my Crafty Corner

Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Plenty of Pattern

     I don't usually go for lots of pattern in my card making, but this month at St Luke's Charity Card Challenge is to use lots of it, so I had a go.I thought I would start with some embossed pattern so I chose some Core'dinations card and ran it through the Cuttlebug with the Floral Fantasy embossing folder. I then found a co- ordinating Artylicious patterned paper, which I cut to cover the front of my card just leaving a very narrow border and using a corner punch to round off the top right hand corner. I sanded the embossd card to reveal the core colour and cut a strip and fixed it to the lefthand side.I added a piece of patterned Papermania ribbon towrds the bottom and then on some paper from a Papermania pad I stamped two Elusive Images butterflies. I coloured the details with a turquoise glitter gel pen and cut them out. I stuck them to the card with silicone glue so that I could raise the wings slightly. I am reasonably pleased with the result, although it very different to what I usually make.
    St Luke's is a hospice in Sheffield providing care for people over 18 who have serious illness. When you take part in the monthly card making challenges, if you want to you, can donate the card you make to help raise funds towards the running costs of the hospice. A very worthwhile cause I'm sure you'll agree.


  1. I think your card is just brilliant so perhaps you should step outside your "no pattern" comfort zone more often! The choice of colours just bring it together perfectly.
    Thanks so much for joining in and supporting our challenge Jean - you're a star :-)
    Craftilicious x
    St Luke's Charity Card Challenge.

  2. Lovely card Jean. I like the texture of the sanded embossing. Well done for supporting such a great charity. I'll be back to visit again soon.

  3. Absolutely fantastic!! I adore the floral embossing folder you've used and the sanded effect is super. Love the papers and the sweet butterflies. Thanks for playing along with St Lukes Charity Card Challenge!

  4. Beautiful card and such a worthy charity. Yvonne x

  5. Jean I am so pleased you went outside your comfort zone your card is so lovely and hopefully has inspired you to do it again. Thank you for joining us over at St Lukes Charity card challenge and please come back and visit us in June.


  6. I love your card. Sometimes it`s liberating to get out of your comfort zone and with this result maybe you should liberate yourself more often, lol.Thanks for joining us at St Lukes Charity card Challenge this month. See you next month.
    Lynne xxx