Friday, 31 May 2013

White Christmas in June

Evening All

I hope you have all had a good day today with plenty to smile about, just like the one we've had here. The sun was shining for most of the day and I was able to get out into the garden for a spot of gentle weeding - lovely!

After all that enforced rest, my crafting muscles seem to be out of condition, either that or Mr Mojo has gone walkabout. Whatever, I sat at my desk and couldn't work up any enthusiasm for finishing the scrap page that has been there forever. So it's been pushed to the side and I challenged myself to use up a few snippets that were lying around instead.
The embossed layer is the front of a card I messed up last week - check out this post here for the whole sorrowful tale. Anyway, it's been trimmed down and matted on to a scrap of black cardstock. The poinsettia was inked up with markers and stamped twice onto white card. The first impression was trimmed down and matted on to what was left of the same black card. The second was cut out and decoupaged on to the first and a tiny dot of yellow glitter glue was added as a final touch to the centre of the flower.
Inside has been stamped with a greeting in red and the poinsettia has been stamped in the lower right corner. And it seemed a shame not to stamp the back too, so I did :)

Materials used:
  • 4" square white card base
  • Cuttlebug All-In-One embossing folder, Twinkle
  • snippets of smooth black and white cardstock
  • stamps - from a set that came free with a magazine last year 
  • markers - Memento dual markers - Lady Bug, Cantaloupe, Dandelion, Bamboo Leaves; Ranger Tim Holtz distress marker - Peeled Paint
  • Stickles, Yellow

My plan was to make this for Hazel's weekly challenge, CHNC 126, but needless to say, I missed the deadline. Hopefully, I'll do better next week.

However, I'm not too late to pop over to Pixie's Crafty Snippet Playground - Week 74, for the third and therefore final time this week.

Hopefully, that's Mr Mojo sorted out and tomorrow I'll get some more crafting done although it does depend on the weather. Apparently there's a high over the UK which bodes well for more sunshine and less showers - yippee! Another opportunity to top up my store of Vitamin E :)

I hope you all have a very enjoyable and sunshiny weekend.

Happy Crafting,

9 comments:

  1. Elizabeth, this is fab! The embossing is great, and what a gorgeous poinsettia stamp! I love how you've used it on the back, too - well, if you have an ace stamp it would be rude not to use it, don't you think?!

    Thanks so much for your kind comment on my blog about my daughter's illness, it is so encouraging.

    Have a lovely weekend!

    love Mags B x

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  2. This is really lovely Elizabeth. I wish I could find inspiration for my mountain of snippets.

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  3. So very very lvely Eliazabeth, Shaz in Oz.x

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  4. This is so pretty, I love the embossing :o)
    Jackie xx

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  5. This Elizabeth is lovely enjoy your weekend and just take it easy until you know your ready again it will return xx

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  6. so beautiful Elizabeth..gorgeous pretty design.

    xx coops xx

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  7. Beautiful CAS card Elizabeth, the embossing looks gorgeous on this card :) Cathy x

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  8. That is one gorgeous embossing folder!
    The poinsettia looks perfect matt4ed on that embossed card and the Joy is just right with it!

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  9. Another gorgeous Christmas card - I so love the embossing. xx

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