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Tuesday 7 October 2014

DV 92 Anything But A Card

Our challenge at Dream Valley today is Anything But A Card. We are sponsored by The Paper Shelter, who has some gorgeous digital stamps in their store.

I must apologise for the quality of my picture, I think the fact that the decoupage image was already dark, and then it’s surrounded by a very white frame has made it look flat inside.

DV 92 Anything But a Card

Anyhow I made a Picture Frame for my Daughter’s Geek Shelf! Maybe this isn’t as geeky as Dr. Who and Supernatural etc. but she is a huge Bagpuss Fan, and shares the same name as the little girl in the Bagpuss tales. So I bought some Bagpuss Decoupage when I saw it. I was very disappointed in it though as I said it’s VERY dark. Not enough contrast in the image I think.

So I decoupaged it up, you can just about see it, because of the white showing around the edges of the decoupage. I didn’t notice that when I was putting it together or I would have gone round with a dark pen, but then I guess it would have looked even flatter! It’s not quite as dark in real life!

The frame was made by following a shadow box tutorial, which I cannot now lay my hands on (just call me Mrs. Uber Unorganised), and then covered with beautiful fabric paper, which glittery flourishes all over it. The flowers are metal and they went really well I thought with the silver mirri flourish corner diecut from Tattered Lace.

I am entering this into:-

Catch The Bug – Oct: Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe Crafts – Oct: Animals
Crafting When We Can – #79 No Designer Papers
Crafts 4 Eternity – 3 of the same letter (Frame, flourish, flowers)
Creative Corner – Any Paper Creation that is Not a Card
Glitter n Sparkle – #105 Anything With a B – Bagpuss
Scrappy Hands – #23 Use 3 Elements (Flourish, Flowers, Decoupage)
Scribble and Scrap – #28 Anything Goes
Treasured Times – #26 Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesdays – Animals



  1. I love Bagpuss! The frame is just gorgeous, and I like the contrast with the darker decoupage.

    I love the idea of a Geek Shelf! :)

    love Mags B x

  2. You made a gorgeous frame for the cute Pagpuss work. Thank you for sharing it with us at TioT.

  3. Aww Bagpuss, that's a blast from the past. Lovely idea to make this fab framed pic for your daughter. I bet she loves it. I didn't even notice the white edges on the decoupage until you mentioned it, so I'd say it's a huge success! Fabulous design. Hugs, Wends x

  4. Aww gorgeous car Lin I love bag puss my children watched it when they were young.
    Hugs Julie xxxx

  5. A great picture. I love the decoupage and the handmade frame. All the silver die cuts and flowers are really nice and go well with the fabric paper. Sally D.x.

  6. This is just gorgeous Lin! Love the metallic flourishes and flowers, they are such perfect embellies for that wonderful glittery fabric paper! The kitty is my favourite!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday for our 'Animal' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  7. Bagpuss my hero!thanks for joining us at TIOT.EE

  8. Fabulous! Had to watch every single episode of Bagpuss the other day...thanks to my son! Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

    I have a blog candy with a £50 Scribble and Scrap Crafts voucher to win if you are interested.

  9. Very pretty! Bet your daughter loves it! Thanks for playing in Bugaboo's challenge.

  10. Gorgeous frame! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  11. Aww, Lin, your decoupage is lovely, I clicked on the pic to enlarge & I could see it just fine! I love the frame you've put it in too!
    I was sure I was already following your blog but it appears not! I've remedied that now!
    Dawn xx

  12. Such a pretty frame! Thanks for joining in the fun at our Anything Goes Challenge at Bugaboo Stamps this week – I hope you are drawn as one of the winners. Please enter again this week when we have a brand new challenge and wonderful prizes to be won.
    luv’n huggz
    Jen L
    Bugaboo DT

  13. gorgeous!! so creative...Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting When We Can.

  14. This brings back memories Lin. I loved watching Bagpuss when I was younger. I think this looks fabulous and I always spot something I would have done differently when I take my photos too.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx


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