so relaxing about designing a card around flowers.
They always look so pretty and feminine.
The stamp from Flonzcraft that I have chosen is 
 Rose Engraving

The background has distress inks that were then put through an embossing folder and inked again and then highlighted with gold to finish with.
The main image has been coloured with copics and distress markers.
The techniques used are masking and deconstruction.

I think this card has a real vintage feel with the burgundy and orange tones.

Leo from Flonzcraft once again is offering
$20 to spend in his online store with hundreds of stamps to chose from.
Please pop on over to Vintage Stamping Challenges and see what the team have come up with this month

Be inspired and join in our fun!!!

Enjoy!

I am entering this card into the following challenges –

Sassy Santa Wishlist

Now Wouldn’t This Be Nice….
It’s good to be a little sassy sometimes!!!
No matter how old you are…it is always good to smile.
I wonder if she remembers what to do with a list like this one! lol

I had to get one of the kids from school to show me how to use the digi’s, poor boy…
he had sooo much patience with me.
This is just a simple little card.
The background paper has some kindy glitz added for sparkle…
The sassy lady has some on her hat as well, 
and some glaze on her earrings
I thought that if I added too much more to this that the funny side of it would get lost.
I have some single girlfriends who might get a kick out of this…
Isn’t it funny how the mind stays active while the body…well…lol
Enjoy!
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Happy 1st Birthday FSC!!!

Happy 1st Birthday FSC!

We started all that time ago with an Anything Goes challenge,
So, to celebrate, that is the challenge for this time around!
OMG…it sure has been an amazing experience, my first DT position ever, and I haven’t been kicked out!
A big thankyou to each of my DT sisters for teaching me sooo much and being so generous with your knowledge and help when I’ve needed it  XXX
You are an amazing bunch of ladies!

A couple of challenges ago Shirley, our industrious leader at FSC, made an ATC box,
and presented a video tutorial on it.
I have taken up the challenge of creating one this fortnight.
Let me remind you, I am a card maker…
 so this was one incredible challenge for me!!!
This is the finished product!
And yes, I am VERY pleased with myself! (pat on back)
Shirley’s instructions were clear and the pause button on the tutorial was very handy.
I will only briefly describe what I did otherwise you will need a sleeping bag for a sleepover to get through it all.
I highly recommend that you give it a go and,
if you let us know about it, it could go on the FSC blog.
The front.
I started with white cs and coloured it in Old Paper DI and flicked it.
Then layered cs and papers, tearing, embossing, flicking paint, inking, stenciling and stamping as I went.
The inside I coloured in brown tones and the outside was in browns, blues and greens.
The sides.
I stamped, coloured and cut out bits to add on for decoration.
The vintage lady stamp is a freebie from Crafty Individuals, always given when you order stuff.
This is the back, which is in line with the front.  Icaras, from Lost Coast Design, is a new stamp and the OI steampunk stamp is a favourite.  I think they go really well together.
The top.
And finally flowers and rhinestones to add a little glamour.
And a little feminine touch!
It felt good when I had finished and I am so glad that I challenged myself
and stepped outside of the usual. 
Thanks Shirley for a tutorial that even I could follow!
Now all I need to do is make some ATC’s…ummmm
Please stop by FSC and check out the awesomeness of the fashionettes and be inspired.
Join in the fun of our “Anything Goes” challenge 
and be in the running for a prize from Marina at Cottage Crafts.
And don’t forget to pass on the love and congrats for an amazing year of awesome talent from the DT’s

Enjoy!

Geisha Gal

“Geisha Gal”
Oriental is the theme at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight!
While sitting and wondering what on earth I was going to do, a girlfriend rang and asked me if I could make a Japanese card for her to give to a friend.
Go figure!!!
So, there was no getting out of it….

When I gave it some thought about what makes a card oriental,
 I kept coming up with red, gold and panels.
And I know that sounds simplistic, but at least it was a starting point. 
The fans are stamped onto some glossy card that has been worked with AI’s.
Then UTEE’d, with some flecks of gilding flakes added between layers.
The panels are worked up with barn door and wild honey DI’s, water splattered, sprayed with forever red glimmer mist and then stamped on.
The geisha girl panel was stamped first, masked, and then the colour added afterwards!
She was carefully coloured with copics.
(scary moment!)
A little bit of kindy glitz here and there, a tussle or two added, and the card is done!
Please, pop on over to FSC and checkout the awesomeness of the fashionettes…
So many different ideas on what is oriental! All sure to inspire you to join in the fun.
Enjoy!
I am entering this card in the following challenges ~

“Don’t Stop Playing Alice!”

“Mystical and Very Magical”
is the new challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight…
I have been silently admiring the Alice in Wonderland style of card for some time and I love the whole magical/fantasy world that everyone creates. 
It is always so much fun…
 So I decided to give it a go this time.
When I saw this image it reminded me of the Saturday nights when a group of families in our neighborhood would get together and have a card night (Pontoon)…each family took turns to host the night.
Those nights were the best fun and I have great memories of sneaking a sip of my dad’s beer when mum wasn’t watching, and finally being big enough to join in…
but only on the games that were for matches.  lol

 I found the larger card stamp and thought it would make a great mask
(you could win a hand of Pontoon with a jack and 7 if you were lucky!)
Alice and the deck of cards is masked and the playing cards are positioned as a backdrop and foreground piece.
And then cut with a nestability using the out of the box technique (I have so much fun with this technique)
They are all layered with mounting foam.

The background is a little difficult to see, but it is distressed inked, splattered, stenciled and overstamped with keys and clocks.
I have stuck some Jak paper onto cardstock and die cut the flourish…after peeling the top layer off I added some crystal glitter.
Can you see the queen of hearts???
Above Alice is a die cut heart with a crown that has been stamped on acetate and glittered…
Get it??? lol
(that’s my clever bit for this week)

I hope you enjoy the amazing DT pieces over at FSC and get out all your glitter and wings and wands and all things mystical and magical and join us for this fortnights theme…
Enjoy!
I am entering this card into the following challenges ~