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Saturday, 18 February 2012

"News Of The World..."

Second card of the week, this time for the C.R.A.F.T. site and I have never made a card like this before. The challenge was no designer papers and I used the most precious paper I could find - pages from a book! I have never taken pages from a book before, mainly because the very thought of doing it seemed abhorant to me. Books have always been very precious to me and I struggled finding a book I could use, but eventually found a very old one in the garage that was donated to me. As I would have never read the book in a million years I thought I'd use it's pages as my backing paper. I got the Distress pads out and used Old Paper and Walnut Stain to age them up a bit and then used my sizzix dies to make a title for the card. The image comes from a Papermania set I have had for ever but never used before and as there wasn't a lot to colour on it anyway I used a piece of scrap paper to paper-piece the armchair. The final addition were the two metal corner embellies I found in a storage case I had completely fogotten I even had!! All-in-all i'm quite happy with the finished product, especially as it's the first time I've ventured into the distressing arena.

Anyhoo, hope you like it, see you again on wednesday,



Entered into Craft Your Days Away Challenge #39 - Paper Piecing

One Stop Craft Challenge #170 - Create Your Own Background

Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge #73 - Masculine Birthday

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #77 - Double Down (Pairs)

Southern Girls Challenge #38 - So Distressed

Shelly's Images Challenge - Anything Goes


  1. I like the paper pieced chair and distressed text. Thanks for playing along with Wags 'n Whiskers!

  2. Great coloring and paper piecing. Love the newspaper.

    Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.


  3. Fantastic card Andrew, love your use of the book page as your backing and great paper piecing of the chair.

    Thank you for joining the CYDA paper piecing challenge.


    Joanne x

  4. Great entry
    Thanks for joining our Make your own challenge over at One stop Crafts this week and good luck!


  5. This is awesome Andy! Love the elements you've put together here! Thanks so much for joining our "ANYTHING GOES" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly's Images DT

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

  7. A fab card Andy. I love the use of the book page and the paper pieced sofa.

    Thanks for joining us this week at Craft Your Days Away in our paper piecing challenge.


  8. So cute!Thanks you for sharing with us in our “Show Us What Your Got” challenge at Shelly's Images We love to have you visit with us!! ~~Sammibug~~ Shelly's Images DT

  9. This is a fab card. I particularly love how you've paper pieced that armchair and your distressing is superb. Thanks for playing at Southern Girls and good luck. Hope to see you again next month. Bettina xx


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