Sunday, 5 January 2014

With gratitude...


Firstly, thank you everyone for such a warm welcome back!  In all honesty, I wasn't expecting any comments on my posts as I've been out of the loop for a while and thought it might take me a little while to get back into the groove again, but you gals have taken me back with open arms and I love ya for that, thank you!

Anyone noticed a theme running through my posts so far this year?!  I have birthday cards and wedding card to make this month too so I promise they won't all be thank you's!

The WOW! Embossing Powder challenge to use fabric inspired me to delve into my bag of remnants and actually use them for a change!  So yes, I'm back with another fabric based card.

This one is for my little bro, I just hope he likes it :)

As you can see, I used four different fabrics to 'fill' the die cut circular holes.  It's not very obvious from this small photo, but the red fabric in the top right corner is velvet and I defy anyone not to stroke it!  The rings around the velvet circle are popped up on foam adhesive too to give the card a bit of dimension.  I'm pretty sure that I physically CANNOT make a card without foam adhesive!  The sentiment is an NBUS stamp and I was so pleased that it was just the right size to fill the gap on the top left!  I have to admit to not having really planned this card out at all, I just kinda cut a bunch of circles in it and then shoe-horned the design around it - probably not the best technique and it made it a lot more challenging to finish the thing than it should've been...but then that's the whole idea...right?!!  Not something I'm going to be repeating soon if I can at all help it!  :)

I also have another card to show you...this little sausage slipped through the net the other day when I was posting my Christmas cards...not entirely sure how but there you go!?  I can only assume it's my age...I have a big birthday approaching this year (as does DOH actually) and so that must be the explanation!  Enough blabbing, here it is...

This is another one that I made having been inspired by a challenge (Retro Sketches) but sadly missed the deadline due to my international absence.  Not to worry, I enjoyed making it anyway!  I love embossing on tracing paper (I have run out of vellum and found that actually tracing paper behaves in more or less the same way and is cheaper - bonus!) it doesn't seem to lose it's shape as much as cardstock and I like the translucency it creates  :)  A strip of glitter card and some glitter glue on the snowflake made it sparkly enough for Christmas!  :)

Thanks for stopping by ;)


Card One:
Card:      Paper Mill Direct - White, Black, Bright Red
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Chit Chat
Ink:        Ranger - Perfect medium
Other:    Spellbinders circle dies; WOW! Ebony e/p; fabric remnants; rhinestones

Card Two:
Card:      Paper Mill direct - White, Black; Papermania - Silver glitter card; tracing paper
Stamps: Papermania - Let It Snow
Ink:        VersaColor - Silver
Other:    WOW! Silver Super Fine e/p; glitter glue; Spellbinders - Create-A-Flake 3


  1. How super cool is your fabric circle card! Your brother will love it, as do I! The circles are impressive! Unless I have a die, I'm pathetic with circles (square and rectangles, too, come to think of it!). Wonderful inspiration! And you little 'slipped through sausage" Christmas card (you're too funny!): beautiful! Sparkles and snowflakes...swoon !! Keep these amazing cards coming; you are on a roll!! Hugs~c

  2. Loving that first card, Great way of using up little bits of paper too, I used to love making circle/spotlight cards when I had a small piece of paper that couldn't possibly go in the bin and had to make a card out of it, fabby!!!
    Kelly xx

  3. What an awesome idea with the circles and I love your tip with your second card. Thanks for playing along at WOW EMBOSSING POWDERS


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