Thursday, 9 April 2015

You are fabulous

Now, I know you are all fabulous, but my card today is for a friend of mine who is going through a relationship crisis.  Her self-worth is a bit low, as tends to happen so I just wanted her to know how fabulous she is.

And since the card is mainly black (with white I grant you) and a teeny hint of red, I'm entering it into the Less is More challenge which this week is predominantly black.

I stamped the lady too far over on the card blank so I trimmed it down and used it as a layer (not the first time I've had to do this!).

Off to do some commenting on the lovely creations at Less is More, loads of inspiration as always.


Friday, 20 March 2015

Fluttering by

Hello, happy Friday.

Did you manage to see the eclipse?  Sadly, we had solid cloud cover until about lunchtime, which was a tad late, but still nice to see.

I have made a quick card to join in with the fun at Less is More.  This week is one layer week and ta-da I remembered!  I used perfect pearls to dust over my big and little butterflies, all Penny Black stamps, now I come to think of it.  I was then going to use a spotty stencil with some clear gel stencil paste but I couldn't get the lid off (so that's why they say to clean the lid every time) so I experimented with some glossy accents. Of course I had to remove the stencil immediately so the accents spread out and each dot seems to have a bubble in it, but I think that just coordinates with the holes in the sequins (sounds plausible, doesn't it?).

I tried to be arty with my photo but it was still cloudy so I'm sorry it's such a dark picture.
Here's another angle to try to show the gorgeous shimmer.

Hope you enjoy your weekend.


Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Happy Mother's Day


Sorry, did I wake you up?  I know, it's been ages since I posted anything (hangs head in shame).  I'm going to try to be more frequent in my postings.  Maybe the lighter evenings will help.

Anyway, I thought you might like to see the card I made my Mum for Mother's Day.  Unfortunately she's allergic to daffodils so I will have to be more imaginative with her gift.

I used some NBUS of a HoneyDoo stamp set.  The flower heads and leaves are separate to the flourish that doubles as the stem, which is great because the flourish would work well on its own.  (I might even decorate the envelope with it if I remember).

I'm linking up to Less is More this week as they have a colour challenge of yellow and green, very springy colours.

By the way if you think I've been fancy in Photoshop making that reflection of my card, I didn't, it's just my shiny kitchen worktop!

Enjoy the rest of your week.