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Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Make a cuppa, this is a long one !!

Wow! Where to start?
Well, I like to join in with Try It On Tuesdays weekly challenge, which has a 4 weekly format with the inspiration changed each month(I think that makes sense:S) Week 1 is to make a card, and this month we are to be inspired by our own home decor!! And the sponsor this week is One Stop Card Crafts who are giving a £10.00 voucher for their online store.
Now anyone who knows me, knows I have very eclectic tastes( I love STUFF), so narrowing it down to 1 room was a good start :D, and where better than my craft/bedroom.

I've decided the easiest way to show all the ideas is to pair up photos, inspiration then card element it inspired;

I love my wallpaper, bought from a clearance sale at 50p a roll (large print chocolate and lime green). To imitate it I clear embossed the stamped images(Personal Impressions), inked over with Tim Holtz Peeled Paint, then repeat stamped with Impress Chocolate brown.

All artwork on the walls have dark wood frames (mostly cross stitch/embroidery, which inspired the stitch/ribbon border), hence dark brown matting and layering.

2 little pot/beanbag dolls my little sister bought us for our 1st wedding anniversary(25yrs ago this month!!), she was only 4 at the time, and said they were us aaaawwww :)
The crack on his head happened during one of our many house moves, but is what inspired me to buy that particular image from Stamp It Crazy in the first place(HAL 98).

And finally, my brass light fitting, inspired me to murder a pair of brass effect earrings to make a suitable embellishment :D

I am entering this card for the following challenges;
Anything Goes Challenge Blog#38 Pearls (on dangly embellishment)
Enjoy :D XXX


  1. everything.... i mean EVERYTHING is fabulous! definitely inspiring!

    thank you so much for your support and for your story. i did not know all you go thru and you will always be in my prayers.

    hugs :)

  2. Hi I love your story and how you have linked it all together with your project. Truly wonderful creation Thank you for joining us at Anything goes

  3. Gina, that is inspired! I love how you have incorporated so many different elements from your bedroom into the card, I especially love that the stamp has a plaster on his head like the cracked doll! Thanks for joining Anything Goes with this card! K x

  4. It is lovely to see how your pieces and decor have inspired your card. It is beautifully crafted. Love that the doll stamp has a plaster too! Thanks for joining us at the Try it on Tuesday challenge

  5. Great inspirations and great card. Love the pic of the 2 together. Thanks for joining in at Try it on Tuesday and have a great week. Angela

  6. Love all of the inspiration!! Fabulous creation! Thank you for joining us this week at Woodware USA!!

  7. Fantastic! You really got into the swing of this challenge. Thank you so much for joining us for the TioT challenge this week.xx