Friday, 13 February 2015

All things kraft

It's time for another Polka Doodles challenge and this time it's all about kraft! I use a LOT of kraft cardstock in my designs so thought I would challenge myself to do something a little different from my usual style. This is about as fussy as I get!

I love the colours - pink and kraft go so well together. Of course I just had to use the Winston Deluxe papercrafting CD, as it contains so many truly gorgeous kraft papers.

I distressed some polka dot kraft paper then layered a girly pink floral paper over the top to off-set the sepia-toned Etty image - this one was taken from a design sheet on the CD, but it's also available as a digistamp! I added some extra kraft goodness with a tag edged in white pen, then layered some ephemera from the CD on top.

I had been given some gorgeous organza swatches in various tones of purple and thought it would be great to continue with the sewing theme, so I chose a lilac colour, gathered the swatch in the centre and arranged it to show behind the Etty image. The overall effect has more oomph in real life, but I think it adds a lovely subtle touch to the card in the photos!

Being such a girly design, I just had to finish it with my favourite lace ribbon, which was then tied through my sentiment tag. I also pastel flowers and some pearl stick pins for an added flourish.

Products I have used:

I do hope you like it! I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Come and Get it Challenge - Birthdays
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes

Have a great weekend :)


  1. Such a pretty card, love it! x

  2. Just love your card Melanie,its so pretty
    hugs Susan xxx

  3. Beautiful card, love all the embellies.xx

  4. Gorgeous colours and love the cute image and detail

  5. Gorgeous design and colours. So love the image.
    Linda xxx

  6. Melanie live this Hun really lovely crafty hugs Judith x

  7. Gorgeous card, fabulous colours and layers! TFS

  8. So cute! Love the colours too. Goes well with kraft.
    hugs, Asha

  9. What a cute card!!!! Love all the attention to detail. I, love sewing and all things related to sewing, SEW, this is right up my craft room!!!! Thanks for joining us at Come and Get It and good luck!
    Lynne, Come and Get It DT

  10. Beautiful birthday card. All the details are so lovely. Thank you for joining us this week at Come and Get IT Challenges. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  11. beautiful colour pallette x

  12. This is super and the colours go so well together.
    Jenny x

  13. A lovely birthday card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Birthday” challenge over at Come and Get it & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Come and Get It)
    (GDT Kreativzeit Challenges)

  14. Such an adorable and pretty card. Gorgeous colours and embellies. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  15. Beautiful card. I love the colors.
    Naz xx


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