Thursday 2 November 2023

C.R.A.F.T. #696 GDT - Anything Goes

Hi everyone, Today I have a bit of exciting news to share. I was delighted to be asked to be a Guest Designer over at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge for the month of November - so that is the next 5 Thursdays starting today! 

This week's challenge is nice and easy as the theme is

*** Anything Goes ***

There are 2 fabulous sponsors for the challenge this week:

is offering one lucky winner a $20 gift voucher


is offering another winner 3 digi images of their choice.

Here is my GDT card for this week.

I decided to have a little play with another stamp set I acquired in the recent AALL & Create sale - “Friendship Florals”. I created a smoosh background with 3 colours of Distress Oxide ink, then stamped the focal flower and birds in Nocturne Versafine Clair. I added some background stamping of motivational words from another new-to-me set “Background Noise” using 2nd generation Warm Breeze VFC, and a little stencilling using Brilliance white pearlescent ink. I stamped the flower again onto separate card, coloured with watered down Elements inks then fussy cut and attached. I stamped a sentiment onto separate card, cut out, edged in black and attached, then edged the finished piece and matted onto black card stock and a card blank.

Stamps: AALL & Create #648 Friendship Florals, #457 Background Noise; Pink Frog Typewriter Sentiments;
Media: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks (Salvaged Patina, Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers); Lavinia Elements inks (Sundance, Sahara, Russet Orange, Lime Punch, Olive),; Versafine Clair (Nocturne, Warm Breeze); Brilliance Pearlescent ink (Moonlight White); gel pen (white);
Tools: Visible Image stencil - Halftone.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Beautiful Blossoms #10 2022 - Anything Floral Goes
Birthstone Challenges #6 - Topaz and Turquoise

Love to Craft #77 - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap #164 - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash #508 - Colour Challenge (use at least 3 colours from the mood board)
(I have used all the colours except far right) - TOP 3

Use Your Stuff #496 - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Word Art Wednesday #619/620 - Anything Goes (6th entry)

We hope you can join in with the challenge this week - please do pop over to the C.RA.F.T. Challenge blog to see the fabulous inspiration from the Design Team and to link up your entry.

Take care and thanks for visiting.


Linby said...

I just got this set too, not used it yet! You've made a beautiful colourful card.

Sarn said...

What a gorgeous card. Love the colours used and all the pretty stamping. Congrats on your GDT spot xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Pauline congrats on your GDT and what a beautiful creation loving the colours and the image a super make
lorraine x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

So very beautiful Pauline. I love how you used the colours, a gorgeous background too.
Faith x

crafty-stamper said...

Congrats on your GDT month,great background and love the beautiful sunflower.
Carol x
Thank you for joining us at Birthstone Challenges
Carol DT x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Pauline, love the sunflower.
Congratulations on your GDT spot too.
Lorraine x

cass said...

Wonderful card, great colours. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Café this month for our Flowers challenge.

dj said...

Beautiful collage card...I am a sucker for collage cards. I used to make them all the time back in the day but have drifted away from this style...thanks for the inspiration to create some more of this type of card!! Way to go shopping your stash!! Thanks for playing along with our fall color challenge. Your collage perfectly displays our color combo. Deb Horst, DT #SOS508

Ellibelle said...

Congrats on your guest DT spot! So well deserved!
Your card is so beautiful with that gorgeous sunflower and great script background! How great that you got that set on sale, it was one of the first sets I bought from them (from a US stockist) and paid full price for it. But it was worth it anyway!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Congratulations on your GDT spot Pauline, very well deserved.
This is a fabulous card, love the background and this super sunflower image.

Barbara Godden said...

What a pretty sunflower card, love the smooshed background and the added soft stamping and stenciling. The addition of the three birds is perfect. Thanks for playing along with the colour challenge at Shopping Our Stash.

stampinwithanita said...

I love a good mixed card and your is no exception! Colors work so well together. Thanks for joining us at The Beautiful Blossoms Challenge this month!

Jinny said...

Gorgeous card! Love your color choice and all the wonderful stamping. Thank you for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe, and I hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Jinny

Donna Walls said...

I love this mixed media card! The colors and images are just lovely, Thanks for joining us at The Beautiful Blossoms Challenge.
Donna xx
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