Wednesday 15 July 2015

Stepper Anniversary

Hi There,

After thinning my fruit out on my apple trees last night I decided to have a play with my crafting bits. I made this card (probably in preparation for my parents 20th Wedding Anniversary, unless another comes up first lol). So here it is:
I used an old stepper card plastic template that came free with a magazine and I have never used (I usually measure and cut), so I thought I would have a go with a template and see if it was actually any quicker, and it turned out that not only is it quicker, it is actually slightly more accurate too lol. This template is for a side-stepper and I do not have one for a central stepper unfortunately. 

I then layered ‘It’s a man’s world’ papermania blue stripy paper on the horizontal levels of the card (similar to the striping on the Candy Crush game). I also found another paper that reminded me of this game in the We are memory keepers ‘Chalkboard’ paper stack and used this for the vertical layer and also die-cut a heart, using X-Cut nesting dies, to layer behind the image. 

The image used is a Margaret Sherry image that I have had for a few years, and was coloured using Promarkers. This was layered and adhered to the step of the card. Gorjuss washi tape was used to cover the join between the papers, and Champagne and 20 peel-offs added to the side, with the Champagne being coloured again with Promarkers. I was going to add ‘Happy Anniversary’ to the bottom of the card, but the sentiment stickers have disappeared, so I will have to search for them to add the sentiment.

This card is being entered into the following challenges:
vs sweet ideas #36 Celebrate
abc-challenge N for Number
digi chooseday Something Old
creative card crew 91 Die-cuts
PFP 305 Candy Crush
papertake weekly Don't be a square
ilove promarkers#278 Pets
simonsays Wednesday Get in Shape
C4C294 Critters
scrapbook stamp society #70 Anything Goes

Also, for those of you that are following, here is my latest update for the Height Chart @ ~15 hours:

And just to make your mouth water - my third punnet of fruit this week!!!

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog.

Hugz Tinz


  1. Fab stepper card , cute image...x

  2. That is so adorable! I love the way you used the pattern paper behind the smaller heart! Great idea!

  3. Thanks for sharing this lovely stepper card with us at Passion for Promarkers this week.
    Lorraine DT

  4. Beautiful stepper card!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Welcome again and Good Luck!Gr.Kaija DT-member

  5. great stepper card, so lovely.
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  6. Thanks for popping in to say this week! My mouth is watering over those raspberries!!!
    Gotta love Penny Black stamps...super sweet creation!

  7. So lovely and yes it's perfect for our challenge over at Digi Choosday this week.

    Digi Choosday GDT

  8. Good job in trying out the template it's come out really well. Such a cute card hope your parents love it. Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge and good luck
    Andrea x

  9. Lovely stepper card x Thanks for playing along this week with Digi Choosday Challenge 'Use an Old Collection'. Yvonne (DT)

  10. What a lovely card. Love the cute image. Your embroidery looks fab too. Thanks for joining us at Passion For Promarkers this week.
    Andie xx

  11. a gorgeous card . Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers challenge good luck Ginny x

  12. Fab card, such a cute cat, thanks for joining us at I Love Promarkers xx

  13. Adorable card! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  14. Lovely make. Thanks for joining us in our Use Something Old challenge at Digi Choosday
    Anjie (DT Team Leader)

  15. What a fabulous stepper card. Love the image, and the funky patterned paper.

    Thanks for sharing with us in our Number challenge.



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