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Monday 4 April 2011

Challenge #43 A Recipe

Hellooooooo!  Welcome back for another challenge at Crafty Cardmakers!  First we'd like to thank you for your fab entries to Melly's "Special Birthday" challenge, the winners will be announced in our round up post in a couple of weeks. 

Just a quick reminder that we now have a maximum of combining with 9 other challenges here although you can now enter as many times as you like so please take time to read the rules which are above! 

Our next challenge for you is a Recipe by Dee.  Dee would like you to...

Use Yellow as your MAIN COLOUR
Add Ribbon
Use Stitching Faux or real
Use Rhinestones/Gems

We are kindly sponsored for this challenge by The Stampman (and Lady of course!) who are ofering the winner a £10 voucher for their store, you can spend this online, in the shop or if you're lucky enough to see them at a show!  They have a ton of items in store and one of their newest are their FRAMIE STAMPS which are designed to fit exactly into Nestabilites with many more coming in you need to check these out!

Over to the team now, thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the challenge!

Dee Hello everyone, I'm hosting the challenge this week and it is a recipe. Use Yellow as the main color and these three embellishments, ribbon,stitching(real or faux) and rhinestones. I thought for this time of year yellow would be perfect. I love this card, it came together very nicely. I started with 2 shape bases that I cut with my Cricut and then layered it in a darker shade of yellow. I pierced and faux stitched around the outside shape with black pen. I stamped and clear embossed the darker shape with a background stamp. I inked up some word paper with yellow and then die cut with a scallop square and attached to front of card and stitched up and down three times over the left two squares. To finish off I added some ribbon, embellishments, and a sentiment.

A lovely spring challenge from Dee, I made this tag, to send to a poorly friend. Poppy seed head stamp is from Elusive Images the ingredients in the recipe are Mainly yellow - Mustard Seed with a touch of wild Honey TH distress inks. Ribbons to tie the tag. Stitching, on a piece of Mulbery paper in the lower corner and finally rhinestones make the dragonfly's head, body and tail. The image in the corner hopefully represents the top of a poppy seed head, made by stamping a flower, gold EP applied, onto vellum.


Materials used:
Yellow background paper - Martha Stewart
Pearl Bazzil - American Crafts
Brown jacquard paper - from stash
Punches - Martha Stewart
Leaves - Sizzix
Flower - Prima
Mottos on bookmarks - K&Co.
The image is, clearly, Magnolia Tilda holding a bee and I coloured her with my lovely Copics - the bee's wings are Stickled!


all papers for this are just out of my stash don't know what make they are think they were qvc kit

the large butterfly sizzix die cut 3 times in patterned vellum pearls for body. small butterflies are martha stewart punches again in vellum with rhinestones down centre orange ribbon doodlebug. yellow ribbon from stash. also used some faux stitching all around edge of butterfly mat. sentiment from dawn bibby kit

The lovely daffodils on this card were drawn by Eiglas I found them on her blog and for a mainly yellow card thought they were just the thing. I coloured them with my promarkers and cut them out. The paper is an old kit from Create and Craft but which one I don't remember. I punched the mat with a punch around the page set and created some faux stitching using a template I borrowed from a friend. I added some ribbon around the planter, a MS butterfly punch coloured with a metallic Sakura pen and some adhesive stones.

I wasn't sure what I wanted to do for this one so I had a flick through my stash of digi stamps I've got printed out for rainy days and this one by Pink Cat Studio appealed as the challenge is to use yellow and she'd suit yellow.  I've coloured with promarkers then used a brush to add some glue onto the flowers and sprinkled with glamour dust (aka ultra fine crystal glitter)  I added faux stitching with an orange sakura souffle pen and airbrushed the centre of the flowers with yellow promarker which I think makes them look like fried eggs so I might alter that lol!


I have decided to do a tag this time, using Sir T!m Holtz dies, I then dunked them in inkadinks and then a layer of distress inks on them. Added some yellow ribbon along the side, some Rinestones and the faux stitching around the edge ( I cant use a machine at all !!) The sentiments are Sir T!ms Vintage market letter dies.

I really enjoyed this challenge, although i was a little dubious about the stitching part. I generally do faux stitching but from now on I will get the machine out. I used a Tilda stamp and coloured her with Promarkers & Derwent pencils. The papers are a real mish mash as I don't usually yellow so had to have a rummage for them. Added a Martha Steart punched border and some ribbon and then added some Nellie Snellen punched flowers, some large gems and a craftwork cards sentiment.


this is wallet card really easy to do just uses 1 piece of card too. I used a LOTV stamp for main image cut it out with nesties the papers are from my own stash I have them a while so don't know who they're by sorry (**Vix also used the same papers and I believe they are papermania lol!) added some rhinestones to corners (pearly ones) and some yellow ribbon and a bit of faux stitching.

For this wee challenge I inked up one of my new stamps that I got for my Birthday and coloured with promarkers! Following a wee sketch I used my yummy Basic Grey papers adding faux stitching round the edges of the layers. The ribbon is stitched through the middle to ruffle it using gold metallic thread. I added gems, flowers and stickles to finish the card.

I made a background image using two digis from Make It Crafty and also printed separately a Mo Manning image called Lacie. I coloured each in with Inktense Watercolour Pencils and layered the finished image onto a piece of DCWV scalloped textured paper which I had first inked with Mustard Seed DI and edged with Dried Marigold DI. I Used the waste from a nestie punch out to form a frame which I placed over the image. I went around the edge of the frame with a lovely stitching stamp which I had forgotten I had (thanks for the reminder Vix!) in Wild Honey. I made some flowers using primas, which I edged with Dried Marigold DT and some ribbon made into bows with a daffodil in the centre, again using Dried Marigold to bring out the centre of the daff. I stuck Lacie on the swing, and voila!

I decided to try out something different for this card, and try my first triple twisted easel! It wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be, but is soooo effective don't you think? I used a Sweet Pea Stamp Jennifer Nilsson's Daisy Flower Fairy coloured with promarkers for the image and embellished with flowers coloured with promarkers to match. A few rhinestones and a ribbon and here it is.

For the recipe challenge of Mainly yellow, stitching, rhinestones and ribbon I have chosen an image of a Sunflower as it is one of my favourite flowers, they make you so happy just to look at them and of course yellow is a happy colour too. I have coloured with Promarkers, added different shades of yellow paper and faux stitching on each layer. The fabric flowers are from a spray I bought at Poundland, ribbon, button and sentiment from stash. Added 2 small yellow gems to sentiment as a finishing touch.


  1. Thank you so much for the challenge and inspiration!


  2. Great DT work and a great challenge, thank you. Teresa xx

  3. Great challenge! Love all the beautiful samples :)


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