Monday, 3 September 2012

CLP Challenge 51


I've had a busy weekend, this should have been posted on Saturday, but I was working 9am-9pm and I'm just getting round to it, sorry. Challenge # 51 started on 1st September at CLP Challenges, and Chelsea has made yet another fabulous sketch.

Regular followers may recall that I was asked to make an exam congratulations card for my friend at work to give her niece, after her amazing results she's now off to University and Alli asked me to make a card for her. After a bit of thinking I remembered this image from Saturated Canary, and thought it's perfect for a girl going away to Uni, I remember how much I ended up taking, lol.

Here's this month's sketch.

I've used several different collections of Maja Design papers, some of the bits are out of my scraps box. I always keep even the smallest scraps of this paper as it is so gorgeous. I've distressed all of the edges and machine sewn them using Top Stitch Thread. The roses and lilies are from WOC, the rolled roses are from Kort & Godt the Chrysanthemums are available here. I've used stickles on the flowers for a little sparkle, and there's also 5mm Ivory Self Adhesive Pearls.

The Organza Roses Trim is available here, I've also used Glamour Dust in crystal and gold.

I've coloured her in distress markers, but I've found that there is a knack to this. I have a Kodak wireless AIO printer, and I use the Kodak ink, as the paper is very thick I remove the plate off the back and feed the paper in that way. If I'm using Fabriano 5 (and using reinkers) I just let it dry a good while. However, if I'm using Canson Montval Cold Pressed paper as soon as the paper comes out I sprinkle with fine clear embossing powder. When I've used the heat gun on this it gives the larger ink areas a lovely shine, and I love how the eyes look.

The kids are back to school tomorrow, I can't decide if the summer holidays have flown or dragged?? I've enjoyed spending a lot of time with them, but I know that they've been missing their friends. Remember to check out my Birthday Candy here.

We can't wait to see your take on this months sketch at CLP.



  1. Beautyful card Becky!
    Hugs Pouwla.

  2. Wonderful card! Love the flower ribbon, great colors and beautiful flowers. Adorable image, too. :)

    Hugs :)

  3. Hi Becky
    another beautiful card, like you I also love the Maja design paper's.
    Sandra (craftynan)

  4. Goah, thi is so fabulous and a great image xx

  5. So beautiful is your card Becky, Such an adorable image and all of your embellishments are stunning x

  6. Woowww Becky, it's really beautiful!!

    gr. arjette.

  7. Stunning card, such a gorgeous image and coloured so beautifully. I love the papers and the gorgeous flowers too.



  9. Just gorgeous card dear talented creative^_^