Saturday, 30 November 2013

So he took some thread and stitched a pretty twinkle in her eye…

My card today features a beautiful image from Aurora Wings called Steampunk Girl with Doll.

Everything on this card comes from my immense stash of craft supplies which I somehow managed to select from and not think “I wish I had something in this colour or that colour”!  I had my colour scheme chosen based on the recipient’s favourites and the whole theme of a bit shabby chic and Steampunky I hope reflects her tastes too.

For a change I didn’t follow a sketch to make up my card as the fold style and the embellies I chose made it easy to put the elements together.  I did follow a tutorial on Splitcoaststampers to make my bendi fold card although a tip, make the flaps a bit bigger so they don’t pull out.  I also took inspiration from the various challenge themes for the challenges on Paper Playful to help me pick the embellies I used.

And for selecting elements to use on a card nothing beats a tic tac toe challenge, I’ve used the bottom row (flowers, pearls/bling, ribbon/twine) from Creative Knockout’s current challenge.  With ribbon also the theme at Crafty Ribbons along with anything goes I’m entering my card in their challenge.  I’ve distressed up the edges of my designer paper and I’ve got a digi stamp so I’m also linking my card at Digistamps 4 Joy.  You can never have too much bling and that’s the current challenge at Paper Crafting Journey so I’m entering their challenge too.  Somehow or other the linky tool has closed over at Through the Purple Haze but this was going to be my entry this week for their use your craft stash challenge given, as I said, all the supplies came from my stash.

Skin E50, E51, E53 (cheeks R02)
Lips R29, R46, R59
Eyes BG93, G85, 0
Hair E29, E35, E37, E49
Dress BG93, BG96, G85, G99, Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
Hat E40, E42, E44, E47, Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
Flower E08, E18, E93, E95, BG93, BG96, G85, G99
Gears E08, E33, E35, E47, W5, YG95
Goggles BG11, E40, E42
Skin E30, E40, E42 (cheeks E93)
Lips R24, R46
Eye E35, E37, 0
Hair E08, E18, E93, E95
Dress E40, E42, E44, E47, Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
Close to My Heart – Haunted Assortment (retired)
Gems from stash
Papermania Chronology – Gears
Peacock Feather from stash
Petaloo Penny Lane – Forget Me Nots Antique Gold
Prima Flowers – Lucido
Prima Say it in Crystals – Grey
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Findings – Sprocket Gears
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Tea Dye & Walnut Stain
Wink of Stella – Clear & Gold
7 Dots Studio Wavy Ocean – 9th Wave
Ribbons & Trims etc
BoBunny Lace – Natural Earth
The Paper Studio – Sprocket Gears Twill
Digistamps 4 Joy Challenge #81 – Distressing
Paper Crafting Journey – Bling it up!
Edit: My card was a Top Pick at Paper Crafting Journey
Through the Purple Haze #20 – Use your craft stash
Edit: May card also won second place at Through the Purple Haze

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. this is gorgeous Emily so beautiful made, love it.
    Thanks for join us at Digistamp4Joy.

    Greetings karin DT member

  2. exceptional......just fantastic
    fiona DT

  3. OMG, I love this!!! All the details and I LOVE the feather! All I want for Christmas is MORE pics of this creation ;) Thanks for playing along with TTPH :)

    Lisbeth DT

  4. Just fabulous! Thans for joining us at Through the Purple Haze Challenges!

  5. Wow, great work, well done and good luck!
    Hugs, Jackie

  6. This is a wonderful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘DISTRESSING’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  7. Wow, his is stunning.. Thanks for sharing with us at crafty ribbons
    Hugs Kelly

  8. Absolute stunning card with lovely details. Thank you for joining us at Digistamps4Joy this round and sharing your wonderful and fun creativity using'Distressing' on your fabulous card for our current Challenge. Hugs, Antoinette

  9. Absolute stunning card with lovely details. Thank you for joining us at Digistamps4Joy this round and sharing your wonderful and fun creativity using'Distressing' on your fabulous card for our current Challenge. Hugs, Antoinette

  10. WOW! Thank you so very, very much for sharing this beautiful card with us. It is astonishingly beautiful, love all the little details on it. Thanks for the link to a bendy card too!
    Thank you so much for joining us at PCJ for our Bling It Up challenge and I really hope we see you next month too Karen P, Paper Crafting Journey DT

  11. Great folding and steampunk theme!! Thanks for participating in our weekly challenge at Crafty Ribbons! Have you seen there's an event where you can win different products each day on our Inspiration Blog?


    La Vikinga, Crafty Ribbons Design Team

  12. Wow fantastic, look at all of those details. Magnificent. Amazing design and dazzling embellishments, simply an awesome card. Digistamps4Joy.
    Berni (DT Member)

  13. Beautiful!

    Thanks for playing in our challenge at Digistamps4Joy! Good luck and we hope to see you again.
    DS4J DT Lindsay
    (My blog: creativecardsbylindsaye.blogspot.,com


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