Saturday, 8 June 2013

"Emboss it" at A Gem of a Challenge

Happy Saturday all!

I hope today finds you well, i'm on my annual summer fitness kick so I started a new workout DVD called "30 Day shred" and my god my body aches in place i didn't realise I had muscles lol, i can barely walk down the stair! - ouch!

So anyhoo, today see's the start of a new challenge at A Gem of a Challenge and this week we would like to see you "emboss it".

This was a bit of a challenge for me as embossing has never been one of my most favourite techniques, I barely own and embossing folders or embossing powder but lucky I found one which matched perfectly with my image (I think the folder was a freebie off a mag)

So here's what I did:

I used one of the adorable new vintage images from Janet's lovely store, this one is Martha.

I used my promarkers to colour her in.

The papers are quite old, I think they are by Prima, and I used flowers from WOC and some Silky Crush ribbon and a charm from The Ribbon Girl.

For the embossing I used Core'dinations Whitewash and sanded it back to show the butterflies. I also used it on the inside too.

My card is quite dark and somber looking today .... unfortunately it's for a Sympathy card  ... never the easiest to make are they.

I hope you like my card and I would love to have you join our challenge this week.

Loadsa hugs xx Cara xx

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks - Flowers
Happy Campers - Metal (hope my charm is ok for this ladies?)
Tuesday Throwdown - Embossing
Whoopsi Daisy - Shabby Chic or Vintage


  1. Very pretty! Thank you for playing with us at Whoopsi Daisy! Best of luck in the draw!
    Karen C

  2. Your card is gorgeous Cara. I love the way you have coloured that beautiful image and your detailing looks fabulous.
    Good luck with the fitness kick - ouch!
    I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend
    hugs Sue xx

  3. Thank you for joining us this week at Whoopsi Daisy with such a lovely card. Hope to see you next week. Hugs Christine x

  4. Thanks for playing our flowers challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, nicely done!

  5. so stunning cara.fabulous design and I love your colours and gorgeous image :D

    xx coops xx

  6. I love you card Cara!! She is a gorgeous image which you have coloured so beautifully! Love the design too!

    Gina x

  7. Very elegant colors for such a stunning image. Love the use of flowers. Thank you for sharing your flowers with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  8. Very pretty. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown for this challenge.
    Margaret, DT

  9. Gorgeous card Cara, love the image and beautiful design. Stunning colouring hun.

    Donna x

  10. Gorgeous, love the sweet image, the colours ar fab and the heart charm and flowers look beautiful, thank you for joining in with Happy Campers challenge
    Lindsay xx