Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Spring Colours at Crafting by Designs

Oh I was glued to the TV this past weekend! And nothing to do with the winter Olympics - I was freezing just looking at the slalom Skiing a few days ago, and my daughter insisted on watching Dancing on Ice the other night - shivering with the cold! No, I was watching the fabulous Julie Hickey on Create & Craft here in the UK on tv demonstrating a new kit for Craftwork Cards. Lots of lovely inspiration projects from their design team and the only problem I had was a lack of cash to spend! So, to remedy that, I got out an older paper kit from Craftwork Cards and made a wall hanging to show you today for Crafting By Designs.

We have a new challenge starting today and we'd love to see your spring colours! I have used an image from Lia Stampz of a Muffin with two cute little mice! I dug out the Craftwork Cards 'Sweet Pea' in Pink paper pad from last year and coloured my image in pinks and lilac promarkers to match the papers. I decided on an 8x8 wall hanging - this was some A4 chipboard packaging that I cut down to match the size of the papers! I made up some of the matching Sweet Pea paper flowers and cut a sheet of the paper into 4 smaller 4x4inch squares. Julie had demonstrated a fabulous flower at the weekend and I had a go! This is the big flower you see on the bottom left.
The background paper is embossed with different patterns on each coloured square - I used an emery board to distress these, revealing the white core of the heavy paper. I added some of the small flowers from the kit, some paper ribbons from the first paper ribbon pad from Craftwork Cards and a sentiment from one of the newer sets. Matching 'Sweet Pea' candi finishes the flowers and corners - some coated with stardust Stickles, and others with glossy accents. There's also some Worn Lipstick distress ink around the edges and on the large flower, more glitter and some liquid pearls on the sentiment!
Phew! That took a bit of time, haven't had a chance to sit and just enjoy something so detailed for a while - hubby had the kids occupied so I got a bit of me time!

I hope you like it, I hope you can join us in our challenge this week!
Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx


  1. Was having trouble again posting a comment so was reduced to one word tests! Anyway, this is lovely work and clearly Julie Hickey inspired!

  2. this is super cute Maureen - love the flowers - did your tag arrive yet? Mine hasn't! Hugs xx