Saturday 18 October 2014

Thinking of you

I created the background of this card with pink and purple acrylic paints, scrunching up paper and dabbing on the coated gelli plate and then using a circles mask from Clarity Stamp. The acrylic lace and butterfly stamps are from a set (unfortunately, the pack had got separated from the manufacturers' details, so I don't know who they are by ... if anyone knows, please let me know. The lovely grey  velvet pleats are from Maya Road and the sentiment stamp is Dovecraft.

This is for:

Crafty creations 274: thinking of you
Craft your passion 235: where there's hope - encouragement and pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
Stampotique 170: black, purple and pink
Tuesday throwdown 217: awareness - pink for Breast Cancer
Just inspirational: pink
The sisterhood of crafters: think pink October Breast Cancer Awareness
Miriam's crafting 17: at least two shades of pink
Dragonfly dreams 10: mainly pink
Bloggers challenge: stencil it
Papertake: super fly
Crafts4eternity R198: creepy crawlies
Emerald faeries 60: things with wings
Crafty sentiments: things that start with G - gelli plate and grey
Artistic inspirations 113: anything goes/make your own background
Just inspirational monthly challenge October: make your own background paper
Vandicrafts artistry 13: fashion your own background
Eclectic ellapu October: texture (the velvet pleats)
Top tip Tuesday: favourite colour combo
Treasured times 27: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 154: anything goes
Fashionable stamping 83: anything goes
Scrapping4fun 28: anything goes
613 avenue create 93: anything goes
Addicted to stamps 89: anything goes
Penny's 199: anything goes
Inky impressions 181: anything goes
Sister act 79
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs: October anything goes


  1. Wow! Lovely card. I really love your pink and purple background. It's so subtly patterned.

    I also really like the butterfly, lace stamp, and those lovely pleated flowers.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Stampotique Designers Challenges.

  2. lovely card hazel thanks for sharing with 613 avenue create this week Rachel dt

  3. So pretty! Love those grey pleats that you added. Thanks for playing along with our "THINK PINK" challenge over at the Sisterhood of Crafters. Happy Crafting!

  4. So beautiful is your card and gorgeous butterfly Hazel x

  5. Love the colors you have used here !
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challengeblog,

  6. LOVE that background Hazel! Very pretty! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘THINK PINK’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  7. A pretty card. Lovely colour. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  8. The background is so delicate yet defined. The butterfly, your star attraction is so out there. Thank you for posting your beautiful art with us this week during our 154th challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Carole Robb Bisson

  9. We at Word Art Wednesday thank you so much for participating in our challenge this week. We are delighted to share you artwork and know it will inspire the people who come to your blog from our site. Thanks so much for your support. That means so much to us!
    Diane Noble (DT-WAW)

  10. What a gorgeous project!

    Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope we see you again soon!


    Owner Dragonfly Dreams

  11. Fabulous colours and beautiful layout. Thank you for joining Artistic Inspirations, good luck.

  12. Beautiful card and love your background! :) Thank you for sharing on this weeks Artistry Challenge! Be sure to come back Saturday or Sunday to vote for your favorite two crafts. :)
    Melissa - Vandicrafts

  13. Lovely card and the background are beautiful!
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT

  14. Beautiful card Hazel, love your colours and the butterfly is so lovely, hugs Kate x

  15. This is lovely, Thank you for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty,
    and good luck..

    Caz x PPC DT

  16. This is gorgeous Hazel!
    Thanks for playing at The Sisterhood Of Crafters!
    Good Luck
    Dawn (GDT) xx

  17. What a beautiful card. Love the butterfly. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Just Inspirational Challenges Pink week.
    Linda K. DT

  18. Love the technique you used, Hazel and the color combination. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Sentiments. Hugs, Cathy

  19. Love that background and the lacy stamping over it. There is a lot of movement in it which suits the butterfly beautifully. Thanks also for joining our Where There's Hope challenge at Craft Your Passion this week. I hope we see you again soon.

  20. I love this background, it works so nicely on this card. Thank you for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge. I hope you play along with us again soon!

    Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

  21. Love this Hazel. So pretty.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity.


  22. It's a beautiful card, i love the lace stamp.
    Thanks for playing with us at Addicted to Stamps.
    Greetings, Danoesja

  23. Fantastic card. I really thought the lace was fabric and ,I love the butterfly stamp. Colour combination is lovely. Hugs Mrs A.

  24. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything Goes” challenge & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

  25. This is so beautiful-love the background effect

  26. First, you might want to change your submission number on the Stampotique site to 169! Lovely card, with the perfect color palette! Love the detail and texture here! Thanks so much for participating in the Stampotique Designers' Challenge!!

  27. You created a beautiful background with beautiful images. Thanks for joining us at Scrapping 4 Fun
    Tina dt

  28. Great card. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise DT ~
    Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}
    {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}


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