Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Spots 'n' Stripes

Hi Everyone. Sorry I have not been posting this last week, however,  I have  managed to get some crafting  time as you will see below.  Hopefully things are now back to normal and I should have more time to visit you all and find out what you have been making over the last few days.

I made this card for The Artistic Stamper  Monthly Challenge- Spots n Stripes. I used a Kraft card as before and then cut the frame using the Sizzix TH Vintage Cabinet die. I ran the cut frame through an embossing folder, which left spots/dots on the frame as you can see in the photographs. The striped background paper is from Dovecraft ( Back to Basics).  Using an SB die  I cut  the flower shape  from a polka dot paper, also from Dovecraft.  Sizzix TH Tattered leaves  and some stamped images were distressed with Distress Inks, namely walnut stain and broken china. Some burlap was placed under the flower and leaves. This card is for someone who recently went through an operation and is making a good recovery and I know she will be delighted with it. 

I am also entering this card in to the Make It Monday Challenge, which is always- Anything Goes.

Both Heart 2 Heart and The Pink Elephant have the same challenge, which is Polka Dot and Stripes. As my card has a striped background and a polka dot flower  I plan to submit it to both these challenges.

As always thank you so much for visiting. Please leave me a comment  as its great to know you have visited and I can then return the compliment.

Hugs  Annie :)    


  1. Annie this is gorgeous I love your handmade flower and the design is fabulous well done Hugs Elaine
    I may go to bed soon ...... may not, not sleepy , sorry you are having sleeep probs too

  2. I am seeing a set developing here! I love your design on the last three. This one is great with the stripes!

  3. WoW, this is just gorgeous, Annie! I love that beautiful flower and the burlap treatment in the corner ... FABulous!

  4. Beautiful card Annie. Your friend is going to be chuffed to get it. Hope you get more time to craft this week.
    Hugs, Buttons x

  5. Love the colours you have chosen for your card. It looks so classy and elegant. Enjoy your day. Hugs Mum xxx

  6. This is lovely.

    I saw your link on MIM. I'm at #65 and #124 this week.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  7. Gorgeous card Annie, love the burlap under the flower and leaves, looks fabulous..beautifully designed card...

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

  8. Love it! YOur creation is fantastic. I adore the huge cutout front - It's inspiring me to be more creative like you :)

    I would SO excited if you joined us at Tuesday Alchemy: http://tuesdayalchemy.blogspot.com for our current challenge.

    Lots of joy,

  9. Hi Annie, your card is gorgeous, I love the colours, the way you have made your flower and also that burlap under the flower gives it loads of texture. Fabulous job! Good luck with the challenges. Anne x

  10. Thank you for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges but as our rules specifically state, you must use products from Close To My Heart to enter so I'm sorry, but your entry will be removed.

  11. Gorgeous card, love the contrast of the strips with the vintage vibe of the card!

  12. Hi Annie :)
    WOW...that card had me in a trance for a bit. So gorgeous to admire. Just love it!!!! Your amazing work continues. :)

    Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
    Lisa xx

  13. Gorgeous card!! What a great design! The burlap in the corner with the flower just looks wonderful.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  14. Annie, thanks for all the kind comments you left on my blog! I like the contrast of antique look and bright modern stripes.

  15. I came over to your blog from MIM where I spotted this lovely card. I love the frame you have made of kraft paper, and the flower is so pretty and decorative.

  16. I missed this when it went live, Annie. Just found it through the Artistic Stamper board. Love how you used the negative space of the die and also the way you've added the spots... that's especially clever!


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Annie x