Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Steppers with the Dragonflies

It's time for another challenge with the Dragonflies. Sorry I'm a wee bit late with this but had hospital appointments very early this morning which even with appointments system the time eats away when you're there. Anyway back to my late posting of our challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies this month. Hilde has challenged us to make a stepper card, which I love making, as you get to add lots of embellishments or sentiments on all the steps.

We have two fab sponsors for this one. 

                                                                 Prize : 6 digis

Prize : $10 gift certificate
How generous are they!!!
We got to play with some of the sponsors digis and I chose one from Handmade Harbour. 
I began by making a  side stepper blank card. Now I haven't measured it or anything just folded an A4 card then judged where the cuts should go for a side stepper. As I said I have made them before so basically know where to cut and fold. So sorry no link for you cos it was all in my head!!
I covered the card with DP from a selection I got from our last remaining craft shop which had a closing down sale, so there were a few bargains to be had. This one is covered with jolly sailing boats so perfect for the rest of my images. My craft group were doing some Iris folding so I chose to make a sailing boat using a variety of blue and white ribbons and silver card for the hull. I mounted it on pale blue card and then fussy cut around it. The iris is a blue star gem. This was then mounted on dark blue card stock and wavy peel offs added to give a sea effect. The tiny silver seagulls are peel off waste. The flag greeting at the top of the mast was a digi tag from Handmade Harbour from an earlier challenge.
The digi seagull on pebble stack is also from Handmade Harbour. The tag  greeting on the bottom step is the same dark blue as the 'mat' for the boat and I added a paler blue greeting 'It's Your Birthday', which I had in my stash. Think it was from a CD but not sure or which one sorry!! I added a strip of peel off ribbon across the top with Birthday Wishes on it to finish.
So that's my contribution this month for my Stepper card with the Dragonflies. Don't for to take a peep and see what the rest of my teamies have created. There are some fab designs and links to help you if you need instructions for making the stepper card.
Don't forget to visit our generous sponsors and check out some fab won't be disappointed!! Have fun guys making your stepper cards.


  1. Your card is so cute and the papers are perfect! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

  2. Great card, just right for Cyprus with all the lovely blue sea and sky. Great shape too. Thanks for linking up with us over at my Sheri crafts this week.

  3. Lovely card - thanks so much for sharing at Handmade Harbour - good luck x

  4. I love nautical cards, and your side stepper card is a great example of such a design! Fun DP, decorative boat and love the color scheme!