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Friday, February 25, 2011

Steampunk and Pound Shop Challenges

This week's Daring Cardmaker's dare has been chosen by the very talented Samm

"POUND SHOP PRETTIES"
This week it's Samm here to set the challenge and I'd like you to search out those pound shops or dollar stores and find new things to add to your stash - then create a card using your new found bargains!! Don't forget to let us know what you've used and then we know what to search for when we're next in 'town'!

This is the card that I made;

I used;
Gems (coloured with ProMarkers),Foam Pads and DST from Poundland
A Peg which came in a pack from the 99p store
Bazzill Kraft cardstock
Pink Petticoat papers
Melissa Frances rub on
Kaisercraft letter stickers
Papermania eyelet and adhesive stones
Spellbinders Nestabilities
Magnolia Doily die
Staples (coloured with a black Sharpie)
Hand stitching
Inking
Lace, Pink Seam Binding and Button Twine from The Ribbon Girl

and I used the the colours of the current Ribbon Girl challenge of brown, pink and cream.

The amazing Rein chose last week's Daring Cardmaker's dare and challenged us all with a Steampunk theme and this was my card;


I Used;
Kaisercraft papers
Bazzill cardstock
Basic Grey rub ons
Handmade zip flower
Vintage button
Hand stitching
Inking
Balloon image from Altered Artifacts
and Baker's Twine from The Ribbon Girl

Click here to see all the Pound stash that the other DT members have found

TFL!

12 comments:

Ribbon Girl said...

Jo your poundshop pretties card is absolutley gorgeous - love it! Mary G

Ruth S said...

Gorgeous cards Jo! Thanks for the inspiration ;)

Sue said...

stunning cards Jo - love the butterfly one

Lythan said...

These cards are so fabulous. I adore the zip flower and the scrunched ribbon on your Poundshop one is wonderful:)

Monique said...

Both cards are wonderful... I love the first one so much.. Warm colors pretty flowers.Beautiful birthday card for one lucky person!!

Flutterby Trina said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog, was lovely to have you there, so glad you did as I have now been able to see your beautiful creations! Your cards are stunning!!! I have to come back soon! happy crafting!

x
xx

Samm said...

Amazing!!! I'm always in total awe of your work!

Samm
x

Lynda said...

Wow Jo your Poundshop card is amazing and so very very pretty. Absolutely love the Steampunk one too - especially the zip flower.

Love Lynda xxx

Rumtruffle said...

Hello Jo,
This is my first visit to your lovely blog but not the last as I am now following you. I am a crafter too and have decided to do a bit of crafty blog hopping to meet other people just like me. I love your cards they are really beautiful, I don't think I am up to this standard though!
If you have a few minutes spare I would be delighted if you could pop by and say hello.
Helen x
http:acraftykindoftruffle.blogspot.com

Annette said...

Gorgeous cards on your blog. Absolutely adore your butterfly card.

Wanda said...

Wow! The butterfly cards is just beautiful! I love every little detail. Your blog is wonderful...I'll be back! Have a happy day. Greetings from California!

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

I didn't leave my linky...
www.ablogcalledwanda.com