Monday, 20 February 2012

Now for something completely different !

Hello Everyone, Have you had a good weekend? I was well enough to play so made a card!!

In my Yuku craft group a couple of weeks ago we had a die-cut swap and my partner was Becky, Becky sent me an amazing parcel of die-cuts. Lots of Tim Holtz die-cuts, bird cages and keys and lots of lovely stuff.

Because the die-cuts were so different to any I have or have ever used, I decided that over the weekend I must make a card using them. I have never made anything like this before and it is so different to ‘my style’ of card-making, but I must admit I had fun making it, using all the different techniques and getting covered in ink, it is far from perfect and I have lots to learn, but Thank you Becky for broadening my mind and stretching my imagination. Its a shame the photo doesn't show, but it all sparkles, the cage, key and lock are a metallic gold & silver and the flowers have been sprayed with glimmer mists, the ribbon is wonky but just ignore that bit lol! It does look better IRL.

However, even though I had lots of fun, I think I will stick to cute!!!!

I Found a few challenges this card follows the rules for so I would like to enter this into these challenges:

CARD CRAFTERS CIRCLE Challenge #10 = Use Die-cuts or Punches

CRAFTS FOR ETERNITY Challenge Recipe # 59 = Lock & Key

Edited to add:
Picked for 0ne of the Top 3 over at Crafts For Eternity - Thank you soooo much

Thanks for looking, Hope you are all well. Lou xxx


  1. I love how your bird's wing is outside of the cage and that little butterfly is beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Card Crafter's Circle!

  2. Such a pretty card, I love all the different elements that you have added, Luv Karen xx

  3. Its just gorgeous and perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at c4E this week.

  4. This is fabulous Lou, I have never tried that kind of style either but you have nailed ti!
    Helen x

  5. Sometimes it is good to try something outside of your comfort zone. This is lovely.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, perhaps you could try something for the Crafty Cardmakers challenge, I am host this time.
    hugs Kimx

  6. Beautiful card Lou! I love to get all messy with inks too it's great fun! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x


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