Love is in the air

Hi everyone. Thanks for stopping by. It’s time for another DT challenge.

On to the DT challenge and the sponsor for trimmies CRAFT challenge #652 is All Dressed Up (ADU). The theme this week is “Anniversary/Wedding”. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

I created a background on the base card just using gesso and on top of this added a backing paper which was again blue, but not what you would imagine of a sky. Under the hot air balloon I added some silver thread as well as every cloud has a silver lining.

The hot air balloon was coloured with pencils, but in vibrant colours, and I fussy cut it out so that it was floating in the sky.

So here’s a summary of the materials used to make the card:

  • Digital image from ADU
  • Pencils
  • High tack glue
  • Card base – 300gsm
  • Gesso
  • Silver thread
  • Blue patterned background paper

I hope that you feel inspired and it would be lovely to read you comments.

Debbie x


TTCRD anything goes challenge – 21st September 2021

The sponsor for this challenge is Ike’s Art. Each week we invite you to join us at the Through the craft room door blog, the theme is always anything goes!

I created my card using the following:

Ike’s Art heart postbox digital image

A4 pink and white polka dot 300gsm card

Chameleon pens (RD4, NU1, PK3, PK2, PK4, VO2, PL5, RD2)

Distress oxide inks – Victorian Velvet and Picked Raspberry

Studio light ticket stamp and die set

Tattered lace starburst ovals

Leaf die

Fuchsia pink paper

Sparkly cream 240gsm card from pink frog


Paper trimmer

Anita tacky glue

The image I chose to use was this lovely postbox. With the hearts on it, it screamed anniversary to me and love, hence why I coloured it in red and pink Chameleon pens.

I recently picked up the ticket cutting die and decided that I wanted to team these up with the postbox image. I die cut 3 of these, created a background with some Victorian Velvet distress oxide ink then stamped with picked raspberry using some of the stamps from that set and others from another set. I mean it’s great to mix and match your stash isn’t it!

I cut out the starburst ovals but also kept the centre and used a pick up technique, with the distress oxide picked raspberry ink, to colour this mat. Next cutting out a few of the leaves too.

As always it’s lovely to see that you’ve stopped by to leave a comment. Thank you.