Friday, 29 July 2016

Crochet Away - Daring Cardmakers Challenge

Happy Friday!

Well, it's my last GDT post with the very talented ladies over at Daring Cardmakers and you can see what they've made here.  I've thoroughly enjoyed the challenges and above all being inspirational. The month has gone so fast!

The theme for this challenge was to take inspiration from crochet. I decided to go shabby chic for this one!


I used a crochet doily as well as papers with printed crochet doilies. I love embellishments as I'm still a little girl at heart so used twine and a resin rose this time. The edges were distressed with scissors and then inked with distress ink.

The card is actually for a couple I've known for many years - a true love story! 

Enjoy your weekend,
Shabneez xxx

Products Used:
Trimcraft Curiousity Corner Papers
Dovecraft Basics Twine
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Everything else from my stash

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Doodle, Doodle, Do! - Daring Cardmakers Challenge

Happy Friday!

I'm sharing a card I made as Guest Designer for the Daring Cardmakers Challenge this week. The theme was to add a doodle. I'm forever doodling! I think I started when I was at school, I used to doodle whilst doing my homework or revising.....thankfully, I still passed my exams!


My doodle was inspired by the intricate henna designs that I love having applied at special occasions like weddings. I've used my trusty Fiskars punches and a sheet from the Trimcraft Love Story pad.

In the past I've doodled frames on cards but never had the urge to do anything larger. This challenge made me use a skill (if you can call it that!!!) that I wouldn't normally use but I'd certainly use again. 

Thank you for looking and any comments are much appreciated. 

Shabneez xxx

Products Used:
Fiskars Intricate Love Punch
Fiskars Medium Heart Lever Punch
Trimcraft FE Love Story Paper Pad
Everything else from my stash

Friday, 15 July 2016

Strawberries & Cream - Daring Card Makers

Happy Friday!

The summer holidays are in full swing and it's great we've had glorious sunshine. We've been out for the past couple of days enjoying the sun. 

On to my inspirational card for the Daring Cardmakers, you can see more inspiration here. The theme this week is in line with the summer. Strawberries and cream - yum! I love strawberries, especially with cream, and I remember going to pick your own fruit farms as a child with my family. 


I've used a mini kraft card for the background and my trusty Fiskars punches for the strawberries. I embossed them to give texture. I used an appropriate 'Thank You Berry Much' for the sentiment. 

Thank you for looking and any comments are much appreciated. 

Products Used:
Fiskars medium heart punch
Fiskars eglantine punch
Dotty embossing folder
Everything else from my stash

Friday, 8 July 2016

Let's Have A Summer Party - Daring Cardmakers

Happy Friday!

It's been a manic week with lots of school events coupled with celebrating Eid which marks the end of the month of fasting. The boys and I baked cakes for our neighbours. As a result, I'm behind on crafting, visiting blogs and the dreaded housework!

So, on with my inspiration for this week's Daring Cardmakers Challenge of a Summer Party which can be found here.


I have decided to go with a typical summer tea party. I made bunting with washi tape and used Kanban toppers together with cake embellishments that I've had in my stash for ages. 

Thank you for looking and any comments are appreciated. 
Shabneez

Products Used:
Kanban Toppers
Dovecraft card and doily
Docrafts Washi Tape
Everything else from my stash

Friday, 1 July 2016

Daring Cardmakers Elemental Challenge

Happy July - let's hope it's a sunny one!

I'm very pleased to be a Guest Design Team member over on Daring Cardmakers for July.  I'm working with a very talented group of people.

This week's challenge is an Elemental Instrumental challenge which is a mood board full of all things summer!


This is my take on the fun challenge. I've used free papers printed from the Papercraft Inspirations website as I didn't have anything suitable in my stash. The yellow backing paper is an old SU sheet. 

The flip flops and glasses are also elements from the same free print outs which I fussy cut. 


I used glossy accents on the sunglasses and flip flops although you can't tell that well from the photo.  I added a paper flower and pearl to the flip flops to make them look like mine!

Hope you'll come and see the other inspirational cards and add your own to the challenge. 

Shabneez xxx

Products Used
Free printouts from Papercraft Inspiratons
Sizzix circle and scalloped circle dies
Ranger Glossy Accents
Everything else from my stash