Saturday, 26 February 2022

Allsorts Challenge #665

Good morning everyone,

Hope you are all ok this weekend after the awful storms at the start of the week. It's Saturday again already, so it's time for another weekly Allsorts Challenge. 

We are welcoming a new DT member this week - Dena (aka Stampin' Mim) .. so please pop over to her blog to view her fab creations. 

This week Lolo has chosen the theme although she is currently taking a break, and it is

Hand Coloured or Paper Pieced Image

We have 2 great prizes on offer: firstly this tonic studio die set from Coleman’s Craft Warehouse

and Ruth Hamilton Design is offering  3 digi images of the winner's choice from her online store

This week I have 2 cards to share - one for paper piecing, and a hand coloured image using an image from this week's prize donor Ruth Hamilton Design

For my first card, I decided to go with the paper piecing option, as it is something I don’t do very often. I stamped my image onto background card, plus three times onto co-ordinating patterned papers. I fussy cut one flower from each of the papers and adhered to my base image, and coloured the leaves with Promarkers. I then die cut the finished image using one of my new stitched square dies and sponged distress oxide inks around the edges. I covered the front of my base card with another piece of patterned paper, and matted the stitched panel onto it, then finished with a stamped sentiment, a small bow, and a mixture of various pink and green gems .  

As always the main picture doesn't capture the sparkle of the gems very well, so here is an angled pic.

Stamps: Woodware - Petal Trio; sentiment - Summer Meadow set free with card making magazine;
Media:  Versafine (Onyx); Promarkers; Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks (Rustic Wilderness, Twisted Citron);
Papers: LotV Nitwits - Perfect Pair;
Tools: stitched square die from Amazon;
Gems from my stash.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Addicted to Stamps and More #423 - Birthdays (2nd entry)
Country View Challenges (February) - Hearts and Flowers (2nd entry)
(You may ask where is the heart in this one … you need to look closely at the sentiment๐Ÿ˜€)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper (February) - Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Penny's Challenge #515 - Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Time Out #208 - 8th Birthday Challenge (2nd entry)

For my second card I have used a beautiful image by Ruth Hamilton Design called "Snowdrops".  I’m having a bit of a snowdrop moment just now as I really love them, and I noticed some in the garden for the first time yesterday ๐Ÿ˜€

Firstly I coloured my printed image with Promarkers, then I created a smoosh background on a separate piece of card using Distress Oxide ink, and stamped my background spring words using second generation stamping. I used my Lavinia hill and circle masks and more Distress Oxides to create my sun and grounding for the snowdrops, then fussy cut my image and adhered it to the background. I stamped my main sentiment in the corner, matted everything onto some pearlescent linen cardstock, attached twine and a heart shaped button, then finished with a few sparkly gems and holographic glitter on the snowdrop petals.

As always the camera doesn't really catch the glitter, so here is the angled shot.

Stamps: Ruth Hamilton Design - Snowdrops (digi); Lavinia - Spring Words; Penny Black - Spring Magic (2852C);
Media: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks (Salvaged Patina, Cracked Pistachio, Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers); Versafine (Onyx); Versafine Clair (Warm Breeze);
Twine, button and gems from my stash.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Ally’s Angels #55 - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Craft Challenges #8 2022 - Anything Goes with Colouring
Craft Rocket Challenges #89 - Sparkle/Bling (2nd entry)
Crafter's Cafe #282 - Make Your Own Background (3rd entry)
Crafts Galore Encore #96 - Anything Goes  (2nd entry)
Crafty Calendar (February) - Anything Goes (3rd entry)
Crafty Catz #584 - Anything Goes with option Flowers
Creatalicious #229 - Anything Goes with option Make Your Own Background
Creative Crafters #49 - Anything Goes
Digi Chooseday #8 2022 - Anything Goes
I ❤️ Promarkers #504 - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Pammie's Inky Pinkies #2208 - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Sweet Stampin’ - Girly but No Pink
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes (2nd entry)

Hope you can join us this week, and I look forward to seeing your entries. Don't forget to visit the challenge blog to see more fab inspiration from the rest of the team. Thanks for visiting.


Linby said...

Great paper piecing and your angled shot really does show the sparkle. Beautiful snowdrops and such a lovely background too.

Ilonka said...

I love your card, thanks for sharing it with us at the Craft Rocket Challenge Blog.
Hugs Ilonka DT

Sarn said...

LOVE both cards you've posted here Pauline. The paper pieced first card is great and I like the extra inking around the edges of your die cut piece too.

Love the inky background on your snowdrop card too. FAB!
Happy Saturday to you! xxx

Melanie R said...

What pretty colors on this spring Snowdrops card, Pauline! The twine with a heart is the perfect touch. Thank you for playing along with us at Double Trouble #104.

Ellibelle said...

Both are so beautiful, Pauline. The papers you used are so perfect for the paper piecing technique! But my favorite is your second card as I too love snowdrops and can't wait for them to bloom in my backyard. They don't grow here as abundantly as I remember them growing in Europe (at least not here in my area and I've never seen them in the wild here) so I had purchased a few bulbs online when we first moved into this house. They've spread a bit since then and it's always a happy time when they bloom :)

Creaine said...

Love this! Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
Ine DT Member

Donna Scholz said...

Pauline, I LOVE both your cards, but the ethereal feel of your snowdrop card is truly a work of art! Love the layering you did with your distress inks and stamping off. Thank you for sharing your card and creativity with us at Double Trouble for our "Hoodie Hoo" spring challenge!!! -Donna

Mervi said...

Lovely papers for paper piecing, pretty card, my fave is the monocromatic snowdrops card, so fabulous;-))m

Tee said...

Wow! Both cards are just stunning!

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Wow, both of your cards express our Hoodie-Hoo Spring theme and are beautiful. Love the piecing and love the background and techniques you used on your beautiful green floral card. Thanks for sharng with us at Double Trouble. Hope to see you back for future fun challenges.

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Great projects and lovely work here. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

Makira said...

๐Ÿ’š this! Such a beautiful card! Love all the layers. Thanks for playing along with the Spring theme at Double Trouble. Cheers, Crazy Cousin Makira

Francesca said...

Beautiful card but the snowdrops are wonderful, love the colours used and the background! Thanks for playing at Digi Choosday!

Jennifer said...

Wow Pauline, your paper pieced card is so pretty and feminine, and your second card is so pretty too. Your card-making has certainly taken a new direction since you have returned to creating, and you have really 'nailed' the mixed media and 'arty' techniques so well.
Thank you for your kind comments too. Jennifer. xx

Claudia's kaartjes said...

Awesome project. I love it. Thanks for entering your card at Penny's Paper crafty challenge
Superrrrrr je kaart. Echt tof. Leuk dat je meedoet met onze challenge bij Penny's Paper crafty challenge
DT Penny's Paper crafty challenge

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Both cards are gorgeous and I really love your inky background on the second one Pauline.

Ruth said...

Beautiful cards, Pauline! Thanks for making such a wonderful card with my snowdrops image!

Chris said...

So lovely, beautiful stamping and those soft delicate greens are perfect with the snowdrops. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' and at Crafty Catz.

Dena J said...

Two amazing cards! I love your paper piecing. It can be difficult to find just the right match for image and pattern. The snowdrop card is so lovely - you captured the freshness and delicate fragile flowers perfectly! -Dena J

Jill said...

Love the cards and great colors used!

Thanks for joining us at Gem of A Craft Challenge!

-Jill, Polkadoodles DT

Tiny Treasure Workshop

In The Dark Designs said...

Love Both of your cards! Great soft colors. Thank you for sharing your lovely project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” February Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!

brenda said...

As the saying goes, better late than never, two beautiful floral cards Pauline.

B x

Sheryl said...

I love the addition of the twine and wooden heart on this card - it is the perfect finishing touch.
Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door . Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Sheryl xx

Michelle said...

Beautiful cards! I love your attention to detail! I hope to see more of your creations again soon! Thanks for participating in A Gem of a Craft Challenge! ~Michelle, DT Polkadoodles

MaryV said...

Wonderful creation! Thanks for playing at Penny's Challenges.
Hugs xx

Helen said...

Two beautiful designs but I really like the paper pieced one.

Thanks for joining us at I Love Promarkers.

Helen x

Let's Art Journal said...

Beautiful cards! I love how you created those flowers and those tiny hearts on the papers are so pretty ๐Ÿ˜. Thanks so much for joining us at Country View Challenges! Hugs Jo x

flossbite said...

Wonderful cards. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

Billie A said...

Wonderful card. Great way to do the flowers. So glad you shared over at Crafty Catz, Colour Crazy.

Kellianne said...

These are so pretty! I love the design and style you used. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

Di said...

Two gorgeous cards Pauline. Lovely paper piecing and your snowdrops card is a real beauty as well!


Di xx said...

Wow stunning work love Alison x

Jane Savage said...

Gorgeous cards!
Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Gem of a Challenge! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things! xxx

Lee said...

Both your cards are absolutely Stunning in every way.I love the techniques you have used and thank you for sharing.x

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful creations! Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters. We hope to see you again.
~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

Jill V said...

Such pretty cards - I love the effect you created on the florals with the paper pieceing! Thanks so much for celebrating 8 years with us at TIME OUT!