Monday 21 October 2013

Wishing You Peace and Joy

Afternoon Everyone

It's a horrible day here ... rain, never-ending rain! I really do hope you are faring better where you are.

The card I have to share today was actually completed late Friday night, too late for Hazel's challenge over at CHNC then, for square cards. But, lucky me, it fits in very nicely with this week's, that's Challenge 47, which is to incorporate 'peace', in shape or form, into a card.
And this, new to me, stamp fits the bill perfectly. It's an Itty Bitty stamp by Unity called Peace and Joy. It's been stamped (VersaMark) and embossed in white (Docraft's Seafoam White) on to a snippet of smooth black card then die-cut using a Spellbinders Nestability Labels Nine die. The outside of the same Nestability was traced on to silver mirror card and the shape cut out to create the faux nestie used to mat the sentiment.

The patterned paper, from the Scrapbook Max Winter Frost Collection (came free with a 2012 issue of Scrapbook Magazine) was trimmed to measure just shy of the square black card base - an inexpensive buy from The Works some time last year ... yes, I'm still using up my stash and can honestly say I haven't bought new patterned paper and card blanks for months!

Even the poinsettia is die cut (Spellbinders Shapabilities Layered Poinsettia) from snippets of red mirror and black card - the dies for the leaves are from a Marianne Creatables set, Chinese Rose. The finishing touch is a silver card candi.

Apologies for the quality of the photograph. My Ottlite has suddenly and unexpectedly died :( We thought at first a new bulb was all that was needed but it was much more serious and even the resident handyman has been unable to repair it. I'm now searching for the perfect replacement.

So many snippets went into the making of this card that I have the perfect reason to go check out the ducks over at Pixie's Snippet's Playground - Week 95. And there's a rumour that Parsnip is the worse for wear ... now who could have been leading him astray ... and while Di is off on her jollies in paradise too? :)

Almost forgot to submit to CHNC's Extra Challenge for October - where anything goes as long as it's Christmas!

Right, off to do a bit of shredding ...  6-year old business records. That's well past the legal requirement so no point in keeping them any longer - something less to pack :)

Take care everyone and happy crafting,


Sue said...

This is really lovely Elizabeth:) and we have had rain here today too I'm sick of looking at it huggles hun Sue xxx

Darnell said...

Amazing, amazing card, Elizabeth! That peace image is sensational and your design using snippets is perfect for it!! Hugs, Darnell

Sandra H said...

Gosh Elizabeth this is truly beautiful x

Unknown said...

Hi Elizabeth, I just love that Peace stamp and the label die, have not really noticed that one before. All in all a gorgeous card.. We have the rain tonight, the dogs went out at 2000 straight for a wee and then in, not like them a all.

Stay dry.

Wilma x x x

Jackie said...

Wonderful card Elizabeth, love that stamp :o)
Jackie xx

MaryH said...

This is such a striking color combo. Your dies were wonderful on this card, and really liked the poinsettia the way you did it. Your stamp showed so well against the black. Don't envy you the shredding bit. We did years worth of that when we moved 10 yrs ago. Hope you get a sunny day tomorrow. TFS & Hugs

scrappymo! said...

Oh my goodness Elizabeth...this chalkboard look sentiment is superb!

This is a stunning card and will be well loved by it's recipient!

Carol L said...

Can I hear a WOWSAH!! this is such a beauty with that silver outlined focal panel embossed in white! I really like this one - well done!!!

Di said...

LOVE this Elizabeth That sentiment is beautiful and what a great all round card you made.

Good luck with the shredding, another job to tick off the list :)

Hugs from afar, Di xx

Di said...

Oh sigh, I had another peek at this card and the fabby stamp you used! Just ordered one for me and one for the Playground toy box - bad girl for being such an influence :))

Just also had a wee thought, as you know Len and I were both in security for more years than I care to recall. Even he is happy to dispose of some documents by removing just the personal details/address and shredding it rather than end up with a sack full of shreddings. But there again, bless him, when it's really sensitive stuff he shreds it and then has a little bonfire :))

Take care and don't overdo things!

Hugs, Di xx

Hazel said...

How wonderful that this gorgeous card fits this week's CHNC challenge - and what a lovely stamp that is - and so good that you could use some snippets - thanks for sharing this lovely card for both CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon. x

coops said...

so gorgeous elizbeth.stunning cas design :D

xx coops xx

Debs Willis said...

Lovely card Elizabeth. That sentiment stamp works really well with that spellbinders label shape.
Debs x

Hettie said...

LOVE this card Elizabeth. I seem to be favouring black C Cards at the moment. I shall reveal over at Sandra's Rudolph Challenge (hopefuly).
Gorgeous stamp there too!