Saturday, 18 February 2012

Another Free & Easy Allsorts Week

Good morning. It's Saturday again so that means it's time for another new challenge at

except that it's not a new challenge as we are sticking with our


theme but we do have some new inspiration for :o)

Our sponsor this week is 
4 images of winners choice
and Ruth is offering 1 lucky winner 
4 images of their choice 

Here's what I decided to make this week:

I recently treated myself to some Ink Dusters and have been itching to get inky with them - I usually use the blending tool and I have to say I quite like the effect from the dusters - it somehow seems a little softer and blends a little easier :o)
I started with embossing a 5"x5" square piece of linen effect textured card using Creative Expressions 'Delicate' Mask. 
Then I used Martha Stewart 'Cherish' PATP and inked with Dusty Concorde Distress Ink
This was mat and layered onto a larger piece of cardstock that I rounded the corners of and attached to a co-ordinating basecard.

I die cut a frame using Spellbinders Labels 1 and Plain Squares and used foam pads to give it some dimension. The sentiment - part of a set from TPC Studio 'Floral Collage' was stamped onto a smaller Labels 1 and heat embossed with clear EP and then inked with Dusty Concorde with a few adhesive pearls added.
To finish I added a few velvet rolled roses to the corner - which on the photos they look a strange blue colour and look like they don't match - but IRL they are Lilac and tone in perfectly - how strange!!!!!

I really enjoyed putting this card together - I hope you like it too :o)
Please pop over to the main challenge blog and take a look at the gorgeous inspiration from my lovely DT buddies - you won't be disappointed :o)
Hope you can find some time to join us this week - I'm looking forward to seeing what you all come up with.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Stamp Man - Texture
C.R.A.F.T - No Designer Papers
Cute Card Thursday - Flower Power
DRS Designs - Words Only (no image)
Dutch Dare - Distressing 
Sassy Cheryl's No Designer Paper
Anything Goes - Bingo (Make your own Flowers, Your Choice, Dies/Punches)
Crafty Cardmakers - Monochromatic 

Thanks for popping by.
Have a fabulous day.


brenda said...

A totally delightful card Debs and you already know that I love the sentiment.

Have a good weekend.

B x

Mary J said...

Stunning Debs! Gorgeous layering and amazing colour combo!

Hope you have a fabby weekend honey!

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun,this is just beautiful oh just love that sentiment Hun its gorgeous hugs Cherylxxxxx

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is beautiful.. i love the die cut frame - and i bet you will be hooked on those Ink dusters like me before long!
I use them in nearly every card - even just for edging
Lisa x

DesignerDiva said...

Love it Debs, beautiful sentiment and I'm lovin all the textures.
Have a fabulous weekend
Hugs Laurie x

Vicky said...

This is sooooooo beautiful sweetie, love it!!

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Nicola said...

Stunning card Debs, I love the design and attention to detail!
Have a lovely weekend
Hugs Nicola xxx

Shelia said...

This is such a lovely card. I really like the design and the soft colors you used. Thanks for playing along in the challenge at DRS Designs this week!

Sassy Cheryl said...

Beautiful embossing and I LOVE the layers. Gorgeous.
Thanks for playing in the No Design Papers challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's.

Claire said...

Just gorgeous hun and what a fabulous sentiment. Hugs, Claire x

Papercraft By Carole said...

Lovely card and sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!! Cxx

Karin said...

Wow, just beautiful! I love the layered frames and the soft color too! Thanks for playing along at DRS Designs!

clare said...

just hopped over from allsorts to say how much i like your card. the frames are fab and what a brilliant sentiment too. x

Sue said...

What a beautiful card!! I love your colors and how you put the square die inside the labels die!

Good luck in the DRS Designs contest! Thanks for playing!

Deb said...

Beautiful card!
Many thanks for joining in the
♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
this week! Have a great weekend ♥Debxx

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is Fabulous hugs pops x

Feebsy said...

Lovely card I really like the sentiment as the focal point and the embossing looks wonderful.

Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


Donna Mosley said...

Hi Debs, ooh! this is so beautiful. I love the gorgeous design and the inking looks amazing. So beautiful hun.

Donna x

Princess4Wiz said...

Lovely card! Thank you so much for joining in with the Monochrome Magic challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.

Beth. xxx

Pattie G said...

This is so pretty! I love your coloring and all of your added touches. Thanks for playing with us at Dutch Dare Card Challenge.
Pattie ♥

Fleur said...

This is so very beautiful Debs, the sentiment is perfect
Have a good weekend
BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

Mynnette said...

This is amazing! LOVE those rolled felt flowers--so pretty! Thanks for joining us at CCM! :)

J said...

The dusters do give a lovely soft effect, don't they? Your card is beautiful - thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


Donna said...

Wow Debs, absolutely stunning card hun, I love the beautiful layers and framed border...I always find Lilac so soothing to look at on cards lol! :) Donna ♥ x

Donna said...

Oops sorry Debs, I meant to answer your question about the circular sentiment on my baby card. I did a tut on my blog a while was done on an older version of word but it should give you the general idea and you could tweak it depending on which software you use on your PC. Here's the link for you... :) Donna ♥ x

Wishcraft said...

Beautiful card Debs! Fab inking, love the colour and gorgeous design :o)

Thanks for your message on my blog hun xx Lisa x

Sue said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Debs !! I Love the quote and the soft background - really pretty! The frames look amazing! It looks like a beautiful embroidery - it's a really stunning design!!
Hope you had a great weekend!
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

Pat said...

Hi Debs! What a stunning card!! Such beautiful papers and design! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sassy Cheryl's! Hugs. Pat Frank

Linda said...

Such a beautiful card.. love the sentiment.. very lovely work.. hugs, Linda

Michele Spera said...

wonderful job, Love the flowers! Thank you for joining us at CCT

Gaynor said...

Beautiful card, thank you so much for joining us at Anything goes, hope to see you again soon, Gaynor DT :)

Bettina L. said...

Wow this is beautiful. Love the colour scheme and design. Thanks for playing at Dutch Dare Card Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back thursday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Pam said...

Gorgeousness! I love the textured paper and colors.

carol said...

What a lovely creation,love the verse, thanks for sharing with CRAFT- no DP this week, good luck, x carol

Aunty Sue said...

stunning card and thanks for sharing with us at CRAFT this week hope to see you back next week

Adly said...

Such a nice and lovely artpiece! ♥ Joined the challenge, good one DT!

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Angela Weimer said...

A beautifully designed card. Lovely color choice too. Thanks for joining us in The Stamp Man challenge and have a great day. Angela

Chrissy D said...

Beautiful card, Debs! Love the floral spray and gorgeous details! Thank you for joining us in the DRS Designs Challenge!