Friday, 11 October 2013

Guest design post!

Hi there folks, today I am excited to be able to tell you I am featured as a guest designer on the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge!

I was asked to make "One for the boys", and you know me, that suits me to a T! So after a day or two of deliberation, I decided on a side step card. Now, when I decided this I did not yet have a die cutting machine, yet I wanted stars. Having hand-cut stars before (badly!), I decided this would not do! Hence the finally successful hinting to hubby and a brand new GC and set of star dies (amongst others!) to be able to make this card:

Aside from the stars I decided I had to have hessian/burlap, and I found some papers with not only the colours I wanted to use, but stars too. It's little serendipitous things like that that make me happy :-)

Card recipe:

Image - "Milk and Biscuits" - LOTV
Medium - Promarkers, Vintage photo distress ink.
Papers - Basic Grey "Hang 10"
Sentiment - "Large words" - Little darlings
Dies - Sizzix Framelits "Stars" and "Tickets"
White card, buttons, twine and hessian/burlap from stash.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Cute card Thursday - Neutral zone
Addicted to stamps - Anything goes
Penny's paper-crafty challenge - Anything but square
Crafty sentiments - Anything goes
Die cuttin' divas - Use brown
Inky chicks - Use 2 different die cuts (stars and tickets)
Eureka stamps - Anything goes
C is for Challenge - Boys and men
LOTV Ideas to inspire - Anything goes

So, that's it for my first ever GDT post! (How exciting is that?) Hope you all have a fantabulous day,



Wynn said...

Fabulous card Sammy. I love your colour combo. Well done with the stars.....what a star hubby is !!!
Hugs Wynn x

Sarah said...

Great card Sammy and I love the monochrome look too. Well done on the GDT! xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

gorgeous card Sammy I like the sweet image the stars and the design.
Kevin xx

Sheryl said...

Hi Sammy! Thank you for being our Featured Guest Designer on Fussy and Fancy this week! Your card is
FABULOUS! Wonderful colouring, detail and design! It's been a real pleasure to feature you!
Hugs, Sheryl

sandie said...

Well done on the GDT, great news and fab your hinting worked! I love the colouring in this and the use of the burlap-I must get some of this! Thanks for joining us at ATSM

Brenda in IN said...

Cute card. I had not seen a side step card before and this is a keeper!

Mrs A. said...

Saw you were guest designer for fussy and fancy and came on over to your blog. Very impressed that you have only been doing your cards for a yr. Your colouring is superb and I'm loving your side step card. Hugs Mrs A.

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Sammy. Love your amazing colouring and design. Huge congrats on the DT.

Donna x

cotnob said...

Congratulation on your GD spot Sammy, such a fabulous card, beautifully coloured image and great design with so many brilliant details.

Kathleen said...

Brilliant card, love side steppers.

Kath x

Kristie Maynard said...

Awesome card. So beautifully done. Thanks for playing along with the Eureka! Stamps Challenge this week.

debby4000 said...

Fabulous, gorgeous and 100% cute

rachel said...

wonderful shape and a fabulous card - thanks for joining us at crafty sentiments and good luck x

Pat N. said...

This is precious! TFS your adorable card at DCD's brown challenge.

Lozzy said...

Wow Sammy your card is stunning, love the colours and your design..Congratulations on your GD spot...Hugs Lozzy xx

Unknown said...

Love this folding, I have to try it finally! Fabulous image and great colors, and I really like the burlap, it's always cool. I would like to thank you for entering my ‘C… is for challenge’ blog and I wish you good luck in the draw.
Anna xxx

Marlene Atkinson said...

This is gorgeous Sammy,love the image and design. Thank you for visiting my Blog. I have now become one of your followers. Marlene

Nicecrane Designs said...

Absolutely gorgeus coloring Sammy, and what adorable image,,,love your card, Thanks for your comments at Brenda Blog abut my P Rabbit Tags,,feel free to ask me any product from my store including the tags as gift,,,for personal use.,I can´t sell them on the UK, sorry.

Darnell said...

Sammy, this is so charming with your rustic stars and burlap! I love how you've made the friendship of those two lads shine through! Congratulations on the well-deserved guest designer spot (lucky them!) and on the acquisition of the GC and dies!! Oh, girlfriend, it's a whole new world now!!

Gerda said...

What a beautiful card! Love it! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

Deborah Frings said...

Wow! I really like the stepped card and all the layers and texture. Great work. Thanks for playing along with ASM this week!

heidy said...

Fabolous card Sammy,thanks for joining CCT this week!
XXX Heidy

Erica said...

Such a gorgeous card Sammy! I really love the stars and the colours are fabulous!

Thanks for joining our Lili of the Valley 'Anything Goes' challenge!

Good Luck!


Erica x

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