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Monday, 8 September 2014

Craft Hoarders Anonymous - Guest Designer

Over at Craft Hoarders Anonymous their challenge theme is 'All the Pretty Flowers'.  I was lucky enough to win a challenge there a few months ago and they asked me to be a Guest Designer during this month.

I wanted to make a book style card similar to the one I created HERE.  I started off by making the cover using some of my wonderful Maja Design papers.  I managed to create the whole card using one sheet of 12" x 12" paper.  The finished card is 4.1/2" x 6.1/2" and the compartment inside measures 2.1/2" x 4" and is large enough to hold a small gift or a gift card.  I don't have the instructions anymore on how to make up the book part, I just 'wing it' and it usually comes out OK - lol.



This is a view of the inside of the card, showing the little compartment, which is about 3/4" deep.  I made a small card that is large enough to hold a gift card, to fit inside the compartment.


For the front of the card I added some greenery from a Tim Holtz die and I made a large flower using the Tattered Florals die and some Tim Holtz Core-dinations card.


To finish off the card I added some ribbon, dyed with some Spun Sugar Distress Stain to make a closure and added  sentiment 'with love' from Tim Holtz's Simple Sayings stamp set.

Thank you Gloria at Craft Hoarders Anonymous for this opportunity to be a Guest Designer and thanks to you too, for looking, I hope to see you again soon.  Hugs, Anne xx





42 comments:

  1. How lovely in these soft colors Anne! Your paper bloom is gorgeous! I really have to sit down and try making one of these - it's SO full and 'crinkled'!!

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  2. Wow Anne, so gorgeous! A card inside a card, pure genius! I love your soft pinks and that flower is outstanding! What a beautiful creation! Congrats on your guest spot, so well deserved! big hugs :)

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  3. Hi Anne! It's good to be back and what a beauty of a card I get treated to! I love the idea of an inside slot for a gift card holder, brilliant!! Beautiful card inside out! Many congratulations on your GD spot! Wonderful news!
    All the best, hugs,
    Ingrid xx

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  4. So very creative and I love that flower! You are so talented! Thanks for being a guest designer for Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  5. What a lovely card Anne, love the muted pink colour it's perfect for those gorgeous Maja Design papers. Always like how you make your flowers too. You did a great job as Guest designer for craft Hoarders Anonymous, I love your book style card with the compartment for a gift card, it is surely a gift in itself. Hugs Lottie x

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  6. Great project Anne, lovely idea and beautiful design, Cant believe the flower is kraft core! Looks to soft and gentle - stunning. Nikki xxx

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    1. Thanks Nikki, it is actually the coloured core-dinations card, although it would work with the kraft too I think. A xxx

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  7. That flower is amazing! I love this "hollow box" card! It is perfect! Thanks so much for being one of our outstanding guests at Craft Hoarders Anonymous this month!

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  8. Wonderful creation yet again Anne. Love the muted colours and that flower it looks good enough to sniff :)

    Hugs
    Donna xx

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  9. Wing it! Are you kidding me!!? Wonderful Anne with a gorgeous flower. If I could fly as well as you do, I would be flying everday! I wonder if I have defective wings!
    Sandy xx
    !

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  10. Brilliant, absolutely fantastic, I just LOVE that stunning flower.
    I love everything about your beautiful project.
    Hugs

    Patricia xx

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  11. Gorgeous flower on a pretty design.
    Julie x

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  12. Gorgeous as ever Anne!! huggles Sue xx

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  13. So very pretty Anne - your flower especially is fabulous. Very well done on 'winging it' with the design - such a beautiful gift card presentation. Congrats on your guest spot with Craft Hoarders. Nicola x

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  14. Hi Anne, you know how much I loved these little gift books when you did the one earlier in the year but the beautiful tattered flower on the front of this one takes it to another level. Hats off to you making it from memory, I have to write everything down. Mo x

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  15. Congrats on your GDT Anne
    This is stunning, I love the pretty design and your flower is so beautiful.
    hugs Sue xx

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  16. Very pretty Anne but slightly grungy too. Congrats for the GD spot, welldone.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

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  17. What a Fabulous book Anne. That flower is so stunning. Love it. Hugs Rita xxx

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  18. So pretty!
    And congrats on the GDT position :)

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  19. Hi Anne,
    First of all, congratulations on being a GD. :)
    Your card design is so nice. Love the whole idea.
    Hugs

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  20. A beautiful guest piece for Craft Hoarders Anonymous - congratulations! That flower is just lovely!
    Alison xx

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  21. this is gorgeous , huge congrats on this and your latest DT post Anne, thanks for all the commments and so sorry I have missed so many of your beautiful creations x

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  22. Fabulous design and 3d card Anne, love the creativity, beautiful flower and gift card inside. Congrats on your guest spot xxx

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  23. Congratulations again on your win of a Guest Design spot, Annie! How fun for them to have you sharing inspiration! I love your shabby chic card with the awesome bloom and ribbon and the hidden gift card apartment! Really fantastic!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  24. What a lovely card and a perfect way to combine a card & gift.
    Toni xx

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  25. Ooh that flower is awesome! Love the soft colours of this and the style of the card is fabulous! xxx

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  26. I forgot to say congratulations on winning and being guest designer! xxx

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  27. What a beautiful card Anne..The compartment idea is very cool and I just adore that flower!! :)

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  28. Congratulations on your Guest Designer spot ..... your project is gorgeous!! Love the large bloom and I like the idea of being able to put a gift inside .... very clever! Hugs .... Linda xx

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  29. Huge congratulations on your GD spot Anne and what a way to do it! Love this very classy and romantic card with it's hidden compartment. It's beautiful. Jenny x

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  30. Congratulations on your GD spot Anne and what a wonderful piece too. I adore the delicacy of the design and colours and your flower is truly stunning. Tracy x

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  31. Congratulations Anne on your GD spot... Beautiful creation, I adore the flower & the Gorgeous papers.... Hugs May x x

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  32. Well done on your GD Anne - this is a gorgeous creation - your flower is beautiful, hugs Carole Z X

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  33. Had to smile at the title Craft Hoarders Anonymous. Feel as though I should belong to such an organization and follow the 12-step program!!! (I think I'm already lost though!). You make the most unusual projects, and this is yet another one. What a lovely way to present a gift card. Love the wonderful tattered flower and those leaves are so pretty with the soft flower. You are the perfect GD on this team (or any other!). TFS & Big Hugs.

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  34. Soft, delicate and very beautiful comes to mind with your make Anne. The flower looks very shabby chic and gives the card so much depth. Congrats on your GD spot also x x

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  35. Stunningly beautiful flower Anne - such a lovely card. Hugs, Jacky x

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  36. This is so beautiful, I love the flower and pretty ribbon!
    Rebecca.

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  37. Hello Miss Anne, congratulations, your design is gorgeous, not surprised you winged it you can create anything, love the papers and that flower is just gorgeous, love the dyed ribbon, thanks for sharing..

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  38. The flower looks so real! Congrats on the guest spot, Anne. It's so well deserved.

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  39. Your flower is shabby licious! Love the design and papers you used here. Thanks for being our guest designer at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  40. Anne...this is such a pretty project. I love your shabby flower! So pretty and perfect! As always, this is such a beautifully done piece. <3 Candy

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  41. Congratulations on being their Guest Designer.
    That flower is positively gorgeous, it looks as though it has been created from vintage fabric. A very elegant project you have created.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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