Friday, July 28, 2017

So Beautifully Framed

Hello friends - I have created a card to share today using some of the Die cuts and images that gather on my desk (referred to as UFOs - Un-Finished Objects) - some of them are favourites, retired but will always have a place in my Studio!

I have used a retired images from Layers of Color - my first Design Team - the images are by the very talented and so lovely Laura Kirste Campbell.  I have always loved these stamps and find the whole range so inspiring - it was an amazing time for me.  Laura is a wonderful mentor and friend.

I have handmade the flower using Spellbinders Scalloped Circles LG and Standard Circles SML - a lot of layering and scrunching - but I am happy with the way it turned out.  I used to do all of my flowers like this - but now I have many amazing flower Dies, but it is good to return to basics sometimes.  The flower has been glued to the centre of the stamped image.

The image has been stamped using Imagine Menento Ink in Tuxedo Black and coloured using Chameleon Pens and after being Die Cut has been adhered to  pre-cut Die - one I was sent I believe.  A strip of lace has been adhered to the card front and precut card base using the Spellbinders A2 Curved Matting Basics B Card Creator Etched Dies.  The layered image has been popped up using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares. 

The Want2Scrap Lecreme Pearls have been coloured using Chameleon Pens and adhered as shown in the main photo - along with the silver embellishment.

This card is linked to the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes 
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes 
Rubbernecker Stamps Challenge - Make it Old Respect the Age 
Aud Sentiments Challenge - No Sentiment on Front Of Project
Day Dreamer Challenges - Always Anything Goes 
House That Stamps Built - Anything Goes
Country View Crafts' Challenge Things with Wings
Create and Inspire - Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers Dies - Always Anything Goes with Dies
Love to Craft  - Anything Goes
Not Just CardsAlways Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations -  ANYTHING GOES + ANYTHING GOES
Crafty Cardmakers - LOTS OF LAYERS 

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!
{{{Hugs}}} and happy crafting!!


  1. This is absolutely gorgeous MIss Linda x

  2. A beautiful design Linda

    Thank you for joining our 'Lots Of Layers' Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers


  3. Oh Linda this takes me back a few years... It is stunning. I think I have most of those stamps too :-).

  4. Beautiful card! Such a good idea to bring back these beauties from retirement! Thank you so much for joining us at Country View Challenges this month!

  5. A pretty combination of stamps and dies.
    Thanks for sharing at HLS Anything goes with Dies. :)

  6. Gorgeous! Love that stamped frame and the fabulous flower!! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  7. Linda, this is one of the prettiest cards I've ever seen. Rich colors, vintage flavor, beautifully feminine. xx

  8. Beautiful creation, I love the flower and the lovely lace trim.
    Thank you for joining us over at Day Dreamer Challenges xx
    Kelly (DT)

  9. Gorgeous card Linda :-) the flower is stunning and I love the shabby chic look of this, so pretty and stylish :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  10. Another stunning card, love the colours – thanks for joining in the Lemon Shortbread Blog Challenge – Sarah DT – http://magentasnowflake.blogspot.co.uk

  11. Lovely card thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations Louise DT x

  12. So gorgeous! I love that bloom and all the textures.Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

  13. Beautiful card. Love the colors and all of the textures. So glad you shared over at Aud Sentiments.

    Billie A
    Aud Sentiments
    Creative with Stamps
    Catch the bug
    Inspiration Destination
    Paper Play Sketches

  14. What a stunning card! Love the color combination and stamps used.


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