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Monday, 2 June 2014

Hobby Cutz #48 No Designer Paper

Our challenge this week at Hobby Cutz is no designer paper. We are sponsored by The Stamping Chef and we were lucky enough to get some of their images to work with. I chose Fairy Nuff for my card.

HC 50 No Designer Paper

My background was made with a Sheena Douglass embossing folder, and I embossed the pattern onto centura pearl card and then turned it round to the white debossed side and coloured it with distress inks from the limited edition range. I used Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Shaded Lilac and Peacock Feathers. After I inked the card I went over the insides of the flowers with a Wink of Stella Pen.

My intention was to colour the image with the same colours with the distress markers, but try as I might I don’t seem to be able to find a cardstock that you can print on and then blend the distress markers out. The videos on Youtube make it look so easy but I find that where you apply the colour is where it tends to stick and I don’t find them blendable at all. I am sure it’s just a matter of getting some good cardstock that doesn’t ‘grab’ the colour, so if any of you can recommend some, preferable printable, that would be fabulous!

Anyhow, as the DMs weren’t working for me I dragged out my trusty Prismacolour pencils and coloured the image in with them, blending out the colour with gamsol and a paper stump. The fancy mat is from spellbinders and I used the DM’s here and spritzed the colour on with a hand pumped spritzing tool, I also did the same surrounding the image, but with a promarker.

The fabulous scrolly corners are from Hobby Cutz, and I used Pinflairs Buff It to colour them a lovely teal colour to blend in with the colours already used. The wings have been gone over with the same Wink of Stella pen to give them some sparkle and her hair I used a White Sharpie Marker to create the dots.

Do go over to the Hobby Cutz blog and take a look at the gorgeous new designs that Kobie will soon be adding to the webshop… I hope to be getting my hands on some of them really soon!

I am entering this into the following:-

CCC Digi Creations – #2 Use a Digi and a Die Cut
Chocolate Coffee Cards – #66 Embossing
Crafting Musketeers – #14 Stamped Image
Cupcake Inspirations – #263 Inspiration Picture - I took the flowers as my inspirations
Fairytale Stampers – #39 Flowers
Inkspirational – #57 Bloom – My inspiration is the flowers on my background
Lauralcraft – #6 Anything with Wings
My Time To Craft – #250 No Design Papers
Oddball Art Stamp – Girly and Glam
Stampin’ For the Weekend – For the Girls
Sweet Pea Stampers – Things With Wings
The East Wind Challenge – Embossinging Wet or Dry
The Corrosive Challenge – #200 Anything Goes



  1. Oh wow this is just so beautifully coloured. Hard to believe there is no design paper.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  2. So pretty! Great coloring and love the addition of the white dots to the hair. Thanks for playing along with us at Inkspirational! :-)

  3. Lovely background! So vibrant and fun! So glad you were inspired by our flowers challenge at Cupcake Inspirations! Good luck!
    Hugs, Debbie

  4. Your card is beautiful Lin, I love the image and fabulous colouring. Thank you so much for playing along with our "Digi/Use A Diecut challenge at CCC Digi Creations this week. We would love to see you again next week for another fun challenge ... Hugs Anet

  5. Stunning colors... Your background looks just lovely with the pastels! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

  6. This is beautiful, love the colours & the white in her hair is a great idea

    Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft this fortnight, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  7. Love the colours of your card, very pretty and such a cute fairy. Thanks for sharing it with us over at CCC Digi Creations.

  8. I think this is really beautiful. It may not have blended as you would have liked but I think the effect is terrific. Wonderful choice of colors. A very happy card. Thanks for joining us this week at MTTC.

  9. beautiful colors and image...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    sweetie dt

  10. That is just magical Lin, lovely colours! Thanks for your sweet comment take care, Ira x
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  11. What beautiful colors!!! Love, love the colors.

    Thanks for joining our wing challenge at The Sweet Pea Stampers.


  12. This is gorgeous!!!! Love that fairy.. Always love your coloring!!! Your embossing and background is just amazing!!!! And those corners are too!!! LOVE IT!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The East Wind!!! Good Luck! I hope I see you again for our next challenge :)

    - Susan, DT Member @ The East Wind
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges

  13. Very lovely and colorful card. Great embossed background. Thanks for sharing it at Cupcake Inspirations! Nance, DT

  14. Hi Lin, Love your card, and the pretty colours you have used.
    Thank you for the kind comments about my card....the small die-cut leaves on the inside of my card are new. I presume they are the ones you asked me about - they are 'Elegant Leaves' by Sweet Stamps...great dies, great prices...they cut and release from the dies beautifully. If you want to know about any of the other products I used, they are all listed at the end of my posts.

    Jennifer. x

  15. Oh Wow! A Fabulous card! I love the background you've made and your Fairy Nuff is fabulous!! Thank you for joining our Embossing challenge at The East Wind, hope to see you joining us next time too! Mo dt xxx

  16. Beautiful colours. Thanks for sharing another lovely creation for Crafting Musketeers challenge 14: stamped image, Hazel, DT Crafting Musketeers x

  17. Love your colors! Fabulous card! Thanks for joining the 200th Challenge at the Corrosive Challenge Blog!

  18. What a stunning card, I love the debossed background and the fairy is fabulous!

    Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope you come back soon!


    Owner Dragonfly Dreams

  19. What a great use of color! Your embossing is great and I like the use of your corner dies.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

  20. Die ist wundervoll großartig geworden.
    Hab lieben Dank für's mitmachen bei Fairytale Stampers
    GLG Tamesis

  21. Thanks for sharing your super creation for Crafting Musketeers challenge 14: stamped image, Hazel, DT Crafting Musketeers x

  22. Beautiful Card, thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers this month , Fran (DT) x

  23. Stunning card you made, lovely colors! =)
    Thank you for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams challenge!
    Hugs, Elenor DT

  24. This is such a pretty card, and it has sparkles, it would be perfect to enter our current challenge (ending tomorrow) at Quirky Crafts. Cazzy x - on behalf of   the Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog DT.
    ps - we allow a little backdating.

  25. Its a beautiful card!! Good Luck in our challenge at Crafting Musketeers.
    Marg, DT member at


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