Friday, 9 March 2012

My mum is a fan of steampunk. So I've been playing around with steampunk stuff, with the view to making her a mother's day steampunk card. My Mum is very difficult to make cards for because she is a crafter too. I always try and make her a card using new stash, so that I know it's something new to her too. I didn't really own anything that comes under steampunk. So I was delighted when I saw the 'Scarlett West' digi stamp over at I love the images on this site, along with these are the 2 sites that have just introduced me into the wonderful world of digi stamping. Scarlet West was downloaded & colouring commenced. This has now revived my old stash of Pro markers. I find it very therapeutic & I'm starting to learn how to actually use my pro markers. I was quite pleased with the finished coloured version, but then I didn't have anything else for it to go with. So I ordered the Tim Holtz steampunk embossing folders, sadly delivery has been rather sloooow. So I've been playing while I've been waiting. I made a backing sheet with some cogs on, which I was quite pleased with. I've then been playing with my other favourite things flowers and scrolls. 
Here's my results of my play session! It's not going to be my final mother's day card, as I still want to have a play around with the embossing folders, so instead I shall use this for a birthday card.
I'm entering it in for the following challenges

Oldie but a Goodie Mums the word - Using my old stash of pro markers
PCJ Challenge 4 - Anything Goes 
Divas by design challenge - Challenge 25 Favorite things- Favourite things Digi stamps, pro markers, flowers, scrolls 
Totally Papercrafts Challenge 107 - My Favorite Things - Favourite things Digi stamps, pro markers, flowers, scrolls  
Simon says stamps challenge - Mother's day Special Girl
Make It Monday #79 - weekly linky party


  1. This is such a fantastic card! Absolutely love the image and the flowers are gorgeous too! Saw this over at MIM!
    Nat -x-

  2. Gorgeous creation, love those flowers & your layout! Your Mom is gonna love it!

    Thank you for sharing with us this week at Divas & CES Challenge, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  3. She's amazing and your mom will LOVE this! Love that circle flower too, that really stands out. :)

    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

  4. Wow! I love everything about this card! Love the image and your DP. Love the flowers. Everything fits together to make a masterpiece!
    Found your wonderful card at MIM.
    Marie XX

  5. This is a fabulos steampunk card!! Thanks for joining us at PCJ! Hugsxx

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  7. Gorgeous card,really like the the vitange colours.
    Thank you for joining us at PCJ for our Anything goes challenge.
    Good luck in the draw.

  8. Gorgeous card - stunning image.
    Thanks for playing along with us at An Oldie But Goodie this time.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx


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