Monday, 2 April 2012

Guest designer - Paper Creations Ink

I have the privilege of joining the team on Paper Creations Ink for challenge 22: natural materials - to use materials such s burlap, twine, cork, twigs, leaves etc.

I used Catherine's sketch given for Crafting for all seasons23:

The honeybee image was supplied by Shelly's images, who are sponsoring the challenge - the winner will receive a $9 gift voucher. I printed on to textured DCWV card and coloured with copics. This and the surrounding mat were die cut with nesties and the edges distressed with tea dye DI. This was then mounted on to a cork circle. The embossed panel behind it was run through the cuttlebug with the Creative expressions crackle folder distressed with tea dye. Running across the bottom is some distressed woodgrain card that I had left over from making this card wrapped around with some ribbon and some raffia. I then added some little flower brads, skeleton leaves and flowers held with a pearl brad.

This is also for:

Lily pad: flowers
Pixie's crafty snippets 14 (all pieces of card used were from my offcuts box)
Whimsy 32: no patterned paper
Mark's finest papers speedy fox and friends 101: square cards
Stampin with the dragon 6: things with wings
Cupcake craftroom: bugs n birds n wings n things
Crafting when we can 15: things with wings
Di's digi designs: emboss it any way you want
Alphabet: D for dry embossing
Blog a doodle: let's see some embossing
Willow sketchie: sketch and/or embossing
Delicious doodles16: textures
Corrosive 146: heavy metal - I used four brads
Catered crop: brads
There she goes 150: metal embellishments
Stamp with fun 155: no Easter card
Pattie's 40: anything goes
Crafty purple frog: anything goes
The cheerful stamp pad 39: anything goes
Ribbon carousel 46: anything goes
Hiding in my craftroom 40: freestyle
Fairytale 38: everything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Make it Monday 83
Inspire me Fridays 52
52 cardpick up week 13


  1. A beautiful card, love the colours - fab take on the sketch. Love the textured card and the nestie diecuts too.

  2. Way to go Hazel! This is a real stunner - absolutely beautiful and such gorgeous colours. You used so many elements yet successfully didn't fall into my own trap of it looking like a couple of dogs had been fighting over it. Super make! Di xx

  3. Beautiful card hazel Saw this on MIM. Loz

  4. Fantastic card. Love it. x

  5. Such a beautiful card Hazel, just love the soft colours and details. Thank you for joining us at Whimsy Stamps, good luck with the challenge x

  6. Hi Hazel

    Beautiful card! I love the way the image looks on this textured cardstock.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

    Remember to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entrant. Be sure to mention you saw them on MIM. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning.

  7. Gorgeous card Hazel, I love all the texture you have created with your layers and embellisments and the colour really makes the bee pops.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx

  8. Beautiful card. Love the colours and layout. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Purple Frog challenges. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x

  9. Beautifully creative card.Lots of lovely texture.Thanks for joining us at Willow Sketchie Challenge.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  10. Hi Hazel,
    This is a beautiful card, thanks for joining in with our challenge over at WSC however please note that to be entered into our challenge you can only combine it with a maximum of 9 other challenge entries.

    Kelly x

  11. Wow! This is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us for the TSG challenge!

  12. Great sketch and you did a good job following it. Love the use of cork. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

  13. Great card, love the colours & the different textures!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Willow Sketchie this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  14. Hazel,
    Congrats for being a GDT at Paper Creations Ink, that's a great bunch of ladies! Your card is the perfect combination of the challenge elements. I love the cork and the wood grained and that bee is perfect!
    Beautiful card, yet again. :)

    Thank you for sharing with us at MIM.
    Have a great day...
    Lisa xx

  15. Very nice. Thank you for joining us at delicious Doodles.

  16. Gorgeous card Hazel! I love the colors!! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
    Tammy x

  17. Gorgeous all of your details!!! Thanks for sharing with Speedy Fox and Friends!

  18. Gorgeous card Hazel, love the colors on this!
    Thanks for playing in our 'Anything Goes' Challenge #40, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  19. Great card Hazel, love the design! Thanks for joining us as GDT.

    hugs, Marjo

  20. Hazel....your card is bee utiful... Have a great week.

  21. Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad! :)

  22. Lovely card Hazel and great use of the CFAS sketch. Carol x

  23. A wonderful use of brads! Thanks so much for joining us this week at There She Goes!

  24. Saw your project on Make it Monday and had to come over and take a closer look. I’m enjoying looking at all the amazing inspiration.
    Crafty Blogocks
    DT Member for Catch The Bug

  25. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at There She Goes!! :)

  26. WOW Hazel you hit this one out of the park! Absolutely beautiful! I love gorgeous colors and all the lovely texture.

  27. Beautiful Card! Thanks for joining us at HIMCR DT AJ!

  28. The texture of your snippets of card is just perfect for the subject, almost looks like a beehive, especially in those colours. Have a good Easter. xx Maggie

  29. Love your bee. The embossed card looks just like a piece of honey combe. Colours are perfect. You won't let them anywhere near my bonnet will you!!! Hugs Mrs A.

  30. Such a beauriful card! Thank you for joining us at this weeks TSG challenge!

  31. Love all the details! Thanks for joining us over at CWWC. Janet, DT

  32. Stunning card, love the colours, great snippet make. Take care, Lyn x

  33. What a lovely card. Such great textures. Thanks for joining us this month at The Cupcake Craftroom.

  34. What a nice card - love the image and the color - so great! Thanks for joining Stamp with Fun.
    Big hug

  35. Lovely card with some yummy textures hun. Perfect for our 'Texture' challenge at Delicious Doodles. Thank you for joining in! Good luck with the draw.
    Teri x

  36. Thanks for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge. Please join us again soon.



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