Monday, 3 March 2014

Cheerful stamp pad challenge 81: anything goes

This is my design card for today's first week of the Cheerful stamp pad challenge 81: anything goes, which is being sponsored by Gecko Galz. Please click on the challenge link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and to enter our challenge - everyone loves 'anything goes'.

I was so impressed with the images of our sponsor, Gecko Galz, that I couldn't resist buying some. I initially found the script background that was a freebie, but, when I looked further on the Etsy site, I found a wonderful 'sew and sew collage sheet' from which I used the picture on the right and also a 'retro style collage sheet' from which I took the pattern picture at the top. I changed all the images digitally to black, grey and white, printed out and matted on to a black card blank and added three pearl rosettes from Poundland.

This is also for:

Digitally sweet 77: anything goes (everything is digitally produced except the addition of the rosettes)
Creative moments 37: anything goes/swirls and pearls
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Deep ocean 72: just for a girl
Penny's 166: guys and girls (either)
DL.ART thankful Thursday 127: use an image of a girl or lady
Bearly mine 120: one for the girls
Totally papercrafts 208: make it shine/sparkle
Artistic inspirations 81: sparkles/anything goes
My Sheri 128: bling it on
Feeling crafty 26: use a digi and bling
Stampin' for the weekend: sparkle and shine
Soartful March: dressforms
Dream valley 76: vintage
Eclectic ellapu: vintage
Kort o mania 103: colour contrasts
Sugar creek hollow 81: sew fashionable
Try it on Tuesday: include some writing
613 avenue create 61: anything goes + option: use your stash (DCWV paper is very old)
Just for fun Mar:anything goes
Eureka 79: anything goes
Paper make up 130: anything goes
Just inspirational March: anything goes
DL.ART March
Sister Act 46: anything goes
Make it Monday 181
Just B creative crazy March linky party


  1. I love the monochrome scheme - works really well with your images which are lovely. Thank you for sharing it with us at TioT. x

  2. Beautiful card thanks for joining us at creative moments challenge xxxx

  3. it's lovely, just popping in from the Stamping Dragon FB blog ladder xxx

  4. I love that you have done this is black an white, Hazel, it's perfect! What an assortment of wonderful images! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at Soartful, we always love to see your work!

  5. Beautiful monochrome vintage card, thank you for joining us at Creative Moments
    Alex x

  6. Fabulous card Hazel! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at MIM! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
    Good luck,
    Rene :D

  7. So very retro and elegant...I love monochrome and I am going to have to see if those rosettes get over the water to here... :) x

  8. Thank you so much for joining in with our current challenge 'Anything Goes' over on the Just For Fun Challenge Blog.

    What a great monochromatic card. I love all the dorrerent elements you have brought together on this great layout. The flowers are lovely and really add dimension and the WOW factor to this card.

    I hope you will join us for more of our future monthly challenges. We have mid month inspirational posts on the 16th of each month as well.

    <3 & hugs
    Lisa xxxx JFF DT Member

  9. I spotted your card at MIM#181 and thought to myself, "this would be perfect for the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge". Then I realized it was you, Hazel! Gorgeous card! Helene

  10. Hazel! This is LOVELY!
    Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

  11. Definitely retro, very cool! Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

  12. Great monochrome design. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet.

  13. Fabulous 50's paper Hazel, makes a fun card design.

    Hugs diane

  14. Love the monochrome design, the gorgeous images and those fun flowers.Thanks so much for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!

  15. lovely vintage card, do like the flower toppers. Seen on MIM

  16. Beautiful card Hazel, saw it on MIM.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  17. I love the retro style of this card. Thanks for joining in at Penny's this week.
    Cheers Nicole

  18. Love the monochrome,retro card thank you for joining in with us at just inspirational and good luck

  19. Fabulous looking Vintage card. The flowers really add elegance to your lovely card. Thanks for playing along with us at 613 Avenue Create.

  20. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine Challenge this week x

  21. Good card, Hazel. I love the snowman too further down your blog.

  22. Gorgeous card. I love the monochrome scheme.

  23. Stunning card, Hazel! I love the images and those gorgeous flowers. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes with Pearls!

  24. Super fun card, love the vintage images
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #127 girl or lady image challenge, Have a great day
    DIANA L.

  25. Thank you for playing along with us this week at TPC with your gorgeous creation.
    Happy Crafting
    Carole xXx

  26. Beautiful vintage style, your card looks great in black and white and decorated with those gorgeous fabric flowers! I'm visiting you from MIM.

  27. Just lovely!! I like how you made all the different images work together. And the black and white only makes it that much more appealing. :) Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at Sister Act.

  28. Fabulous vintage design. I love those flowers. I saw this on MIM and came over for a closer look.
    Blessing hugs,
    PS - Mine is #157

  29. Hi Hazel! Your card caught my eye at Make It Monday!! I love your monochromatic theme and the vintage look!! Very very nice!

  30. Hi Hazel, I love your elegant card. Thank you so much for sharing at Bearly Mine Challenge. We wish you good luck and we hope to see you again for the next challenge! Big hugs, Sylvia, DT-member

  31. This is absolutely gorgeous. thank you for sharing over at Eclectic Ellapu this week.
    Hugz Ellapu x

  32. this is just your design...lizzi sch

  33. Great card x
    Thanks for playing along with us at SFTW & good luck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  34. Gorgeous card. I love black and white. Thanks for joining us at creative moments challenge
    Mel DT

  35. Loooove your Card! he Black and White Theme works Sooooooo Well! Thanks for joining us at Deep Ocean!

  36. Hello..oh wonderful creation, looks fabulous, thanks for playing along withus at BEARLY-MINE x carol

  37. great monochromatic card, thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow

  38. beautiful card Hazel
    Thanks for joining us this month over at Just For Fun challenge blog.
    Good Luck with the challenge
    Marie (DT for JFF)

  39. Love the images you put together to create that vintage look. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing at Just Inspirational Challenges - Melissa DT


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