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Sunday, 4 December 2016

GOLD..... Mixed Media Challenge #30

Happy Monday Everyone! Two blog posts in two days, you ask? Well I was visiting Maria's blog and I saw her oh so amazing card and I just had to stop everything and make a card in GOLD (bet you I know what you're singing now.....).



My lovely friend Steph gave me the Gansai Tambi Starry Watercolours for my birthday and I could not wait to have a play with them. They are every bit as delicious as I hoped they would be and come in six nice shades of gold.

I started by stamping one of my other birthday presents, some Krumspring Stamps (new to the market, and brilliantly quirky), onto a piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock with Versamark ink and heat embossing it with my WOW! Gold Embossing Glitter. I then painted in all the triangles in different golds - so relaxing, colouring in triangles.



Once it was dry, I cut it out close to the edge and mounted it onto an apple green A2 (US) cardbase and trimmed the edge to fit. I thought the little extra piece would be good across the card and amazingly the sentiment fitted perfectly on it - I just stamped it a little squint ;)

I finished by die cutting some little trees in some sparkly gold card I had in my scrap box (they were free in my MFT haul - see my unpackaging video!) and mounted them on top with some foam tape.


It is so gold and sparkly - I wish you could see it shine in real life.


Here is a list of the supplies I used on this card. I have signed up to affiliate links on some products (at present only through Simon Says Stamp). If you purchase any item after clicking on an affiliate link, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. This helps to support the cost of running my blog and your support is much appreciated :)



I'm entering it into the Mixed Media Card Challenge #30



And also Pixie's Snippets Playground Week 258 as I used some snippets for my little trees.

Wishing you all a fabulous week and thanks as always for coming by :)

Flower Challenge #3

Hi Everyone. It's the 4th of the month so that must mean it's time for another Flower Challenge! I hope you're enjoying things so far because this month it's all about

USE AN OLDER STAMP OR DIE


Now I know I'm a sucker for new releases and buying stuff - you just have to check out my haul videos to see that! - but it's nice to give some of our older stash some love. I've not been crafting that long and I haven't a huge amount of flower stuff, but this Clearly Besotted set fit the bill.


I took a piece of watercolour card stock and cut it with a stitched rectangle die. I stamped the flowers using Ranger Archival ink and coloured the images with my Polychromos pencils. It's not a quick job, but I do love using them and adding white details.


I added the sentiment on foam pads and then added a few sequins for a bit of bling. I mounted it onto a red card base with fun foam - I find this helps to get better coverage and keeps it flat.

The usual rules apply and you have until 20th December to enter. Go have a rummage around and see what you can come up with!




Here is a list of the supplies I used on this card. I have signed up to affiliate links on some products (at present only through Simon Says Stamp). If you purchase any item after clicking on an affiliate link, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. This helps to support the cost of running my blog and your support is much appreciated :)



Thursday, 1 December 2016

Birthday Thanksgiving GIVEAWAY WINNER

Hi everyone! A quick post for today to say thank you to everyone for your lovely birthday comments and for entering my giveaway.

The winner is Kerstin - CONGRATULATIONS! I've sent you an email, so if you can just pop me a message back with your address.

Now we're into December, it's finishing up those Christmas cards and buying presents and trying to stay calm when your 5 year old asks you for the Nth time how long it is until Christmas!

Catch you all again soon!


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