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Tuesday, October 18, 2011


I'd like to share something with you ...

Believe it or not, I have NEVER made a steampunk inspired card, either with a digi or otherwise, although I have long been an admirer of the style.

So, when Sassy Design Studio came up with a Progressive Steampunk Challenge to celebrate 500 followers, I took one look at the first image that was used by the DT, and I just knew I have to play.

A bit of a stretch, as you only get two days to create with the image, upload it to the inlinkz there, so that you get the next image.

Here is what I made for the first challenge, using the image (called Steampunk Joesephine)provided. The challenge was to use metal embellies.

Promise you won't tell my hubby, but the metal embellies didn't come out of my craft room ......

And then last night I got the next image (called Steampunk Amelia), and the challenge is to use clocks and gears ...

The 'gears' are acrylic jewellery making parts, and I sewed them onto the card using invisible cotton, the kind I use for my bellydance costume beading. I added some self-adhesive glittery corners to 'contain' the design.

Over on PCP, at the Sassy Studio Design group, there is also a Trivia question game going on. The question today was "What is a horophile?" and I have used that theme as my sentiment for an extra little bit of sassiness!

You can be sure that I am having such fun and I can't wait for the next image!

luv n huggz
Durban, South Africa

I will also enter this second card in
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour Challenge
Make it Monday #59 - anything goes


  1. Jen, your cards are simply amazing, love the coloring and highkights on the first one and the sentiment on the second! =) What kind of pen did you use for the highlights?
    Hugs, Elenor

  2. So cool! So glad you could join SSD in the progressive relay!/

  3. I love love it. The vitage papers are awesome along with your coloring. Just fa ulous. Thanks for joining us atSSF Progressive Relay Challenge.

  4. Another great card JenLee! Really love your use of the gel pen...what brand is it? Mine dosn't seem to be as smooth as yours!

  5. Those are both really cool cards. Love the metals. Your coloring is great!

  6. Hello Jen .Awesome, so much texture so much attitude .Love it .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

  7. schitterende kaarten jen.

    groetjes karin

  8. STUNNING cards Jen.. Popped by from Make-it-Monday for a look..Loz

  9. This is gorgeous, JenLee! I so love how you incorporated the trivia question! lol Brilliant idea! Fabulous papers and corner treatments! Amazing coloring too! Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs for part 2 of our Sassy Steampunk Progressive Relay! :)

  10. Jen, these cards are awesome. You've really rocked this style. Made me laugh about sneaking the metal parts from your hubby. Love how you've added the trivia question to the second, and your senti with the first is brilliant!


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