Sunday, 5 February 2017

International Art and Soul

I'm so pleased to be working with a group of crafters that I worked with a few years ago on another design team. We've all come together again to be part of this new challenge blog 'International Art and Soul'.

The theme for our first challenge is 'Love is in the Air' so please come along and join us.

My card is an 8x8 by Joanna Sheen. The backing paper is by Tim Holtz and I matted it on to bright red card by Papermill. The steampunk Snipart heart (try saying that fast! lol) is distributed by Craft Box. I coloured the edge of the heart with a red Promarker and then used Crawford and Black's bronze acrylic paint on some of the cogs. The wooden letters I bought at Hobbycraft a few months ago and this is the first time I've used any of them. I painted them with the bronze paint too. Job done and I'm quite pleased with my almost steampunk card.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks - Anniversary
Cardz4galz - Love is in the Air
Craftrocket Challenge - It's a Love Thing
Crafty Creations Challenge - Anything Goes
Through the Craft room Door - Anything Goes


  1. WHat a great card design! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz. Sian.

  2. Hi Hazel, Margie from the Craft Box group here! Liking your blog and love what you've done with the steampunk heart. I see one of your sons lives in Northumberland so we're sort of neighbours! x

  3. Hi, Hazel,
    Thanks for directing us to your blog. I love what you've done with the snipart heart, It's brill :)
    Bejay xx

  4. Fabulous card design Hazel! I love that heart die. So happy to be back together with the Design Team. Hugs, Maggie - DT Sister

  5. This is a beautiful card. I love the gears. Great job!

  6. What a great card and your steampunk heart is cool. I just love this card. Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Creations Challenges for our latest challenge. Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara {Crafty Creations Challenges}

  7. What a brilliant card, Hazel, I love the steampunk theme!

  8. I adore the working wheels and the paper you used. wonderful layout. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful gift with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Anniversary Challenge.

    Tamie DT

  9. A wonderful card creation..Love the design and the colours!! BEUTIFUL!!!!
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    HUGS Cicci,
    ciccividpennan {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  10. I know I saw this on our Admin but I've just had another look and read how you altered the heart with Promarkers and Bronze acrylic paint - the whole thing looks amazing and I also love the wooden letters - a real piece of art! Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  11. Looks great. Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket Challenges. Good luck.
    Bye,Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  12. All I can say is WOW WOW WOW Hazel :) :) a truly awesome and very arty creation, beautifully made. I am loving your adventurous techniques used Hazel. It is awesome to have you back in the family too :) :) :) Big hugs, Jane xxxxx

  13. Welcome back Hazel and hope your health has really improve and you get to move soon. Your card is so different to anything I have seen for a long while it's great.
    We have s verbal things besides our name, my health has suffered recently but I am on the mind I had open heart surgery but are back home now and hope to get into my card gain shortly, also my daughter is moving and once she is settled I shall find a little place nearby. I have been in my house 55 years so cannot imagine the change and decluttering I shall have but all to the good I hope.

    Take care and enjoy life like I am.

    1. Thank you Hazel for your lovely comment about my card. Fate has decided I'm staying in this house for a while yet. The house I wanted, very close to one of my sons, has sold. Sorry to read about your health issues, I hope you feel better very soon. Good luck for the future. Hazel x

    2. Thank you Hazel and sorry to read about the house, hope something comes up suitable soon.
      I apologies fir all the spelling mistakes in my original post.
      Have a good week.

  14. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket, Claire DT x

  15. Beautiful card !
    Thanks for joining us at CARDZ 4 GALZ challenges blog and good luck !
    Maryvonne DT Member