Thursday, 30 June 2011

Aspirational new home card

 I love my Design Team work, don't get me wrong.  After a few early forays I know to restrict it to using artists whose work I love, in fact even calling it "work" is wrong, it's playing really isn't it!  But just occasionally something else reaches out and grabs me, in this case it is stamps by Lindsay Mason who I met at Craft Barn's Extravaganza at the start of the month.  I loved the way Lindsay created and this is really an attempt to copy her style.  If you check out her blog you'll see it's a bit of a pale imitation, she's seriously talented and was also so friendly and generous with her tips and ideas.

I've used Distress Inks on glossy card for the background.  I smudged my sentiment slightly so stamped again on the lower part of the card and matted it over the smudge.  Just the edge towers are glued down on the big castle so it has lots of dimension but it can still be squished down to post.  Background stripe is My Minds Eye, DIY style brads are Joanna Sheen and I've used Swiss Dots embossing on the frame.  The screw brads are because everyone ends up doing some work to their new home, even if it's a castle:).
 Enjoy your day.

My card is for the following challenges:
Midnight Madness - sketch
The Paper Shelter - anything goes
Totally Papercrafts - spots and stripes
Sew Many Cards - dry embossing
Sweet Stampin' - something old (swiss dot folder), something new - Lindsay stamps
Secret Crafter - embossing


  1. Hi there Anne, Gorgeous card,love the naive feel to the castle and the backgrounds perfect, altogether a great card, Gay xxx

  2. This is a brilliant card Anne, I love it. Jo x

  3. What a lovely card Hunnie!
    Thank You for joining us this week at Sweet Stampin....
    Hope to see you again next time!
    Hugs Kobie

  4. Fabulous card - I watched Lindsay for quite a while at the Extravaganza - she is so talented.

  5. What a great card! Lovely colours too. Thanks for playing with us over at TPS Challenges this week.
    Love n hugs

  6. What a great idea for a housewarming card. I love the dimension of the castle. Thanks for playing along with this weeks Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. It was a pleasure to see you again.

  7. Thanks for joining our "Embossing" challenge this week on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

  8. Hi Anne, saw Lynsey again on Saturday. I bought those stamps as well. Love the card you have made. Hugs x ChrisB

  9. Hi Anne,
    This looks fabulous. I love the use of the image for a new home card. Wish mine looked like that! Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafters this week.
    Andie xx

  10. Great card, lovely sentiment! Thanks for playing along at Sweet Stampin this week, hugs x

  11. Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us this week at TPS…..


  12. FAB CASTLE & sentiment! FUN take on the MMSC sketch this week! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again next time too! :)

  13. Love the 3D castle! Thank you for joining us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. I can't wait to see your next creation.
    Valerie M
    Priscillastyles Design Team

  14. Hello Anne - this is fabulous and I am sure will take pride of place in a new house! Love the image and your gorgeous, your layering looks fabulous! Thank you for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week - we always love to come and see your wonderful creations! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  15. Wow Anne, this is different and so stylish!!! Love the 3d feel and your nice litle city in the back. The recipents is going to love it :-)
    Thank you so much for sharing at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge!
    Hugs Guro

  16. How fun and how pretty! If I got this moving into a new home, I would frame it!!!

  17. Great card and thanks for the tips. Great ideas!!


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