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Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Emergency Crafters DT Card - Tuesday 21st August

Hello Blog friends,

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments yesterday, I really appreciate them all.

The new Emergency Crafters challenge is now live and the theme is Tea and Cake, so why not join in? 

For my DT card, I've used an LOTV stamp which I coloured with Flexmarkers for a change.  I didn't want it to be too bright and my Flexmarkers give quite a muted tone. I covered a 6x6 card blank with some floral paper from stash and inked around the edges with Spun Sugar distress ink, then I added some lace across the centre. To keep a 'vintage' style, I die cut the image using Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Ovals, again shaded at the edges with Spun Sugar (well seems rather apt with cupcakes!).

Next I took a length of lace and stuck it to the back of the die. This lace was such a find; I paid £5 at a vintage fair for a really massive reel and it is really good quality lace.

 It struck me the other day that I never mention what adhesives I use...well for most things there is nothing that comes close to Cosmic Shimmer 'dries clear', I don't know how they do it, but the grab is so quick and the longevity - well nothing I've made with it has fallen apart so far! If I want my card or image to be raised and give it some depth, then I will use Pinflair, another fantastic glue.

Back to the card: I ruched the lace a little and also made a twisted bow from a little off cut, then I added some paper flowers and a button tied with bakers twine.

Why  not have a go at this challenge, this time it's sponsored by Joanna Sheen and there are prizes!

Follow this link to Emergency Crafters

Thanks for stopping by!
Carole X


  1. Morning Carol, such a pretty card and everything works so well together, lovely pastel colours and that lace, yea what a find well done you! Good luck with the competition and have a lovely day. Love Christine H xx

  2. Hi Carole,
    very pretty card today. My favourite colour pink too. I love that stamp you have used. Very versatile stamp to have. Me sees a purchase coming on. LOL. Will try and join in the challenge. Good luck everyone if you are joining in too.
    Have a great crafty day everyone.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  3. Hi Carole, your card is just sooo beautiful, I love the muted tones and that gorgeous lace - what a great find that was! I use Cosmic Shimmer dried clear glue too, like you I have not found anything else that 'grabs' so quickly. Hope the challenge goes well. Crafty hugs, Anne x

  4. Wow, great lace. Don't you just love a bargain? I too like the muted, pastel tones of your card. Good luck. Love Christine x

  5. This is a really pretty design Carole. Like the paler shades - very apt for the cakes and the lace. You certainly have any eye for a great bargain there.

    Hugs Sue P xxx

  6. Carole this is so lovely what a fab stamp and such pretty colours well done . Loved looking at the photo's of your little hens , lacey is my fav . Hugs Elaine

  7. Fabulous and so inviting. Beautiful lace, bargains like this are such a wonderful way to build up craft stash and when its with quality items like this you get home and wish they had had loads more or you'd bought more! Hope you've had a good day Hugs Linda xx

  8. What a lovely card Carole. Love the vintage detail and the image is soo pretty.

    Mel X