Wednesday, 21 August 2013

My First Challenge !!!

Hello everyone and a very warm welcome to my blog and a special welcome to my new followers.  So pleased you've decided to join me.  
I have a card to share with you. 
Whilst I was making the box I showed in my last post I was also making a few cards that I need for some upcoming Birthdays.

I've been trying to incorporate lots of layers on my cards lately.   In looking at other peoples blogs, the cards I loved the most all had lots of layering on them.  Even the Scrapbook pages I like best all have lots of layers.  So with this card I went all out.  There's about 6 or 7 layers on this card and that's without counting the flower and leaves.  

 This card is actually a bit of a steal from Heather Jacob.   She made the most gorgeous card (you can find it HERE) and when I saw it with all the layers and all the die cuts I just had to try it for myself.    Thank you so much Heather for the inspiration and the design. 
The papers I've used are from Kaisercraft's Miss Empire and Take Note Collections.    I've also used some brown cardstock in between the different die cuts for contrast.   The Dies used are Couture Creations Scalloped Oval, a Marianne Creatables Frame, Die-namics Decorative Doily Duo and the Honey Blossom Sprig from Memory Box.  I've also used a Wooden Flourish Border from Kaisercraft. 

The wooden heart  is also from Kaisercraft.  I left the wooden flourishes raw with just a little bit of Walnut Stain Distress Ink on the edges.  I also used the Mini Circle Explosion Template from The Crafters Workshop and the Walnut Stain to add a little more interest to the paper.  The flower is from Prima and the leaves were cut with my Silhouette Portrait.

I do usually decorate the inside of my cards but I don't think I've every shown that in my posts because, when I print the sentiment I also print the name of the person I'm giving it to.  In this case though, I haven't yet decided who is getting this card so I can show you the inside.
The paper I've used for the inside came from my stash.  I've had it for quite some time and have no idea of where it's from.  The decorative strip on the side is from the Miss Empire range.
The sentiment was printed through Word Art.

 I'm actually going to enter this card into the ABC Challenge.  The criteria for their current challenge is lots of layers so I thought this would be ideal.  A bit nervous here, I've never entered a challenge before so I hope I can get the Linky thing right.    So, please wish me luck.

Thank you so much for visiting today.  I hope you enjoy the rest of the week.
Take care and God Bless.
oxox Marg


  1. Margaret this card is beautiful and I am sure that you will nail the challenge... It does a a HJ feel about it but I love how you have taken her ideas and made them your own... very beautiful

  2. Wow Margie this is a total stunner!! Even though you may have cased it on Heather's design, you have made it totally your own and I love all the layers you have created, fabulous card!!!

  3. All your cards are magical Margaret!!! and this one is so so beautiful. Your a shoe in to win the challenge xoxo

  4. Absolutely gorgeous Margaret. Definitely a WINNER. Cheers Di xo

  5. Wow Marg this is stunning, and the finish with the inside makes it a very beautiful card.. all the layers are wonderful..and I hope you put it up on mr linky because this is gorgeous.. I hope it wins!!

  6. Yep I just checked your link and it got me back to you here.. so well done on your first challenge.. they are fun and I hope you do lots more!!

  7. wow wow wow so proud of you Margy ..... this is so divine and arty .... super duper awesome x

  8. Oh my goodness - this is stunning! Love the inside as much as the outside. I'll wish you good luck for the challenge but you don't need it - you're an incredibly talented card maker.

  9. Beautiful with its Multi layers And muted shades. The floral die adds a light, airy feel and the whole piece is delightful. :)

  10. This is a beautiful card! The layering is amazing and the stitched edge just adds so much character to it. I can never make cards like this. Best luck in the challenge, you will win it. oxox

  11. Margaret, this is just stunning. Your use of layers here is masterful!! Gorgeous inside and out!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  12. Oh, my! Your card is just gorgeous! You did a wonderful job with the challenge and all the pretty layers too! Thanks for playing along with us at ABC Challenges, hope you'll join us again!

  13. Wow, another stunner! Fantastic layering, Marg...and I really love the colours in this one :)


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