Monday 19 July 2010

Crafty Cardmakers spotlight challenge

Crafty Cardmakers blog is now weekly wth one week being the regular challenge followed the next week by a Spotlight challenge where we will spotlight a particular style of card, technique or product. Both challenges run for a fortnight and the team doing the spotlight also follow the current challenge although you dont have to.

So our first spotlight is EASELS and the girls have really excelled themselves with a myriad of designs and ideas :D

For this challenge I've taken the colours as inspiration and used starburst stains in Edelweiss moss green, glory of the seas gold and azure sea asters to make the backgrounds which have been cuttlebug embossed (Jules Jewells folder) The flowers from wild orchid crafts were white and I've sprayed them with starburst stains to match and added clear sticky heart gems.

I made a gatefold card and mounted that on my easel base and the stopper is a recycled clock from a travel clock which I've attached by cutting a hole in the base and slotting it through so you can change the batteries!

Stamp is from the butterfly beauties set (Aspects of design) from The Stampman

You may notice I mess with clocks sometimes well "Time is associated with the sign of Capricorn, and things that have to do with the measuring of clocks, calendars,and timers." so there ya go!

Entering this into:

Sir Stampalot - Lazy hazy days of summer
By the cute & girly - Warm summer days
Allsorts - Summer days
Polka Doodles - Stamp away


Cath Wilson said...

Wowser! Beautifully done, Vix. Love the clock and the gate fold but especially love the way you've used the image. It looks fab :D

Angela said...

Vix, you have outdone yourself!!! This is GORGEOUS and I would love to receive something like this as a gift!!! AMAZING!!!

Cor* said...

You have yet to cease to amaze me! This is stunning. The clock. Ingenious!!Love all the flowers & of course your spritzed, sprayed and embossed backgrouns too!! Gorgeous!

Dotpat said...

Lovely Vix, you sure do put your all into your cards

Ayelet {Jenny} said...

Now this is just stunning! Thank you for joining us over at BTC&G and Good Luck! X

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Stunning card, so much detail and the colours are gorgeous. The flowers are fantastic, it must have taken you ages to make. Love it. Tracy Evans x

Josephine said...

Gorgeous, of course. And useful too! A perfect combination.

PinksyDoodles said...

Wow, this is a stunning creation! The hair full of flowers is fabulous!
Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Clare x

Lin said...

Okay Vix, we all strive to make a lovely card and think 'hmmm that went alright' and then you post your creation and blow us all out the water.

You are one very seriously talented lady and I am green with envy.


Lin x

pinky said...

Gorgeous creation and the combination of card shapes and the clock make it exceptionally different. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

Eiglas said...

What a super card Vix! Very clever use of the flowers and I like the middle-opening too!

Kim x said...

Wow Vix, what can i say, this is just AMAZING. I don't know about me being your inspiration, if ever I am stuck for an idea I just visit your blog. Keep up the fantastic work.
Love and hugs Kimx

Nettie said...

This is just stunning. So detailed. thanks for joining in at Polkadoodles.x

brenda said...

Hi Vix

Stuning work, so original and a fabulous colour combo.

Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week adn Stampalot Chellenge this month and good luck.

B x

Nicki said...

OH WOW! Absolutely stunning work, the colours are beautiful and all those flowers set off your image perfectly.

Nicki, xx

Sarah Feeney said...

My goodness! An outstanding creation! You are very talented!

Hannapanna said...

Wow this is gorgeous! Love the colours and the image is really sweet. Beautiful flowers too. A really cool idea with the clock. Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly this month and good luck. Hugs Hanna

Neet said...

Vix you never cease to amaze me - this is absolutely bloomin' gorgeous. Love how you have used all the elements - tremendous work!

Tracy said...

Excellent make, Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Polkadoodles challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Tracy said...

This is remarkable, Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s and Polkadoodles challenges, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Debs said...

WOW what a gorgeous project - love all the detail.
Thanks for playing along with mu challenge at Allsorts this week.
Take care.
Debs xx

Sally H said...

Totally stunning and great summery colours! Thanks for joining us at Sir stampalot this month and good luck!

Claire Phillips said...

Thanks for playing along at Polkadoodles this week with your lovely project in our stamp away challenge! Fantastic creative project! Cheers Claire x

Tip Top said...

Stunning! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

Francesca said...

A wonderful card , thanks for joining us at sir stampalot this month and good luck!

BondGirl said...

Gorgeous Project and so detailed!

thanks for joining in the polkadoodles challenge

Fliss said...

Wow! What an absolute stunner. There are just so many details to look at but I think I love the flowers round her head the most.
Thanks for sharing it with us at Polka Doodles this week.

Jenny said...

wow! how refreshing to see a truely unique and new idea! And the image looks amazing! Thanks for sharing your stamped project with us at Polka Doodles this week.

Debs said...

WOW Vix!! did i miss this one..yet another stunning creation ..

Thanks for joining us at BTC&G...Debs x