Sunday, 28 May 2017

Dragonfly Charm Card, Scribble Flower Circle, Friend

I haven't made a card like this for a while now...  

It reminds me of the stuff I started out making - not sure if that's a good or a bad thing really, but it does include lots of my favourites...
Dies, acetate, Mirri card, screw brads, dangling things hanging from invisible thread, sanding and distressed edges...  I could go on but I'm sure you get the idea!

The main difference with this card is that I've since discovered Spray Adhesive - which means no more trying to marry up dies on the back of the acetate as the spray adhesive leaves behind a shimmer that looks good enough to leave well alone.

Here's a picture of the card lying flat... 

I did spend an age describing in detail how this card was made, but for some reason or other the blog went on the fritz and everything froze - so l've lost over an hours worth of work today. 
So I'm sorry, but I can't type all of that up again...  not with sore hands/wrists that still need time to heal.
Wonder if it's just the joys of old age?

Supplies Used:

MFT 'Friend'
Poppystamps 'Scribble Flower Circle'
Memory Box 'Fabulous Phlox'
Memory Box Woodland Branch'
Spellbinders 'Nestabilities' - Circles

Flower Punch from stash

Dragonfly Charm
Screw Brads
Invisible Thread

Challenges I'm Entering...

Challenge #32   'Flower Power'

All snippets except the Core'dinations...

As always, thank you so much for stopping by today...

Donna. x


  1. No need to type again Donna..
    Love Love this card! why did you stop doing this design, beautiful!!never tried spray adhesive you`ll have to let me know which.. so it dries and not sticky then? look great.
    Thank you for joining us over on Poppystamps challenge blog..
    Hugs and good luck Pam x

    1. Hi, Pam.
      I use the Crafter's Companion brand. Mixed success rates (really should phone them to discuss problem areas), but perfect for this design. I do wonder if there are better brands out there - but only one I've seen used on Hochanda demo's.
      As to why I stopped this style? Always wanting to try out new ideas, I guess!
      Thanks, Pam. X
      PS. Recently tried their temp spray adhesive and LOVED it. Plan on using it for more cards where die cut out is used as a stencil to ink around.

  2. Oh Donna, this is lovely! There again, I've never seen a card from you that's anything but gorgeous!


    Di xx

  3. I TOTALLY 100% agree with what Di said above!
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  4. It's gorgeous Donna. I always admire the attention to detail on your designs. The colours are scrummy too. Barbxx

    1. Thank you, Barb.
      Crafting helps fill the void, so my attention to detail (although it means cards/tags can take an age to make) turns out to be as much of a blessing as it is a pain.
      Still so many bad days, my friend.
      Think I may have Carpel Tunnel or Rheumatism of some kind. So behind on commenting as iPad and iMac make it much worse.
      Will catch up soon. Xxx

  5. Stunning card Donna!

    Love and hugs

    1. Thank you so much, Maarit. 🙂

  6. Hi Donna, a super card with some lovely snippets, I must say these colours seem to be the ones I leave until last, thank you for the inspiration... and thank you for playing in Snippets Playground this fortnight.... good luck in the prize draw... have a wonderful week... Megan GD

    1. Thank you so much, Megan. It's bold colours that I struggle with. Give me calm and peaceful any day of the week... let me mess it up a little with some paper tearing or distressed edges... and I'm generally a happy bunny!
      You have a good week, too. 🙂🙂🙂

  7. Great card, love the distressed edges, clever design x

  8. WOW ! Amazing work here! Thank you so much for joining us @Poppystampss!

    1. Really kind of you to stop by, Lezlye.
      Thank you. 🙂