For the background on my second card, I used dies from the Sue Wilson 'Ornate Pierced Rectangles' set. The embossing was done with a Creative Expressions 'Beaded Fanfare' e/f. The flowers and leaves are Sue Wilson 'Pinwheel Floral' die cuts, with a purple pearl in the centre of the flower.
I am joining in the following challenges with this card:
After a busy week, I've finally had time to make a very quick CAS card to join in the LIM challenge before it closes, which is a special challenge, celebrating their 7th birthday. The theme this fortnight is 'Music'.
The Butterfly Challenge has taken on a different format this year, with a choice of three colours and/or three themes....and also to include at least one butterfly.
I was lucky enough to win some 'not quite so pre-loved anymore' crafty goodies over in Andrea's blog 'KandA Creative Moments' recently and was delighted to give them a new home. I used Spellbinders Impressabilities 'Flowers' to dry emboss the background. The stamps are from the Clearly Besotted 'Simply Quilled' set, also a gift from Andrea, and I used three of the stamps to create a butterfly using a Versafine 'Crimson Red' ink pad. The wings are a tear drop shape, so I'm sure they will be really useful for making stamped flower images too. The stamped image was layered using Spellbinders Nestabilities dies. The corners were cut with an old Sizzlets die. I am joining in the following challenges: Butterfly Challenge #94 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with the letter C (Crimson and Corners) HLS February Anything Goes with Dies Challenge Sparkles Challenge #100 ~ Thank you Just a few photos to share of our visit on Sunday to Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. If you've never been, it's well worth a visit.
This is 'The Temple of Diana', where Winston Churchill proposed to his wife. 💕
I think the recent problem with Blogger making commenting very slow, unless there was a pop-up box, seems to have been resolved. I've changed my comment section back to 'embedded', as it's the only way to be able to reply to a comment. I was thrilled to be invited to be a Guest Designer for the February Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge. The theme is Anything Goes with the optional twist of Hearts.
I made the tree with punched hearts, decorated with Nuvo Crystal Drops in red and gold. The pot was a punched flowerpot, with part of the bottom cut of to make it more of a pot shape. I added a strip of gold card and a punched gold bow. The tree was matted and layered on Sue Wilson 'Double Stitched Hexagons'. A computer generated sentiment and punched gold stars finished off my card. The challenge is a good way of getting ahead with your Christmas cards for 2018, as well as having the chance to win a gift voucher for Happy Little Stampers. I'm looking forward to seeing all your beautiful creations.