Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Fan-tastic Tuesday 59: anything goes with a twist: monochrome

This is my design card for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 59 using Stitchy Bear whispering trees, an image kindly supplied by the sponsor. Please click on the challenge link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and we would love you to join in with your monochromatic entries.

This is one of those cards that I almost wished I hadn't started, but the further I went the more I felt I should persevere - it's by no means perfect, but I tried my best! The lovely image with sentiment is Stitchy Bear's whispering trees, kindly supplied by the sponsor of Fan-tastic Tuesday 59 - I changed the colour of the black and white image into brown and white in Publisher and cut out with one of the Spellbinder marvellous square ties run through the eBosser (such an improvement to cut since I bought the additional metal adapter). Having cut a grid using my Scan n Cut when I first got it - I was just experimenting with it - more information here - having found an svg file on Birds Cards and then used Scan n Cut canvas to convert. I made life more difficult to myself than I needed to because I cut a square out of the middle of the lattice, thinking the die cut would fit into it, but it didn't quite, so I had to cover the hole with the die cut instead, which by then I'd already stuck on to the offcut of paper used for the background. With a bit of lifting at the edges I got there in the end. By this stage I was all for abandoning it and starting again, but tbh I hadn't got the heart to do so.

The corner pieces and spotted flowers were from Hobbycraft and the burlap flowers from Poundland.

This is also for:

Creative cutting 41: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday challenge: get crafty and use kraft
Eclectic ellapu October: flowers
Card and scrap 84:flowers
Crafty cardmakers 126: cut it out 
Facebook Stitchy Bear challenge: anything goes with a Stitchy Bear product
The sailing pineapple 20: newsprint/wording/sentiment/quotation
Daring cardmakers: sentimental
The pink elephant: anything goes


  1. i love how this came out- you are too hard on yourself. I love the textures and layers!! thank you for playing a long with us at simon says stamp!

  2. wawwww så super flot ♥

    10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

    knuzzzz ♥

  3. Oh wow Hazel this is So pretty!

  4. Beautiful wording on a beautiful card. Thank you for linking up to The Sailing Pineapple x

  5. This is so beautifully elegant!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More!

  6. Hi Hazel, your card is stunningly elegant, beautiful images and sentiment, hugs Kate x

  7. Beautiful card, very elegant with wonderful texture and layering. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More!

  8. Looks great in the mono scheme and all the different textues work well for interest - I think it turned out just fine and dandy, despite the struggles!

  9. Just lovely! So glad you kept at it and shared it with all of us. Thanks for joining us for "Anything Goes" over at Creative Cutting Challenge.
    DT Leader

  10. This turned out awesome, Hazel! I love all these details...thanks for joining us at The Pink Elephant this week xoxoxo

  11. very pretty.

    thanks for playing with us at card and scraps

  12. very pretty.

    thanks for playing with us at card and scraps


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