Wednesday, 8 October 2014

I had to have a go!

Hello again,

A quick post as for once this is not pre-loaded, this is me live and in the middle of a thunderstorm so the power may go out again!  (already lost power 3 times in the last half hour!)  But I'm going to push on lol....

Saturated Canary have issued a Guest Design Team call and I thought no way, not me!  I see all the fabulous work by other talented crafters and I would not put myself in the same league but then I thought, how can I encourage others to take part in challenges if I don't challenge myself so here it is!

The image they asked the entries to use is the beautiful 'Kit' and here is my mixed media entry...

Here's how I made my project:
'Kit' is coloured with my Graph'it Marker Pens - the reds are so lush that they were perfect for the shabby chic look I was going for xx
Backing papers are from Michelle R Designs and are actually a set called 'Just for Men'!  I love using bits and pieces that shouldn't go but do!
I used a Spellbinders labels die (labels 4) to make the labels behind Kit.
I cut the fence on my sillouette, and then covered it in Red and then Gold Buff-it by Pinflare.  It was then stuck onto an acetate sheet so that I could curve it over the card to add dimension.
The sentiment Hey You, is from the fabulous Nikky Hall and is one of her freebies in the Polka Doodle Dandies facebook group.  I cut the sentiment in 2, covered it with a rough covering of red and gold buff-it and then used Fragment tags over the top.  This added another texture and media to the project.  I the covered 2 crowns which are die cut sheets from Dutch Doobadoo and a fab range can be purchased at Polkadoodles
I added some bling and flowers and I really hope that I did this gorgeous image justice :D

Here are more pics to show you right around this make:

from the top to show the domed front lol

Thank you so very much for visiting and taking the time :D  Please leave me a comment as I love reading your feedback :D

Happy Crafting and never be afraid to put your work out there!

Sandie xxx

Saturated Canary Facebook Guest DT call
Kit and Clowder challenge - AG October
Love to Create - 136 dies and sparkle        UPDATE: TOP 5 PICK YAY
613 Avenue Create - AG 2of3
That Craft Place challenge - 5/10 2of3 Shabby Chic and I think she is defo shabby chic
Crafty Calender challenge - Oct bingo; pearls, sentiment, die-cuts
The Ribbon Girls - Oct challenge, glitz and glamor
Crafty Girls challenge 28 - anything goes
Inspiration creation - 8/10 anything goes
Sisters of Craft - Oct anything goes


  1. this is fabulous - your colouring is amazing - Good luck with the DT Call xx

  2. This is fabulous, your colouring looks fabulous too. Good luck with the GDT call.
    Linda xxx

  3. This one is totally amazing!!! So different and using so many different things....good luck for the DT call, you have excelled yourself with this one so stand a great chance!! xx

  4. Sandie, this is simply stunning! Good luck ith the GDT call!
    Dawn xx

  5. It's beautiful and has lots of lovely embellishments to look at, good luck. Thank you for joining us at Imagination Destination. Hazel x

  6. Stunning Sandie good luck with the GDT call I'm sure you stand a good chance xxxx

  7. She is beautiful Sandie and your construction is wonderful. Good luck with the GDT call.

  8. Hi Sandie your card is utterly gorgeous. Good luck with the Design Team application. Hugs Jackie

  9. Great details :D You did a great job!

  10. A fabulous project Sandie. The image is beautifully coloured and I love the depth, details and textures you've added. Good luck with the GDT call, fingers crossed for you x

  11. Your Card is stunning Sandie, great design,love how you have done the fence.with work like this, you should never doubt yourself and good luck with the GDT, although looking at this creation you don't need luck. Hugs Jennifer xx

  12. This is lovely. So pretty and such a great shape.

    Good luck with the GDT.

    I have a blog candy with a £50 Scribble and Scrap Crafts voucher to win if you are interested.

  13. Wow! I am a HUGE fan of red and details so this is really close to my heart! I love everything about it and I really like that you've shown so many pictures so we can see the details. Thanks for joining us for our current challenge. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    Inspiration Destination - Owner

  14. Fantastic, it's beautiful. Best of British. Crafty Blessings. Tracy

  15. Stunning!!! I absolutely love this!! The details are amazing! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create: 2 Dies & Sparkle Challenge! Please come back and play with us again soon! Can't wait to see what you'll create next time!!

    Many Blessings,
    LTC DT
    Visit Crafty and Green

  16. Gorgeous card! Love the scene you created for the adorable image. Thank you for joining our "2 Dies & Bling" Challenge at Love to Create this week.
    Ruza ~ LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  17. Your card is so so so beautiful, love it.
    Thank you for playing with us in Sisters of Craft and good luck.



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