Thursday, July 4, 2019

Layers of Love

Hello friends, welcome and thanks for stopping by!  After a busy morning with our 'Special needs chicken', Peggy,  who is 'off colour' and a visit to the vet - I have finally found time to sit and write a post before she needs picking up after spending the day there.  I am not sure whether to donate an organ or start a 'Go Fund' me to cover the bill - arghhh!!  The things you do...... 

For my slightly 'Mixed Media' card I have used Kaisercraft patterned paper from my stash, it has been cut/embossed using Spellbinders Nestabilities Scored and Pierced Rectangles Etched Dies and the Platinum Die Cutting MachineThe faux stitching has been drawn around using a white Gel Pen.

Blue paint has been randomlysponged across the patterned paper and allowed to dry. Once it dried I have used a Little Birdie Crafts Stencil and texture paste, also randomly and allowed it to try.  The card front has been layered onto a slightly larger teal pre-cut card base using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner Ultra.

The narrow strip across the card front is from Kaisercraft has been adhered using double sided tape. - it is actually the reverse of the name strip along the bottom of the paper but was too pretty not to use.  I have added narrow paper lace along both sides of the strip

A large white (and older) Kaisercraft flower has been stamped with a script stamp and Imagine Memento Ink in Teal Zeal and onto the narrow strip of patterned paper,  The Chipboard sentiment across the centre of the flower is from Quick Quotes Scrapbook Company and Want2Scrap Beautiful Bling Borders has been trimmed and adhered either side, with Baby Bling - Turquoise Rhinestones added.

This card is linked to the following challenges:
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
 A Place To Start - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes 
Crafty Friends Challenge - Things beginning With B - Bloom
Little Red Wagon - Repeat Something (stenciling)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything Goes
A Inky Mess Anything Mixed Media Goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes + optional 2 or more designer papers
Digi Chooseday - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Dies or Punches
Love To Scrap - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes

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. What a fun and random card Linda. It looks as though you had great fun playing with your supplies! - you will really have to ramp up the card sales with a special needs chicken in the house :) I do hope she is ok.
    Thanks for entering our challenge at Word Art Wednesday
    DT WAW

  2. Hello Linda… Thanks for sharing another one of your gorgeous cards with us. Your mixed media card is so lovely and fits perfectly with our ‘Things Beginning with ‘B’ theme … It will certainly brighten someone's day! Please join us next time at Crafty Friends.
    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  3. Wonderful mixed media card, thanks for joining digichoosday challenge, greetings Petra

  4. Super cool and artsy look! Love it! Thank you for taking part in our "Dies or Punches" challenge over at the Crafty Cardmakers blog! Happy crafting, Maike

  5. Another beautiful card and thank you for joining us at Crafty Friends xxxx

  6. Wow, that bling is amazing on that beautiful card! Great patterns and colors! Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Choosday! ~Katrina Off topic...I hope your chicken does ok!

  7. A lovely card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafting From the Heart.

  8. Lovely!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

  9. Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

  10. I would definitely say mixed media (perfectly mixed I might add). I really like that stenciled background! Thanks so much for joining us at Little Red Wagon Challenge this week!

  11. Pretty card with great paper. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  12. Great card with lots of interesting detail. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck with the challenge, Angela xXx

  13. Beautiful card Linda! Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
    Gale DT for

  14. Nice design! Always love seeing your work in our challenges!
    Chana Malkah, Owner/Designer
    A Place to Start Challenge
    613 Avenue Create Challenge

  15. Not just a card but a work of art. We don't see enough of die-cutting patterned papers or embossing them. The added paint gives such an arty and grungy feel to this make. I hope that Peggy is feeling better. Thank you so much for joining in the challenge at 'A Place to Start' and good luck. Tina Chianna DT

  16. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional 2 or more design papers” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    (DT Simply Create Too)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…


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