Thursday 31 October 2013

Moving Along with the Times - No Designer Papers

Moving Along with the Times, Team B's turn this week and the theme, set by Sue, is No Designer Papers. This means you can make your own background papers by stamping, spraying, sponging or any other technique you like using. You could just use layers of card or leave it CAS with just the image, it's up to you but come along and join us.

I decided to use my purple Cosmic Shimmer mist first of all and after that I stamped a little flower image randomly across the paper. The stamp is by Anita and I've used it loads, it must be the one stamp that I have used regularly and I've had it for years. I used my Promarkers to colour the flowers in shades of purple and did the centres in yellow. I matted this paper on to Crafters Companion purple card. I used my Spellbinder dies on more of the CC card to make the fancy border, the Happy Birthday sentiment nestie and an ornate base for another flower which I'd cut out to use as an embellishment. I asked one of my sons if it would pass muster and he said that it was OK for an old person! I'm sure he loves me really but he does believe in calling a spade a spade. lol

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - What's old is new again.
Created with Love Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes


  1. Oh No Hazel I must be old too as I really like your card!!! Bet it looks brilliant in real life with the cosmic shimmer, Hope alls well, Love Hazelxox

  2. lovely card thanks for sharing with CWLC this week Rachel DT

  3. Love the background so I must be old too :) Clairex

  4. Great card! love the background you created! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our ANYTHING GOES Challenge!

  5. Oh Hazel I LOVE your card!! I think your technique looks really pretty… the shimmer is gorgeous and I really like the die cuts and how you've used one of the flowers as an embellie!! I think you rocked my challenge… :-))
    Take Care
    Big hugs
    Sue xx

  6. Beautiful Hazel, you have created some fabulous DP all by yourself! This challenge would have had me trembling and you rocked it!!
    Hugs Laurie xx

  7. This is beautiful Hazel! I love all of the purple and your beautiful border!
    Hugs, Tammy

  8. A very pretty card! Thank you for joining in on our Anything Goes Challenge at PTT! Good Luck! - Sandy - DT Member

  9. That's fab Hazel. Great card.

    Susan x

  10. This is beautiful hazel. I si love thrse challenges where we get to make our oen backgrounds x

  11. Very pretty Hazel, love your background. Carol x

  12. Love the die cuts. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Created With Love Challenges


  13. Hi Hazel, sincere apologies for not getting round and comment on your cards before - it's been hectic here with my daughter off on half-term hols last week and lots of DIY this week!

    Your card is lovely, very inventive to make your own background and you've used a lovely colour.

    Promise to be back soon!


  14. Sounds like your son is as cheeky as mine Hazel :o) Beautiful card - Love the background you created. Thanks so much for joining us this week at ABC Challenges.

  15. Great card, fabulous background! Thankyou for joining us this week at ABC Challenges

  16. Very nice card. Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges this week.

  17. Lovely background. Thank you so much for joining us at PCJ for our Anything Goes challenge Karen P, Paper Crafting Journey DT