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Sunday, 1 May 2016

Crafts Galore Encore May 2016

As it's the first of May you would think that we, in the UK, would be enjoying some lovely Springtime weather. Instead we have had arctic winds, snow, hail and lots of rain. 
I hope you are all coping with whatever Mother Nature is throwing at you.
The first of the month means it's time for a new challenge on the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog. Thank you to everyone who joined in with the April challenge. The winners are on the challenge blog 'winner's page'. This is a month long challenge and you can enter up to three times. A full list of rules are on the challenge blog.
Our theme this month is everyone's favourite:
"Anything Goes"
and this month's sponsor is Di's Digis who will award $12 of digis to the winner.

As the theme is Anything Goes the DT were given free rein to create anything they liked and I chose to make a mixed media card.

I started by covering an 8"x 8" (20 cm x 20 cm) card base with Kraft card and layering with a paper from First Edition. I then ripped up a piece of corrugated card and dabbed it with white acrylic paint. The top strip of paper is also from First Edition. The sentiment was computer generated.

I made the flowers using the Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers Bigz die on card I'd coloured with Seedless Preserves and Wild Honey Distress Inks. I filled the centres with tiny beads.

The clay frame was made using a Katy Sue mould and coloured with acrylic paint and Seedless Preserve DI. The butterfly is from a Tim Holtz Bigz die and coloured with Antique Linen and Seedless Preserves DI.

The little butterflies are wooden embellishments coloured with Seedless Preserves and topped with a half pearl.
Now please visit the  Crafts Galore Encore challenge blog to see the fabulous Anything Goes projects my talented team mates have created for your inspiration. We look forward to seeing your entries for this month's challenge.

I've entered this card in the following challenges:
http://craftinginabeautifulmess.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/challenge-2-design-team-call.html x
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/challenge-33.html x
http://2craftygirlschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/challenge-18.html x
http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/birthdays.html x


  1. Stunning card Andree, I love absolutely everything about it, especially the way you encore orated the frame! Love, Denyse x

  2. This is just beautiful Andree, a gorgeous make xx

  3. Hi Andree anothe gorgeous card and your design is wonderful as always
    Debs xxx
    {Debs Cards}

  4. Very pretty. Love those flowers and butterflies

  5. Hi Andree this is a stunning mixed media card I love everything about it especially the flowers. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  6. beautiful card and great design Andree.

    Gr Karin

  7. WOW! This is stunning Andree, I adore the beautiful frame and gorgeous flowers.
    Linda xxx

  8. Awesome project it caught my eye as it's so striking, love it. Jacqui

  9. Hi Andree, stunning card, love the design especially like the corregated paper and how you have stepped it out. Fabulous frame and flowers. Hugs Jennifer xx

  10. This is stunning Andree. Wonderful deep colour and detail. Its been lovely here today, so hopefully the weather will be on the turn soon!

  11. So beautiful. I really love the flower you added and the gorgeous details on the butterflies

  12. Oh this is stunning Andrée. All the elements combine so beautifully. Cathy x

  13. Really gorgeous creation.

  14. Andree, your creation is amazing! I love the corrugated kraft cardstock painted with the white, and your wooden butterflies with the pearly bodies! Those flowers are incredible! Beautiful choice of colors! Lovely project, Andree! hugs, de

  15. Gorgeous Andree!! Beautiful colours and your handmade flowers are exquisite! Just playing some catch up after my week off with Mum, I hope you had a great week last week! hugs :)

  16. BEAUTIFUL! Love the butterflies and your flowers look fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘BIRTHDAY’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  17. Wow! Look at those amazing flowers! Your card is just beautiful! Thank you for your sweet, day-making comment on my blog (tree trunk). Hugs!

  18. The flowers and butter flies are stunning. I love the colors you used. Your creation is very inspiring. Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous work with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

    Tamie DT

  19. Beautiful card Andree let's hope we have some good sun soon hugs Sandra xx

  20. Back again and love getting another chance to comment on this stunning card. Thanks for joining us at A Beautiful Mess. Cathy DT x

  21. What a gorgeous card! I love all of the pretty details you've incorporated!
    Dawn xx


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