Thursday 4 September 2014

Floral beauty in the Rye?

I have been crafting ATC's again this week. I have done a floral beauty collection this time, using the same techniques for each card, but a different sketch for each. The main image is a quilled flower in each of the cards and purples and oranges the main colours.

ATC 1 is based upon the sketch from sketchandstash:

A purple patterned paper was run through the big shot in a floral embossing folder and attached to the centre of a red base card. A papermania orange floral ribbon went across this with matching bows at each side. A square of orange paper was run through the big shot in a butterfly embossing folder before layering onto the card. Purple ink was used to highlight a couple of the butterflies. Finally five quilled petals were added to the square to make a flower and the edges of the petals dabbed with the purple ink.

ATC2 is based upon the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch 26:
A purple papermania die-cut was run through the Big Shot using the floral embossing folder. Before attaching to the base card a speckled background stamp was used with orange ink. A purple ink was dabbed into the centre and then blended into the orange. A rectangle was cut from the orange paper embossed with butterflies and attached to the card. Purple ribbon edged with silver decorates the left edge and bright butterfly diamantes attached in place of the flowers on the sketch. A silver bow decorates the bottom right and the quilled flower adorns the top of the rectangle.

ATC3 is based upon the sketch from Sketchy colours:
Again the purple paper was used after embossing with flowers. The orange embossed paper was die-cut into a floral circle shape. A deep purple wide ribbon was added to the bottom of the red base card, overlapping the orange embossed circle. The quilled flower was stuck to the top of the circle and a rich purple bow to the top of the ribbon. Small green diamante butterflies were added down the sides of the ribbon. The purple patterned paper was cut to have an empty space and a flower to the left, and 'What's new?' was stamped into the space using orange ink and then this was added according to the sketch.

The following challenges are also to be entered with the cards from this collection:
MIM Indian Summer (Bright Colours)

Audio book - The Burglar in the Rye by Lawrence Block. This is a mystery story with a twist - the main character is a good criminal! This humourous story follows bookseller come burglar Bernie as he discovers a dead woman in her room, whilst searching for some letters to steal, and then works to establish who killed her, and therefore who has the letters in question. He gets a lot of information from sneaking around, that the police would never have been able to get. My only complaint with this audio book was the quality of the final disc - I know who did it, but I have no idea why because the first few tracks just kept jumping and skipping!!! Grr. I will now have to find the book so that I can read that particular part to fill in the gaps!

Cross Stitch update - fishes @ 64 hours.

Thanks for looking,
Hugz Tinz


  1. Wow you have been busy with all your wonderful cards. It's such a shame that your photo's are so far away for me to have a good look at your wonderful creativity and your added embellishments. Love the butterfly embellishments and wonderful embossed butterflies on your paper and that lovely silver bow. Thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
    Kathie SSW2~DT

    1. I have been having a few issues with my camera at the moment, and this is the best I could get without it either refusing to focus or washing them out (and that is without flash). I paid good money for this phone because it should have a decent camera too :(

  2. Your cards fit the theme at Make My Monday wonderfully - nice bright colors!! Good job and thanks for joining us!! Joan dt

  3. The bright hot colours certainly show up well in your photos and they are perfect for our challenge this week at MMM. Good work - thanks for joining in - Jacqueline xx

  4. Busy making cards! Thanks for sharing your great looking cards. Happy that you could join us.
    Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

  5. Wow, I used to make ATC. I forgot how SMALL they are! You have been busy too, lots and lots to see! Thanks so much for sharing your work with us over at SSW2. I'm glad that you joined us this week.
    ~Jo, SSW2-DT

  6. Don't forget that you must comment over on the SSW2 blog to be eligible for the prize!

  7. what lovely ATC cards.
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  8. You have been one busy crafter. First of all, your ATCs are beautiful, such bright and wonderful colors! And I am in awe of your cross stitching project, positively stunning. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.


  9. what fun cards you have made. I love them all. I love your cross stitch project too. It is beautiful. thanks for joining us this week.
    Nancy SSW2

  10. Great projects!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More!

  11. Lovely set of cards. Thank you for joining our "Color Inspired" Challenge this week at Love to Create.
    Ruza ~ LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  12. Great card!
    Thank you for joining Sketchy Colors this week and good luck!
    HUgs,Kari :)

  13. So sweet! Thank you for sharing with us over at love to create challenges!
    Amanda LTCDT

  14. Great set of ATC's, love your bright zingy colours... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  15. A gorgeous set of ATCs. I love the colours
    Thank you for taking part in the Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge
    Sue xx


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