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Friday, 25 January 2013

Artful Times Challenge: Time - Friday 25th January

Good Morning friends,

I've just been catching up on all your lovely blogs from yesterday..I didn't get online for long as I wasn't feeling too brilliant..nothing contagious! From when I was a child up to about 30, the sports I indulged in were pretty physical - horse-riding and ice hockey. My dad's fault, growing up in Canada riding horses and playing hockey were part of his life and it rubbed off on me! But these sports bring with them the risk of injury and I had a pretty bad fall from a horse, resulting in a  back injury when I was a teenager..undeterred I carried on, but every now and then my back tells me it's had enough and I have to rest...unfortunately sitting at a desk or computer makes it worse..but hey-ho it's been bugging me all week and is much better today, so 'back' to a bit of crafting!

I have made this little ATC for the challenge over at Neet and Von's Challenge Blog  Artful click on the link for all the details!

This fortnight's challenge is to create an ATC with the theme of 'TIME', it's been so long since I made an ATC and it was fun..this is my project....

I started with black card and stamped the Roman Numerals randomly using Versamark, then I embossed in gold. 

Then I stamped the clock faces, chain  and My Time on separate card and cut out. I secured the clock faces with 3D pads to make them stand out from the card and also added a brad through the centre.I wanted the chain to link the clocks to the quote so a fixed this around the edge with Cosmic Shimmer dries I started the week with a clock and now I've finished 'on time' as well - how about that?

Materials used:

Roman Numerals Stamp: Indigo Blu
Small Clock Face stamp: DoCrafts Chronology (free with magazine)
Large Clock Face stamp: Teresa Collins
My Time stamp: Paperartsy
Black card, gold embossing powder, versamark ink

Thanks for stopping by!
Carole X


  1. Great little ATC Carole. I just love those clock faces. Christine

  2. Lovely ATC Carole..something I haven't made for a long all the clock faces...


  3. Lovely ATC Carole, the embossing stands out well against the black background. I enjoyed entering this challenge too as I have not made an ATC for ages either - it is so much fun doing little pieces like this. Hugs, Anne x

  4. Good morning Carol, hope the pain is a bit better today.
    I know all about back trouble unfortunately this weather does not help. I know people say its an old wives tale that the weather effects the old bones but I find it certainlÅ· effects mine.
    I love this and the fact you have got all that on an ATC is fantastic. The black and gold is very effective.
    Snow has been on here since 7.30am and still falling

    Patricia. XX

  5. Hi Carole - hope you are a little easier today! I really like this card and love the look of texture on the embossing. Really great and the colours look brilliant together.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx

  6. Lovely ATC Carole, Hope your back is much better now. Look after yourself, don't try too do much too soon.

  7. Love the dark and richness, also such great detail. Hope your back continues to improve. xx Flora

  8. Hi Carole,
    wonderful ATC. The design is fabulous. I do love black and gold. Those Roman numerals stamp is fantastic.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  9. So glad you finished well ahead of time Carole. Gave us a chance to see your beautiful ATC in all its glory. Love the gold embossing on the dark background. Also love the way you have linked so many elements of 'time' together.
    Thanks for joining us at Artful Times,
    Hugs, Neet xx

  10. Lovely project. Hope you are ok. Now then, are you going to have a rest and come to my virtual birthday party? Guess what my present is... jenxxx

  11. Morning Carole

    I love the gold embossing on the dark background. It makes for a very luxurious ATC. Great theme too.

    Have a great weekend.

    Love Jules xx

  12. Always a classy combination black and gold :) Super ATC and thank you for sharing with us at Artful Times
    Von ☺

  13. Lovely ATC Carole. Really like the gold on the black!x

  14. Lovely ATC the back & gold is fabulous. Hugs Sandra X