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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, 23 February 2015

Crafty Cardmakers and More - Challenge 133 - Stripes

Good afternoon. It's been a while since I posted - but I am hoping that things will settle down now, and I will get myself back into more of a routine.

Well, here's the Crafty Cardmaker's Challenge for the fortnight. Leslie has chosen the theme 'Stripes' - so, dig out all those great striped papers in your stash - and get crafting. 

I chose to use one of the Card Frames from Crafter's Companion Sugar and Spice CD, that had stripes as part of the frame. I teamed it up with two of the co-ordinating striped papers - also from the CD. All was printed onto CC Light Printable Card. I printed the frame twice so that I could cut the circular image out and give it some height.
I scored a piece of Papermill Ocean Blue card at 12cm using my Big Score board, and folded it to create my base card. I covered the large, inside part of the card with one of the papers, and the smaller front part with the other, having first wrapped some pink ribbon round them. A smaller piece of one of the papers, and the Card Frame were mounted onto more of the Ocean Blue card. 

I printed the card frame a second time, and then cut the circular image out to layer on top. The flowers are Dovecraft, and I topped them with buttons and pearls. A pink ribbon bow, and some more pearls finished the card. 

Don't forget to pop over to the Crafty Cardmaker's Blog to check out all the inspiration from the rest of the Design Team. 



  1. Gorgeous card Carole gorgeous image and papers .
    Hugs Julie xxx

  2. Beautiful image, and I love the colours. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  3. A really lovely image and the pretty pink ribbon accents the image perfectly. Love the blue on blue stripes and the flowers are gorgeous. Sally.x.


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