Monday, 11 March 2013

Berry Bliss

Well here goes, the start of another week and another post. I hope you've all had a good weekend and were pampered and treated like a Queen on Mothers Day.

Today, I will be entering my card in for three challenges,

The colours are from Pals Paper Arts, 

the sketch from Paper Craft Crew,

and Make My Monday are looking for 

                  HEAT EMBOSSING

Here is my card

I randomly stamped the flower and word onto cream card in the three colours, then wrapped a ribbon around one end, and stuck this onto a cream card on which I'd coloured the border of Razzelberry. The flourish was stamped in ink, before I stamped over it with Versamark ( Using the Stamp-a-ma-jig of course!) and heat embossed it with clear powder.

Here is a closer view of the shiny embossing.

This flourish was cut with a Nestabilitie in the Big Shot and placed on the card on 3D pads. For the finishing touches I added a bow, the sentiment, and the butterfly which had also been heat embossed.

Supplies :
Card = Cream card and base FMS
Stamps = Bliss, and Verve sentiment
Inks = Rich Razzelberry, Calypso Coral, and Crumb Cake
Tools = Big Shot, Nestabilities, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Heat Gun
Extras = Clear EP, 3D pads, and ribbon

I had an unusual visitor waiting for me on my doorstep over the weekend, have a look

We've looked him up on the Internet and discovered that he's a common lizard found all over the Midlands and south of the UK. I just thank my lucky stars that he wasn't a tarantula, because if he had been I'd still be sat in the car!!! As it is, I'm not afraid of lizards, and I had to pick him up to move him, as I had triggered my security light, and the bright beam scared him stiff, literally. In case you think I'm being sexist, he is a male as their markings and colour are slightly different to the female. I'm going to call him Dusty, as I've put him in a cavity underneath my dustbin.

OK, enough of the Crazy Lady talk. Thanks for dropping by and hope to see you again soon


  1. You're braver than I would have been! I wouldn't have picked him up!

    Your card is so pretty. I love those images and they make a nice DSP! Thanks for joining the challenge over at the Pals Paper Arts!

  2. Hi Bev,
    This is a beautifully designed card with lovely colours, using some really pretty stamps. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday.
    Rosie x

  3. Really pretty card Bev! The colors are stunning and I really love the butterfly punch. It adds such great texture! Thank you for joining us at Paper Craft Crew this week!

  4. Love your colours and that stamp set is an old favourite. Thanks for joining in our challenge at the Paper Craft Crew.

  5. Loved the use of the stamps as a background and the colours look great together. I name wild things I find in our home or yard too. Charlotte the daddy long legs spider, Gonzo the Ghecko and Mavis the Bush Turkey! hehe. Vx

  6. Love the use of stamps for the background and the colours are great together. Vx

  7. Beautiful, Bev! I love the embossed flourish! You did a great job incorporating the challenge colors. Thanks for playing at Pals Paper Arts!

  8. Hello Bev, A very pretty embossed card. Thanks for joining us at MMM. Caz

  9. This is such a beautiful card, Bev. I love your homemade DSP, and the embossing is perfect for this card. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at Pals Paper Arts this week.


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