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I'm a part-time primary school teacher, who started papercrafting 8 years ago, when I had a fancy to make my own Christmas cards. Since then, I have tried all sorts of techniques and styles - and I kind of like them all. So my work is very varied, which keeps me interested - and my crafty stash growing!! As well as cards, I love working with boxes and canvases - and I'm always seeking inspiration for new projects.

Monday, 18 March 2013

CCM Challenge #87 - Friendship

Welcome to our latest challenge, hosted by Yvonne who has chosen the theme 'Friendship'

Yvonne would like to see the word 'Friend' or 'Friendship' included somewhere on your card/project.
Please ensure your card has one of the two words stated above to qualify for a winner or Top 5 slot. 

We are sponsored by SATURATED CANARY with 2 of their gorgeous digis

And also by Sir Stampalot who are offering 2 great stamp sets. Pop on over the Crafty Cardmakers blog to check them out.

I wasn't really sure where to start for this challenge, so decided to have a rootle and a rummage through my box of sentiments, as the wording was the important part of this challenge. And lo, and behold, there it was - the beautiful little tag with "Friends are Forever". 

So, now I had a pink colour scheme to work with, and I decided to team it up with grey and silver - I think they go really well together.

The papers I have used are all from my stash - I have had them ages - I think they are all Papermania - the pinks are possibly from one of those 'Colossal' pads - and the greys from a Creative Tones pad. But I could be wrong. 

Another item I have had ages are the card blanks! They are what I think were called 'small tall' cards. I used to love using them - and have a rather large stash of them still.

I covered the card blank with the darker grey paper, and then added a pink layer, the edge of which I cut with Spellbinders Class Triple Scallop Edgeabilities, and a decorative insert from the Petal Edgeabilities. I then used a smaller, lighter grey mat on the top, all wrapped round with silver and pink ribbons.

The layers of the flower were cut using X-Cut's Glorious Gerbera and Nesting Blooms dies.
I curled the petals slightly to give a bit of dimension, inked the edges with Iced Spruce and Victorian Velvet DI's, then sprayed them with a bit of Iridescent Spray and Sparkle.

I added more of the ribbon to the tag, and finished off with pearls in the centre of the flower, and on the tag.

Don't forget to pop on over to the Crafty Cardmaker's blog to check out all the other DT inspiration!!

See you soon,



  1. Pink and gray is such a great colour combo. A lovely card. Xx

  2. Love the colour combination and sweet little tag, its a beautiful card.
    Yvonne x

  3. This is so pretty - love the lacy border!


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