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Messing around

Good afternoon all

I should be chastised by you all quite vociferously! for my absolutely shoddy lack of blogging lately! in my defence, i’ve been here there and everywhere, and not had a blooming minute to myself!

So the first little minute I did have, I have had a little play with one of my all time favourite stamps from the Strawberry’s Kisses range, and made this card for my Niece Sarah’s 17th Birthday which was yesterday.

It was not all plain sailing however! as my blooming printer ran out of ink, mid paper print from the CD, so I had to go rootling in my paper stash, a very hard and tedious job! Ahem ūüėČ ¬†I found this stunning set ¬†in a little stash I had been given by the lovely Claire Hamer, and I love turquoise at the minute, everything I do seems to be turquoise, so they were perfect!

The papers are from October Afternoon, and I have to be honest I had not heard of them till Claire¬†introduced¬†me, and it may be a new mini addiction, they have a lovely retro feel. ¬†I am also quite pleased with the result because I think it shows that this Strawberry’s Kisses range, will work with anything you have in your stash currently, I think this stamp goes perfectly coloured in matching turquoise and red with retro papers from October Afternoon, and it’s not a look I had had set out to achieve initially, so a happy little accident :).

The Image has been¬†coloured¬†with my Spectrum Noir Pens, I’ve used BT1, BT2, BT4 and BT7, PP1, IG1, IG2 and IG3, PP3, PP5 and DR7, CT1, CT2 and CT4.

I have used a die-cut swirl to show off the perfectly matching epiphany embellishment. ¬†I love the Epiphany range and I think once of these vintage¬†felt¬†flowers, with a custom Epoxy centre¬†using¬†circle 14 and papers to match the card base really does tie the whole thing together, if you¬†haven’t¬†tried¬†Epiphany¬†Embellishment¬†tools yet, please do, as I cannot live without them now!

Finally the insude of the card has been finished to the same standard as the front, I really like to do this, as I feel it adds a real touch of luxury to the card and ties the whole design together well.

I have extended the punched white border further down on the inside, to provide the perfect place to write your message.

I am pleased I photographed this one, as it’s now in Sarah’s possession, and I think if I hadn’t been making it for her, it would have remained on my shelf in the craft room for me to look at and occasionally stroke the prettiness of it ūüôā

Just as a little warning too.  I am probably going to undergo a blogathon, this weekend, as I have so much I want to share with you all! as always its feast or famine with me, and the next couple of days will be a feast!

See you soon

L x



Creative Development Manager in the Craft Industry, I get to make my passion my job now ...... how cool is that :)

10 thoughts on “Messing around

  1. Hi Leanne
    This such a pretty card I love the colours you have used I would never have put red and turquoise together but it looks stunning, thanks for sharing.
    Hugs x

  2. Great card as always Leann hope to have more time myself now for card making. Looking forward to receiving your blogs.

  3. Love your card! Just ordered your DVD for the spectrum Noir Pens, so I will also be looking forward towards your blogathon. Think I will also have to order some Strawberry Kisses stamps.

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