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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Guest Blog Post - Live Laugh Love by Linda Simpson

This is the final in a trio of guest posts from Linda Simpson, who has created a wonderful stepper card using the Tangled Fragments and Flora and Fauna.

Here is my final card as part of the Chocolate Baroque Design Team

1. The base card is a centre stepper cream card on which I stamped one of the stamps from the Tangled Fragments set with Versafine Imperial Purple. I then matted and layered purple card onto the centre of the card.
2.  The background of the topper was created using shaving foam and inkadinks in Lilac Heaven and using a cocktail stick to swirl the ink into the foam, I then placed the card onto the foam. Once I was happy that all the card was covered with the foam I lifted it off and removed the excess shaving foam to reveal the pattern.
3. I stamped the image with Imperial Purple and embossed, then matted and layered onto the purple card.
4. I stamped the dragonfly from the Flora and Fauna set onto the excess patterned card with Imperial Purple and embossed, cut out and adhered to the card with Pinflair.
5. To finish off I added Tim Holtz Chit Chat Words, Live, Laugh and Love.

We hope you have appreciated the last three weeks' contributions from Linda, we have certainly enjoyed showcasing her beautiful artwork. If you would like to catch up with more of her designs don't forget to visit Linda's Crafty Piece of Heaven 


  1. This is a beautiful one, Linda! Love the purple on creme! I have enjoyed your stunning cards!

  2. Magnificent. What's not to love? I adore purples, harlequin patterns and dragonflies.

  3. Wonderful colours and I love the dragonflies

  4. Fabulous project Linda. Really enjoyed reading how you made this. Especially love the shaving foam background. I have tried this a few times without success (I think it may have been the card I was using) but you have inspired me to have another go. Hubby will have to have stubble for a bit whilst I pinch the shaving foam!! lol! Great use of the TF stamps and the addition of the dragonflies. Thank you for sharing.
    Hugs, Flo xx

  5. Just wanted to say thank you for allowing me to be GDT. I have enjoyed creating 3 very different projects from my usual style. Thanks also for all your comments.
    Linda xxx

  6. This is just gorgeous Linda,love the design and fab

  7. Very beautiful and unique card design Linda. I love the colours and the use of the fragments with the dragon flies. Cheers, Shirleyxx

  8. Great card, I really love your design, Lesley , very original and unique!!!


  9. Another fabulous and final creation from Linda whose cards have been gorgeous! Love the purple dotty fragment - it really pops! Karen xx

  10. A very striking colour combination which works superbly & I love the way the circular purple embellishments at the top balance the two bottom dragonflies plus echo the circular fragment pattern of the base stepper card. The whole circle theme is carried through beautifully with the circular harlequin fragment too, not to mention the 'eyes' of the dragonflies' wings.
    Paula (PEP)


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