Sunday, 1 July 2012

#120 Friends Forever

The theme over at One Stitch at a Time is Use a Digi - a nice easy one for you so come and join us. I used this lovely digi, Friends Forever, by Teri of Delicious Doodles over at Stitchybear Digital Stamps Shop. The sponsor is Robin's Nest but do check out the OSAAT blog so you can see the prize structure.

The card blank is by Craft UK. The greeny/gold background card is by Papermill. I used some cream paper to make the corners (cut by hand!!). Yikes, but they're almost equal. lol I embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder before rubbing over with Distress Ink. I used two Spellbinder dies to cut the motifs in my new Indus Lokta paper. I also used this paper for the strip, going across the card, which I embellished with eyelets. I'd forgotten how difficult I find it to use the Crop-o-dile, oh, to be young again. The focal point is the beautiful digi by Teri of Delicious Doodles, over at Stitchybear Digital Stamps Shop. The image is called Forever Friends - hence my choice of  sentiment, by Lili of the Valley, which reads Always and Forever. I coloured the image with my trusty Promarkers and after cutting with a Spellbinders label die, I used Distress Ink on the inside edge. The finishing touch was a small horseshoe charm tied with a raffia bow. The charm, raffia and new paper were all from Hobbycraft.

The sponsor this week is Robin's Nest but please check the challenge blog for full details of prizes.

I'm entering this card in to the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Girls, Girls, Girls
Crafty Boots Challenge - Sport
Paper Makeup Stamps - Anything Goes but must use digi
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Anything Goes
Craft Room Challenge - Friendship
Digital Tuesday Challenge - Amazing Animals
Oldie but a Goodie - Summer Holidays - raffia is something old and this image reminds me of a holiday a few years back when some Norwegian friends came to stay. Their eldest daughter was horse mad, a difficult age teenager and didn't want to do anything until she'd ridden an 'English' horse. We booked her in to a local stables so that she could have a riding day. We wanted to enjoy the rest of the holidays! lol
The Paper Shelter - Punches and/or Dies
I love Promarkers - Anything Goes


  1. Fabulous card, Hazel. Love how you've added texture!

  2. Lovely card. The green is beautiful.

  3. Fabulous card Hazel!

    I have amazing candy on my challenge blog if you want to enter. HERE. You have until tomorrow at 9 pm GMT+2 to enter :)

    Hugs, Sande xx

  4. Gorgeous card Hazel. Love the subtle colouring and your layout is fab.

    Hope your broadband problems are sorted out soon, life without decent internet sucks!

    Love Mandy xxx

  5. Ah Hazel this is super, what a great card, Love Hazelxo

  6. Hi there Hazel. Gorgeous image you have chosen for your card. I love horses. LOL. Perfect traditional colours too. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
    Tine :)

  7. A super card today hazel and such a great image. well chosen colours for it
    x catherine

  8. Gosh Hazel, this is so beautiful! The colouring is lovely and what a sweet little charm to finish it off. Michelle x

  9. Lovely image, beautifully coloured. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room challenge XOXO Zoe

  10. This is a fabulous image Hazel and you have coloured it so well too!
    While I'm here....thanks for playing along at Oldie But A Goodie for this challenge and good luck
    Laurie xx

  11. Such a lovely card! Thanks for playing the DTC this week!

  12. Lovely image and great colours...Thanks so much for joining our 'Friendship' Craft-Room Challenge...Esther xx

  13. Beautiful card thank you fr sharing with us at Love to Create! Jo xxx

  14. Fabulous image, so lovely card!

    Thank you for sharing this with us at Craft-Room Friendship Challenge, good luck;-))m

  15. This is a lovely card Hazel, love the layout. Hugs Julie x

  16. Fab card with a lovely image. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  17. lovely card Hazel, thats a great image thanks for sharing at craft room challenge, debi x

  18. This is gorgeous Hazel. The image is adorable.

    Choccy xx

  19. This is gorgeous Hazel love the neutral tones xx Jan