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Monday, 17 June 2019

CCM #236 Anything But A Card

Good evening everyone. Finally some sunshine, but I suspect it won’t last!

Anyhow to today’s challenge at Crafty Cardmakers where we would love to see your creations that are Anything but a Card. We don’t mind what it is, just as long as it’s not a card. Do please enjoy the Team’s creations and pop by and give them some love. They work hard for us.

My creation was for a friend’s birthday. Her husband is a beef farmer and I know how she loves to look out of their cows from her kitchen window so hoped she would enjoy this embroidered and painted piece.

The fabric design is from Pink Ink Designs, and I coloured it with posca pens. I did some stitching on it, around the image itself, and also on the 3d elements attached, the daisies. The ears are 3d as well, but it’s not so obvious from my poor quality pic! The butterflies I had gone over with sparkle paint, but again, not showing up so well here!

I did make a discovery which might help anyone else in future. In order to cut the elements out without fraying, after painting (and in the case of the daisies) and embroidering you go over the back with a pva wash of approx 50% PVA to water ratio. Anyhow, I managed to make a mess of a couple of the daisies and decided I would use nail polish remover to remove the splodged paint! BIG, BIG MISTAKE. It took out the pva wash that I had used and immediately the cut out daisies started fraying. So if you screw up, either find a way to cover it up, or live with it, because removing your mistake makes a more costly mistake.

The embroidery hoop has been painted with two colours of sparkle paint, a gold and a green to match the colours in the image itself.

I am entering this into:-

2 Crafty Critter Crazies – #27 Anything With A Critter Goes
A2Z Scrapbooking – June: Anything But A Card
A Inky Mess – #31 Anything Mixed Media Goes
Alphabet Challenge – F for Flowers
Colour Crazy – #23 Anything Goes
Crafters Castle – #18 Anything Goes Option Mixed Media
Crafting From The Heart – #245 Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude – #52 Anything Goes
Crafty Animals – #27 Anything Goes
Creative Artiste – #50 Anything Mixed Media Goes
Creative Moments – #170 Anything Goes
Digi Choosday – #24 Anything Goes
Papercraft Challenge – #39 No Cards
The Sisterhood of Crafters – Three Bs (Butterflies and Bees and I know it wasn’t in the list but Bovine!)
We Love2Create – #6 Anything Mixed Media Goes


  1. Wow...this is absolutely stunning ,very creative...thank you for joining us at DIGI CHOOSDAY CHALLENGE this week,hope to see you again
    Željka DT xx

  2. Very creative and beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  3. WOW so creative and fabulous! Well done! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  4. I'm back again with a different DT hat on! This is so well done Erin! I'm sure your friend was overwhelmed with joy at receiving it! What a sweet gift! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at the Alphabet Challenge Blog!
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  5. What a fun project, but I see not without some issues. I always love hearing about all the things that can come up while creating a project. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking..

  6. This is beautiful! It is very rare to see embroidery in mixed media. Thank you for entering our Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge. Good luck with you entry!

  7. Wow! This is gorgeous!
    Thank you for joining Creative Moments.
    💝 from Africa!

  8. Beautiful!! I love every single detail of this "labor of love" for your friend. I really hope you continue doing this technique - I love it!! Thank you for playing with us at the Alphabet and Sisterhood of Crafters Challenges and hope you join us again.

  9. Thank you for joining us at challenge Digi Choosday Crafting
    DT Maria

    Wow this is so beautifull and what a great idea thank you for sharing your fabby project with the DT from We Love To Create, hugs Terry (DT)

  11. Gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing with us at the Alphabet Challenge, and hope you can join us again soon ~ Janice DT

  12. What a great project. I am sure your friend will love it. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Animals. Lisa DT

  13. Super cute project!! Thanks for joining in our June Challenge over at a2z.

  14. Such a lovely creation. Beautiful idea. Many thanks for joining us at Papercraft Challenge.

  15. What a lovely gift! Beautifully done!!! Thanks so much for joining us at 2 Crazy Crafty Critters!

  16. A super project. Lovely soft colours and added butterflies.
    Thank you for joining in with our June challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media. Good luck x

  17. Just perfect for the Challenge! Great project! Fabulous that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy. Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx

  18. What a creative project and such a nice design! Thanks for the tips too! Thanks for joining in over at a2z Scrapbooking.


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