Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Guest designing for Anything Goes Challenge and a Blog Hop

Good morning everybody - I hope you have had a good holiday weekend.  As I write this it is pouring with rain - which means no garden for the cats (they are white long-haired chincillas) so they are moping around and getting into everything they shouldn't.
I am very proud to be Guest Designing for the  Anything Goes Challenge ,  particularly as it is their 1st birthday!   And talk about throwing me in at the deep end - they are also having a Blog Hop to celebrate. 

The theme on the challenge is Masking.

This is a very simple masking .  I used a favourite Crafty Individuals stamp, and using Rangers Archival Ink stamped on to cream card that I had precoloured with distress inks.  I masked the image and then overstamped with a Hero Arts lacy floral stamp.  This is quite delicate and I did not want to take away from the pretty little girl.  I then cut the card into a tag shape and mounted it on to cream card.  Added steam binding and a flower,  The background paper is from Crate Paper Restoration pack.


All you have to do is visit each of the design team members blogs, leave a comment, collect a letter or 2 letters, unscramble them to uncover a two worded phrase. Return back  to the Anything Goes Challenge Blog and leave a comment with the correct answer.  All correct answers will be entered into a draw to win lots of crafting goodies sponsored by

The Craft Den are also celebrating as they have been trading for 3 years and as a special thank you for your support the Craft Den are holding a  MEGA SALE  on loads of crafting goodies including 12 x 12 papers, Martha Stewart punches and tons more! so why not head on over and treat yourself....

Some of the design team also have blog candy to give away so don't forget to visit them all!

Please note that on this occasion, only one entry per person will be allowed and you must be in the blog hop to enter into the prize draw.  But, if you enter a card or project, and take part in the blog hop your name will be entered into the draw twice

If you've come to my blog from Steph's fabby blog then you're in the right place.  If you've just happened across the hop you will need to start at the Anything Goes Challenge blog to be in with a chance to win.  Before you move on to your next stop on the hop, the talented Tamara, you need to collect a letter from my blog. In my case the letter is D.     Enjoy the hop and good luck with the draw.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Dream Valley Challenge - Stamp something
Emerald Fairies - Anything goes
Paper Sundaes - Vintage
2 Sisters - Anything goes
Crafting for all Seasons - Anything goes

I really appreciate it that you take the time to look at my blog and leave such lovely comments. Thank you each and every one of you.


  1. Beautiful little card - fab image
    Lisa x

  2. Hi Val, gorgeous card, love the design and that vintage image is fabulous. Thank you for joining us at Anything goes as our Guest Designer for June..

  3. Love what you have done with the image on your tag.
    Beautiful background paper.

  4. Really pretty Val, love the stamps and colours.
    Congrats on your guest design spot.
    luv and hugs {brenda] xoxox

  5. Your tag is just gorgeous!

  6. You made a beautyful card. I love the colours and the amazing stamp
    Love Aartje

  7. I love the tag as the focal of this card. Totally awesome project! "Hugs" Carol

  8. congratulations Val - and you have started out with a lovely card!

  9. This is so very lovely! I adore Crafty Individual stamps - they are so artsy!

    And I am now a follower of your blog. So nice to meet you. Stop by my blog sometime and say hello!


  10. Lovely vintage card. Yummy inspiration. Thanks. Dawn♥

  11. Hi Val :)

    I love this style of image, and stamping - the over-stamping looks so effective.

    Gorgeous card, I spent ages just looking at it :)



  12. Very pretty tag! Thanks for joining in this week at Paper Sundaes and congrats on your dt guest spot!

  13. Such a beautiful card in it's simplicity, Val. A lovely work of art!
    Huggies ~

  14. Your cards are beautiful! I am on the Anything goes hop and loving seeing everyones work. Thanks for letting me join in. Tracey x

  15. What a wonderful vintage tag! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes!

  16. Congratulations on your GD - I was last month - your tag is so lovely! I am blog hopping and almost done so hope this message is enough!

    Gr. Irene

  17. Hiya hun, Stunning artwork Val and loving the masking!! Welcome to the Team for the month! Hope you are enjoying the hop! :) Hugs Annie xXx

  18. Great vintage look Val. Ruby x

  19. This is stunning Val! What an awesome job you have done with that masking!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Dream Valley this week xxx

  20. Great card Val, your backing papers really highlight the beautiful little image. :-) xx

  21. Well, if I ever get thrown "in the deep end", I hope you are there with me. Because if this is the work you do when under pressure, I can't wait to browse around and see what you do when things are calm...LOL! Seriously though...amazing!
    Happy to have hopped in and gladly am your new follower.


Thank you soooo much for all the wonderful comments you leave on my Blog. I appreciate each and every one....and for you taking the time to do so....I will try to get over to your Blog too.
Love and big hugs
Val xx


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