Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Poison Pen and Harry potter

Morning and hope you are all well!I was invited to be a GDT at The Male Room and the challenge is "Inspired By A Film."
The first card was commisioned and obviously Harry Potter themed-the images were from Google/B.paper and spiders weds cut from the paper have been in my stash for a few years!The metal circles I have no idea were they were originally from but thought they fitted well,silicone gel between the layers.

The second one using my stamps from The Artistic Stamper(doodled round the edges),the background paper cut with a die-cut frame from Gummiapan was craeted with Brushos,texture stamps from Lisa Horton and lines made with a ruler and Sharpie.The next backing paper is one of my Eco papers(boiled watercolour paper and garden leaves) and then the black card was splattered with Aztec paints/stamps and scrap of alphabet paper from stash--inspired by Poison pen film 1939.

QKR stampede-ATG
crafty catz-ATG
inkspirational-use small stamps
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
use your stuff-inspired by a song(with pen in hand--Aretha Franklin)
let's craft and create-ATG
try it on Tuesday-for the boys
creative artiste-ATG mixed media
stamping sensations-ATG
a perfect time to craft-ATG
classic design team-ATG
Unicorn challenge-masculine
stinkin inkers-the guys have it
digistamps4joy-ATG for men
the creative crafters-ATG
pile it on-layers
happy little stampers-ATG mixed media----FAVOURITE
mix it up-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you find the time to join us and check out the DT cards and blogs
Carol x x


meg said...

two great male themed cards, lots of Harry Potter fans would love the first, the second though is my favourite love it

Alison59 said...

Well done on the GDT Jackie; two fabby male cards :-)

Chrissy said...

Two wonderful masculine themed projects Carol, I loved Harry Potter and I love the colours and textures and all the details in the second one..FABulous.


Anonymous said...

Wow! This is amazing! I adore the masculine feel of your piece!
Thank you for joining us at MIUCB!

brenda said...

Two superb masculine creations Carol, I have one here would would really approve the the Harry Potter one. Many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

cotnob said...

Two super cards Carol, they are both fabulous but I especially like the second one.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

froebelsternchen said...

Both cards are just brilliant Carol!
Thank you very much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday again! Much appreciated!
Hugs, Susi

Viv said...

Great male themed projects! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations

Sherri said...

Great guy cards! Especially for Harry Potter fans! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

sandy's crafty bits said...

wow congrats on your dt post … love your cards Carol … and my favourite is the second one … I love AALL&Create always watch their shows on hochanda … but have not bought any of their stuff SO FAR … hope all is well and you are having a great week … happy crafting and love sandy xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

So clever Carol, it was good to see you as Guest Designer with us at The Male Room, these are wonderful choices of films and beautifully done work. The recipient will be thrilled with the HP card I'm sure.
I loved the idea of your boiled eco paper and good to see it on the second, with lots of fab techniques. Faith DT TMR

*Vicki* said...

Carol, this is such a really FUN creation! I just love the Harry Potter films and you've done such a great job representing your creation with it! Fabulous take on the masculine theme!! HUGS

Diane said...

What fabulous designs and colors Carol.

Hugs diane

carol said...

lovely pretty card, thanks for sharing your creation with us at CRAFTY CATZ
x carol

Meggymay said...

Two awesome male themed cards. The one with the Harry Potter theme will appeal to many females as well as males.
Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesdays.

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Wow wow wow these are fantastic. I particularly love your first project it is stunningly amazing. Great work on both these projects.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT for


Mia said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards, Carol!!!!!!
Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
TTCRD DT {My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door

Arteconpapelmaderaehilos said...

Wonderful project! Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Maritza DT for

crafty said...

A lovely project. Thank you for joining us for the QKR Stampede challenge.

Aunty Sue said...

This is stunning and thanks for sharing at crafty catz this week

Desire Fourie said...

Carol this is a wonderful creation with great attention to detail and perfect for our ‘ANYTHING GOES with an optional twist of FOR THE MEN in our life challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Let's Art Journal said...

What fabulous cards! You have really captured the masculine look with the he Harry Potter design and I love backgeound colours and stamps that you used to create the second one too 😁. Thanks so much for joining us at Try it on Tuesday! J 😊

MaryH said...

Two great cards for a Harry Potter fan. I wouldn't have had a clue as to how to start a request like this. Looks like marvelously themed details, and I like how you've added those pen motifs on #2. Also looks like you were able to use some more of that wonderful 'leaf paper'. Haven't had a chance to try that technique yet, but I love it on your cards. TFS & happy wkend. Hugs

Donna Ellis said...

Congrats on the GDT gig, Carol! I love Harry Potter stories, and read the books quite a bit - love the imagery and symbolism and especially the parables and allegories. Your projects are fabulous! hugs, de

Keen Crafter's Hand Made Goodies said...

Love this Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Michelle DT Owner/Admin for

aussie aNNie said...

Carol these are brilliant, you sure come up with some fabulous designs.xx

craftytrog said...

A brilliant pair of cards Carol! xx

rachel said...

two great cards Carol - love harry Potter but the second one is my fave!!! Hugs rachel x

Barbara Bruder said...

Two super cards. Both themes are great and love the designs of both. Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge.  {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges}Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

Lisa Lynn said...

Great samples. Love all the layers.

Rosie said...

Wonderful artwork

Thank you for joining us at TRY IT ON TUESDAY

Loose Stitches said...

Fabulous creations Carol! Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters. We hope to see you again.
~ DT Sherry x

Sally H said...

beautiful creations, Carol! Love them! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations this month and Good Luck!

Stampsnob. said...

Love the cards Thanks for sharing on Let's Craft and Create. Lis

N-Eva said...

Your card are stunning.. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Creatalicious Challenges . Hugs Neva

Andree said...

A fabulous card. Super layers and stamps.
Thank you for joining in with our June challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media. Good luck x

kReN said...

Very artistic projects! Love them both! Thanks for joining us at Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge this week! Follow me kReN at

Dee's Craft Room said...

Oh wow, congratulations on the GDT spot, very well done.

Two great cards, love the Harry Potter themed card. I especially love all of the elements you have bought together to create this card, spot on.

Your second card is also amazing, glade to see that you are making use of your Eco Papers. Great theme, I could be off to raid my old stamp collection.

Dionne xx

Linby said...

Two fab makes. I do love anything to do with writing so that second one is perfect for me.

Thanks so much for being our GDT at TMR.

Lisa Andersson said...

Congrats on your GDT spot. Both projects are great, especially like the background on the second one. Great male cards.
Hugs, Lisa

Jonnece said...

Wow just fabulous. I love the background. Thanks for joining us at ‘Lets Craft and Create’. Jonnece DT

Dawn said...

Love the background blending and the layers ... 2 great themed cards. Thanks for playing along at Stinkin' Inkers challenge this month.

Ania said...

Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Ania DT

Denise Goeldner said...

Wonderful masculine cards created. Thanks for entering Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck and hope to see you again.
Denise (Owner of LPOCF)

Linda said...

Amazing projects ..... so many fabulous layers. Thank you for playing along with the HLS Mixed Media challenge xx

Warrell Creations said...

Love the colors! Thank you for joining us over at Pile It On! Challenge Blog ~ Marciava Warrell said...

Fabulous work Carol, loving these mixed media creations x

Melanie said...

A fabulous project!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional flowers” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…