Thursday, 27 February 2014

Birthday Butterfly


I tried to get a textured look using this stencil and tried various mediums - acrylic paint for one - but ended up using white embossing powder which looks very unwhite lol.
The result is OK but I have now ordered some proper texture paste :)
I sponged Spun Sugar DI over part of the 'design' and splattered some over the rest using a toothbrush.

I think the finished card is quite pleasing.

The butterfly is embossed with texture EF is also coloured with spun sugar DI,  and then spritzed with glimmer mist.
I added some small pearls to the little flowers on the memory box lavish branch die cut and simply finished with random pink and white pearls and the greeting banner.

Challenges I'd like to enter
Just Keep on Creating #1 - anything goes
The Pink Elephant #239 - use pink
Lexi's Creations #110 - monochromatic
Allsorts #247 - ladies day

Thank you for stopping by today :)
Cheers me dears


Tuesday, 4 February 2014



For a neighbour who lives a few doors away.  Her hubby hadn't been well for many years so news of his passing was not unexpected.....still sad though, I got on well with him.

Radiant Rectangles die cut frame
Sentiment stamped and cut with Curved Rectangle nestie
CB 'dotty' EF
Spellbinders EF
Black net
Handmade ribbon flower
Handmade stick pin

When in doubt as what to use as a backing very often I opt for the CB 'dotty' embossing folder. So easy to join to make a larger mat and neat too.

Feeling Crafty #25 - die cuts/punches
The Crafting Cafe - Feb Challenge - embossing
Papertake - anything goes (optional shaped card)
PCJ - emboss that
Crafty Girls #10 - anything goes
Crafty Catz #216 - anything goes
Paper Pretties #295 -texture

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Monday, 3 February 2014

Silver Wedding Bling


8" square

Oh my word!! Loads -a -bling!! Not only gems but glitter too - no expense spared here LOL
This is for  BIL & SIL's 25th Wedding Anniversary.

I bought the interlocking circles embossing folder at the NEC and this is it's first outing. Die cut a circle and popped it up with foam tape and adhered it to the mat with a pierced border in the style of Sue of Particraft fame - took a while to get the measurment right but love the result. 

The silver circle is die cut from a Christmas cracker and is beautifully shiny and glittery.
I used some silver cord I've been hoarding for the bow and finished with a flower made from very light metal embossed and then added a brad gem in the centre.

Cards Galore - #2 - bling
Crafty Catz #216 - anything goes
The ABC Challenge - E for embellish
Dream Valley #74 - no designer paper
Rhedd & Rosie #25 - anything goes
Love to Create #101 - birthday celeb/anniversary

Thank you for stopping by today :)
Cheers me dears