Sunday, January 10, 2016

New Challenge #170 at Glitter N Sparkle

Good Morning,
and welcome to my 1st post of the day,
Where we are saying Hello to the New Year (2016)
and Goodbye to the old (2015)

Think I am finally coming to grips with all the
changes that are happening in my life.
Finding the happy balance between responsibilities and fun.

I am also regretting the New Years Resolutions I made.
How many people make them then within a week
have given them all up and gone back to normality.
Really sometimes we expect ourselves to do miracles,
instead of setting realistic goals to achieve.
(though to be fair both of mine are realistic,
just so hard to keep the willpower going).

Anyway on with the crafting,
at least that keeps my mind busy
and off the other stuff lol xx

The Theme at

Our Sponsors this week are:-

Digital Delights who are offering
a $5 Gift Certificate for their store

Pattie's Creations who are offering
3 Images from their store

SLS Lines who are offering
3 Images from their store

My Project this
week is:-
1920's Flapper Charlestone Dancer Digi Stamp
from SLS Lines
(One of our sponsors)
My line is Distress/Button/Glitter

To begin with I used a A4 Sheet of Pearlised Champagne Card
which I cut out an Art Deco Fan Base Shape.
(Brother Scan and Cut )
Using the rest of the Card I cut it into a 14cm x 20cm Rectangle.
Then folded it into 3 parts, at 5cm.and 10cm,
to make the Easel Card Base.

Next I cut out the Art Deco Fan Frame

from Metallic Gold Card, 
1mm smaller than the Base Shape.
(Brother Scan and Cut )

Next I printed off the Image
on White DC Paper
And coloured it in using my Promarker Pens.
Dusky Rose
Pear Green
Burnt Sienna
Cool Grey 5
Metallic Gold
Then I fussy cut the Image out.
To make the Dress Sparkle and Shimmer I added
Crystal Glamour Dust Glitter.
(Deco Art)

To make the Distressed Backgrounds I cut out 2 Rectangles

from White DC Paper,
6cm x 8.5cm and 4cm x 13cm.
Then I used a sponge to drag and distress the Inks on the Paper.
I used Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Vintage Photo 
and Walnut Stain Inks 
(all Tim Holtz Distress Inks).
I then cut them to fit in the places I wanted them to be.
For the outside parts of the Fan 
I just used the Inks straight onto the Card.

So the Card would stand up, I used a strip of 
4cm Sparkle Gold and Walnut Ribbon
(Boyes Haberdashery)
Which I wrapped around a spare strip of the
Champagne Card and stuck to the bottom of the Card,
so that I made a lip for the Easel to rest against.

Finally I added 2 Brown Duck Feathers
(Trimits Decorative)
over the top and I secured them with a Beige Button.
(my Button Box)

I'd like to enter this Card in the
following Challenges:-
City Crafter - #293 - Say Hello, Wave Goodbye
Craft Your Passion - #293 - ATG
Crafting From The Heart - #93 - ATG
Crafts Galore Encore - Jan - ATG
Creative Knockouts - #123 - ATG
Creative Ladybirds - #11 - ATG
Just Us Girls - #325 - Use Metals/Metallics
Ooh-La-La Creations - #195 - Girlie
Penny's Challenges - #259 - More Than 1 Fold
Unicorn Challenge - #5 - Get Your Glad Rags On


  1. What a cool design card, love the colors and the image matches perfectly too it...

  2. Beautiful card and design Samantha!!
    From your fellow Teamie, Elina

  3. I love the design! Great card. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week. Good luck!!! Patricia.

  4. Beauteous Love it TFS Unicorn Challenges Lis DT

  5. This is gorgeous!! I love the shape of your card and that image suits it perfectly! Very classy looking card! Thanks for playing along with us at the Unicorn Challenges!

  6. Wow! This is such a fun easel card! Love the art deco background behind that sassy flapper image! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

  7. Awesome. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Unicorn Challenge this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge. I'm so following your awesome blog.

    Tammi, DT

  8. Love the art deco shape you used on this! Using the feathers to match her hat was a great idea.

    Thank you for joining us at Creative Knockouts for our Anything Goes challenge.

  9. The art deco frame is so perfect for your flapper girl! This card is the perfect blend of image and accents!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

  10. This is great! Love the Art Deco Style. Thanks for sharing with us this month. Lisa DT Unicorn Challenge

  11. A wonderful card and great Art Deco design. A super image too.
    Thank-you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore January Challenge “Anything Goes”. Happy New Year and good luck x

  12. I do love that image. Liking your layout too. Thank you for sharing your project with us at Creative Ladybirds Creations challenge.

  13. A fabulous shaped card. Love the gorgeous colours you have used. Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La Creations. Michelle x

  14. This is a beautiful card, such an elegant design.
    Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations.

  15. Great creation and instructions! Thank for sharing with Unicorn Challenges. Barbara, DT