Monday, 28 May 2012

One Card Two Challenges

Congratulations to last weeks Winner and Top 3 of the colour challange at Smudgy Antics...... Well done ladies Fab creations :)

This week my card is doing double duty.......The challenge at Smudgy Antics is EMBELLISH IT - you are to  use at least 3 embellishments on your project and the Challenge at Haunted Design House is PASS THE DISTRESSING PLEASE - smear it, smudge it, distress it and this week HDH are being sponsored by  Smeared Ink.....Yay!!!

Here is the card I am using for both Smudgy Antics and Haunted Design House

A close up of the image

 A close up of the skull and tassel embellishment

 A close up of the button

The main images is Calaveras Skull No.1 by Smeared Ink  mounted onto a Spellbinders Floral Ovals frame, coloured with Pro Markers, Le Plumes and Sakura glitter pens, embellished with self-adhesive crystals and pearls.  The backing papers are by Crafty Chaos Designs, distressed and smudged with Stazon Ink.  The button embellishment is made with a Cherry Pie Stamp, stamped in black on red gloss card and mounted on black glitter card. The skull charm and tassel are from my stash.

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenge(s)

Bird is the Word - Smile
Great Impressions - Anything Goes
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Do Something You are afraid of (Distressing)
Di's Digi Designs - Show Us That Bling
Delicious Doodles - Loads of Bling
Crafty Cardmakers - Distress it
Lexi's Creations - For The Man/Boys in our Lives
Simon Says Stamp and Show - One for the Boys

Thanks for Stopping by, Please call again :)

Fiona. x


  1. Great job with the ink distressing and torn paper edges! But I especially like that button! Its gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at SSiC!

  2. Gorgeous! loving your skullie and your embellies are just fab! xxD

  3. Fiona, you are a master of the gothic cards. Love the way you have framed the sugar skull and that button and tassel are "the business". Well done in combining the 2 challenges :D

  4. thats awesome Fiona. Love that skull tassle.
    You always have tons of pretty pretty's on your cards.
    What's funny is I just printed out a sugar skull digi last night to color. Skulls are on everyone's mind right now.

  5. Wow! Your card is really cool! That skull really pops against the purple and black background. Your skull and tassel is the perfect embellishment! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  6. I'm sorry your fabulous piece got kicked off the site of some closed minded individuals. Brilliant use of embellishments! I love the gems in the eyes and scattered throughout the skull. That tassel rocks! You do Gothic so well!

  7. Gorgeous card, love how you always make everything look so classy x

  8. Wow, what an unusual card! Love the detail.

    Thanks for joining the Distress It challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.

  9. your card is so beautiful and I don't think it's dark at all, if some peolple don't appreciate, well it's their loss.

    You rock and your work is always gorgeous

  10. Great card. What a bright and cheerful skull, love it. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

  11. Ha! Interesting creation! Love the name of your blog too! Thanks for sharing with us at Great Impressions Stamps!

    Sue Kment

  12. Love the rich colours you've used on this card and the button is completely awesome! Thanks for joining us this time at Lexi's Creations.
    Helen x (DT)

  13. Love the color scheme - it's so regal. And the distressing is wonderful! Really digging your background paper too! Wonderful work, as always, Fiona! Fab!


  14. What a fun card, fab colors!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Di's Digis!

    Hugs, Kelly

  15. What an unusual card. I really like the image, it looks amazing against the frame you've chosen and the embellishments are perfect.

    Thanks for joining in with my Distress It! challenge on Crafty Cardmakers.


  16. Hi There! I'm happy to say Mr. Linky is back up at Great Impressions Stamps...please upload your card here:

    I apologize for the confusion...have a wonderful day :)

  17. Your card is awesome thankyou for sharing it with us at Delicious Doodles
    Luv Jane xxx