Sunday, 30 January 2011

Quirky Spots and Stripes! With Embossing.

The new challenge has started over on the Quirky Crafts Challenge blog! This time round it's...

Spots, Stripes and Embossing!!
A nice and easy challenge, which was set by me! I was soooo engrossed in doing that and double checking the spelling, I forgot all about doing my own post!! So, here it is...a bit late. This time we're being sponsored (which means prizes!!) by the lovely...

The lucky Design Team Choice Winner, will receive not only a selection of gorgeous spotty polka dot ribbons, but also a selection of these lovely striped ribbons and some lovely buttons too!! Our second sponsor is none other that yours truly...

I will give the winner of the Public Voting a choice of any 5 digis! (More in store very shorty if not sooner!) So, what d'you have to do?! Simply make anything crafty that will fit into this 'Spots, Stripes and Embossing Challenge.'
I've made two cards this time. This is my first. I'll blog about the other one later. I've made a pocket card using Forever Friends Double sided Christmas paper. Tiny spots and little stripes on red. I've cut the A4 sheet so I have a piece measuring 4½" x just over 11" and scored at approx 3½ and 8½, the smaller flap tucks up to form the pocket. Folded strips of paper form the gutter at the sides so it will hold a gift. In this case a few stamped images. The closing flap doesn't have to have acetate added, you can always lower the topper so the card is supported. More Pocket Cards Here (Made with12x12 )
I've 3D-ed and embossed the Forever Friend Stamped Bear about four times, once including the heart (Black ink and clear embossing power) coloured him in with Promarkers, cut him out and fixed him together with silicone glue. I've used my Nestabilities (Large Deckled Rectangles, which are also embossed) to make the topper and used silicon glue once again to fix it to the card. I've added embossed acetate a long the bottom of the card, mainly to help it stand up. The acetate is nice and thick as it was once a Promarkers packet! (The flat side not the bumpy side!) The little Forever Friends bear inside was leftover from another card I made in the week. I haven't added a sentiment yet, but it will probably be, 'Just For You.' I've also added a black shaped heart to hide the brad hearts prongs (or legs) Think it still needs something on the inside.. and when I can decide what it is, I'll add another picture!
Forever Friends Challenge-dots and spots
Teddy Stampers-Anything goes
Penny's - Anything Goes
Wee Memories - Get Sketchy(max 2 entries)
Delightful Challenges - Have a Heart
Bunnyzoescrafts.-love is in the air
Meljens designs -add a heart
Allsortschallenge-saving nature
The acetate was once a Promarkers Packet


  1. Aw great card Lyn - I was drawn to your blog by the title, we did spots at a workshop last week and this week, it's stripes....great minds huh!!

  2. Hi ya hun
    aww gorgeous card, fab image & colourin, lovely papers & design, havent forgotten ya papers hun, will get of this week. sue,xx

  3. oh this is gorgoues hun love the papers and that pocket is great hugs cheryl xxx

  4. Fab creation with a timeless image too, thanks for sharing with us all here at Penny's and good luck.

  5. Such a wonderful card!

    Thanks for joining us at FF challenge.

    Hugs, Sande

  6. Gorgeous, adorable card.

  7. Hi Lyn wow what a fabulous pocket card and so handy, love your papers and your image is gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxx

  8. such a great card hun, they go so well together, the ribbons are lush as well

    judie xx

  9. Oh this is absolutely gorgeous. Love the colour theme, image.. erm everything lol.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Teddy Stampers x

  10. So beautiful card Lyn,I love the image
    So gorgeous papers and the details.

    Hugs Riet.x

  11. This is fantastic and a great idea, thank you for sharing it with us at Teddy Stampers,
    hugs cherie

  12. lovely use of the packaging. Thank you so much for entering my recycling challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!

  13. This is adorable! Thank you for joining our Heart challenge at Meljen’s Designs.


  14. Wow, an adorable card, love the decoupaging of your teddy. Thanks for joining in the fun at Teddy Stampers.

  15. What a super, sweet, little, pocket card with such a bold, color combo! Just beautiful! Thank you so much for playing along with us in Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge!


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