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Monday, 23 January 2012

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 60 Use Beads

The challenge this time at Crafty Cardmakers is hosted by Jack.

"For this challenge I would like to see beads used. You can make a project using just beads or use them as embellishments on something you make. The important thing is that beads are there for all to see."

We are kindly sponsored for this challenge by The Stampman (and Lady of course!) who are offering the winner a £10 voucher for their store, you can spend this online, in the shop or if you're lucky enough to see them at a show! They have a ton of items in store, enough to tickle any crafty taste bud.

$10 Gift Voucher
Di says, "I have been drawing since a child and studied graphics at College many years ago, I now work as a Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started cardmaking about 4yrs ago when I bought my daughter a cardmaking kit which we did together, but I’m afraid I got the bug! My daughter preferred scrapbooking. I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with likeminded people.
I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself.
This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and its just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art. Long may it continue!"

Some fab prizes on offer, so please come along and join in the fun!

I was really struggling to come up with an idea for this challenge as I'm not good with beads.  I find them too small for me to see clearly with my dodgy eyesight, but having seen the other wonderful creations by my fellow DT members was determined to have a play and this is what I came up with:

Now you're probably wondering where the beads are?  If you look closely at the top of the pin I've used as a sceptre you can see five tiny ones!  The stamps are from the Kanban Vivienne range stamped onto Clarity cardstock and coloured in with promarkers and a Sakura gold pen.  The flowers are hand made by cutting rough circles of thin card and scrunching them to within an inch of their lives before shaping and securing the layers with a small brad.  The background paper was printed by me as was the 'Queen for a day' sentiment.  The gold flourishes are from a Marianne Design Creatables die.

If you need any further inspiration, please pay a visit to the rest of the DT's blogs.  The links are over on the right.  They have created some wonderful items and you are sure to find lots of ideas for your own projects.

Thank you for playing along and good luck everyone!

Beth. xxx

12 lovely comments:

Feebsy said...

Great colour combination Beth. I really like your handmade flowers and the beads are a great finishing touch to the sceptre - very clever.


Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Beth, sensational card, love that dress and how you used the pin. beautiful colours and the flowers are so pretty.


Meggymay said...

Love all the details on your great card. The colours and flower are beautiful.
Yvonne x

Bea und Doreen said...

Simply stunning. The dress is gorgeous and the colours fab - love it.
Doreen xx

Scrapcat 1 said...

What a fabulously regal card I love the way you have the pin that makes it look like a royal sceptre.

Jack said...

Gorgeous card, and I love the way you've used the beads on the sceptre. xx

Josephine said...

This is such a lovely card - the purple and gold theme is so opulent!

Papercraft By Carole said...

Hi Beth - love this image - and the colours are great!! And the flowers are gorgeous!! Cxx

Kim x said...

This is just stunning, I love the colour xx

Sally said...

A very pretty card with a fab image. Lovely handmade flowers & what clever way to use the beads.
Sally x

Mynnette said...

This is a perfect card for the title of your blog! :) I think it's gorgeous!!! LOVE the purples--my favorite color! :)

Anne said...

Wow the white on black is a brilliant take on this challenge, love this Beth!

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