Monday 18 February 2008

Challenge 2: Lace it up

Hello & welcome to our 2nd challenge! A Big thank you to ev
eryone who took part last week, your work was beautiful! This week's challenge is.... 'Lace it up'. Use some lace on your work, paper lace, real laces or perhaps stamped lace. Remember you can make a card, tag, scrapbook page, ATC, or fatpage (4x4). If you dont have a blog email your creations to, The design team has been busy again and have made a few ideas for you. We really enjoyed working with lace it's so pretty! Have fun with the challenge.

Kate, Lesley & Wendy



I have used a green gingham backing paper, the middle piece of card has been stamped with a Fine Lace stamp using an ink pad as close to the colour of the card as possible for a tone on tone look. The Bouquet of Roses has been coloured with Copic Marker pens and mounted 3D over an oval centre. I have embellished the corner of the card and the bouquet ribbon with an oddment of lace.


I used a piece of double-sided sticky paper,cut to size and stuck on the left hand side of my card. I then laid a piece of lace onto it and poured green glitter on, shaking off the excess. I then took the lace off, and applied white glitter to the sticky bits where the green wasn't! I then stamped and water coloured an image of a lady, and matted and layered it on to the card. Finally I stamped a message and punched out 2 flowers and secured them with brads either side of it.


I have gone for a baby boy theme for my ATC. I started by mounting white paper onto blue card stock, then created a background using distress ink pads, colors: faded jeans and antique linen. I then drew a freehand babies pram onto acetate with black Aqua Glass outliner. I attached the acetate over my distressed background and then added a strip of K & Co Paper Lace ribbon (distressed with antique linen and vintage photo ink pads). I finished off by embellishing with violet ribbon & crystal sticker pearls.


By: Fifi, Andrea, Laurie,
Daisy, Hels, Ann

CraftyC, Angie, Pixiedust,
Shaz, Joanne, Anita,

Heidi, She, Shazzapat, Rosie,
Cynthia, Linda, Ann-R



Unknown said...

Fabulous inspiration again ladies - will see what I can do! Hopefully a bit quicker this week :0))

made by fifi said...

fab challenge :o) mine is on my blog - quick or what? xx

daisy said...

I have made a greetings card this week.

laurie serino said...

What a fun challenge, I hadn't used my lace in a while, it's one of those things I hoard !

Hels Sheridan said...

Hiya girls, thanks ever so much for this challenge, I have had to scratch my head with this one!! Here is my card
Thanks! Hels xx

Ann Whitfield said...

Wonderful cards ladies - mine is on my blog

CraftyC said...

have added my card here -;
Thanks for the challenge......

Angie C said...

Great challenge :-)

Mine is on my blog

Pixiedust said...

Hello, just found this blog and thought I'd have a go, my card is here

shaz earl said...

Great challenge thank you and some gorgeous work, what a great idea of the slide show, mine is on my blog now xx

Anita said...

I'm so glad I found your blog - I love to make cards for challenges! Here's mine:

Jo said...

Had to think a bit for this one but my effort is on my blog

Rosie said...

Lovely challenge this week ladies! Here's my first attempt for you - after all, I promised Kate I'd play last week and I failed!

Heidi said...

Thanks for this great challenge, mine is at
I love using lace!

Leann said...

Fab work girls :)
I'll definately be joining in next week!

Unknown said...

Sorry peeps - not any quicker - but I have finally got it done in the nick of time!!!

Mine is on

Thanks again

Rainbow Lady said...

I know I am late but here is mine
Thanks for having a look
Love Cynthia x

shaz earl said...

i love the way you are showing everyones work it looks great and some great work peeps thank you xx

Ann said...

Thanks for a great challenge - I'm looking forward to the next one!!!
Amazed to see my card here - lovely idea & great encouragement too

Thanks for great inspiration Girls!!!

Anonymous said...

Sorry mine is so late ladies. Will try harder this week. It's on my Blog.

Great challenge and lovely entries this week :-) xx