Monday, 1 March 2010

Another sweet pea card & 9 Challenges!!

I am really loving my new stamps from Sweet Pea (chingchou kuiks fantasy art collection) Link in sidebar
I am entering this card into the following challenges.

Tuesday taggers - Gettin messy hands!
Simon Says stamp Challenge - Vintage with flowers
ABC challenge - O is for one paper
Cute Card Thursday - Ribbon Tastic
Colour Create Challenge - Red, Black & off White
Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge - Movies! Love actually (anniversary card)
Secret Crafter saturday challenge - Stitching ( top right corner)
Pile it on - Lucky me! ( lucky to have had these amazing stamps for my birthday)
Pollycraft Challenge - Distressing

My neighbour is always bringing envelopes home from work as they have a card section and all the spares just end up in the bin. I must have hundreds. Anyway I am always struggling for red papers so I put the envelopes to good use and made my own backing paper.
I took a red envelope stamped with papermania chatsworth vintage collection clear stamps and stayzon. Inked over the top with red ink to make it darker. Tore the edges and distressed with Tim Holtz ink Weathered wood. I was really pleased with the outcome.


gina g said...

Hi Caroline i see you got messy lol, gorgeous card love your papers. luv gina xx

xxNikkixx said...

Gorgeous card....thanks for joining us at Tuesday Taggers this week...hugs Nikki xx

Sue said...

absolutely stuning,really gorgeous colours...very striking :)

thank you for joining us at pollycraft


Sally H said...

Wow! This is wonderful! Thanks for sharing your creation and your messy fingers with us at TT this week!

Teresa said...

great card and it's fun to get messy sometimes.
Teresa xx

Emma said...

Stunning card, I love how you created the backing paper.
Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft & good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Faerielore said...

hey hun this card is gorgeous, love love love it !!!! these images is stunning and youve coloured her beautifully xxxx

Donna said...

Super sweet little card and fab stitching...thanks for playing along with us at SCSC this week :) Donna x

Kazabing said...

Wonderful card Donna, I was admiring the DP then - low & behold! - you had made then yourself - fantastic!

& well done on the messy hands. lol.


Becky said...

Wow! What a beautiful card, perfect distressing!!
Thanks so much for joining us at Pollycraft!
Love Becky xx

{Jane} said...


Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Rica said...

Fabulous card Caroline, just stunning......beautiful image, great work with the stamping, colouring and distressing and gorgeous details.
I thought you'd got a photograph of my hands there, I've permantently inky fingers lol.
Thanks for playing along with us at CC.
hugs Heather xx

Di said...

fabulous card love the image and your inky hands!!
thanks for joining C.C this week

Hugs Di xxx

Angela said...

Another beautiful card!! Hey your hands look like mine!! I always make a mess of my hands!! Looks like you are addicted to these Sweet Pea chin-chou stamps too!! I just love the paper!! This is just beautiful!!

Emma Lockley said...

Glad to see its not just me who ends up with more ink on my hands than on paper! I love the technique you have used, stunning

thanks for joining us this week for a pollycraft challenge, good luck
love emma xxx

Rosanne said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along at Pile It On!

Mina said...

gorgeous card Caroline, beautiful rich red and great idea to make the envelope too...thanks for joining in with the Colour Create challenge
Mina xxx

Stampin Mindy said...

Such a beautiful card, love the colors and the background! Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy!