Friday, 7 September 2018

Shaped cards

Good morning all, 
First of all welcome to a new Challenge over at the 
Fussy and Fancy Challenge blog 
And secondly Ola from Spain....
We are currently have a few days away playing in the sun with the little man...

Our new theme today is 

Different shape or folded cards 

And our hostess is my lovely friend 

Now I don’t   normally make many shaped cards so this was a bit of a challenge for me 
But so much fun...
I had no idea where I was going 
I just started playing....
And this is what I ended up with...

I hope you like it 
If you would like to see what the other dt have created 
Just pop over here 

To create mine I started with a new die that I had recently bought...
And just cut out a few shapes...

I think I will be using this again and again..

I then got two 6x6 card blanks 

And cut some corners off

Until I liked the shape, and glued them together . 

Then I cut some matts and layers 

And started to add some colour, 
So out came my distress Oxide inks 

I added some ink to my mat, spritzed with water and then dipped the card in, 

I added one colour at a time and dried with a heat tool , before adding the next colour 

And then some splats off ink , and more drying with the heat tool 

Look what a difference it makes to add some ink around the edges of the card .

On separate card I stamped the sentiment and some butterflies, added some colour and then cut them out. 

To add some interest in the card blank itself , I just randomly added some splat stamping 
I did this on both sides 

Then attached the toppers...
I was really pleased with how this base was looking

Then I added some of the die cut shapes....

Followed by the butterflies, 

And some liquid pearls....

This is the view of the back , 

The front , 

And finally when dry , I added some bakers twine , 

A totally unique and made up card shape...
And all done by eye....
( so don’t look to close ..!!!!) 

I hope you have a lovely weekend planned ...
I had better go...
More walks on the beach planned....

and more splashing in the pool 

And more cocktails...
Don’t worry Elliot only had a banana milk shake 

Take care all..
Much love and hugs 

Jo. xxx


  1. OMG your card is so, so awesome! Thanks for sharing all the How-To's! Cocktails and splashing in the water sounds like a perfect day to me!! Hope you're enjoying!

    1. Thanks Darlene, back home now,,but got lots of wonderful memories...oh and photos...xx

  2. What a fantastic card, love the unusual shape and the Oxide background is beautiful. That blue cocktail looks yummy! Glad you enjoyed your holiday. XX

    1. Thanks Donna, hope you are keeping well....xx

  3. I'm lazy therefore don't write too many comments. However I loved this so much I just had to tell you - I love the way you write the instructions as well easy for even an idiot like me to follow. Glad you managed a few days off I'm sure after the move you needed it. I hve recently been comtempalting moving but decided it's too much of a hassle. I just don't think I could keep my house clean enough to show perple around and as for my attic that would need a removal van all of its own. Love your work so glad you havent gone all groovy.

    1. Hi Frances, thank you so much for leaving your comment. I do love to read them.
      The house move was so stressful, and yes So much clutter and rubbish was either given away, recycled or went to the tip... the holiday was just what we back to tackle my long list of jobs in the craft room...all the