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Saturday, 27 April 2013

Crafting Cafe Blog Hop

Good Morning hoppers. Welcome to the 2nd Crafting Cafe Blog Hop, you should have arrived here from Debbi. If you've only just found the hop and want to start at the beginning then please visit the lovely Nikki
The Crafting Cafe is a friendly, eclectic group of crafters on Facebook who like to share their crafting journey. Please feel free to come and join us. You can share your projects, ask crafty questions or just enjoy a coffee while you hang out.
The theme of this hop is "Celebration".
It was chosen by Nikki Smith as she has recently celebrated a "BIG" birthday. We've had quite a few reasons to celebrate in our family recently, including three engagements. Here is the card I made for the latest couple to announce their intentions.


I used papers from MCS Quintessential Country Garden and distressed the edges with scissors. I soaked the panel of lace in cold tea to age it. 


The images are two digis from Simply Betty. I used Emma and Mercius and merged them in MCS before printing and colouring with Promarkers. I cut them out freehand and used Antique Linen Distress Ink to colour the background.


I printed the sentiment on the computer, punched it out and mounted it onto a Spellbinder die that I'd inked lightly in brown and rubbed with  metallic gilding wax. 


I made the embellishments with tags, ribbons, buttons, a peg, a metal charm and more gilding wax.

To those of you blog hopping, your journey is now complete. Thank you for joining in and I hope you enjoyed your hopping. Don't forget to come and visit the Crafting Cafe to make some new friends and catch up with old. We look forward to seeing you soon.

18 comments:

  1. Hoppin on by...
    What a lovely card x

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  2. Hello! Just hopped by, love this card, so unusual, fabulous, hopping off now xxx

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  3. Hop Hop Hop Hopping! What an absolutely gorgeous engagement card! I love love love the colours you've used!
    Hopping off now!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  4. Wow, this is not the usual type of Engagement card that we see, but I love it!....bet the happy couple did too xx Just popped in from the 'Hop', to say 'Hi' xx

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  5. Lovely card Andree - love the embellishments x

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  6. Fantastic card fellow hopper. I love the image and may have to pop over to there site to have a look see xx

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  7. Absolutely stunning engagement card. Love the images.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  8. I know Im a bit biased cause I love all your cards but on this occassion....they saved the best till last comes to mind. ;)

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  9. Gorgeous card,loving the fab image and colours.xxx

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  10. An unusual but lovely engagement card. Thanks for sharing
    Mags
    x

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  11. A lovely card to send somebody who's celebrating their engagement.

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  12. Stunning engagement card Andree, I love all about it and those image are fantastic!
    xx

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  13. Hop, hop, hopping by....this is gorgeous, love the image and the colours you've used too hun.
    xx

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  14. Hi Andree
    fab card, sorry a very quick comment I am having sever internet securety problems and I am using my sons VERY old laptop and it is soooooooooooooooooooooo slow
    Hugs
    Janet xxx

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  15. congrats on your lovely family news and really unusual card i love it

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  16. Oh this is stunning, I love the colours and textures and the images are fantastic
    Lindsay xx

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