Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Happy Birthday Mum!

'Hope you enjoyed your day! I didn't want to post this until after the real post.  So I should be safe now.

Talking of post, I just received this die in time to make my card and I love the lacy effect it gives.  I left it in place while I used my distress inks around the image, Glossy Accents for the hooves, Stickles for the butterfly trails & flower petals, with a sparkly gem centre to finish.

Going Buggy Challenge #2: Lace & Butterflies
DigiStamp Boutique: March Challenge
Passion for ProMarkers: Week 139- Theme "For Mum/Female Relative"
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Anything Goes [with the Optional Extra to use Shrink Plastic]
I don't have any shrink plastic so I choose not to use the optional extra.
Dream Valley Challenges: Challenge 27 Mother's Day/Female Themed Creation
PaperPlay Challenges: '12-Week 9- Something Old, Something New
Something Old: Cardstock scrap leftover from another card & digi I've had for a good while, waiting for Mum's birthday!
Something New: My brand new die just out of the packaging & my first lace purchase.


Stamps: DigiStamp Boutique Spring Pony, Lawn Fawn Sally's ABCs
Dies & Punches: Marianne Design Craftables Circle
Paper: Brazzill Bling Bling, white & turquoise card from stash
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Broken China, Stormy Sky, Peeled Paint
Embellishments: Glossy Accents, Stickles, Glitter glue, clear gem, peacock lacy ribbon

Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed your visit :)

Monday, 5 March 2012

Trying for simple & elegant


To that end I've used two colours [& white!] and tied the ribbon in a flat-ish knot.
I purchased the cake die ages ago and final took it out from languishing at the bottom of a basket. I used a Sharpie marker to colour the icing and Glossy Accents for added shine. The glitter strip is left over from birthday party crown making. The gold card and red organza ribbon are new for the occasion.  I've gone with subtle bling, gold embossing, gold glitter strip & gold card.  The card really shines.
It is Clear it out Challenge's first birthday & their challenge this week is a birthday card, use your bling.



Stamps: Papermania Sentiments
Dies, Punches: Papermania Tiered Cakes {NEGLECTED}, Xcut Alphabet Dies, Circle cutter, Scallop punch
Paper: White card from stash, Gold card
Ink: Versamark
Bling: Glittered Gold Sticker {NEGLECTED}, Gold embossing powder, Glossy Accents, Gold card {NEW}, Red Organza ribbon {NEW} 

'Hope you enjoyed your visit & see you again soon!