Sunday, September 14, 2014

New Challenge #102 at Glitter N Sparkle

Hello everyone
Well its been another week where I haven't
really seen my partner.
He was suppose to have 3 days off 
at the end of the week 
and he got called in to work for 2 of them,
so its been kinda lonely,
though I can get plenty of crafting done 

Then yesterday was just a disaster from 
beginning to end.
1st broke the big FishTank,
2nd the Clutch starts to go on the Car,
3rd lost the Stone from my Engagement Ring 
while out shopping (for the new FishTank).

Anyway this week I decided to try something new 
with my card.
I enjoy a bit of painting on Canvas 
in different mediums with
Acrylics, Oils and Watercolours.
And I thought this Image looked so much 
like a painting that I wanted to 'Paint' it.
And with the time of year now it lent itself to the
Autumn/Fall colours.
Here is my project for this Week:-

The Theme at 
Glitter n Sparkle is:-
Use A Punch

Our Sponsors this week are:-

Ike'sArt who are offering
3 Images from their store

Stamping Chef who are offering
3 Images from their store

Bunny Zoe who are offering
a $10 Gift Certificate for their store

Fred She Said who are offering
a $10 Gift Certificate for their store

My project for this week is:-

Castle Digi Stamp 
from Ike'sArt
(one of our sponsors)

To began with I used an A4 Sheet
of White Card
which I folded in half, to make my Base Card,
trimmed to 14.5cm x 20cm

I then printed off the Image on
White DC Paper,
and coloured it in 
using WaterColour Paints
(Artist Grafix Collection).

                                   - Chinese White
                                   - Lemon Yellow
                                   - Sap Green
                                   - Green Deep
                                   - Burnt Sienna
                                   - Raw Umber
                                   - Crimson Red
                                   - Vermilion
                                   - Prussian Blue
                                   - Lamp Black

Using Oak Brown pre-embossed Wood Effect Card,
I cut four 2cm and four 1cm strips. 
Using the 2cm Strips I punched them out using
my Delicate Lattice Border Punch
and cut them to the sizes I needed 
for the Inside Frame,
2x 11cm and 2x 7cm.
The 1cm strips I used as the Outside Frame 
2x 14cm and 2x 19.5cm,
then mitred the corners to fit each other.

To finish my Card off I added
Silver Bobbled Peel-Off Strips
around the edge of the 'Frame'.

I'd like to enter this Card in the following Challenges:-
A Creative Romance - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - September - Autumnal Colours
Cards Galore - #9 - Make A Card
Crafting At The Weekend - #5 - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - #35 - Anything Goes
Craftin' Desert Divas - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls - #26 - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - #54 - Outdoors
Creative Moments - #51 - Anything Goes/Fall Colours
DL.Art Thankful Thursday - #140 - Fall
Doodle Pantry - #50 - Any Digi Goes
Ike's World - #21 - Anything Goes
Imagination Crafts - September - Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts - September - Anything Goes
Mema's Crafts - September - Fall Theme
Milk Coffee - Colours Of Autumn
Scrapbook Stamp Society - #49 - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - #70 - Fall/Autumn
Sister Act - #74 - Anything Goes
Suzy Bee's - #46 - Anything Goes
The Crafty Bloggers - September - Anything Goes
The Kraftyhands Challenge - September - Autumn Colours
The Male Room - #18 - Autumn/Fall
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Tokbobok - #16 - Masculine


  1. WoW !!! That looks wonderful - what a superb creation. Thank you for using one of my images :-D
    I do hope your week goes better for you - what disastrophes - and very costly ones too :-( !!!!

    IKE x

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  2. Samantha this looks great and wobderful.

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  3. This is stunning brilliant work thank you for using an Ike's image Thank you for joining us at Ike's World Challenges good luck Ginny ♥

  4. Thank you for joining us at the IKE's World Challenge this fortnight Samantha. Gorgeous card hun, your painting of the image is out of this world, real eye candy :) Hugs Mimi (Ike's DT)

  5. This is so beautiful Samantha!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog during the Eureka/QKR Blog Hop and leaving such sweet comments. Thanks, too, for "commiserating" with me about losing my blog.

    Thanks for following me and I'm following you as well.

  6. Gorgeous card, you did an amazing job on all of the elements. Thanks for joining our linky party over at Craftin Desert Diva's!

  7. Just beautiful! Thank you for participating over at The Creative knockouts Challenge Blog. Melanie, DT

  8. Beautiful card!! Sorry for the rough time you've been having!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at DPDC50!

  9. So sorry you had a bad week and hope it gets better!! Your card is gorgeous and I just love it! I have a fascination for castles and this is lovely!! Thanks for sharing with us at Through the Craft Room Door and hope to see you next week, too!

  10. This looks enchanting and I want to live there please? I've never come across a painter in crafting but my goodness your painting could be in a gallery it's superb. Hope this week is better for you! xx

  11. Thank you for sharing your beautifully painted card at TMR. I hope your week gets better.

  12. Hi Samantha
    Beautiful artwork with that scene and love the punched lattice border. Thanks for sharing on Kraftyhands Challenge Blog .

  13. Stunning card! Thanks for sharing at Ike's World Challenges! mo xxx

  14. Sorry to hear you had such a rough week, Your creation is gorgeous, I really love how you've framed that image. Thank you for playing along with us at IKE's WORLD Challenges
    Shell xx

  15. Nice! Thanks for joining us in our September Color Challenge at Mema's Crafts. - Princess DT Member

  16. Great painting effect. Brilliant, thanks for joining Ike's World Challenges xx

  17. Hey, Sam - You made Top 3 over at Ike's! Congrats, my friend! And well deserved!

  18. Wow, you HAVE had a "week!" So glad you had time to craft with us over at the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge. Good luck!

  19. Sorry you had such a rough week :( But your card is STUNNING!! Thanks for joining us at the Craftin Desert Diva's Linky Party :)

    Jenny - Craftin Desert Divas DT

  20. WOW - you colouring fantastic- its so wonderful!!! Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine Design!!! hugs, ANDREA

  21. Samatha: Love your beautiful card! Thank you for joining in the fun at Simply Create Too's "Fall Challenge #70.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  22. Your painting is super and just perfect for our autumn/fall theme. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week!!

  23. It is great that you have combined your painting skill with your card making.It's beautiful. Thank you for sharing it in the Kraftyhands Challenge.
    Sylvia x

  24. I love it, Sam I will have to check those stamps out. I have, what a beautiful scene and great colors
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #140 “Fall” challenge, Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.

  25. Wonderful card. Thanks for joining Mema's Crafts Fall challenge.

  26. Beautiful art work. Thanks for joining us on the Kraftyhands Blog Challenge. Crafty Wishes. Laura Kraftyhands DT

  27. Beautiful work of art! Love your watercolour painting! Thanks for sharing with us in the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge #50!

  28. Such a lovely card, thanks for sharing it with us over at Creative Moments.

  29. Great painting for a wonderful autumn atmosphere!
    Thank s so much for joining us at Simply Create Too.
    Rosi x

  30. Lovely job! I adore all things castle related. Thanks for playing along with Bearly Mine Design's autumn color challenge.

  31. Oh my I'm so sorry about your week! I hope things are looking up by now! Your card is just beautiful! I am amazed with your painting! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 50!

  32. Beautiful, thank you for joining us on the Kraftyhands Blog Challenge. Hugs Jeanette xx

  33. Wow a beautiful card a gorgeous picture, thank you for joining us at Imagination crafts. xxx

  34. What a gorgeous castle card you have made here. It fits our challenge this month well of “Autumn colours”. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team Leader)

  35. Thank you for sharing at Kraftyhands , a fabulous creation.
    Hugs Julie x