Thursday, 22 January 2015

Anything Goes....perfect time to join in at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog!

Hello again,

Isn't January a long month!  Always a bit of had Christmas, long time 'till summer feeling about so it's a perfect time to join us over at Aud Sentiment Challenge Blog for a fabulous Anything Goes challenge and let your creativity run a muck!

Our delicious sponsor this time is Sassy Studio Designs and the image I got to play with is the gorgeous Latte Momma Sassy and here's the design I came up with...

Purple is not one of my fav colours so I challenged myself with this one to use purple tones and come out of my comfort zone...not 100% sure on it now its finished but the children assure me it looks ace so here it is lol :D

Here's what I used:
Image: Latte Momma Sassy by Sassy Studio Designs
Colour and image backing: Coloured with Graph'it Marker pens: hair tones 2105, 2120, 2140, 2160, 3160; Clothes: 9400, 9402, 9404, 6110, 6120, 6140, 6180
300gsm super smooth card from That Craft Place
Backing: papers from my stash...can't remember where as I'm still trying to use up the pile I have of bits and bobs!  Cosmic shimmer mica spray was used around the image (from That Craft Place)
Embellies: purple burlap - a find in the Pound Shop!, lace from stash, Flowers, wooden owls and pearls are all from my stash but check out embellies at That Craft Place especially MDF pieces!
Sentiment: Create with TLC .... TOP TIP if you haven't checked this one out yet you really must!  Paulette is so generous with her free sentiments and has fab designs too xx

Here's how:
No special tricks this time...matting and layering of papers and burlap is how I created this piece, placing the image to the side gives room for a whole host of flowers and bits and pieces.  I love using old brads (oh TOP TIP!  see I have got one!  I use old brads that I don't use any more..they seem to have gone out of fashion, by cutting the prongs off the back and then hot glueing them just as you would any flat back embellishment!  a whole new set of embellies to play with now lol).  Around the image I used cosmic shimmer spray in a tonal colour and I applied it by spraying it on my glass mat and then dabbing it on the image with an almost dry scrunched up baby wipe!
The insert is matching paper and that's about that.

Here's the close ups:

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and I hope you liked my make for today :D  Please start to follow me so that I can share more of my makes with you all x

Don't forget to hop over to the main blog to see what the rest of the team are up to and join us in the challenge - link is HERE

Happy Crafting :D

Sandie xxx

Through the purple haze - #74 Spring
Penny's paper crafty challenge - #211 AG
Creative inspiration - #297 pretty pearls
Word Art Wednesday - #167 AG
Inspiration Destination - #17 AG
Creative knockout - #73 lots of embellies
Jo's scrap shack - #71 AG
Allsorts challenge - #274 Spring flowers
CCC digi creations - #17 digi and flowers
Sparkles forum challenge - January; raise a glass (or tea/coffee)


  1. This is gorgeous, I do love the image and gorgeous embellishments, especially the cute owl.
    Linda xxx

  2. This is a great creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations this week xxx

  3. Lovely and my favourite colour. Loving the flower grouping and the cute owls too xx

  4. Such stunning work. That cute little owl, so adorable. Your embellishing is just over the top gorgeous!! WOW

  5. Love the image and owl, a fabulous design too

  6. Hi Sandie, I love this card and you have used one of my favourite colours. Love all the flowers and embellishments and the image and the way you have created the backdrop to it is fabulous. Thanks for the tip regarding brad, never thought to use them like that, Hugs Jennifer

  7. Stunning card Sandie and thanks for joining our challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member

  8. Thanks for entering our spring flowers challenge at Allsorts tracy x

  9. Hi Sandie this is a absolutely stunning. Hugs Jackie

  10. So many lovely flowers and such depth to your beautiful card.

    It's lovely to see you at Allsorts this week, thanks so much for joining in.

    B x

  11. lovely card, do like those flowers

  12. Gorgeous and beautiful card Sandie thank you for joining us at Inspiration Destination on this week's challenge
    Dianne x (DT)

  13. Beautiful card!! I love all those layers and the gorgeous flowers/pearls.... that image is beautifully colored too! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Jo's Funday Friday Challenges!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  14. Absolutely stunning, love those colours. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  15. This is GORGEOUS Sandie! Thank you for joining us at Creative Knockouts this week and Good Luck. We hope you join us again.

    Amy- DT Creative Knockouts
    {Lil Cutie Creations}

  16. A gorgeous card, thanks for joining in the fun over at TTPH
    Jo dt

  17. What a gorgeous make. Your colouring is beautiful hun, those folds look wonderful, hugs xx

  18. Wow! Gorgeous. Love all the flowers and details. Thanks for joining us at Creative Knockouts. Good luck and hope to see you again. Maggie - DT

  19. Great card - love all the details you've added.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x

  20. Fabulous, gorgeous embellishments......thanks for joining us over at Sparkles this time & good luck!
    hugs Jo x

  21. Wow, love the flower clusters!!! A very pretty card.

    Thank you for playing along with us at Sparkles this time. Good luck and hope to see you back soon!


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