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I started this blog in April 2012 so I could join Challenges. I am now on some design teams. I hope you like my cards. I started stamping in 1995 but my cards are still mostly cute.
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Monday, 18 July 2016

Ooh-la-la challenge - add texture

This is my second Guest designer card for July or Ooh-la-la challenge.  The theme this fortnight is add texture

I wiped blue distress ink over my craft mat and swirled white card into it   I then painted over it with Purple Iridescent Creative medium.
Added torn piece of paper from Ooh-la-la Shawn Jenkins collection.
When all was dry I embossed with Cuttlebug Birds and swirls embossing folder.
Printed precoloured image from Shawn Jenkins collection, cut out and layered on top.
Added white gesso, rick rack ribbon, flowers and brads and bird brad.
Layered all onto blue card.

Thank you so much to Pauline for having me as guest designer for July. 

I would like to add this to the following:

Country View challenges - have fun with circles

Crafting by Designs - anything goes

Crafting with an Attitude 17 - anything goes

Craft Rocket challenge 19 - anything goes

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper

Creative Artiste Mixed Media 16 - anything goes


  1. Absolutely beautiful card Margaret
    Hugs Julie xxx

  2. Love this Margaret - love your texture over the fabulous background

  3. Love the detailed technique you did here and the image is precious TFS Craft Rocket Ch Lis DT

  4. Such a sweet little card ! Thank you so much for joining us over at Country View Crafts !
    Corrie x

  5. Sweet Card.... Thank you so much for entering our challenge over at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog, we hope to see you join in again...

    Hugs Rhonda DT & Owner

  6. A lovely card Margaret. Barbxx

  7. Another pretty card Margaret. I love how you've created the background.....inspiring. Great to see your makes as our guest designer at OLL challenges. Hugs Wynn x

  8. What a fun card Margaret and perfect for our have fun with circles challenge over at Country view, thanks for joining us x
    Jane DT

  9. A wonderful card. You've created a very pretty background and the flowers and ric rac add lovely textures.
    Thank you for joining in with the July challenge "Anything Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media and good luck x


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