The day did not start off on the right foot we had an earthquake this morning in Thessaloniki at around 5.30 am, not a big one but enough to wake us and move our bed around a little. Now anyone who lives in areas where earthquakes are prevalent will tell you that it is not so much the shaking that is scary ( and I'm talking about the buildings here not me ) its the loud noise it makes. Needless to say didn't get much sleep after that waiting for the after shocks ( there where three ) . On to happier things !!
Today is my first Design Team piece for Crafty Cardmakers and I am so excited to part of this wonderfully talented team of ladies and gents ( well gent actually ) nice to have a guy on the team.
Our challenge which has been chosen by the lovely Fiona is " No Floral Embellishments " Fiona has this to say : You can use flower backing paper, flowers in your image but NO floral embellishments of any kind, ( so please read the small print lol! ) my words not Fiona's
Our fantastic sponsors are : One Stop Card Crafts who are offering a ten pounds gift voucher and Digi Doodle Shop who are offering a ten dollar gift voucher which can be redeemed at their stores.
So without further ado here is my DT piece
Here I have used paper from the Pyrus paper pad and embossed it with this lovely Sizzix embossing folder. I then paper pieced the pears using the same DP, added red and green stickles to the little birdies and the flowers and distressed and coloured the edges. Would also like to link this to Allsorts challenge blog who are asking us to create a card using paper piecing .
Here I have printed a floral image from my Silhouette onto silk fabric. For the rest of my card I have used felt, the frame was cut using one of my spellbinders dies and the border with Sizziz floral and scallop die. I double embossed them both with another favourite sizzzix embossing folder using SU Rich Razzlebury ink which just about shows up on the photo ! My little birdie from Silhouette also printed onto silk and sits atop the frame it has been a while since he made an appearance and has been begging to get back into the lime light !
I do hope you will pop over to Crafty Cardmakers to see what the other members of the design team have come up with to inspire you and maybe even take part you could be one of our lucky winners !
Right am off to give Rosy and Bailey ( the dogs ) a bath they are still blinged up from their close encounter with the glitter !