Wednesday 25 June 2014

Walk like an Egyptian

Over at the Paper Shelter this week, it is my teams turn to host the challenge and our theme is
now this could be something typical of a place you would like to go, or have been to, or some mode of travel or even just the colours of the flag of the country, so there's plenty of choice and The Paper Shelter have a fabulous range of digi images that would be just perfect for this challenge, and if you play along and win using a Paper Shelter image you get to win a $30 gift certificate to spend in store, if you win using any other image you still get to choose 3 digital stamps from the store.

I've used the gorgeous Walk Like an Egyptian for my card.
I love Egypt and anything to do with it, taking my first holiday with my hubby there in 1988 , where he proposed to me on our balcony at the Cairo Hilton, overlooking the river Nile, on the first night we were there. We were married just over twelve months later and will be celebrating our Silver wedding in September so we haven't done too badly from it.

Anyway, enough of the claptrap, here's my card -

Digital stamp - Walk Like an Egyptian - The Paper Shelter
Digital Papers - Norval - Sassy Designs (got a massive sale on at mo, paper packs only $0.28)
Heiroglyphics background -  Google search
Tonic Geared border punch - Diamond border
Stick on gems and square coloured dazzles (clear but coloured with Promarkers) - Meiflower

I made the jewelled Ankh by roughly drawing it out to the size I wanted and then placing my image over a piece of gold card and using a small embossing tool to draw over it, pressing gently and leaving the design lightly etched into the gold card, I then used this  as a guide for placing my gems.

I am entering this card into the following challenges
Fan-Tastic Tuesday -  Must Be Square or Rectangular #41 Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays  - #178 Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door  - Always Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Bold, Beautiful, Bright Colours
Ditzie Digi Designs – Anything Goes
My Craft Creations Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - use a stamp or digi stamp
Rhedd and Rosies challenge blog - Anything Goes

Pop over to The Paper Shelter challenge blog and check out the fabulous inspiration from the rest of my teamies, you won't be disappointed and don't forget to enter the challenge.

Thanks for popping in,
have a lovely day


Lau W said...

So colorful card, love it Colette !

Karen said...

Wow, image and papers are amazing! Gorgeous colours!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Colette, what a fabulous card those papers and your colour choice is just stunning as is your image. hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

Gail said...

What a wonderful story with this card. How romantic is be proposed to looking over the Nile?! That's just like what you see in the movies! Congratulations on your upcoming silver anniversary! This card is outstanding. I love the image and how you've colored her. I adore the size of's just so gorgeous in full color as the center of attention on this card. Fantastic papers and attention to detail. Love how you made your Ankh, too. Hugs, Gail

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely stunning with a wonderful Egyptian feel.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Chris said...

Fabulous! Beautiful vibrant colours and lovely design. Thanks for joining our challenge at Ladybugs Craft Ink!

NicoleDesigns said...

This is so awesome Colette. Love everything about your Egyptian goddess..... xo Nikki

Sandra Wright. said...

Such a sweet card...Thank you for joining in with our challenge at Rhedd & Rosies...x

Pat K said...

Beautiful card Colette. Your papers are the I can't get that song out of my head.."Walk like an Egyptian" hugs, Pat K x

Christine L said...

This is fabulous Colette... so rich and colourful... and even showing the jewelled Ankh!

And LOL at your 'claptrap'.... it wasn't... it was a romantic story!

Christine x

Gemma said...

Love your card Colette great image and colours you have used.
Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Use a stamp or digi on your project challenge #5
Good luck
Gemma xx

Unknown said...

lovely card. Many thanks for joining the Rhedd and Rosie’s challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

Vannessa said...

This is absolutely stunning Colette and I love all your little attention to details like the gems everywhere which are just perfect! Hugs, Vannessa x

Vannessa said...

This is absolutely stunning Colette and I love all your little attention to details like the gems everywhere which are just perfect! Hugs, Vannessa x

Cara said...

Wonderfully different image! Great card. Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door.
Please join us again! (Hugs) Cara

Whimsey said...

Cute, cute!

Thank you for sharing your work with us at Ladybug Crafts Ink. ~Michele, DT