Tuesday, 18 October 2011

CAS Christmas Card.

Good morning, it's a beautiful Spring day here in Melbourne, I hope the weather is as nice where you are today!

Here's a card I've combined into two different challenges! The first challenge is for the sketch FLT162 for Clean & Simple blog, the 2nd challenge is for The Craft Queen blog's first ever challenge using the colours of the Craft Queen logo.

Since Christmas will be here before I know it, I've made a Christmas card!

Card Ingredients:
Stamps - Flourish background by Darkroom Door, Christmas tree from 'Joyful Christmas Season' cling set by Hero Arts, Greeting from 'Be Merry' collection by Kaisercraft.
Designer Papers from Kaisercraft 'Christmas Carnival Collection'.
Cardstock from Stampin' Up - Creamy Caramel and Bravo Burgundy, pink and green cardstock by Bazzil.
Inks - Versafine Vintage Sepia and TH Distress Ink Aged Mahogany.
Bling - Kaisercraft rhinestones (wine) and Annabelle Stamps Sprinkles (lime)

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Have you missed me?

I know, I'm a bad blogger, I haven't posted anything for over a month now! There's been a lot going on around here, not all of it good, but I won't load you up with all of that right now. I haven't had much time or inclination to craft for ages, but I've finally managed to do a card at long last!

I've used 2 challenges for my card, the colour challenge of Say It I......Yellow, Lime and Chocolate from Annabelle Stamps Blog and I was in the mood for Oriental, so I used the Card Layout Challenge #141 from OSA.

The colour scheme was a little challenging, I really don't like yellow at all, but I sponged Scattered Straw TH Distress Ink for my image background, my Lime Greens don't quite match, but that's the best I could come up with! My image is the lovely Lynne Perrella's Acey Deucy stamp (now made by Stampington) called 'This Scented House', the Oriental script stamp is by Kaisercraft, I stamped it onto some green handmade rice paper. The chocolate card is embossed with a Cuttlebug Asian embossing folder.

I couldn't find a large brad in the colour I wanted so I used one of those big brass headed one's that you find in office supply stores and used several layers of Opals embossing powder to give it a new look. FYI, Opals is an Aussie brand of UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel).

Thanks for stopping by today!