Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Something Old & Something New

Hi everyone....Its time once again for another challenge at the Craft Room. It's my turn to host this fortnight's challenge theme and I have chosen Something Old and Something New, but its not a wedding theme........ it's about your crafty stash !!!!!

We all have some old craft items in our stash and of course we have some new ones too............ so I would like you to make something which incorporates them both............not too hard............but you are required to list what you have used within your blog post, not just the link to our challenge to be in with a chance to win a prize. ( Please check out the New Pesky Rules, listed on the challenge blog, to ensure that your entry/post qualifies to be in with a chance of winning)

Our sponsor this fortnight is Crafty Individuals



Here is my Something Old, Something New project, which was made for a dear crafty friend: 

 The background of the card below was made many months ago when I had a lovely crafty day with my mum, Rita of RMG Creations, and our lovely friend Astrid McLean, of Astrid'a Artistic Efforts.
We used approx 8 layers of tissue paper, which is dampened with water and then I ran it through my big shot, using a Tim Holtz embossing folder. It was then left overnight to dry. 
You can see that I have used various colours of Distress Inks, mainly Blue China, Spiced Marmalade.
The sentiment stamp is one that I have had in my stash for ages and was matted on to Blue card.
I used my new TH Spring Greens strip die , which is the trailing ivy that you can see.
The florals were die cut using another TH strip die and inked with various colours of blue Distress ink. You can also see a little piece of lace adhered under the floral top right.
 My friend Astrid had a tutorial for this wallet on her bog, which you can see  by clicking HERE
TH Embossing Folders were used once again to decorate the front/back of the wallet. Rusty Hinge, Vintage Photo and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks were blended to give a gorgeous warm tone. The flourish was one I had in my stash as was the floral you can see on the front flap. I also used some TH stencils on the flap for added detail. 

 Hope you like it x 

Hope you will manage to play along with us this fortnight, it would be great to have you join in. For more inspiration Click HERE, which will take you to the challenge site and you can view the rest of the amazing DT makes. 

Huge Hugs and Have fun xxx


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28 comments:

  1. Absolutely superb Annie! Love how you've created your own embossed 'paper'. Jenny x

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  2. This is fabulous Annie! I love your colour choice! The Spring Greens sprig up the side really helps to focus on the sentiment! Hugs, Chrisx

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  3. Oh wow Annie, your wallet and card have turned out brilliantly!!!! So glad you reminded me of that cool technique with the toilet tissue..... we simply NEED another crafty day soon!!! I totally LOVE what you did here!!

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  4. a great wallet Annie - and the card looks beautiful too - the tissue paper idea sounds interesting! Hugs rachel x

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  5. Great makes Annie! They look very special.
    greetings, Alie

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  6. I love your card, Annie! I've seen the tissue technique before but never tried it. It looks so cool I think I'm going to have to give it a go!

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  7. I feel so honoured to be the lucky recipient of this gorgeous card and wallet and I can say that it looks even more beautiful in real life! Thank you again Annie for sending me such a beautiful piece of your art. Hugs, Anne xx

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  8. These are gorgeous! Love the colors and I definitely want to try that tissue technique.

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  9. Absolutely Stunning Annie. You certainly don't do things by halves. The colours look so rich and the attention to detail is superb. Hugs Mum xxxx

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  10. Hi Annie
    fab technique to try, lovely effects to background.
    Beautiful creations, thanks for this lovely theme;-))m

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  11. Gorgeous work Annie, Love the design & colours...so many fabulous techniques...Love them both... Hugs May x x

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  12. These are two beautiful creations. Love both color schemes.

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  13. Your work is always totally unique Annie. Love the richness of colour used it looks spectacular.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  14. What a cool technique to use damp tissue paper! I LOVE that!!! I must give that a try!!! These are gorgeous, and I love the pocket envelope to put the card in as well!!!

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  15. Annie, These are just beautiful. I love the rich colors and the inking you used on the embossing folders. It's a great technique and I'll have to try it. Thanks for sharing the how to.:)

    Thanks also for the lovely comment you left on my Doodle Pieces. I am still trying to catch up on my blogging but hope I will have more time to soon to visit friends like you. Always such a pleasure to come and see you. Hope your hubby is still doing good as well.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

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  16. Wow this is so cool, love all the techniques you used on it.
    Julie x

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  17. This is wonderful Annie - fabulous colours and I love the embossed tissue paper.
    xxx Hazel.

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  18. These are beautiful, Annie! Such a great challenge theme, too.

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  19. I have read this post with complete fascination, and will follow the links thank you for providing them. Your theme is a great one a real challenge to decide what to use, thank you XOXO Zoe

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  20. Love this, Annie! So very pretty! Great texture! Hugs, Sandra

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  21. I love how you colored the embossing folder & the entire card is absolutely beautiful <3 Thanks for a GREAT challenge ~ Christi

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  22. Hi Annie - what a beautiful card and wallet..such glorious colours and texture...thanks for a great challenge theme (and giving me an excuse to treat myself to new stash!!)...Esther xx

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  23. Hello my Dear Miss Annie,thanks so much for stopping by my nest, I can finally visit again,. WOW crafting with you Mom and Miss Astrid must have been a ball, both those cards are gorgeous, love using all that tissue in your embosser, the colors are gorgeous, loooooove the wallet card, you can see Miss Astrids inspiration, thanks for sharing these, hope you have a wonderful weekend..

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  24. Oh wow, just gorgeous! I love your new ivy die, and the leafy flourish die is wonderful too! The embossing folder is fantastic, you should use that one more often! I really love your touches of blues and greens on the neutral background, so stunning! :)

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  25. Annie, just love your theme, and your creation is as always - gorgeous!!! love the wallet especially, Debi x

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  26. Annie
    What a fabulous technique you shared (I know I don't have a machine but I am sure those who do have ran to their machines to adopt this technique).
    Gorgeous colours on this beautiful project.
    Wishes
    Lynne
    Sorry I have been absent but I know you understand.

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  27. Since orange is a color I am very fond of - I love this. What a great idea to dig out all that stuff that is half done, and we all have them, and use it. Really enjoyed this. Thanks.

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  28. So pretty! The colors have me captivated here! :) Hope you don't mind me being parked on your blog. I can't stop looking at this.

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Annie x