Sunday, 4 March 2018

Recessed window card with handmade background

Good evening all

The snow is finally melting here so I hope some of you are getting back to normal, me, I love the snow and so does my dog lol so I'm gutted it's gone. 

I made a card today with a recessed window in the middle, you can find tutorial here:
Recessed window tutorial

I used different measurements to the one in the tutorial as my topper background card was 5 by 5 " square and I used a A4 card blank

 I've always wanted to make my own background with my alcohol markers so I got my blue colour pens and played about until I was happy with the outcome.  To make the moon I just used a circle piece of card and covered the background card with it as I coloured.

I wanted a dusky night time sky so was happy with it.  I then had some silhouette stamps of cats from Hunkydory and brickwork so stamped them on background and used tattered lace window die stuck that down and stamped another cat in the window. 

I followed the tutorial above using my measurements then decorated the card using Couture dies for sides of the card, crafters companion Diesire border dies for edges inside window, tattered lace flower dies and spellbinders rose creation die. 

I used my Mirri card and plain coloured card from my stash and sentiment was from same kit as the stamps. 

Pearls and gems from my stash. 

Hope you like this card.  One of my favourites so far, probably cause it's cats and night sky  

Thanks so much for visiting and any comments you may leave.

Have a good start to the week

Lots of love 
Sharon Hudson 


Angies digital stamps - Anything goes

Stamped blessings  - Anything goes plus a stamp

Heartful stamping  - Anything goes plus a stamp

Lil patch of crafty friends  - Anything goes

My besties Spanish challenge blog  - Anything goes

Penny black and more challenge  - creature

Crafters castle  - Anything goes plus favourite technique

Papercrafters Linky party  - Anything goes

2 crazy critter crazies - Anything goes with critter

A bit more time to craft  - Anything goes

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Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge  - Anything goes

Jo's scrap shack - Anything goes 


  1. Fabulous card, Sharon, what a beautiful scene! xx

  2. Beautiful card! Love the coloring and all the detail! Thanks for entering the Crafter's Castle March Challenge! -Tasha

  3. Sharon, this is just so beautiful. Love the night scene with the silhouette cats.
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  4. Such wonderful details here an loving the silhouette cat scene. Beautifully done!
    Thanks so much for sharing this week at my Papercrafters Linky Party!

  5. Oh! Wow! your card is absolutely beautiful and so different, love it.
    Patricia xx

  6. Wow I lover it. Great work. Looks amazing. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for

  7. A beautifully detailed card, Sharon! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  8. A sweet Cat creation for our 'Feature a Creature' theme at Penny Black and More challenge, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  9. Great work!
    Congrats for TOP3!

  10. Wow this is a fabulous card!!! I love Love LOVE it!!! It is so realistic...the depth and dimension you created is amazing. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Hugs... Janie
    Crafter's Castle

  11. A lovely creation here, I love the window and all the cats too! Thanks for sharing this with us at Penny Black and More Challenges xxx

  12. fun creation. I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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  13. I had never seen a recessed window card before - I had to follow your link to see how it was done! the scene you created for it is beautiful, too. I'm so glad you joined us at the Heartful Stamping Challenge!

  14. Sharon, what an ornate, lovely, nighttime kitty scene! I love the bold coloring, and all your pretty details. So glad I got to see your critter project showcased at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge. Thanks for supporting us, and we hope to see more of your pretty creations in the future. Please check back to see if you are a winner or our next guest designer. Sending you wishes for a wonderful day!
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  15. Wonderful creation. Thanks your for joining with us at My Besties Spanish Challenge. Good luck with your entry
    Maritza DT

  16. An amazing card, you have created a wonderful scene.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Janice DT for

  17. Such a wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More and good luck!
    x Daniela (DT)

  18. wow what an amazing card thank you for taking part in Angies Digital Stamps Challenge, good luck x Judith DT

  19. Hola! Fabuloso proyecto :)
    Muchas gracias por compartir con nosotras tu talento en My Besties Spanish Challenge Blog.
    Esperamos puedas acompañarnos en el próximo reto.
    Que tengas una semana muy bendecida!
    Lidia (DT Coordinator)
    (mi Blog)


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