Tuesday, 24 March 2015

A Cut Above at Papertake Weekly

Good afternoon my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you are well and those not I wish well soon.

I had a fabulous trip to the NEC on Saturday and it was great to spend some time with my lovely blogging buddy and bestest friend Claire.
It was also lovely to see our Dawny and have a chat and then of course spend some pennies :o)

So today I'm here to share my DT make for the new challenge over at


and this week our lovely Dawny has picked the theme


So basically we would lke to see die cuts, fussy cutting, punches etc

I had a lovely playtime with some of my scrummy NEC stash and here's what I came up with

Oooh I had sooooo much fun putting this together :o)

I started by painting the bargain priced - just £1.00 - paper mache frame with Gesso and then when dry I added a layer of Crackle Medium from AMD. When this had also dried I repainted with AMD Chalky Paint in Primitive
You can just about see the  very subtle crackle effect in the close up photos.

Other items used:
Tonic Studio Indulgence Affections Heart Vines Base Die 
Tonic Studio Frond Finesse Swirls
Inkylicious Stamp 'I Care'
Heartfelt Creations Delghtful Daisy Stamps and Die Set
Old Paper Distress Ink
Rhinestone Sparklers 'Champagne Aurora' The Hobby House

Dawny is sponsoring the challenge herself this week and 1 lucky person will win

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the gorgeous inspiration from my lovely DT buddies.

Challenges I would like to enter:

All Crafts Challenge - Anything But a Card
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze - Anything Goes
World Wide Design Team Challenge - Any DT Project
Anything But a Card - Friendship
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes
Little Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Pile it On - Sentiment as Focal Point

Thanks for popping by to see me today and for all your lovely encouraging comments left recently - I really do appreciate all your continued support.

Enjoy the rest of the day.


Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Debs. Love the design, the colours and the pretty flowers.
It sound slike you had a great time at the NEC.
Lorraine x

Sue said...

This is stunning Debs. I love the way you have framed the beautiful sentiment. The colours are gorgeous and the flowers are so pretty.
Sue xx

Chrissy said...

Beautiful projecr Debs..love the flowers and gorgeous hearts and fabulous colours..gorgeous.


Wendy said...

WOW! Stunning creation Debs, beautiful sentiment and design, love your flowers they are absolutely gorgeous.
So pleased you and Claire had a good time at the NEC....have fun with all your new fab goodies.
Wendy xx

Sarah said...

This is gorgeous Debs, love the sentiment and your colour choice is wonderful xx

Unknown said...

Fantastic.......adorable and lovely

fiona DT

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Absolutely beautiful.
Thank you for entering our 2015 World Wide Open Design Team Challenge.
Annette DT Leader

Crafting Suzie's Creations said...

Lovely card thank you for entering our 2015 world wide opened design team challenge Sue DT

cotnob said...

This is stunning Debs, such beautiful details and wonderful sentiment.

Andrea said...

So elegant...and the sentiment is beautiful...

Andrea TTPH

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous project and love all the detail. Beautiful colour choice too, Hugs, Carol S.xx

Keen Crafter's Hand Made Goodies said...

Just gorgeous thank you for entering the 2015 world wide open DT challenge
Michelle DT

Antoinette/Cultivate Life in Joy said...

Wow...what a beautiful card. Fabulous design. Thank you for joining the 2015 World Wide Open Design Team Challenge. Hugs,AntoinetteT {DT}

El mundo segĂșn kyso said...

Fantastic card! Thanks you for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges. Kemly Sc. (DT)

El mundo segĂșn kyso said...

Lovely card! Thanks you for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges. Kemly Sc. (DT)

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

A gorgeous make Debs, love the neutral palette. Susan x

Jane Savage said...

This is BEAUTIFUL, Debs! I love those muted colours and that wonderful sentiment! What a gorgeous gift for someone you love! xxx

Christine L said...

Another stunning project Debs... loving the colour tones here - and of course, the wonderful way you've put all the elements together to create something fantastic!

Christine x

Liz McGuire, said...

Oh my Debs this is gorgeous. You do these home decor gigs so well!

Liz x

Whisper said...

Simply stunning hun.

Glad to hear you and Claire had a fabby time at the NEC and i look forward to seeing all your new purchases too, luv Sam x

Whisper said...

Oooo what a Muppet, as i've already seen your fabby new stash in your previous post - as Alan would say 'Care In The Community' is calling ;-), Luv Sam x

Scrap World da Leo said...

Beautiful project. Thank you for entering our 2015 World Wide Open Design Team Challenge. Good luck!
Eleonora DT

Kat W said...

Oh wow, you have certainly made the most of your new stash with this stunning creation!
The colours, lacy die cut hearts and flowers are so elegant and beautiful - what a lovely gift it would make with that fab sentiment :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Couldn't get on your blog last night. Gorgeous make, love the subtle colours and effects

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Debs
Wow, just stunning! I must have missed these bargain frames.
Love the sparkly gems too but its all fabulous.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Denise Goeldner said...

Fantastic framed creation, love the vintage, elegant look, and sentiment is a lovely choice, beautifully embellished too. Thanks for joining us over at Lil Patch of Crafting Friends, wish you luck and hope to see you for C#7.
~ Denise ~
Owner {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}
{Denise's Patch of Creativity}

Kandy's Krafts said...

Gorgeous project. The NEC was brill wasn't it, Thank you for joining us at CFTH challenge. Hope to see you again soon.s brill wasn't it?

Planetsusie said...

Just love your creation Debs and the bargain frame!!! Such pretty flowers as well, glad you enjoyed your trip to the NEC I missed it because of my toe!!!! Ingrowing toenail to be truthful! Ouch. Thank you so much for entering the TTPH challenge this fortnight, lots of luck.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT

The Stamp Basket said...

Debs this is gorgeous! Love the dies that you've used and the colour combo! So, so pleased to hear your commission news - you really do deserve it!

Unknown said...

This is fantastic! Great colour too! Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu! Ingrid x

Unknown said...

Oh wow this is stunning. Great colour choices. Thanks for sharing it with us at TTPH this time.
Dawn TTPH DT xx

Unknown said...

Hi Debs,
What a stunning project!
Thanks for joining us over at Lil Patch of Crafting Friends!
Sandra (DT)

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful project Debs thank you for sharing it with us at LIL PATCH OF CRAFTY FRIENDS
lorraine x

Sandy Hentzel said...

WOW! All together fab design and card, Great job, thanks for playing in our 2015 World Wide Open Design Team Challenge,

DT Sandy

Helen said...

A beautiful project - love the sentiment!
Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
Helen x

BethieJ said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!!!
Thanks for joining us last week at PIO!
Hope to see you again!
Have a GREAT day!

BethieJ said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!!!
Thanks for joining us last week at PIO!
Hope to see you again!
Have a GREAT day!

Denise Goeldner said...

Congratulations on you being randomly selected as 1st Winner for C#6 at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Please remember to grab your badge which is on the tab of Winners & Top 3. Hope to see you again.
~ Denise ~
Owner {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}
{Denise's Patch of Creativity}

Bad Kitty said...

this is great