Thursday 3 January 2013

GDT for C.R.A.F.T. - Make backing paper

I am so excited to guest design for C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this month, they have some wonderful challenges and this one was no exception - make your own backing paper! 

I decided to die-cut some green paper, ruled lines on it with a clear sparkle pen and going in the other direction I used a silver Smooch. I lightly chalked (in green) where the lines met to hopefully give it a little depth of colour. I then added the rhinestones for a little sparkle, hope you like it. I also made the two top flowers by punching some flowers and layering them.

The sponsors/prizes for this challenge are from LEJ Designs, Stitchy Bear Stamps, Saturated Canary (this girl is from SC) and Scrapper's Delights. Gee that's a lot of great sponsors in one challenge isn't it? Well worth entering their competition and I'd love to see what backing paper you create, I love being inspired! 

FWAB used:
Silver rhinestones and Elise pink flower (the bottom one with bling centre)
For more products or to find a stockist please visit Flourish with a Bling. If your favourite craft store doesn't stock our products feel free to pass on our details.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Bearly Mine - Something old/something new (old rosebuds/new papers)
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Craftymess - Show some sparkle/bling
Desert Islands Crafts - Itinerary - New (papers), glitter, gems
Flutter by Wednesday - In with the new (new papers)
Glitter & Sparkle - Favourite colours (pink)
Inky Impressions - Anything goes
Milk Coffee - New beginnings (new papers)
My Mum's craft room - Anything goes
Natalie & Amy - Your favourite things (fave die-cut)
Paper Pretties - Bling
Pause Dream Enjoy - Anything goes
Penny's Challenges - Use fave embellies (bling, butterfly, flowers)
Pile it on - Pile on the embellishments
Pin & Tack - Anything goes
Simon says stamp - New something (new papers)
Simon says stamp & show Anything goes
The Squirrel & the Fox - Party Time! (Party dress)
Sweet Stampin' - Seeing double (2 flower bunches)
The Pink Elephant - Anything goes
Through the craft room door - Anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Celebrate

Thanks so much for coming to my blog, I hope I have inspired you in some way,
XOX Lucy


  1. Just so beautiful Lucy. Love the flower arrangements.
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  2. Stunning creation just love the colours & papers you have put together!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Natalie & Amy's this month good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  3. Very beautiful, love your colouring...thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  4. O wow such a gorgeous card stunning Thanks for joining us at crafty mess. xxxx

  5. This is beautiful! Love the new papers you used! Thanks for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog!

  6. This is a beautiful card Lucy, I love your SC image and the green backing paper that you have created.
    Thank you for joining us a Whoopsi Daisy and Bearly Mine Designs this week.

  7. So beautiful!!! Very nice! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

  8. what a pretty card thanks for sharing with us at fbw.

  9. Pretty image & card. Like the framing. Thanks for entering PDE Anything Goes Ch.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    PDE DT

  10. Gorgeous card lucy. Love the image and fab colours.
    Lorraine x

  11. This is gorgeous i love what you did . Love the colours and the flowers . thanks for sharing at glitternsparkle hugs trisha x

  12. I love SC images Lucy, they are all beautiful. Thanks for joining our challenge at The Squirrel & The Fox

  13. A beautiful card and that image is fab and beautifully coloured. Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week and good luck

  14. Stunning work! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week :) - Ashli

  15. Wow Lucy what a great job you did with the backing paper, looks really professional. Thank you for joining us at Natalie & Amy's challenge.
    Donna xx

  16. What a gorgeous card and a lovely image.
    Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

  17. Gorgeous card, love the beautiful image and your new papers. Thanks for joining in with this weeks challenge at Milkcoffee.xx

  18. Really pretty card.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  19. Just love this dark background with the red and greens to contrast. Love the Rhinestone pattern too.

    Thank you for taking part in the Craftymess Sparkle / Bling challenge with us.
    Angela (Craftymess DT)

  20. beautiful card and image -love your backing paper and colours used
    carol x

  21. this is stunning thanks for joining us at glitter n sparkle and good luck emma xx

  22. Beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at Hiding in my Craft Room!

  23. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at DICC!

  24. Lucy your work is always lovely and makes me smile. Thank you for playing along this week at “Pin and Tack”. I sure hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


    Pin and Tack / Spark Your Creativity Now DT

  25. Stunning, love the image and beautifully coloured!

    Thanks for joining in our first challenge at My Mum's Craft Shop and good luck!!

    The MMCS Team xx

  26. Such a lovely Project and blingtastic :)
    Thanks for joining in at Crafty Mess x
    Kathryn (DT Member)

  27. What a fantastic card you have made that fits in well with the Bearly Mine Challenge. Amazing. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

  28. Gorgeous card! Your coloring is awesome. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.


  29. Lovely card perfectly coloured! thanks for sharing it with us at TTCRD!

  30. Really beautiful x What a great card x

    Thanks for joining in the crafty mess challenge

    Tina xx

  31. This is beautiful. Your coloring is fantastic. Thanks so much for shareing with us at Pile It On this month.

  32. Always wonderful to see you at The Squirrel and The Fox with your gorgeous creations, and this is no exception. Happy New Year Lucy, I hope to see you there again soon.

  33. Beautiful card, love the gorgeous image and fabby design. Thanks for joining us this challenge at Milk Coffee xx
    BTW I am your newest follower now!!!!

  34. This is lovely
    Thank you for joining us this time at DICC
    Love Jan


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