Monday, 5 May 2014

Cheerful stamp pad challenge 85: use embossing powder - second week

This is the second week of the Cheerful stamp pad challenge 85: use embossing powder - please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and click here to join in the challenge, which is being sponsored by Stamp on it.

I used one of my favourite stamps 'gracious lady' by Hero Arts, inking with memento tuxedo black and colouring with spectrum noir alcohol pens. I then swiped the whole stamped image with versamark and using clear embossing powder I triple embossed it. It is much glossier than it looks in the photos. I matted the image on to a feather and then on to the spotted paper to go inside the 'box' piece of the card. The box folds flat for postage as seen in the third picture (paperclips just to hold it for the photo). All papers were from my offcuts box. The box card blank was from Creata.

I was commissioned to make this card for a friend to give to his wife.

This is also for:

Corrosive 198: head gear
Oldie but a goodie: hats - I've had this stamp for a few years now and still love it
Creative fingers 34: embossing heat or dry
Crafters corner 16: something special
Crafty catz 229: anything but square
Sparkle n sprinkle May: anything goes - used embossing powder
Card mania 46: emboss it (hot embossing)
Alphabet: F for feathers
Sunflowerfield May: vinttage/shabby/chic/rustic
Fitztown 34: shabby chic
Sentimental Sundays 205: shabby chic
Whoopsi Daisy: fancy folds
It's all about the vintage and beauty 67: flower power
Pause dream enjoy 9: flowers
Mark's finest papers speedy fox and friends 210: flowers
A little bit crafty May: flower power
Bearly mine May: flowers
Love to create 114: say it with flowers
Eclectic ellapu: birthday
Aud sentiments 105: use a birthday sentiment
Di's digi designs: birthday
Stamps & fun = creativity 201: birthday
Baffies creative 31: for the woman
Feeling crafty 28: one for the girls/ladies
Crafting for all seasons 76: lots of layers
We do doobadoo 5: lots of layers
Order of the opus gluei 182: flowers for all
Crafts4eternity R174: stamp it
Natalie and Amy 20: rubber stamping
Stamping sensations May: anything goes
One crazy stamper May: anything goes and an embellishment (flowers)
Spectrum noir May: flowers
Simon says Monday: five - I chose to use 5 things: papers, heat embossing, flowers, feather, spectrum noir pens
Craftitue 64: anything goes/easy as 1-2-3 - 1 image, 2 designer papers, 3 embellies (flowers)
Cards galore May: all your crafting be merry - anything goes
Dream valley 81: anything goes
Challenges 4 everybody 41: anything goes
613 avenue create 70: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 17: anything goes
Inky impressions 157: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Penny Black and more at allsorts May: anything goes
Sister Act 55: anything goes
Crafting by designs May anything goes
Just keep on crafting May: anything goes
Just B creative crazy May


  1. Good effect with the feather Hazel beautiful card.

    Happy Bank Holiday to you and John.


  2. Beautiful Vintage card!
    Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge.Gr.Kaija DT-member

  3. Really nice card, Hazel. Red and white always look so amazing together. Thanks for being a loyal participant in our challenges at Opus Gluei, we always love to see what you have created!!

  4. Gorgeous Hazel, I like this image, Thanks for playing along with us at We Do Doobadoo, Good Luck.
    Kevin xx

  5. Hazel,
    What a lovely birthday card and love the red! Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends.

  6. Beautiful card Hazel
    Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes challenge #5
    Gemma xx

  7. A great creation for our challenge Hazel, thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  8. Great card Hazel...
    Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

  9. Wow, Lady in Red Hazel ....what an awesome box birthday card and so Shabby Chic with the beautiful floral embellishments that complement your image so prettily. One husband will be in big favour when he gives this card to his wife for her special day. Ingrid xx ♥

  10. what a beautiful card.

    thank you for joining with us It´s all about the vintage and good luck.

    gr. meggi

  11. Beautiful card, love how you've used the feather.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge
    Avril x

  12. Very pretty. love the floral embellishment.

  13. Very pretty! Thank you for Linking Up at Pause Dream Enjoy. ~Janis
    Pause Dream Enjoy Page on Facebook

  14. That's fabulous! love the fancy fold! Thanks for sharing in our 'Say it with Flowers' challenge at Love to Create this week! Mo x

  15. This is so pretty. Haven't tried this fold of looks so pretty!c

  16. Fabulous! Love how you adhered the image to the feather - so cool looking and so creative. Thanks for sharing another great project with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge this month.

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  18. What a lovely card, and love how it opens up. Pretty feather, and wonderful vintage image. Thanks so much for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!

  19. Love the use of the feather and the intense red colour. Thanks for joining us at Creative Fingers this week - good luck x

  20. Great card Hazel, love the image & the colour! Of course I love all the layers too!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting For All Seasons this time!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  21. Very pretty card Hazel Love the colour. Thank you for joining us at Fitztown this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy

  22. This is such a beautiful and sweet card!
    Thanks for joining us at It's all about the vintage and beauty! :)

  23. Lovely and unusual fold, looks great! Love the feather behind this stylish image!

  24. Such a beautiful vintage box design. I am sure his wife is going to treasure it.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  25. Lovely card Hazel, the reds are gorgeous as is your colouring. I love the image and beautiful flowers. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

  26. Beautiful card, love the colours, image, layout and beautiful flowers. Thank you for joining us over at Crafting For All Seasons, Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon. Alison DT x

  27. A super vintage card, love to see red. Great design. Thanks Hazel, for joining us at CD Sunday Challenges. Caz

  28. Oops sorry, me again wrong cap on the previous message. Thanks Hazel, for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenges. Caz

  29. One of my fav stamps too Hazel. I love how you used it.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
    Lynn x

  30. Fab card Hazel, I love the colour red! x

  31. Gorgeous Hazel Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  32. Love this card! Such a pretty card, love the style and layout - thanks for joining us at crafting from the heart - Sonia W DT

  33. It's beautiful Hazel. I love all the embellishments and gorgeous colors!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us this month at Penny Black and More! Good luck and hope we see you again soon!

  34. Great card love it, thank you for joining us at craftitude, good luck
    Caroline dt

  35. Lovely card! Thank you for joining our Say it with Flowers Challenge this week at Love to Create, but since you entered more than 10 Challenges you won't be in the running for this weeks prize.
    Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  36. ooh that is hot!
    Sentimental Sundays DT

  37. So pretty hun, and perfect for our Flower Power theme at ALBC this month. Thank you for playing along. Hugs xx

  38. A beautiful card, love the image and flowers. Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley Challenge. Marlene Dt

  39. Very Pretty. Thank you for Joining us at Craftitude!!
    Hugs, DT Norma Jean

  40. Cute card. I love red color. Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley challenge.

  41. Hello Oh Crafty Hazelnut, you always have a clever take on our Opus Gluei challenges, this is no exception. What a fun, striking card you made for your friend - his wife will love it! It's colorful, sweet, made with TLC, and I love love love that stamp you used - she's so chic. Red works perfect for this and I'm so glad you shared it with us at Opus Gluei!

  42. Beautifully colored image and a great card design! Thanks for playing with us at One Crazy Stamper and good luck in the challenge.

  43. Lovely card you made! Good luck and thanks for joining us with "Flower" challenge at Bearly Mine :-))
    Hugs, Andreja

  44. Fabulous use of the feather and gorgeous colour theme. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge #5 and Good Luck!

  45. It's so pretty! Thank you for sharing your beautiful project with us at Stamping Sensation. I hope you join us again in our new challenge.
    Eret x

  46. Wow!! Loved the project !
    Thanks for playing with us at Crafters Corner ''something Special" Challenge


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