Friday, 26 November 2010

Quick post...

...cos I'm yawning my head off!!  It appears to have been the longest week EVER this week, so I was glad to get home tonight and make this card :-)

A colleague at work goes to classes at a different craft shop to the one I go to so yesterday lunchtime Debs and I took a trip down there, cos it's only a couple of minutes from our office - we didn't know what to expect but it was OK, so we had a happy half hour mooching and I got a couple of papers that I hadn't seen before and a set of Christmas word stamps.  Both of which I had to test out on tonight's card.  It's not a huge shop but the papers that were on offer were well presented and cared for (always a good sign I feel, I HATE tatty papers).  All in all I've had FAR worse lunch breaks :-)

Right here's my card

The sentiment has been stamped onto a scalloped circle punched out of white CS with versamark and heat embossed with purple embossing powder.  I've used the same embossing powder to edge the circle and distressed it with lilac inks

Image - Lily of the Valley; Sentiment - Personal Impressions; Copics; Glamour Dust; Diamond Dust; Momento Tuxedo Black; Versamark; Lilac Inkpad; Hampton Art Purple Embossing Powder;
CS - White; Valiant Violet Coredinations; Paper - Best Creation Inc; MS Snowflake Punch; Woodware Scalloped Circle Punch; Lilac Satin and Purple Organza Ribbon; Purple Gems

I'd like to enter this card for these challenges

Thanks for looking, have a great weekend

Sue xx


jude said...

Gorgeous card adore the colour combo used .Thanks for joining us over at creative inspirations this week.Hope to see you tomorrow for another new challeng.Good luck hugs judex

Pami said...

You are lucky to be able to do a bit of craft shopping in your lunchtime! I love the card, my fav colours! Beautiful. Pami x

theCook said...

Love it! Monochrome + sparkle = elegant!

heidy said...

Gorgeous!!Beautiful colours
Thanks for joining us at fab'n'funky this week

Leanne said...

WOW this is absolutely gorgeous!

This would be a fabulous entry into the Top Tip Tuesday Layer Upon Layer challenge this week - you can enter as many times as you like!

Hope to see you there! Leanne xx

Mary J said...

Sue, this is just tooo cute! I love how you've used that paper and sentiment!

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful card! I love the purple. I like the image of papers being well cared for. Somehow, that describes perfectly the kind of shop you'd like to be in. I've passed on to you the Stylish blogger award on my blog:


Whimsey said...

Beautiful Sue; your coloring is amazing; love the colors!!

Julie said...

What a lovely way to spend your lunch hour Sue. I've a bit of an aversion to heat embossing but did actually play with my heat gun today,could have done with some of your gorgeous embossing powder though! Enjoy your weekend,Julie.x

carol said...

ooh pretty card, love the colour, x carol

Kerry said...

This is beautiful Sue...the colours are so rich and expensive looking!! Flabulous bow :-D xx

The Spotted Chick said...

Oh Sue, she's adorable!! I love the colors you used. {{{hen hugs}}}

Rusty said...

Beautiful! love the image x

Anita said...

Sue, this is so pretty. I love the colors and that purple ribbon is gorgeous!

* Shaz * said...

Gorgeous!!Beautiful colours
Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge this week.

Linby said...

Absolutely gorgeous-and my fav colour. Love that image sooo sweet.

pinky said...

Its just gorgeous, love those beautiful colours.

Craftyanny said...

Smashing card, love the colour combo.
Thanks for playing along with Creative Cottage and Totally Papercrafts this week
Good luck
Anne x

Mandy said...

Sue your card is absolutely gorgeous, love the LOTV image you've used.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our let it snow challenge, please feel free to enter again we'd love to reach 500 entries this challenge
hugs Mandy xx