Saturday, 27 April 2013

My Time To Craft GDT

Good morning! It's the weekend, huzza! I hope you're all having a bit of crafty 'me-time'.

It's time for another challenge at My Time To Craft and this week the theme is 'Kraft.' Use it for matting, embellies, your image - anything!

I had never coloured on Kraft before and I was a bit anxious how my inks would look on the darker background, but 'Nothing ventured, nothing gained' and with the help of This video by Kimberly Brown I had a go.

The Kraft is from a Papermania stack, it has a very pretty mottled appearance and a distressed grid pattern in white. The image is by Francoise Read for Woodware and is from the 'Flower Doodles' clear stamp set, I stamped in Versamark and embossed with opaque white powder and coloured with Spectrum Noirs.

The sentiment is LotV, matted onto the Kraft and glittered round the edges. The corner flourish is a Memory Box die that I got at Ally Pally and I glittered it, too.

Papers are 'Bonnets and Bowties' by Nitwits/LotV. So pretty! I matted them on more of the Kraft and used them on the inside, too:

Finally, the blue seam binding and blue gems are from stash.

Now go over to the blog and see the gorgeous work done by the DT and try out the Kraft too!!

So there it is, my last post for My Time To Craft and I have had a wonderful time! I was very nervous at first but the DT were so kind and welcoming - THANK YOU!!

with love, Mags B x

Speccies: TB5, 3; JG1, LG1


snappy scrappy said...


Doreen said...

Gorgeous card,loving the fab image and

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

Very nice!

Ann said...

The ink looks beautiful on the Kraft. I love the design of this card! So glad you're joining us!!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Thank you so much for your gorgeous creations over the last month hun, I hope to see you joining in with our challenges!
Gorgeous card, love your colouring
hugs shell xx

mags said...

Beautiful Mags. The colouring has worked really well on the kraft.

coops said...

so gorgeous mags.i love your colouring on the kraft, its so vibrant and really pretty design :D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

Love the blue and Kraft card! and love the colouring and super pretty papers!

Georgiana said...

Very pretty!

Sally H said...

That is gorgeous, Mags! I too have seen quite a few examples of colouring on Kraft, but haven't tried it yet. Might just have a go this afternoon. I am determined to have some 'Crafty me-time'!

Sue B said...

Aww this is gorgeous Mags.. you've coloured the pretty image beautifully… it looks fab on the Kraft!! I love the pretty papers and embellies and the touches of sparkle… it's a very sweet card! :-)
Hope you are having a lovely Weekend!
Big hugs
Sue xx

pinky said...

Beautiful card Mags, loving your choice of papers.

Bridie @ said...

Lovely card, I love the blue and Kraft color scheme

Darnell said...

Great coloring on the kraft, Mags! Your card is a stunner!! I'm sure they will miss you on the DT!!

Jules said...

Hi Mags

Sorry .. .. I am late getting to this little beauty.

Loving your colouring on kraft .. . it looks really neat. I will have to have a little look at that video. Thanks for sharing.

Nearly ready for the "big move". Must admit he has done really well in parting with some of the junk he has been hoarding for I dread to think how long!!!

The hardest part has been finding strong cardboard boxes to pack into .. .. so start collecting Mags ready for September!!

Have a good day.

Love Jules xx

butterfly said...

What a great make, and congratulations on the GDT spot. Lovely inspiration for the krafty challenge, thank you!
Alison x

Rachel said...

Beautiful card Mags! Love your colouring.

So pleased you've enjoyed your time as Guest Designer! Wedgie xxx

Lynne in NI said...

Great job with your colouring Mags, I haven't tried that myself yet but I love the effect :)

Berni Cuttino said...

Beautiful design and eye catching coloring. Lovely card! Thanks for visiting and leaving the sweet luv.

Lynsey said...

Beautiful card Mags! Love your image stamped on the craft card!
Hugs Lynsey x

scrappymo! said...

Loving the glitter on this pretty card. I have that corner punch too and just love it. Will have to remember to try glittering it next time.