Saturday 23 July 2016

Peoples Patterned Paper

Well I am finally going to show you the final three cards made from that patterned paper - to make the six I set out to make. There is still some paper left however, so I will be able to make maybe another two cards using this paper.

Here are the cards:
 Tis first one is a 6x6 base card. I used nesting tag dies that were free with a magazine to cut patterned paper and black glitter card. I also added parts of the patterned paper that were left over after previous die-cutting, to embellish the card.I then added two flower embellishments and a printed sentiment.
For this card a 3x3 scalloped card blank was used for the base. Again the black glitter card was used to matt the patterned paper onto. A black gossamer ribbon was tied around the top and hessian flowers added to either side of the patterned panel. Finally a sentiment was added in peel-offs.
Again a 6x6 card blank was used and black glitter cardstock was layered under the patterned paper before adhering to the side of the card blank. I also had bloomers in this same pattern and so I used one to compliment the strip, and added a sentiment and some oriental peel-offs.

I would like to enter these cards for the following challenges:
Inkspirational #113 Photo Inspiration
Simply Create Too #114 Lots of sparkle
Aud sentiments #160 Anything Goes
Simply Less is Moore #286 Use something tactile

 And here is another introduction for you - meet Silver:

He is a cheeky little man, but is still quite timid. He had the bottom end of his tail chewed off during a fight with his brothers and so he is a little more cautious than the rest of the mice. His tail has, however, healed fine and causes him no trouble at all. He does love his berry drops, and playing in the hamster ball! He also has a hanging bed and a wooden train which he finds difficult to choose between for his sleeping area.

Audio Book Review
The People’s Queen by Vanora Bennet
A girl is brought into the world during the first plague – the Black Death. This is a time of great opportunities and she is brought up knowing how to take full advantage. She has become the King’s mistress. However, there is difficulty in the country, with the king being in great debt to the city, the war against France not going well and people disliking those who have made much of themselves. Alice becomes a target for their anger, and a symbol of everything that has gone wrong. However, although she keeps making the same mistakes, she does finally realise what it is that she actually wants – with the help of Chaucer, a nobleman from the court, and her lover. This is a captivating read and is both fun and cringe worthy in turns. 

Thank you for looking
Hugz Tinz


  1. Lovely cards Tina, with such a creative and tactile range of embellishments. Thanks for sharing! Silver is a handsome chap. I envy his choice of sleeping arrangements - very cool!

  2. Great collection of cards, you are really getting good use out of that patterned paper, especially using the die cut waste too

  3. Great use of your paper on these three, I really must use mine more! I like the neutral/black combo. Don't forget at LIM we prefer to see some white space remaining so a couple of these are perhaps a little busy.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  4. Nice use of the patterned paper and adding the dimension for the challenge. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

  5. Your use of the patterned paper is great but do remember that we like to see areas of white space on submissions to our challenges in order to keep them clean and simple!
    It's certainly tactile though!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  6. Great cards and hello to silver! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments. We are currently having a DT call and would love for you to join our team. Please check out the challenge blog for directions on how to apply.
    Julie t

  7. Your set of cards are very pretty. Thanks for sharing with Aud Sentiments.

  8. Great set of cards! Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!

  9. Luv how you used the paper on the tags and the sparkly flower matches great. Thanks for playing along with the Simply Create Too challenge no. 114, Lots of Sparkle. Join us again soon.
    Erica (SCT DT Member)


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