Monday, April 06, 2015

Open Centre Step Card.

Important  News.
I was asked by 
Crafting From The Heart 
to be their GDT for April.

Of course I said Yes!!
Here is my 1st card for  them using  an 
image from this weeks Sponsor
Oak Pond Creations.

Another new card shape  tried.
Slightly different to a normal centre step card
in that the centre  is recessed instead of to the front. 

I couldn't find a tutorial  for how I wanted to make it
so I just worked out my own folds
 using a sheet of scrap paper.
Design papers used are called Sugar and Spice
from Making Cards magazine. 
I used Spellbinders Tattered Blossoms
 to make the extra flowers
to match those in the digi  image.
Not quite the same but near enough .
Coloured using promarker , pearlised chalks
 and a gold gel pen.
Sentiment is a Britannia word die
 and digi was die cut using Spellbinders 
Marvellous Squares.

Thank you to the Crafting from the Heart Team 
for having me on board this week
and looking forward
 to being back with you next week. 


Entering into the following challenges:
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #171 Use up your snippets (white card for flowers.)
Creative Card Crew #84 Handmade flowers.
Create and Inspire #18 Anything goes.
Inspiration Destination #27 Anything goes.
Penny's Paper Crafts #221 Anything goes.
Card Mania #67 Flowers.
Frosted Designs # Drip, drip, April showers.
Jo's Scrapshack #82 Anything goes.
Little Claire's #3 Shaped cards.
Sister Act #100 Anything goes.

36 comments:

Margreet said...

Gorgeous stepper card Mrs A...you should also enter our Little Claire's Digi Challenge (shaped card)!
Congrats on your GDT!
xxx Margreet

Di said...

Beautiful card there Missus - and well done on the GD spot!

Hugs

Di xx

Sue said...

Fab stepper card Mrs A!! and congrats on your GD spot xxx huggles Sue xxx

Lucy Woods said...

Gorgeous!! Love anything with umbrellas! Lovely design and colours! That's fab they asked you to guest design :-)
Lucy x

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeee this!! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs!!!

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Mrs A
Lovely stepper and congratulations on the GDT slot.
Best wishes.
Ang x

KandA said...

Congrats on the well deserved GDT spot. Super stepper card xx

Bonnie said...

Congratulations, Mrs. A! Love this card and how it's raining flowers! It was very windy here a few days ago and the blossoms on the trees were blowing. It looked like it was raining flowers!

Catherine said...

Your card is so sweet Valery Anne ! Love the little flowers and the colours too ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

ahlers5 said...

Cute card. Love the flowers. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Inspiration Destination this week.

Sherry said...

Congrats on another GD post :) Fabulous card, you're so clever working out all those folds etc yourself - it's all like the Krypton Factor to me!!

Popped over to wish you both a very Happy Easter (well, what's left of it now anyway) xxx

Dana Desmond said...

I love the flowers on the umbrella. Cute cards. Thank you for playing along over at Creative Card Crew.

Kimbo said...

Oooh, well done Mrs A. Another great shaped card - I love how it frames the image x

Carol said...

Well done on the GD spot Mrs A..you did them proud, this is gorgeous. Carol x

Kathleen said...

Well, well, well, what a great shaped card. Congratulations on the GDT and a brilliant make, great papers and lovely image.

Kath x

nnalorac said...

Congrats on your GD Mrs A, love your take on a step card, lovely papers and image too. Carol xx

MagsB said...

Congrats on your GDT spot, so well deserved! This is a gorgeous card, I especially love the delicate flowers - so pretty!

love Mags B x

Zue said...

Yes, congratulations from me too!
That's a wonderful creation....
Hope you are enjoying our brief heat wave!
Sue xxx
:)

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.
Mags
x

Em Louise Fairley said...

Congrats on the GDT spot. An honor well deserved and this is a great card xxx

Helen said...

Gorgeous card - very clever design.

It's lovely to have you with us at Crafting from the Heart and thanks for joining us at Little Claire too!

Margo said...

So nice that your paper corresponds with your image ! Lovely card !
Greetz
Margo

SARN said...

CONGRATS on your GD spot. LOVELY stepper card. xxx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I'm impressed that you mocked up your own design to make this card. I've tried that before and let's just say it is a good way to get frustrated. Love the card and umbrella theme. Congrats on your guest designer spot!

Brenda in IN said...

I'm so happy that you have been chosen as a GD. This is a great card and I'm so impressed that you made your own tutorial. I couldn't make anything without a pattern. I love how it is recessed. You have created a whole new way to do this.

Brenda in IN said...

I'm so happy that you have been chosen as a GD. This is a great card and I'm so impressed that you made your own tutorial. I couldn't make anything without a pattern. I love how it is recessed. You have created a whole new way to do this.

Joann6274 said...

Really pretty card, lovely paper. Congrats on your GD! Thanks for joining us this week in our Funday Friday challenge!
Hugs,
Jo
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Kathleen White said...

This is the perfect April showers card. Congrats on your GD spot!! Thank you for joining us at Frosted Designs.

Bridget said...

Love that you are trying new shaped cards :) Congrats on being GDT. It is always fun and challenging to try new things.

Your card is very beautiful. The great thing is, you could use it for so many occasions. The best wishes is a perfect sentiment as it can fill so many sections in your card box!

Thank you for joining us for the Fun-day Friday Challenge at ~Jo's Scrap Shack~

Happy crafting,
Bridget

Tommy Jo Vilello Anderson said...

Sooo cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs.

Raechelle Bellus said...

Congratulations! This is such a wonderful card! The shape is so fun. Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!

scrappymo! said...

Another lovely fold. I like the twist of the recessed image...it looks framed!
Wonderful card, Mrs A.

scrappymo! said...

Another lovely fold. I like the twist of the recessed image...it looks framed!
Wonderful card, Mrs A.

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

What lovely spring colours x

zetkaArt said...

Lovely card . Thank you for playing with our Challenge at Card Mania. We would love to see you again ... zetkaArt DT

Hazel said...

Gorgeous, Mrs A. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April challenge with your delightful crafting - hope to see you again soon x