Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Anything Goes.

It's Wednesday and time for a new challenge theme at Scrapbook Sisters.


I'm not sure what you'd call this kind of card, it's very different for me but I so enjoyed making it.




Apart from the dragon fly, all of the images are from free clip art from Graphics Fairy, I just fussy cut them out, slightly shaped them and distressed them using TH. ink pads. I added plasterers  Scrim tape to the right side of the card front,embossed and distressed a tag and got out my stapler to add the lace and ribbon. I used a pattern makers tool to pierce 2 rows of holes down the edge and placed all of the elements including the handmade flower using pinflair gel. 



 One of those cheap date stamps was perfect to add the recipients birthday to the papers. I am so going to make more cards in this style, I love it!

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-

Frilly And Funky, Texture,
Papercraft Star, Embossing,
PTT74, Anything goes,
Crafty Cardmakers 71, Create flowers,
Incy Wincy, Anything goes,
Make it Monday Kraft, Anything goes,
Pile It On 26, Make your own embellishment,
Quirky Crafts 13, Handmade flowers and ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x


22 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

ooh its so shabby chic... i love all the different dressmaking elements too
Lisa x

Sally said...

Love it Julie....love the date stamp...such a good idea.
Hope you are ok.
Hugs Sally xxx

Spyder said...

Julie this is fantastic, I love it! Super card and such a great advert for freebies too!! Thank you so much for joining Quirky Crafts this challenge!!
((lyn))
Ps...If I have or can find your email, I'll add your card for you!
(Lyn)

Spyder said...

Me again, sorry I can't find an email for you. I can only add your card to the challenge if you send it to me.

(Lyn)
dragonsmoore [at] googlemail [dot] com

Josephine said...

Fabulous - love the texture!

Thanks for joining the 'make your own flowers' challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.

Adrian said...

Very nice card, thanks for joining us @ CTO Birthday Challenge!

Chris said...

Love this card, Julie! You certainly should make more in this style, you do it so beautifully! Thanks for making me laugh this evening, just what I needed!
Chris
xx

Linda R said...

What a wonderful card my friend. I love all the layering.. I just love using images from graphic fairies..

Hugs~

coops said...

so stunning julie.i love the gorgeous vintage images and design ;D

xx coops xx

sarah-Jane said...

Fantastic card. I love it. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
Sarah-Jane xx

Sylvia said...

Hi Julie, this is a fantastic card. For someone who wasn't sure about this you did a fabulous job, love the embossed tag! Thanks for joining us this week for the "Anniversary Challenges" at the Papercraft Star!Hope you will do all the challenges this week, I look forward to seeing what you can do with the "Cool Drink" challenge.

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Spyder said...

Well done Julie, so glad you found Mr Frog!!

Caro said...

Wonderful vintage feel to this! Gorgeous flower! Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog

♥Jan♥ said...

The sewing machine must have been tough to fussy cut, wow ! AND I was just crazy about the date stamp, I have one of those and now wonder why I haven't used it the same way. Great Idea !! I am so glad you joined us this week for our Papercraft Star anniversary !!

Dorcas said...

THis is so cool, Julie!! Thanks so much for sharing your project with us at The Kraft Journal ;)

Nancy in Iowa said...

I so love the 'shabby chic' of this card! I long to learn the technique - I try and try and end up with either too much or too little...I can't get the hang of it! But I LOVE the look. Using the staples - genius! You sent me scrambling to the 'google' - had to look up scrim tape and pinflair glue! I feel so smarty now! The tape on there fab! I must go to the hardware store now! I will be looking at the 'man' stuff with much more appreciation!

Sleepy Stamper said...

What a great card! I love the collage look to it along with all the great textures! Thank you for joining us for the "embossing" challenge during our Anniversary week over at the Papercraft Star!

Anitra

Jack said...

Stunning card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

Chris said...

this is "sew" pretty. I love all those sewing elements.
thanks for playing with us at Pile It ON.

Dilsaver Designs said...

Love the embossing with all the fun sewing details, really great! Thanks so much for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Happy Birthday" Challenge :)

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Taking a peak further at your Blog, love this creation ! All the elements are wonderful together for a Vintage feel :) Shirleyx