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Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Crafts Galore Encore November 2016

I hope you all survived the ghosties and ghouls of Halloween and enjoy the rest of your week. I shall be heading to the NEC later this week for a few fun days visiting the various craft shows and exhibitions. Maybe you're going too?
The first of the month means it's the start of a new challenge on the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog
Thank you to everyone who joined in with October's challenge. The winners are on the challenge blog's '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 the popular
"Anything Goes"
and our sponsor is
The Fantasy Art of Nikki Burnette

The team were lucky enough to receive an image each from Nikki Burnette and I made a card with mine.

I created the blue background with Brushos on watercolour paper and fixed it onto an 8"x 8" ( 20cm x 20cm) card blank. I stuck down some string netting across the base before fixing the orange panel which was also created with Brushos.

The image I chose is Mermaid Stamp - Jayna and I coloured it with my Copics. I dusted around the image with a blue Pan Pastel and cut it out with an X-cut scalloped oval die.

I die-cut the anchor from white card using a Spellbinders die. I dabbed it with Pebeo Sand Texture Paste then painted it with dark brown acrylic paint. I added some DecoArt Media Quinacridone Gold and Yellow Iron Oxide, My intention was to give a rusted appearance to the anchor.

I used Sizzix Thinlets dies on card coloured with Brushos to create the plants and finished the card with some real shells.

Now please visit the  Crafts Galore Encore challenge blog to see the wonderful projects and cards created by the rest of the talented team and to enter your "Anything Goes" creations.
I've entered this project into the following challenges:
http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/1st-november-2016-classic-design-team.html x
http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/15th-october-2016-world-wide-open.html DT Favourite
http://deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/challenge-141-use-die-cuts-or-punches.html x
http://craftycardmakers.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/176-explosion-of-colour.html Top Five
http://scrapbookstampsocietychallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/challenge-103-anything-goes-option.html x


  1. Hi Andree this is a stunning card the image is beautiful and I love all the embellishments. Enjoy the NEC. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Beautiful!

    Thanks for joining our 'Explosion of Colour' challenge at Crafty Cardmakers!

  3. This is a beautiful underwater image. I love your very authentic looking rusty anchor. Hugs Mrs A.

  4. Back again, and again just super gorgeous.
    Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  5. This is gorgeous! The movement in the piece is spectacular and so lovely. Vibrant colors and the neon green pops off the card! That rusty anchor is beautiful! Awesome sauce design! ~Niki

  6. Super colourful card and great layout. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

  7. Thank you for sharing with us over here at the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Lisa DT for:-  http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

  8. Lovely work!
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Carla DT for:-  http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

  9. I am sure that I commented on this on Tuesday so will try again. Stunning Andree, I love the gorgeous image and beautiful design. I hope you enjoy your time at the NEC.
    Linda xxx

  10. Beautifully coloured card. Love your design and colours. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. Judy DT

  11. Very beautiful!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.Good Luck and Hope to see you again.Gr.Kaija Dt-member

  12. gorgeous Andree

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Good Luck and hope to see you again

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  13. Your card is beautiful! I love how you colored her, and all of the details on your card are perfect! Thank you for joining us at Scrapbook Stamp Society. We would love to see you again!
    ~ Bonnie DT

  14. Gorgeous! Love the details
    Thank you for joining the challenge at the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge!
    Hugs, Jacqueline


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