Sunday, 28 September 2014

APC Challenge Week 4

Really enjoying playing along with the Altered Playing Card challenge over at Claudine Criner’s Blog.

Seeing as my printer has not been replaced i am finding it a challenge to add any of the digi images that Claudine is using, i have downloaded some of them but doesn’t help when you can’t print the images off lol.

It seems that an a little group of us don’t do FaceBook, Google+ and most other social sites so we are posting our blog links into the comments section on Claudine’s blog.

The other ladies so far are:

Elizabeth and Bluebeard

Craftymoose Crafts

Crafty nomad or Iona Bunny



Will add more if you wish to visit as i find them, please pop over and leave them some love too.

So, to this weeks APC’s.

The cards this week were Home Sweet Home and Retail Therapy. I sort of stuck to the prompts…


Used two different embossing folders over a gessoed background, one from Sheena Douglass called Arches and a Sizzix one which is a haunted house.


My obsession with using mop up towels/tissue to add texture has struck again, i hope you don’t get too fed us seeing them on most of my projects lol. 


Added Pan Pastel colours and Metallic Pan Pastels over the texture of the folders and the tissue.


To finish used Walnut Stain to add a little more definition over the sides of the arches and added hand written words saying, Therapy Through The Arches. The arches can lead you anywhere, retail or spiritual therapy.


Had more fun with this one, added a coloured spot of tissue with a Doo Lally Pip stamp from Lindsay Mason onto the APC to add a little spooky.

Sanded over the embossed house hopefully giving that old run down mansion style from The Munsters or The Adams Family. I was thinking of Thursday from the Adams Family when i added the words Good Times.

Hope you enjoy the Altered Playing Cards this week.

May i say a fond ‘Hello’ to my new followers and to those who continue to leave encouraging comments. Each one is much appreciated, thanks for dropping by.



  1. Fab makes, really love the arches one, it looks like the arch has been outlined with string xx

  2. really fab makes! You inspire me!
    Happy new week!

  3. Great creations,love the arches. I find if you like a technique why not keep using it,art is all about enjoyment too isn't it :)

    Donna xxx

  4. These turned out so great, the one with the stamp is really spooky looking but cool. I love that old archway too, so creative.

  5. Excellent APC's MoH, and I really like the use of that arches stamp. I've never used it (hubs bought it) and as it seems pretty random for me and with little ability to think outside the box, these things tend to go unused. Shame.
    Have a great week ahead :O))

  6. I love those arches. They are a great idea for a background and really stand out with the distressing. My bag of mop-up towels is growing ever larger! I really must use them on something soon! You have prompted and inspired me to! Julie Ann xxx

  7. These are both very creative cards! The texture really came alive with the pan pastels!

    It was very kind of your to give a list for those of us who don't use social media--thanks!

  8. Wonderful cards Mo! Love the one with the arches, really stands out with the distressing! Genius idea too! hugs :)

  9. They both look really cool! I love to use mop ups too! :-) xxx

  10. These are great MoH, I love those arches, and your spooky guy is fab! xx

  11. Love your cards... thanks for adding by blog to your list!!!!

  12. Loving these - those mop up tissues are fab :) Have a lovely day xx

  13. These are both great cards. I love the arch one and play on words very thought provoking and demonstrates your style so aptly as I know you put a lot of thought into your work. And the other is good fun and timely with Halloween around the corner. Keep on making these great little alterations. Xx

  14. Hi, thanks for the link :-)) Enjoying this challenge lots. I was just thinking about making a list like this and here it is Hugz. Love these two cards. Fab texture you added. That arch embossing folder looks amazing. Great use of the tissue Hugz