Wednesday, 16 April 2014


Hey guys and gals! 

This month will see my first creation showcased on the Just For Fun Challenge Blog

This month over on the Just For Fun Challenge Blog we are celebrating Easter. Easter is a great time of year. The sight of spring is just around the corner and everything starts to return back to life, trees are turning green and if your lucky you will have your spring bulbs ready to appear any moment. 

Easter to me screams pastel colours, chocolate and baby chicks. For my design team post I wanted to try and be a little different and this is what I have come up with -:

I thought it would be cool to be quite daring and use some black pearl paper with a gold shimmer from PayPerBox. The Image was cut on the Silhouette Cameo which I can not rate highly enough. 

For the backing I wanted to evoke a feeling of the foil from a wrapped Easter Egg. To get this effect I used Silver Dream Gilding Flakes from Cosmic Shimmer. I applied this to the card base using double sided adhesive sheets from Creative Expressions. 

Click here to watch my first ever tutorial video on this method of applying Gilding Flakes. Its not the best video in the world but it should help give you an idea of the technique.

I hope that you will come along and join us for this months challenge. I can not wait to see all your creations.

Happy Easter and don't eat too many Eggs haha

Happy Crafting! 

Love Richard 
x x x


  1. I love this card Richard, so very arty...fab first DT project hon xx

  2. Great first DT card Richard. A lot of thought went into it. I love that shimmery black too. Kay XX

  3. beautiful card Richard! the black looks wonderful against the background you created!

  4. This is gorgeous Richard, I love the cute bunnies.
    Linda xxx

  5. Fab card Richard, great image and the use of the gilding flakes really looks great xx Zoe xx

  6. Thank you guys! Sometimes blogger doesn't let me reply from my iPad for some reason and I keep thinking I have replied when I havnt :-( hope your all having a great week! X