Friday, 17 February 2012

Don't be square

Time once again for a new challenge at the Cardmadfairy and this time she has requested anything but square.  I'm hoping to see some really inspirational projects like the ones the design team have made. 
I have used the inspire image and as it features a picture of my highly talented niece Lynsey who is a writer I decided to make her an early birthday card, one less job to do in June! I also used one of the birds from the three crows set as it has writing on it.
I discovered a new stationers near me a few days ago, I was only looking for printer paper but to my surprise it had quite a large range of craft items including Tim Holtz Ranger. Needless to say I didn't just go home with paper!

So the papers with writing are from a Ranger pad, the other papers are from a Docraft pad, the metal letter is from an Armani jeans belt I got from a charity shop, I am always on the look out for things to craft with, and I have had the feathers for donkeys years. Oh and I also bought a set of Ranger embossing folders which I tried out for the first time, I also used my hot glue gun for the first time to put a card together and I will definitely be doing them both again soon!  
Entering these challenges: shaped card anything goes for a female with a flowing element (ribbon) pink and brown with ribbon things with wings something spooled, metal, sentiment distressed wings use your stash always anything goes


  1. what a pretty card with fabulous embellishments
    Thanks for joining us at Diva's for our things with wings challenge
    Lisa x

  2. Beautiful card!

    Thank you for joining in the fun with us at SMC with our
    "Things with Wings" challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon & good luck in the draw

    Hugs Shaz x

  3. Beautiful card Gillian, I like the colours and the feather.
    Kevin xx

  4. Lovely unusual card, great design and great image! Thanks for playing along at Just Tracys. Jill

  5. Gorgeous card and I love the feather and the bow...

  6. Excellent combination of earthy elements here and the layout is fantastic! Love that face on the front. Gorgeous. :)

    Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
    Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
    Lisa xx

  7. Gorgeous card i love the colour and the image on the front. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafts and Me this week. luv gina xx

  8. beautiful card - the feather is a great addition. Thanks for joining us over at Just Tracys.

  9. Wow, this is gorgeous! Saw you at Make it Monday. ~Diane (I am #23)

  10. Wow amazing card with so many wonderful embellishments!
    Thanks for playing at Just Tracy's,
    Good luck!

  11. Beautiful card, love the design and all the elements. Thanks so much for joining us at Cooking It Up with Katie!

  12. Beautiful design and collage elements! Thank you for joining our Pink & Brown Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon!