Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Anything Goes - Challenge 65 - Tick Tock

Hi Good Blogging Friends

Well.....  it's time for another challenge at Anything Goes..... we had a spectacular number of entries for our last challenge... why don't you pop over to the challenge blog to see if you were a winner? 

Now this time the challenge theme is  'Tick-Tock' - so I scoured my brain and my craft room to try to come up with something with a clock or watch on it.....  and the only thing I could find was a very old stamp which came free with the Craft Stamper mag years ago.  The stamp is almost perished it's that old !  But I decided to have a go at using it - and it still held ink and gave a reasonable image, it was all systems GO!  (See? My hoarding instincts sometimes pay off!)  I stamped three images, cut them out, then used Tim Holtz Distress inks in Vintage Photo and Old Paper (available from The Craft Den) which I sponged on and around the edges of the images to make them look old.  I then used sticky foam pads to 3D them - and I'm afraid I can't remember the make of the paper, it's been in my stash for such a long time!  I did a quick sentiment on the PC and gave it the same DI treatment... and called it done with a bit of matting and layering.  Not my usual pink and girly glittery type of card as you all know.... but needs must for this challenge!!  Check out my lovely teamies over on the blog where I know you'll be fabulously inspired by gorgeous cards - rather than my card - I haven't decided who I'm going to send this to yet, but not sure they'll thank me for it!! hehe

That's it from me today... we're in the middle of having our kitchen ripped out and redone so pity me - I have to be here for the workmen, but won't be able to get in my kitchen.......  but ohhhhhhh, now, perhaps I should spend the day in my craft room??????  Sounds like a PLAN!!

Big hugs and Happy Crafting
Christine x

30 comments:

  1. This is fab, love the vintage effect.....

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  2. This is fabulous Christine.xxx

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  3. Brilliant card, great distressing :o)
    Jackie xx

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  4. Hi Christine, what a great card! Love the colours and I'm sure I've got the same stamp somewhere!!!

    Lucky you having a new kitchen installed, I'd love to get an updated one in our house but hubby says as it's only 11yrs old it's not old as far as he's concerned!! The most he's going to let me do is change the doors. I'm mid foot stamp as I type!!!

    Sarah

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  5. A gorgeous, classically elegant card! Love it! x

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  6. Love this christine, very manly, fab card. Gaynor x

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  7. Love your gorgeous card Christine.
    Hugs Emma xx

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  8. A great vintage card, I love this stamp!!! Good luck with the kitchen hugs trace x

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  9. Hi Christine! This is a wonderful card, great layout, so simple but so effective, love the vintage style. I hope the workmen haven't made too much mess today!! Pami x

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  10. Hi Christine, what a wonderful card!!
    I like the three little time pieces too.
    Love and Hugs
    Tamara

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  11. Yippee! New kitchen. We had ours done last year and had a wall removed! M word but the amount of cement dust was awful! lol. Hope you enjoy your new kitchen Christine. I love this card, its fantastic. Lee x

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  12. Just keep thinking about the new kitchen and how lovely it will be once it is all done. Plus you can leave the fitters to it, and get on with crafting (to keep out of the way!!!)
    Love your card, it is really elegant and I love the soft coffee colours. Your distressed inks make it look lovely and the sentiment to match looks fab.
    Annette
    xx

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  13. ooh i love pocket watches .. so your card is definitely a winner with me .
    Bet the kitchen will look fab when finished
    Lisa x

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  14. Hi sweetie this is fabulous I love it, hugs Pops x

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  15. stunning card christine.love the vintage colours and pocket watches.
    good luck with the new kitchen, i dont envy you the upheavel.

    xx coops xx

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  16. woooo this is so different for you Christine and I love it too! Really great ink work there Mrs
    Made any jam yet at the WI?
    Big Hugs Laurie xx

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  17. I love this card Christine, brilliant.
    Hugs
    Suzie xx

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  18. Hi Christine! What a great card, I love your inky watches and the script paper!

    That daisy paper is a digi collection from Shery K Designs - it's 50% at the moment! Take a look here..

    http://www.sherykdesigns.com/shop/all-products/spring-time/prod_220.html

    I love her stuff and she often has 50% sales so very good value!

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  20. Now that's literally not throwing it away! Great way to put that paper to beautiful use.thanks for the new ideas
    Plastic Business Cards
    Plastic Card
    Scratch Card

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  21. Absolutely love your card, perfect mans card.
    luv
    Debby

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  22. just love this Hun adore the layout and those clocks,just perfect hugs Cherylxxxx

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  23. Hi Christine
    Thanks for your lovely messages. The topper is pre cut like that...I just mounted it onto red and cut around it...I got your email and shall email you tomorrow day :)
    Gorgeous card Christne.
    Hugs Katy x

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  24. Love the classic layout and distressing. Perfect 'man' card. :)x

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  25. So different to what you usually do Christine, but just as fab! Love how you've aged the watches (I must actually open the distress inks I bought months ago!) Great male card.

    Flask, sandwiches, biscuits and craft room - definitely a plan! Enjoy!
    xx

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  26. oh no all that mess I feel for you Christine but it will be well worth it in the end and dont forget the piccys so we can all be jealous...fantastic vintage mans card, I love the stamp
    Mina xxx

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  27. A fab. vintage card Christine (great design for a man).
    Thanks for the nod re. Anything Goes - have a great week - Sylvia x

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  28. Great male creation fab colour combo lovely image & design..

    smiles tother Christine x

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