Tuesday, 4 December 2012

What? Not a Christmas card?

Too right!! I needed a change so made this:

I used:

- 5" x 7" white card stock

- stamped image by Personal Impressions - ref. P1431M, coloured with Pro Markers and trimmed round - ack, it took ages cutting round the frondy bits! Should have embossed the white card and then stamped onto it - but ain't hindsight 20/20 vision huh!? I got the stamp in a rummage box for £1 when out with the Two J's the other week......bargain!! :)

- embossing folder - Cuttlebug 'Swirls Frame' - if you hurry this is in the reduced section in Joanna Sheen's shop, along with the Poinsettia Frames folder I used recently

- melon pink card

- sentiment by Hero Arts from the 'Good Friends' set

- one single flat backed pearl in the centre of the flower on the hat

Spent hours yesterday trying to tidy up the craft room - was at the point of decamping to the dining room otherwise :( Still not finished but I can confirm that the desk is light oak in colour at least now - that was a surprise after so long!



scrappymo! said...

This should be entered in a challenge girl! It is a lovely card. That hat was a fabulous bargain!

I think it will prove to be a "go to" stamp over the years.

Jules said...

Hi Di

A great card .. .. and a great stamp too. A real bargain at £1!

My day is starting with a craft pod tidy up ready for another crafty session.

Have been trying to get the old accounts double checked and sorted ready for the dreaded tax return:-(
but in reality I need to be getting orders done and dusted. I need to do both!! LOL!!

Always chasing my tail!!!

Have a good day.

Love Jules xx

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

What lovely sentiment and your card is gorgeous. Thanks for birthday wishes to my sweet Gaia,
Hugs Tamara

Gillian R said...

Lovely card Di. Well done with the cutting you must have the patience of a saint

MagsB said...

Di, this is lovely! What a great bargain the elegant stamp is! Good luck with the tidying, I must have a go at my daughter's room, I think the carpet is blue but it's so long since it's been visible under the heaps of clothes, I might be wrong!!

Have a good day!

love Mags B x

tilly said...

a super effective simple card, love the swirl frame and your bargin stamp, so pretty

Carol Willis said...

Gorgeous card Di, love this.
Caz x

Sarn said...

LOVE this card Di. The splash of pink on the white is a great combo and I love that embossing folder!

Sarn xxx

Sandra H said...

Wow that's some bargain Di the stamp is gorgeous and your card is beautiful xx

Hettie said...

Yep Miss Di. This is a gorgeous card sure enough. Lovely stamping, colouring, layering and embossing. Yep! All the boxes ticked so you can have a 10!! Not sure what Craig would give though!
Nice feeling to have a clean desk again isn't it? I almost don't want to mess it again when it is all shiny and clear.....almost!! Teehee!
Hope to see it tidy tomorrow!

Irene said...

A gorgeous card Di. The stamp is beautiful with brilliant colouring and cutting out, and what a bargain.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I laugh at how many blogs I've visited recently where you see lots of Christmas cards and then suddenly one that isn't and the person says "needed a break." Yep, I think we can all relate. I love your non-Christmas card and your coloring job, very superb.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Di, it is nice to see something non-Christmassy for a change and I just love that hat. The embossed frame is lovely too. Chasing my tail too so have to sympathise and empathise. Elizabeth xx