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Tuesday 30 September 2014

Thank you - 102 follower blog candy. Extended to 30th Sept.

My blog candy will end on Sept 30th - see the details at the bottom of this post and please enter if you want. This post is pinned to the top, please scroll down for newer posts.

I planned this card to fit in with the latest Marianne challenge, use your newest Marianne product, as well as numerous black and white challenges, however I can only find one of those now and that is Stampotique (oh and that has ended too - but luckily the bow lets me enter the newest challenge) - so I guess I missed the boat on the rest!
It is a lot different to any card I have made before, change is good.
My latest Marianne product was going to be just the stamp set (CS0858), which I bought recently, but then I spotted this chicken wire embossing folder and die set (DF3404) - ordered it and it arrived this week. 

I stamped the letter from the set and cut hexagons from it with the die, black ink and white card. These were mounted on the embossed hexagons of the black square. Then the negative of the hexagon die, expanded, was trimmed and used on the black embossed square. I stamped the postcard, frank, watch, quill and a stamp from the set, the stamps and quill were coloured with Graphit pen in turquoise, in fact I air brushed the large stamp using my little spritzer and the Graphit marker! The black panel was mounted on a square of glittered white card and attached with white brads. I had some b&w Papermania Designer paper that was just right for the larger panel, around which I tied black and white polka dot chiffon ribbon. I had some black and white Prima blooms that were perfect, and found some polka dot brads for the centres. The sentiment is stamped from a Fiskars set. Finally I added a bow and some black glitter paper hexagons, and two white buttons. I think you can put more clutter on a monotone card without it looking too trashy - I hope so anyway!
This is the inside of the card, same paper and panel cut with Spellbinders scalloped square.

It seems appropriate that the card is a Thank You card.

Whoo hoo - I came in the top 3 at That's Crafty

That's Crafty - use stamps (Aug 22nd) - Top Three

I have entered the following challenges:
Marianne Design Diva's - use your newest Marianne stash (Wed 13th Aug)
Stampotique Designers Challenge - bows SDC159 (Wed)
We Do Doobadoo - shabby chic (Sat 23rd)
Pink Gem #125 - embossing (Sat)
Allsorts - #271 All sentimental (Sat)
Papertake Weekly - anything goes - optional torn paper (YAY I have torn paper!) (Tues)
Charisma Cardz - buttons and bows (Aug 20th)
Creative Fingers - #45 Anything goes (Fri 22nd Aug)
Stamping Sensations - anything goes (Aug)
Cards Galore - anything goes (Aug)
The Artistic Stamper - Anything goes (Aug)

102 follower Blog Candy.

Here is the first item in my 102 followers blog candy! I was thrilled to find I had got to 100, and even more thrilled that 102 people actually want to follow me, and combined with my recent birthday and several challenge wins myself this year, I decided I should give a little candy to my followers.
I will add some more bits to the candy, the winner will get this Tonic die and some other nice goodies, maybe stamps, ribbons, buttons, charms and more!
Here's a bit more candy, this is a useful set for Christmas.

Would you like to see a little more of what might be coming your way?

Here is some more candy!
 A few bits of lace.....
An assortment of charms......

and more goodies not shown here!

Here is the bag of goodies so far, looking good?

If you would like to win my candy please leave a comment, and add your link below.

I haven't decided on a closing date - I have set it to the end of August, maybe I will extend it - I will see how it goes!
My candy is ending on 30th September - whatever happens! You don't have to tell people on your blog, but it would be nice if you do!


  1. Love the black'n'white card perfectly tied up with that polka dot ribbon and bow! Thanks so much for participating in the Stampotique Designers' Challenge this week!

  2. Black and white always looks smart!
    Thank you for joining us at the stampotique designers challenge blog this week

  3. Carol, its so beautiful, I wont be surprised if you dont win another challenge with it!!! I love the monochrome it so suits the overall design!!
    {{{Happy Crafting Hugs}}}
    Marg xx ;0

  4. So beautiful is your card Cazzy the layout design and embellis used are gorgeous l do like Black and White (monochrome) and many thanks for a chance to take part in your followers candy giveaway so generous xx

  5. Stunning card! I love the black and white with a pop of aqua.

    Thank you for playing along with us at Stampotique Designers Challenges!

  6. Cazzy your card is fabulous, your little pops of blue really is the perfect finishing touch. Thanks so much for joining in with us at Stampotique. Sue xx

  7. Lovely project. Thanks for joining us in our Shabby Chic challenge at We Do Doobadoo
    Anjie (DT)

  8. Fab card! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique this week.

  9. Loving the black and white with that beautiful turquoise pop of colour, your bow is very lovely, i like polka dots :-) xxx

  10. A fabulous card, Cazzy. Wonderful papers! Thanks for joining us at stamping sensations this month and good luck!

  11. Such a great card! Love the black and white and your new MD goodies, please come back soon to join again at Marianne Design Diva's!
    Hugs blankina

  12. Loving the black and white, so much to catch the eye. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

  13. Great black and white card
    Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes challenge #8
    Good luck
    Gemma xx

  14. Thanks for sharing your stunning card with us at we do doobadoo, hugs Liz xx

  15. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  16. Wow...what an amazing blog you have with so much creativity and lovely designs. This project is so stunning in the stark contrast of the black and white. Terrific look!

  17. A gorgeous creation!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at The Artistic Stamper.
    Alison xxx

  18. Stunning project and love all the details and layers. Many thanks for joining in with We Do Doobadoo "Shabby Chic" challenge.Lou x


  19. This is gorgeous, I love it!1 Thanks for joining in with us at We Do Doobadoo, Good Luck.
    Kevin xx

  20. Very cool card Cazzy !
    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Design Challenge :)

    xx Arwen

  21. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers

  22. Hello there Cazzy, hope this finds you well.
    If you pop on over to That's Crafty challenge blog there's a little surprise for you.
    Lovely to see you at our challenge too.
    Fliss xx

  23. I'm proud to be 105! Glorious card, Cazzy!

  24. Love the card Cazzy! and the candy!!


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