Sunday 5 July 2015

Let's craft and create challenge 103

This is my design card for Let's craft and create challenge 103 where the theme is 'butterflies or birds'. Please click on the link to see the gorgeous creations of the rest of the team and we would love you to join in with your entries.

I started my card by painting on a piece of white card with Spectrum Noir aqua tints - a mixture of yellow and gold', spraying with water to take the colour away in places by pressing lightly with a piece of kitchen towel.

I stamped the PaperArtsy stamps from sets HP1007 and 1104 inked with memento tuxedo black.  I then used some distress ink pads direct to the card to give a sort of lattice effect - I used mustard seed, spiced marmalade and tea dye. Then Tim Holtz tissue tapes were added, along with flowers from Crafttime and Hobbycraft and some black gems.

This was the kind of card that 'If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again .... which I did and did and did ... until I got to this stage (reasonably happy in the end).

This is also for:

College obsession: open challenge
We love 2 create 14: anything mixed media/creative/inky goes
The craft place: anything goes mixed media
Left of center 85: a splash of paint
Come and get it: anything goes with flowers
Stamping sensations July: feature a creature
Penny Black and more at Allsorts July: anything goes with a sentiment
Craft stamper take it, make it July: anything goes
Paradise of stamps 21 & 22: anything goes
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): anything goes
Take a word: hot colours
Crafty gals corner 26: rays of sunshine - shades of yellow
Vintage stamping (Flonz) June: hot sunny colours
Corrosive 228: hot, hot, hot (hot colours)
Sweet stamps 227: brights
Scribbles designs 30: feathers, fins or frog legs
Butterfly challenges 34: butterflies + G for gems
Alphabet: J for jewels
Craft and smash July: sentiments/emotions
One crazy stamper July: anything goes
Crafty friends 9: anything goes
613 avenue create: anything goes
Glitter n sparkle 144: anything goes
Robyn's fetish 271: anything goes
Scrappers delights 46: anything goes
Crafting with friends 1: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 95: anything goes
Sugar & Betty's July: anything goes
Card mania 70: anything goes


  1. This is gorgeous Hazel - it's something I want to do when I'm 'playing'. The colours are super and really stand out with the black on there. I would be very proud of it if I were you. Lots of hugs and a mwah for Milo (of course) Sue Pxxx

  2. Very, very awesome card. I love how you did the background. The yellow and gold contrast with the black and cream - really cool. Thanks for sharing it at Simply Papercraft this fortnight, hope to see you back soon!
    Jennifer, DT

  3. A stunning card Hazel and you have totally captured the sunny colours for our theme at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  4. This is gorgeous .... the black against that fabulous coloured background is really striking! Thanks for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

  5. Very pretty, thanks for sharing and joining us at Paradise of Stamps for our challenge
    hugs Louise

  6. Happy you're with us in the TIMI challenge from the Craft Stamper. Gorgeous project!
    xxx Ellie Knol xxx

  7. Love the bright background and the silhouettes. Gorgeous flowers!

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Shades of Yellow challenge.

  8. Beautiful card, lovely colours, thanks for joining in with our challenge at Alphabet.

    Pat xx

  9. Gorgeous card and fabulous bright colors! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
    Tammy x

  10. Oh my goodness Hazel this is one stunning card. I love those vibrant colours and your handmade background looks fab. Love all the stamping . Thankyou for fluttering by # 34. Hugs Mrs A.

  11. Great CAS and colorful card...Thanks for joining Crafty Friends Challenge!

  12. How fun and bright!!!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Gals Corner!
    - Samantha

  13. I love how you mixed the different mediums together for your card! It's beautiful and looks so cheerful! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner! - Jeanie, DT

  14. Great, mixed media type card, Thanks for joining in over at Creative Inspirations.
    CraftyNatalie {DT}

  15. like all the details. Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination

  16. Very cool. I love all the little details you've added on this. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner this week!
    -Mari K.
    Crafty Gals DT

  17. LOVE the colors! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  18. Fab card, love the colours you have used. Thanks for joining us again at Crafty Friends. Hope to see you again for our next challenge. Good Luck. Diane Louise xx

  19. Love the rich colours you have used on this...Thanks for sharing you creation with us at Glitter n Sparkle this week, in our Anything goes challenge - Vic, DT x

  20. Pretty and cheerful card! Love the color! Thanks for sharing it at The Pink Elephant Anything Goes Challenge!

  21. What a wonderful summer collage Hazel this is lovely.

  22. Gorgeous card.
    Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Crafting With An Attitude.
    We would love to see you again … Fiki DT
    Have a nice day

  23. What a stunning card! Great vibrant colours and layout is so neat! Thank you for joining us at Sister Act card challenge this week!
    Kamila DT

  24. Very interest collage. Lots of great details. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  25. Love the washi tape, Hazel!

  26. Great collage style card, Hazel! I love what you've put together - thanks for joining our July challenge at One Crazy Stamper!

  27. Fabulous Hazel! I love the bright vibrant colours & the combo of stamping & washi tape. Thank you so much for joining us at Left of Center Creative Challenges for Challenge 85. I hope you can join us again for our next weekly challenge. AELx

  28. super cute card :) Thanks for playing in the challenge at Jo's Funday Friday challenges :)
    Tina DT

  29. Cute Card Thannx For Playing With Us At Robyn's Fetish Challenge This Week
    Sherry @ RF DT

  30. A very striking design, Hazel! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


  31. this is such a bright summery card! i love how nicely all the stamped elements pop against the background and i love the dimension of the flowers. thank you so much for playing along with us at penny black and more.

  32. Beautifulcreation! Colours are wonderful! I love background and details!
    Thanks for playing at Card Mania Challenge.

  33. Brilliant card!
    Thanks for joining us over at That Craft Place Challenge!
    Sandra (DT)

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  35. Very nice! Beautiful colours and so much details and techniques! I like it very much


  36. it acard? i thought it was a canvas. very nice thanks for sharing on craft and smash :D

  37. Wonderful card! Thank you for joining us at Scrapper's Delights. Maria


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