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Sunday, 22 April 2012

Livin' on the EDGE !!

No, I'm not talking about me (although sometimes.......)

It's the title for our challenge this week at THE CRAFTY PAD...


We would like to see you add some fancy edging or go out and off the edge of your project with your embellishments. Here's my card:

We have  Creative Craft World as our sponsor, with a prize of a £5 voucher to spend in their shop.

I used Kraft cardstock to create a twisted easel card (but as you can see instead of adding a panel to the twist, I decorated the triangular 'twist'.)

I used a Martha Stewart border punch to create some fancy edging, then inked it with TH ink. I also border-punched my papers, which are My Minds Eye 'Mabel' and added some lace (I stapled this on,) which I also distressed with the TH ink. The wonderful layered butterflies and verse are of course available from The Crafty Pad Designs.
 I changed the colour in word (there is a tute on how to do this over on The Crafty Pad Challenge blog,) then distressed them with ink, added some Glamour Dust and layered them up before adding them to the card (with 2/3 of them 'off/over the edge.') The verse was cut using x-cut dies and the edges inked, before some orangey gems were added.

The felt leaves were from The Works and I added a posh stick-pin that I made myself.

The card stopper is a tiny flower brad and two more of the felt leaves, which aren't too obtrusive but still work a treat.

I sent this through the post to a dear friend...I know it arrived and I hope it survived the RM ordeal and was in one piece (I haven't heard otherwise so I am hoping it did!!)

We do hope you will join us for this challenge, and don't forget, we have a monthly competition running alongside this one, where you can create using any theme, as long as you USE A CRAFTY PAD IMAGE.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Thanks for looking!


Catherine said...

This is beautiful, love those butterflies.....

Dawn said...

Love it Ali! Stunning Creation!
Dawn xx

cotnob said...

This is a stunning card Ali, I love it.

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Ali ali ali! OMG I just so love this! I can not tell you were out of your comfort zone at all! All your little details are just perfect and I am sure your friend loved it :)) Hope you are having a great time away :))

debbi taylor said...

This is a brilliant card! so many elements! well done and apologies as I thought I was following your blog and I wasn't - but I am now Debbi x

Sue said...

Wonderful details on your card, amazing and complicated looking card you have created but he effect is wonderful.
Thank you so very much for joining us this week at OCC.

laney said...

Gorgeous Ali!! thanks for joining us at That Craft Place this time hope you can join in again soon

Sharon said...

oh my! there is so much detail and pretties on this clever folded card! I love how you adhered the butterflies to make them look like they are flying!
very pretty and clever!
thank you for playing along with us @ OCC