Saturday, 24 May 2014

A Gem of a Challenge DT Card - Use Fabric or Felt

We have a new challenge for you, starting today at A Gem of a Challenge, this time our theme is "Use Fabric or Felt on Your Project, Ribbon and Lace are NOT Included". I used Flower Power Emma for my card, she reminds me of old photos of my Mum, taken in the 60s.  I've used my usual Promarkers to colour her, going for a red and brown colour scheme.
 I used some old SeeDees stamps for the sentiment, and to add the funky pattern round the edges of the topper, which I think adds to the 60s feel.  The patterned paper is Papermania, Forever Friends Black and Gold, again I think it has a 60s vibe and the colour is a perfect match.
For the fabric element, I used some hessian down the right hand side, I made an organza flower, melting the edges of the layers with a candle flame to pucker the petals and fastening together with a brad, and I die cut some leaves from my own, handmade, pure merino wool felt with Blue Face Leicester curls.  With the large topper and big flower, I didn't need any more embellishments.  I must get into the habit of making more DL cards, I really enjoyed making this one, it's a size I often overlook in favour of a 6x6 or 5x7, but the long, thin topper suited this size well.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Alphabet Challenge - H is for Handmade Embellishments
Brown Sugar - #95 - Anything Goes
Stampin' for the Weekend - For the Girls
Crafter's Cafe - #64 - Girly
Paper Pretties - #311 - Flowers
Sweet Stamps - #170 - Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze - #42 - Alphabet Song - B, You're So Beautiful
Fairies - #26 - Ladies
Feeling Crafty - #28 - One for the Girls / Ladies


  1. Gorgeous card Wendy, love the image and your colouring is fab, brilliant detail added to, hugs xxx

  2. Einfach wuuuuuunderschön
    glg Gertrude

  3. Fabulous card great colouring the hair is fabulous Ginny X

  4. Beautiful card Wendy, I love the image and the colours.
    Kevin xx

  5. Oh my goodness this is just adorable and perfect in every way xx

  6. Gorgeous card Wendy - love the sweet image and fab colour combo and your use of fabric too. Hugs, Claire x

  7. So gorgeous, love her, another image I need and love rhe colour choice x

  8. Simply beautiful hun....:o)

    Enjoy your weekend...

    biggest of hugs Vicky xx

  9. This is a gorgeous card Wendy, I love your fabulous image and brilliant design.

  10. What an adorable card. I love the red and brown together! Thanks for playing along at TTPH and good luck.

    Lori DT

  11. Oh, such a lovely card!! Great colors and design, and a beautiful image! Thanks for joining Through The Purple Haze AND Brown Sugar Challenge this week :)

    Lisbeth, DT TTPH, DT BSC

  12. Such a pretty card and beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining the fun at TTPH.xx

  13. Gorgeous, as always. Thanks for playing along with us at
    Through The Purple Haze Challenges Hope to see you again for our new challenge starting tomorrow
    Hugs, Teresa DT

  14. Wendy,what a gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining us at

  15. so gorgeous wendy.i love the fab image and stunning colour combo ;D

    xx coops xx

  16. Wendy this is sooo gorgeous ..... love the rich colours you have used xx

  17. Gorgeous card, I love that image and all of your fabulous textures! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
    Tammy x

  18. Lovely card, super flower, thanks for joining in at Alphabet Challenge.

    Pat xx

  19. love your card, thank you so much for joining us at fairies challenge, good luck
    caroline dt


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