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Dazzling Diva Challenge #68


Isn’t that picture beautiful? Makes me want to get out my cake stands and have afternoon tea. Here’s my take on it 


It’s a play on ‘hang in there’- with the frame hanging on the card. The frame was fun to make using Golden Glimmer craft metal

  I’ve simply stamped using Black Stazon onto the metal using a new set from the stamp company ‘The Ton’ using this Vintage Frames set 

Vintage Frames

It’s a larger set and I loved the ornate frame. I simply started pushing an embossing tool into the metal where I wanted it raised, then turned the metal over, and pushed out the metal where the marks where showing on the reverse. 

It makes for a fun effect and certainly gives bags of dimension! 

If you fancy playing with us- you have until next Tuesday and please use the photo as an inspiration point. You don’t need to own craft metal but obviously, if you join in and win, then you’d get to spend the voucher and have your very own stash. Link up your card here  

Well, I’ve walkies to do, so better hop to it. I’d much rather be sleeping on the sofa though…like that was even an option. I’m busy doing a commission for Crafts Beautiful right now, and I need to get it finished! 

See you when I’ve come back from the dog barking at every living thing! x

March 25, 2015 at 2:45 pm 7 comments

Dazzling Diva Challenge #57

Hey! A new year..a new challenge. I’ve not half struggled getting back into the swing of it all. Wednesday means the challenge is up..and it’s this inspirational photo.
I went a little mad!
To make this I’ve used Golden Glimmer, and used a file from the Silhouette online shop.

Golden GlimmerIt took a little while to construct. First I cut out the Glimmer Gold with my Silhouette Cameo. I then backed it with some acetate to give the front of the card some stability. I traced some similar sized circles so I could create a back piece for the shaker part. For the stamping I’ve used some Winnie & Walter stamp sets; The Big, The Bold & You and Big, Bang, Bling.

I stamped the sequins and the sentiment before adding foam pads around the outside. Sprinkle in some glitter, mini-beads and sequins and stick it to the back of the inside of the clock. Then I simply cut out the outline of the shape in black cardstock and attached it to the top of the clock so the card could stand up.
photo 5
I used my new light tent that I got for my Birthday- and despite it only being an iphone and I’ve still got to tweak the set-up, it’s not done badly considering it was pitch black outside.

Back to the challenge!challengepicDo join’s simply an inspirational challenge- whatever inspires you from the picture. Link up here– it would be great to see how you can use metal craft sheets, but it’s not a requirement. Just add the tag Dazzling Diva Challenge #57 if you’re linking up from an online photo gallery or simply link up your blog. There’s a $15 voucher up for grabs- so get creating.


Winnie and Walter are having a big Birthday bash over at their blog here
I’ve added this into the sketch challenge.
See the circles and the two banner shapes- they look a little like clock hands don’t they!!!

I’ll be back soon xx

January 7, 2015 at 3:04 pm 10 comments

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