Thursday, 26 July 2012

Ladies' Diary Stepper Card 4

It's always "time for tea" in our house. I keep the teapot warm and it's a magic never-ending pot (well, that's what everyone thinks anyway :-) No tea on this card, but I love the clocks and flowers background paper and thought I'd go with the flow for the theme.

"The Clock's Ticking"

That central flower is a fab shabby chic tattered rose made with lots of inky fingers, spraying homemade distress ink + perfect pearls ink sprays onto damp & crumpled cardstock diecuts before leaving to dry and assembling with a big sparkly blingy brad in the centre.The other little flowers are diecut patterned papers with more of my patterned buttons in the centres.

The clock is diecut from foamboard and decorated by dabbing with gold Adirondack mixative using the Ranger tool & a felt pad.

"Thinking of You"

I love the way these sentiments turn out diecut from foamboard, stamped and heat-embossed. "Thinking of You" is from a Sizzix / Hero Arts die & stamp set. I normally stick these on with a few blobs of Pinflair to help with adding even more dimension.

"Clock charm"

These little alarm clock charms are great. You don't need to spend a lot of money to get good charms. The ones without brand names are just as good ;-)

A couple more cards in this Ladies' Diary Collection stepper card series to go yet!

Graphic45 8"x8" paper pad: Ladies' Diary Collection
Spellbinders dies: Carnation Creations, Foliage
Sizzix Bigz Tim Holtz: Tattered Florals, Weathered Clock
Cardstock: brown 300gsm, white 200gsm
Distress inks: Tattered Rose, Victorian Velvet, Bundled Sage, Vintage Photo
Perfect Pearls: Heirloom Gold
Versamark ink pad: clear
embossing powder: pink
Adirondack alcohol ink mixative: gold
adhesives: PVA, glossy accents, Pinflair
small alarm clock charms
large jewel brad

Entered for the following challenge:
Penny Black & More @ Allsorts - Summer Blooms
Crafty Creations - Buttons
Fab 'n'Funky - No Stamped Images
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Tuesday Alchemy - Very Vintage


  1. Such a lovely card, I adore the vintage look and your colour choice. Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Fab'n'Funky this week,

    hugs Vicky xxx

  2. Simply amazing creation! I love that jolt of color you added with the sentiment. I'm glad, oh glad you played with us at Tuesday Alchemy!

    Want to play more? Join me at {PIN}spirational Challenges for more fun :)

    Lots of joy . .

  3. This is such a beautiful card. I love the way you have done the clock, it's amazing. Hugs Debbie x

  4. You really are on a roll this week Maddy, this is another super creation such imaginative use of the TH clock die.

    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More this month.

    B x

  5. Beautiful card, it certainly has a vintage feel to it, I love those little charms :)
    Thank you for sharing with us at Tuesday Alchemy
    *hugs* Shell x

  6. This is fabulous! I love the vintage look you created, so pretty! Thank you for joining us this week at the Fab 'n Funky Challenge!

    Jackie, Fab 'n Funky DT

  7. This is very pretty! Love the embossing! Thanks for linking up to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

  8. Absolutely beautiful, that flower is stunning Maddy and it has a beautiful Victorian vintage feeling to it. Love it. Lee x

  9. The flower is gorgeous - the whole card is stunning. Thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy.

    With smiles


  10. Very Vintage!! Great Job! Thanks so much for joining us this week on Tuesday Alchemy!!


  11. Oooh, what a gorgeous card with a fancy folding!Love the papers and sweet details! Thank you for joining us over at Tuesday Alchemy Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine!

  12. Gorgeous card, love the clock on the front with the flower in the centre... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  13. Fab! I love how you used that clock and a flower!

    Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy!
    Hugs Katya x

    P.S I am having a blog giveaway at my personal blog, you are very welcome to join

  14. Very pretty card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Tuesday Alchemy!


  15. Absolutely gorgeous, love the beautiful flower.
    Thank you for joining the Summer Blooms challenge over at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x

  16. Fab Entry, thanks for joining Penny black & More @ Allsorts challenge, Good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  17. Fab creation - LOVE the big flower and charms! Thanks for playing with us at Crafty Creations Challenges - sorry my comment is late - i was on holiday! bx


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