Friday, July 15, 2011

Cards n Craft combo

Usually when I'm making a card I try to use embellishments I've made myself to give a more personal feel to the card. Sometimes this might result in a slightly overdone weird card but at least its different!

This card combines several different crafts: embroidery, crochet, stamping (with chalking) and a bit of jewellery-making.
The background is made with a Hero Arts block stamp using Versamark ink and chalking.  The Lace mat is a crochet doiley I made; the lace corners are my own Snippets available here while the beautiful cameo comes from Irish Findings Etsy shop The little bead dangle is made from my recycled jewellery stash.

This card fits several challenges...
Craftyindividuals use Cream+Brown+Pink
Moving along with the Times "Favourite Things"  one of my favourite things is Lace!
Oldiebutagoldie No 23 Lace and Ribbon (ribbon flowers and the stamp is one I have had since 2008)
The Crafty Pad - "Lots of Texture"

So go on why not try making an embellie and adding it to your crafty projects?
Geraldine x


  1. love your cards Geraldine because they are so YOU.. and different to the rest .. your embellies are wonderful.. so much so i have all mine in a box .. as i don't like to use them and give them away lol.. i hope you got my little thank you email for my beautiful card and gift
    Lisa x

  2. Wow! So many elements to this! It is amazing! Love this and how you have combined to many things into it! Just delicious! Thanks for playing with us at The Crafty Pad :)

  3. This is just PERFECT for our TEXTURES challenge at THE CRAFTY PAD this week! I am really pleased you shared your project with us. Thanks for playing. :-D

  4. This is a wonderful creation , thanks for joining us at OLDIE BUT A GOODIE Challenge and good luck!


  5. I think its fab hun, I love all your different embellishments!

    Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  6. Oh WOW this is soooo creative, I couldn't bear to part with something so lush!

    Thanks for sharing your card and your favourites this week at MAWTT and good luck with the challenge
    and aslo at Oldie But A Goodie for our Ribbon And Lace

    Hugs Laurie x

  7. Thanks for joining our challenge Oldie But A Goodie with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x


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