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Monday, 26 March 2012

Time Flies

Ooo I have had a lovely weekend crafting away in my sunny conservatory - better than freezing my bits off during the colder months.  All I have to worry about now is my gorgeous stash of papers curling up in the heat, rather than all my metal stuff being too cold to handle! Lol.  At least I have my own space - I only waited 7 years!

Anyway, I must say a big thank you to all those bloggers out there who are kind enough to share their favourite challenges - there are so many to choose from and I am totally addicted.  I found this one on the blog of a very talented friend of mine and her card inspired me to have a go.  I am going to enter it into the 'Crafty Cardmakers blog challenge', which has a 'Time' theme.  Here's what I made ...

I love this particular set of stamps from Invoke Arts and use them loadz - I think they are great for making cards for guys which is why I chose the neutral colour tones.  I started with a  6x6" champagne card blank and added a layer of spotty paper which is inked around the edges with TH walnut stain distress ink for an aged effect.  The topper has several clock elements stamped using a masking technique and is also edged with the same distress ink.  I have added a brass timepiece as the main focal element which is enhanced with a pair of stamped wings to illustrate the wording (which is from the same stamp set) before finishing with a piece of brown satin ribbon.  The sentiment is cut using a Labels Four nestie and is also inked for effect.  Added embellishments include a couple of brass effect brads, brown organza ribbon and a brown button.  I am really pleased with how it turned out - hope you like it. Jx


  1. What a great card, as you say, perfect for those difficult men! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


  2. Like it I love it, it's not a cutie? Are you okay? I love the colour choice, and I'm really liking dotty paper at present. I am so pleased you are enjoying the blog challenges. Caz

  3. This is just stunning. Love it. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

  4. What fabulous card! Love all the time elements you've included.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

  5. what a fab card you are making some stunners lately Hugs Elaine

  6. Hi Jaybe, just found your blog.
    Fantastic card, love the time stamps. Thank you for joining the challenge at CCM .


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