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!


Rossylalah said...

No Lyn
Not bad, just busy. I too am guilty of non-blogivicating (I just made that word up) I love to blog but life has just gotten in the way, so don't feel bad, we'll always be here.

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

Welcome back Lyn, and you've created a gorgeous card to share with us!!
Thanks for playing along :)

The Other Patti Sue said...

You've done an absolutely beautiful job combining challenges! Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!!!

Kylie said...

WooHoo, Lyn is back with an AWESOME creation!
What an amazing card, Lyn! LOVE your image and your embossed background is simply awesome, love, love, love it!!!
Thanks for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Take Care,
Kylie X

Sue W said...

It's so good to see you back joining in with the AnnaBelle challenges. Im hoping you're keeping well and have just been busy with family stuff.
This card is just so the simple layout and the embossed background which fits the image so well!

Sue W said...

Oh meant to say I love the new look blog.......fabulous!

Shirley said...

Hee hee hee!~ Let's not talk about time between postings. LOLOL I love your card! It is Feng Shui lovely! and worth the wait too!

Jane said...

Great card, love the E/Folder and your papers.

You can view my card here

Sue said...

Fabulous to have you back Lyn!! and with a stunner no less, a perfect take on the colours and the sketch!
thanks for sharing at AnnaBelle's this week! :)
take care

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

WOW - this is FABULOUS!!! LOVE your card! Have a nice week-end!!!

Kathi said...

The card is lovely, especially considering that you don't care for yellow.

I'm sorry that you've been too busy and/or preoccupied for crafting and blogging, though I do understand completely.

{{((hugs))}} to you!