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I'm a retired primary school teacher, who started paper crafting in 2008, 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. I have been lucky enough to be on blog teams and large design teams and to do a bit of freelance demonstrating - and I love the challenge of working with different products. My crafting style is very varied, from card making, inky journaling and mixed media to die cutting and watercolours - and I also love sewing and quilting. This variety keeps me interested - and my crafty stash growing!! I'm always seeking inspiration for new projects.

Monday 23 June 2014

CCM&M #118 - Wooden It Be Loverly!!!

Good afternoon!! And what a gloriously sunny day it's been so far!! Hope you are all having a good one! I, for one, am feeling totally energised and will shortly be heading back out into the garden to do some more weeding - and of course soak up the sun!! 

But before I do, it's challenge time again over at Crafty Cardmakers and More. Suze is hosting this time around, and she would love to see something wood related on your project. The use of paper (obviously from trees!) is not enough - so a wooden embellishment, wood effect embossing, images of trees, a wooden fence etc. Your project could even be made of wood - box, frame etc

Our sponsors this time around are Crafty Sentiments Designs who are offering 3 digi images of the winner's choice. 

For my wood theme, I have used a image from our sponsors called 'Bird House', and coloured it with Spectrum Noirs: Bird Box - FS1, FS2, TN2, TN4; Flowers - PL2, PL3; Leaves - GT3, JG4; Bird - LY1, LY2, LY3.  I cut it out with a Spellbinders Oval, and matted this onto a green scalloped oval.

The purple background is cut and embossed using Crafter's Companion Enchanted Create-a-Card Die. I inked round the edges and over the embossing with Seedless Preserves DI. Around this I wrapped green satin, pale purple and dark purple ribbons. Behind the die cut, I placed more green, and then used glitter glue to highlight the flowers. 

On the base of the easel, I used more purple, embossed with Crafter's Companion Embossalicious 6x6 Floral Frenzy folder. On top of the green strip, I used the oval cut from the Create-a-Card, embossed it with Embossalicious A4 Dottie folder - and inked over with Seedless Preserves DI. 

To continue the wooden theme, three wooden buttons were used as the stopper, with two smaller ones on the ribbon. Little pearls on top finished off the embellishments.

Make sure you check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration over on the Crafty Cardmakers and More blog. There's some fab work there. 

I would like to enter this into:

Creative Knockouts: Embossing (with the Create-a-card die, and the embossing folders)
Red Rubber Inspirationals - Embossing 

Back soon,


  1. Beautiful !! What a lovely cute image ;) xxx

  2. Beautifully done!! Fabulous colors and embossing!!Thanks for joining us @ Red Rubber Inspirationals!
    Drea DT Host Inspirational #125

  3. loooove this great card! love the awesome details and the color scheme for this!!!

    Thanks for joining us at Creative knockouts this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky.

  4. Very cute card, I like the way you incorporated the wooden buttons.

  5. What a gorgeous card Carole, the buttons really compliment the birdhouse. Thanks for joining in my challenge. Xx

  6. Very pretty card design!! Love the colors you used!! Thanks for joining us at Red Rubber Inspirationals!


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