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Saturday, 13 October 2012

Emergency Crafters DT card -

Good Morning my crafty blog friends,

How are you all? I've missed you these last few days...I've been very busy papercrafting almost every waking hour that I haven't been in work, but all my projects have been for commissions and design teams! The commissions I only put on here after the recipient would have had the card, so I can't show any of them yet.

I can however now share my design team card for the new Emergency Crafters challenge, which is a card recipe using one element from each of these categories: glitter or gems,ribbon or flowers, die-cut or sentiment and this is my card...

This is the first time in ages I have used an A5 card blank, I much prefer to work with square cards, but somehow this size fitted the design. I covered the card front with 'midnight' blue card. Then I embossed some of the lovely coconut white card using a polka dot 'That Special Touch of...' mask. This card was trimmed to create a layer and the rest was die cut using two sizes of Spellbinders Labels Four Small. For the bottom edge of the first layer I used a Martha Stewart punch. Then using the same card (al this was from one sheet of A4) I die cut one of the butterflies from the Spellbinders 'Papillons' set. I cut the card and a piece of wax paper at the same time and used this as the bottom layer.

If you live near a 'Kitchens' store, do try a roll of their wax wrap for your more intricate dies, not only does it make them easier to pop, but the wrap itself has a lovely texture and  can easily be used instead of vellum.

To finish off I inked the edges of all the white layers with broken china distress ink and added ribbon and gems.

So the elements I used from the recipe are: gems, ribbon and die-cuts. This is a really fun challenge, we do actually look at all the entries and choose a winner (though thankfully I'm not involved in that part!) and there is  a prize to be had, so why not hop over to Emergency Crafters and  have a go? 

Before I go, Amy and I delivered another workshop on Thursday usual I have a few photos but haven't had a chance to upload them yet...will do so tomorrow!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Carole X


  1. Hi Carole, I have not entered a challenge yet but feel I am confident enough now to submit an entry soon. Your card is lovely, clean and simple, love it.

    Wilma x x

  2. Hi Carole,
    wonderful card. Love the blue such a wonderful colour, and of course your wonderful butterfly. Will try and make a card for the challenge.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  3. Good Morning Carol,
    Yet another stunning card. clean, simple and very effective.
    Have a Great Day

    Patricia x

  4. Morning Carol, this is beautiful! I finally bought the butterfly dies and I love them also! You have been a very busy lady, wish I could say the same! Our computer is broken at the moment, so unable to upload the photos of my recent cards and do some posts. Hopefully it will be back soon!x

  5. Have missed you too Carole but what a lovely card for us to see today. I adore butterflies so this one really appeals to me, love it! Hope you are having sunshine in Yate today, love Christine H xx

  6. Hi Carole, a really lovely card. Obviously very careful positioning helped to get so much out of your A4 card stock. The blue and white are really pretty together. Love from Christine x

  7. This is a real beauty Carole, love the texture, the colours and the design is wonderful. Thank you for sharing it. Crafty hugs, Anne x

  8. It is so true that some designs suit a particular size of card Carole. This one is lovely and I love the colours that little bit of blue on the dies is amazing. It really makes the card ping.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx