Sunday, 28 August 2016


Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I had a wonderful day yesterday catching up with my crafting friends at the Leigh show.

I got a few goodies mainly the essentials and a few had to haves, as you do.

Today I am sharing with you a card I have created for Barbara's Calendar challenge.

Step by Step

1. A5 white card.
2. First layer is black card which I have stamped Dream with Gold embossing powder.
3. The topper was created thus:
a) Using Distress Ink fossilized amber, wild honey and squeezed lemonade covered the background 
b) Created the hills and valleys with wild honey and ground espresso.
c) sprinkled water over the background and cleaned away excess with kitchen roll.
d) laid the stencil down and used black soot through the stencil.
e) to finish off I added a touch of squeezed lemonade onto the moon.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Clarity - Barbara's Calendar Challenge
A Vintage Journey - Stencil it
Fussy and Fancy #171 - Lets Fly Away
Sami Stamps #40 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercrafts #35 - Anything Goes
Cards 4 Galz #29 - Butterflies or Dragonflies
Stamps and Stencils - Take Flight

Many thanks for visiting today.
Crafty Hugs xxxxx


  1. What a lovely card, wonderful silhouette against that richly coloured background, thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey! Deb xo

  2. Wow awesome love the background and the stencil hope you get time to craft after cleaning hugs S xx

  3. Love the fabulous background and stencilling created with the DI's, a beautiful card.

    Sylv xx

  4. Hi Linda this is a stunning card. Good luck with the challenge. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  5. Wonderful card, love the silouette on the background!

  6. So stunning, Linda! I love the background and how you created those marvelous hills. Lovely butterflies and the tree is so perfectly aligned on the hill. WOW!

  7. What a stunning scene you have created. The colours are gorgeous, I just want to be there. Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Gina xx

  8. This is lovely Linda. Your background is blended beautifully Good Luck. xx

  9. Gorgeous!, love the colour of your background & the hills are fab. Very atmospheric.
    Amy X

  10. Fabulous card Linda, that background design is gorgeous and love the colours. Hugs Jennifer xx

  11. Such fabulous depth and detail Linda.

  12. Beautiful work Linda! gorgeous colours.
    Pam x

  13. Lovely card once again Linda, and gorgeous colours....fabulous stamps used too..xx

  14. Beautiful. Lovely shading of colour giving fabulous depth to your design. Very eye catching. Thanks so much for joining in A Vintage Journey Challenge. Tracy x

  15. Love your work it is very nice do love these colours good luck in the clarity calender challenge x

  16. Stunning Linda. The background you have created is amazing. Cathy x

  17. Morning Linda, I instantly recognised this design, you have recreated it stunningly. I was at Leigh on Sunday and like you I thought it was a brilliant little show....
    Well worth a visit....Thanks for joining us over at the Fussy and Fancy Challenge...have a great week...Jo. X

  18. gorgeous piece of work Linda - I really wanted to join in with this challenge this month but sadly time has slipped away! Thanks for joining us at stamps and stencils! Hugs rachel x

  19. A beautiful card, loving the sunset background. Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz, hope to see you again. Caz DT.

  20. What a beautiful stenciled scape! Love this and the silhouettes are so effective! We appreciate you sharing with us at Stamps & Stencils. Hugs, Autumn

  21. Beautiful and striking with the black silhouette imagery against the lush glow of the landscape .
    Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey x


Thank you very much for your comments. I really do appreciate them all and I do read them. I hope you have enjoyed your visit and come back again soon. Linda xxxx