Guest spot at Crafting By Designs

A while back I was delighted to be picked as a DT Favourite at Crafting By Designs and offered a GTD spot. So here is my sample for the new challenge – Anything Goes.

Materials used:SAM_2856(watermarked)
Squigglefly – Buried Treasure (unfortunately now out of business)
Little Llama Shoppe – Sea Shells
shells from an old necklace
seaside accents from stash
canvas board
Vintage Photo distress ink
Neenah Desert Storm card
Copic pens
Polychromo pencils
printer paper and card
15 cm square easle card base
scalloped rectangle die set
Modge Podge (mat)

Wall Art Piece
I used the Vintage Photo distress ink to ink the edges of the canvas board then tore the sides from a print out of one of the Sea Shells papers and inked the edges before sticking it to the board with Modge Podge.

The Buried Treasure image and sentiment are printed onto the Neenah Desert Storm card and the image coloured with Copics. Both elements have been torn around the edges and inked with distress ink before being stuck to the board.

The shells and the seaside accents are added last using glossy accents glue. The three shells at the top are from my collection picked up during the years on various family holidays so I have no idea where they came from but I suspect That they are Cornish!

SAM_2857(watermarked)Easle Card
The inside and front of the card are covered with one of the Sea Shells papers.

The image and sentiment are again printed out onto Neenah Desert Storm card. This time the image has been coloured with Polychromo pencils.

Both the image and the sentiment have been cut using a scalloped rectangle die.



I hope you will go and visit the Crafting By Designs blog and see all the inspiration there. Why not join in the fun – Anything Goes!

Thanks for dropping in. Take care.


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
A Beautiful Mess #2
Crafting With Friends #19
Creative Fingers #108
Sweet Stampin’ – Water, Water Everywhere
A Bit More Time To Craft #19
2 Creative Chicks Showcase #10
Crafts Galore Encore – The Merry Month of May
Not Just Cards – April
Inspiration Destination #84
The Sisters of Craft – May
Your Scrapbook Place – May
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #33
Lemon Shortbread #14
Through The Craft Room Door – May 3rd to 9th
Little Red Wagon #340 – Anything But A Card


About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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13 Responses to Guest spot at Crafting By Designs

  1. These are two fabulous projects Pippa! I especially love the wall art 🙂

  2. Florence says:

    Two wonderful projects Pippa.
    Flo xx

  3. Stunning Creation.Thanks for joining us at CWF
    DT Crafting With Friends

  4. Hi this is a stunning card. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 28 Anything Goes. Hugs Jackie DT

  5. jmhave44 says:

    So much sunniness with the color shades, and loving the texture of the shells. Like both the wall art AND the pretty card. ALso love the new blog header with that fabulous arched bridge. TFS & Hugs.

  6. Susan says:

    So very pretty!! Love the colors and all the shells. You’re coloring is fantastic as well 🙂 Thanks for joining us at Creative Fingers this time around!!
    Susan DT

  7. JanR says:

    Fab canvas! Loving those shells. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  8. Traceymo says:

    Very pretty card great layout.

    Thanks for joining us at ID CHALLENGE


  9. Cass says:

    Two fab projects. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin’
    Cass xx

  10. Janis Lewis says:

    Great card. Thanks for linking up at 2 Creative Chicks.
    DT Janis

  11. Tamie Camp says:

    Your canvases are simply beautiful! I love the image and the details you added to it. Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge.

    Tamie DT

  12. Jacqueline says:

    Nice creations! Thank you for sharing with us here today and best of luck with your entry.
    Jacqueline DT The Sisters of Craft Challenge

  13. scrapkat517 says:

    Amazing coloring! Thanks for sharing with us at Your Scrapbook Place.

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