Saturday, 15 October 2011

Not Halloween

Today I am entering my card into several challenges. 

The colours are from ColourQ #106, and the lay

 out from Mojo Monday challenge #210,  and over

at The Kraft Journal #40 they are looking for Die Cuts.

This colour pallet is not easy for us Brits that don't celebrate or send Halloween cards, but I thought I'd have a go anyway.

Here is my card

I started with some grey card which I put through the Big Shot in an embossing folder, and then sponged the raised pattern. I used a border punch on some black card, wrapped it with some grey ribbon and bow, and added it to the top of the grey card. A strip of black card separates the embossing from the plain card. I stamped the frame in orange on white card, and added some two step roses and leaves, with a black sentiment, and stuck it down on 3D pads. The main feature is the yellow die cut butterfly in the center.

Recipe : Card = Basic Black, Basic Gray, Whisper White, and Crushed Curry
Stamps = Baby Blossoms and Verve
Inks = Basic Black, Crushed Curry, and Only Orange
Tools = Big Shot, Martha Stewart Punch, and Marianne Butterfly die
Extras = Ribbon and 3D pads

This morning my friend Jacqueline held a Stampin Up party, and our demonstrator, Paula, let us have a play with some of the new stuff from the latest catalogue, and this is the card we made.

I've ordered more than I should have, but crafting is my only vice ( honestly it is!!!) and I can't wait till it all arrives.

Thanks for looking at my blog today, and I hope you can come back again


  1. Very pretty card, Bev! Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

  2. Well your card certainly doesn't look halloweenish! Sounds like you had a lovely time at Jacqueline's party - and I'm saying nothing about other vices! Vx


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