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November 08, 2013


Happy Friday everyone :) 

So today I am posting my first DT project for Chocolate, Coffee and Cards and I'm still very excited to be part of this wonderful team.

For this challenge we are sponsored by 'Robyns Fetish' and the theme is 'Monochromatic' (all one colour) you can find the home for all their wonderful stamps HERE.

We would love for you to join us for this challenge, to find the challenge and all the details please click HERE. Don't forget to check out the other fabulous DT work :)

The DT were lucky enough to have a few wonderful images to pick from and I decided to challenge myself and step right out of my comfort zone, with an image I wouldn't normally use! I also decided to step out of it even further, by using techniques I haven't used before!

You may remember a little while ago that I told you about my friend Roberta's 'chalk cards' well I thought it would fit perfect with this image and so decided to give it a go. You can find Roberta's original project from where my inspiration comes from HERE.

Well there are probably many ways to achieve this result and if you have read Roberta's post, you will see I have done it very differently to her, but it has the same desired effect. But this is my way...

So the stamp I picked was a 'Cornucopia' Firstly I loaded the digi stamp into my silhouette software and added some writing, I traced the lines and then converted the newly created cut lines into printable lines. I changed the line colour to white to represent the chalk and placed them on a black (chalkboard) background.

I created a wooden frame around the blackboard area, to try and give it the feel of a sandwich board you would see outside a shop!

After printing out all my layers and cutting them to size I added a white shadow using a white pencil around all parts of the image and writing. I then used the same white pencil on its side, to drag across and leave the smudge effects, so it looked a bit more realistic.

After popping all the layers together (including a black leafy background) the card was finished, but to make it a little more card like, rather than a mini sandwich board, I popped a sentiment on a chalkboard sign and hang it over the corner.

I hope I have done the chalkboard style card justice and hope you like my creation :)


Black Autumn leaf paper - Samantha Walkers Harvest moon set
Robyn's Fetish digi image
White pencil

We really hope you can come visit us at CC&CC and play along with our fun challenge, we can't wait to see your creations


Challenges I would like to enter:
Craftitude - Anything goes with string
Cut it up - Thanksgiving
Sister act Card challenge - anything goes
Catch the bug - Anything goes
Crazy for Challenges - Black and White
My creative moments - Anything
Doodle Pantry - Any digi
Card Mania - anything Goes
Craftin Divas - Anything Goes
Creative Cutting  -ThanksGiving
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
OLLCB - Food and/or Drink
Paper Nest Dolls - Anything Goes
Victorine Stamps - Thanksgiving
Whoopsi Daisy - Monochromatic
Eclectic Ellapu - Black and White
Fashionable Stamping - Anything but Ink
IDIC - ThanksGiving
Crafting by Designs -Anything with smeared ink
Divas by design - Use a digi
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
LEJ Designs - Monochromatic
Loves RubberStamps - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Thanks giving
Brown Sugar - Anything goes


  1. So clever, Samantha, and so realistic too. Looks like a real chalk board. Great idea! xx

  2. I really love this Sam. Never thought you could do this with the help of a silhouette. I have to use it more often. I love this, it is so real! Hugs, Cindy

  3. Wonderful card! It looks JUST like a chalkboard! I'm so glad you shared at Sister Act this week!



  4. Very creative, and it came out really nice! Thanks for joining us for our Cut it Up Thanksgiving Challenge!


  5. Love it! I really like your chalkboard affect. I think the wooden frame adds a nice touch. Thanks for joining us at Craftitude this week.

  6. beautiful, thank you for joining us at whoopsie daisy, hope to see you again and good luck ... Julie xxx

  7. Love the black and white...... Thanks for joining us at the PND challenge blog, xo Nikki

  8. VERY cool idea!!! I have never seen it done this way before! Yours is just AWESOME!

    Thanks for joining us over at Craftin' Desert Divas!

    Crafty Hugs,
    Jessica DT Member

  9. What a pretty card and I love that chalkboard effect! I have been wanting to try that technique out so thanks for sharing! Also thanks for joining the Loves Rubberstamps Challenge this week! :)

  10. Your chalkboard cardis beutiful - I love the technique! Thanks for joining us at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug blog for our Anything Goes challege this week. Good luck in the draw!
    Jen Leeflang

  11. Love your technique, thanks for sharing. The card is amazing, you did a wonderful job. Thank you for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays.

  12. Love your black and white card - I will have to give the chalkboard effect a try! Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu for our latest challenge!
    Claire xx
    EE DT

  13. Great chalk board effect. Julie Ann xx

  14. What a Fabulous creation!
    Thanks so much for playin’ along with us this week for the Catch The Bug Anything Goes Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
    Be sure to check out The Bug Blog for our next challenge that begins today! We hope you’ll play along!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    ~Min: Bugaboo Asst DT Coordinator
    Kaymin Kreations

  15. lovely card thanks for sharing with brown sugar this week Rachel DT

  16. This is brilliant, you have certainly got the effect of a chalk board.
    Thank you for joining in the LEJ Designs challenge, good luck x

  17. Great look using your cutting machine! Thanks so much joining us for Doodle Pantry Digi Challenge 40.

  18. I love the look of this card. The chalking is wonderful. Thank you for playing along with us at Doodle Pantry Challenge #40.

  19. WOW, a very interesting technique for digi! I almost thought this was a real stamped card until I read your post. I really love how it looks. Thanks for entering Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 40 !

  20. Wow. Great chalkboard card. Love it so much. Thanks for joining our challenge at Brown Sugar. Good luck.

  21. Fabulous card and technique
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
    Happy Crafting

  22. what a fab creation,good intake of our challenge over on divas by designs x

  23. Looks like a real chalk. Lots of details. Well done. Thanks for playing with us at Craftitude Challenges.

  24. Love the blackboard effect Samantha and thank you for sharing such an adorable and very pretty make with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    You do not mention any stamping on your card. Can you confirm as to be entered into the FSC draw we do need to see stamping as the main focal point of the card.

    This is posted at the top of the challenge blog.

    "We are a stamping challenge and we do need to see some form of stamping on your projects.
    You may use digi downloads for enhancement of your project but the main focal point must be stamping".

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x xx

    1. My apologies Shirl, I thought digi stamping was OK. On that case there is no physical stamping on this card, so please do not include it in the draw. Sorry again, hugs x

  25. What a fabulous creation. Love the chalking technique you've used. Thanks for sharing and inspiring me. Thanks also for joining us this week at Brown Sugar. Good luck.

    Lynn, DT BSCB

  26. Wow!!! I love your card!!! Thank you for linking up with us for Tara's linky party at Craftin Desert Diva's We hope that you will join us again for the next linky party!

    CDD DT Robin
    Cut One Designs by Robin

  27. This is so wonderful! Love the chalk technique! Thanks for joining us at the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge #40!

  28. Such a great card Sam! Super job on your first card for CC&CC! I love how you explained this technique, very cool. I am going to have to try this on my Silhouette. Thanx so much for joining our team! BIG hugs, Joanne

  29. Wow! Love the chalkboard technique here. So fun! Thanks for joining Loves Rubberstamps Challenge :)

  30. Very cool chalkboard effect! Love this! Congrats on your new DT assignment! Thanks for playing along with us at the Cut It Up Challenge blog.

  31. Fab creation...thansk so much for joining us over at Craftitude!
    Hugs Donna DT xx

  32. Great CAS chalkboard card! Congratulations on your new DT...Have fun! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog

  33. Great creation thanks for entering Creative Cutting Challenge. Love how you explained what you did that is great. Keep up the good work. Hope to see you again soon.

    Carmen DT

  34. Awesome technique for using your machine for a chalkboard look! Good luck and thanks for joining us at Creative Cutting Challenge!!
    DT Leader


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