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Wednesday 6 October 2010

Cooking it up with Katie

Hi, Wednesday again, where is the week going? This week's challenge from Cooking it up with Katie seems to have come around really quickly doesn't it? Our recipe this week is

  • Quote

  • Chipboard

  • Red
and we have a wonderful sponsor again this week, Shelley's Images! I used this image for my card this week - sorry the photo isn't too good my dreadful photography skills were made even worse than usual by the dark horrible weather!!

The image is coloured with promarkers and highlighted with sakura stardust pens. I struggled for a quote and settled on this one from Elusive images. I tore the edges of the image and the quote and inked them with vintage photo and pine needles DI. The other torn sheet is made with acrylic paints on linen card - i used a layer of dark green then a layer of coppery red and splashed it with water before blotting to let some of the green show through. The flowers are made with a Marianne designs die (Floral Fantasy) with a gem in the centre. The gem was a clear one coloured with alcohol ink but it doesn't show up to well in the pic. The red corrugated card and the ribbon are from my stash. The gorgeous wood grain bp is from Crafty Ann's.

I kind of thought I'd finished the card and then remembered ' CHIPBOARD' aaaaargghhh!! I was a bit stuck as I don't use a lot of chipboard embellies and didn't have anything remotely suitable. I did have loads of really naff chipboard tags and shapes that came with kits i bought when I first started crafting though. I took a round tag that had some teddies on it and inked it with versamark and added a few layers of cosmic shimmer EPs in gold, lava black and green and then stamped into it with a leafy branch stamp from Elusive images. I raided the shed for a bit of string to finish it off. I'm really pleased with the way this turned out so i'll be able to use up all those chipboard shapes i've got now, sometimes it pays to be a hoarder lol. I'm entering this tip in this weeks Top Tip Challenge

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Artistic Stamper: Layer it on
Paper Sundaes: Somthing from your stash
Craft your passion: Crimped paper
Digital Tuesday: ribbon, buttons, bling (any or all - i've used ribbon and a little bling)
Tuesday Throwdown - Use Chipboard
Oldie but goodie: All creatures great and small

Thanks for looking, I'm looking forward to seeing what you can cook up with us this week
Claire xx


  1. Fabulous card! Thank you for entering it into the Oldie but a Goodie challenge.
    Clare x

  2. wow this is gorgeous! Love the rich colours and all the distressed edges! Hugs Juls

  3. Love the idea of altering chip board tags! Have to give it a go. :)

    Thank you for sharing with us at Top Tip Tuesday at



  4. LOve the Autumnal colours and the distressing
    Thanks for joining us at An Oldie but goodie
    Lisa ;)

  5. This is gorgeous Claire! I love the fall colors and your torn/distressed edges!!
    Tammy x

  6. Great card with lovely colors! Thanks for joining us at Craft You Passion.

  7. beautiful card and fab colouring. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.


  8. Oooh, this is LOVELY... I shall have two hats on at the same time and say ... thank you for joinin in with the Sunday sTamper... and tHanK yOu for playing at the AS CT challenge :O))

  9. that's a cute card Claire - the colours are lovely - I am sure they look much richer IRL

  10. What A wonderful card , Thanks for joining us at Oldie But A Goodie Challenge and good Luck!

  11. Great tip - that is something I can do with all the ones I have and NEVER use!

    Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday - good luck!

    Leanne xx

  12. Gorgeous card.Love the rich deep Autumnal colours.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
    Lisa x

  13. Hooray for hoarders- we do have a madness to our saving don't we?
    I love that tip, and I always smile when I can add an element out of something else.
    I always want to tell you that I love your blog design- just so pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday

  14. Claire, what a lovely card. Great use of colours and torn papers. I too have used this idea with chipboard shapes as well as Versamark and mica. Thanks for joining in the Craft Your Passion Challenge this week whilst I am a GDT Designer. Best wishes, Kym xxx

  15. Great use of old stash with the tag :)
    xoxo Sioux

  16. Gorgeous card and what an amazing transformation for the chipboard tag!

    Thanks for sharing your 'tag tip' with us at Top Tip Tuesday this week :)

    Carol x

  17. Oh wow Claire this is gorgeous it has an olde worlde look to it which I adore, that image, colours and design are fabulous thank you for sharing this with us at Digital Tuesday this week.
    Lorraine x

  18. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

  19. I really love this, the vintage farmhouse look is fabulous. Thanks for joining our challenge Oldie But A Goodie with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  20. Wow stunning card, gorgeous colours & a fab image
    Thanks for joining our challenge at OLDIE but a GOODIE, hope you’ll join us again
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  21. Fabulous card
    Thank you for playing with "Paper Sundaes" and hope to see you again!
    hugs Nana

  22. stunning card with fabulous distressing,thankyou for joining us this week at Oldie But A Goodie
    love n hugs
    liza xox

  23. such a lovely card.. love the colors and the image and all.. great job! Sorry for being late with my commenting.But still wanted to say, Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Your Passion. Good luck!

  24. Oh my mom would love this card ! Great job on the coloring !Thanks for playing in our Paper Sundaes Challenge!

  25. I love what you did with the chipboard. The colors are so warm. Very pretty. Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown.

  26. A truly beautiful piece, and thank you for joining in at ASTC :))

  27. A great card - love the browns and greens which make it look so rich.


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