Monday, 15 October 2012

Double Challenge

A tenuous French connection  from me this week for Make My Monday.   They are asking for FLEUR DE LYS to be included and I was so busy trying to make a card that would cover two challenges that I realise now the rest of the card isn't actually French - doh!!!  I will maybe make something else  more appropriate  before the week is out  but in the meantime I'm posting this anyway.  The other challenge is from Hels for the Sunday Stamper challenge and she is asking for metal to be a part of the project along with some stamping.

Background paper is from Tim Holtz vintage shabby collection (actually there is  french text on this but you can't actually see much of it!!).  The FLEUR DE LYS piece was core-dinations card put through a Cuttlebug embossing folder, the metallic layer is adhesive metal tape applied to card and run through a brilliant embossing folder from Tim Holtz (just couldn't resist this one when I spotted it).  The winged hat is a stamp from Chocolate Baroque Steampunkery, the tag is a bit of recycling using a label saved (as you do) from something I'd bought with the addition of some computer text. Some metal embellishments and there it is, a card covering two challenges albeit very loosely for MMM but it does at least have FLEUR DE LYS!!


  1. Great card Val. Love that new TH e/f - really effective. I'm sure ze ave le steampunk dans La France.........hohoho!

    Karen x

  2. I can see why you had to have that TH folder Val. I haven't noticed that one but it's great. I've been trying not to look at new stuff and was doing very well ........... till I went to the Kettering show, lol! Love the card with that flying hat image.

    Lesley Xx

  3. Great steampunk card your touch of metal great colours too


  4. Fabulous steampunk card!!! LOVE the fabulous dry embossing and the silver embossing is amazing! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

  5. Fab card Val - love the embossing folders and your metal effect - thanks for joining in at MMM this week - Jacqueline xx

  6. Great card - love that embossing folder!!

  7. gorgeous, love the lush metallicness... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  8. I love your metallic layer - that's a great favourite of mine too (tape on card and the folder).
    The fleur de lys paper is gorgeous in the background. As for the steampunk hat, I absolutely love it!
    Great card and thanks so much for visiting me and leaving a lovely comment.

  9. The metallic embossing is so effective & I particularly like the muted tones you used to contrast with the shiny metal aspects. A really striking design & I definitely sense the French connection.
    Paula (PEP)

  10. Brilliant card, love your layering and I just adore that metal folder, so useful. The steampunk hat is fabulous and the fleur de lys are lovely too. A x

  11. Your card is splendid, I love all of the embossing and meal effects but your right, there is no true French connection. Thanks for joining us at MMM. Caz

  12. Sorry I'm a bit Late Val... but this is a great... French Steampunk
    wonderful. thanks for joining us at MMM.
    Suzi B x

  13. Really lovely card Val. Love the steampunk twist and the monochromatic colours.
    Thanks for joining my fleur de lys challenges at Make My Monday.
    Fliss x