Friday, 4 April 2014

On the 12th day ...

Evening Everyone..

A quick post today, sigh ... they are all quick posts right now as I seem to be so busy making up for lost time. Busy with housework, that is! Anyway, I hope this finds you all well and that you've had a lovely day.
I did manage to find time to make this card yesterday evening. Made especially for Hazel's challenge - that's CHNC challenge 170  - where the challenge is to use circles. As luck would have it, one of the things I was able to do whilst poorly was to sit on the sofa with a lap tray and make up some decoupaged toppers from an old Docrafts collection, Henbury Lane Poinsettia, including this circular one with round baubles on it.
Tried to get a shot that would let you see the dimension of the decoupage but this is the best I can find on file. The pink/black colour combination was based on the colour of the smaller bauble on the topper together with a sheet of the Henbury Lane patterned paper I printed off from the computer eons ago.

The inside and back are decorated with scraps of the patterned paper and, for writing on, a square of white card inside.


  • base: a black square card 
  • paper: the sheet of Docrafts Papermania Henbury Lane Poinsettia patterned paper
  • topper: the decoupaged topper from the Papermania Henbury Lane Poinsettia collection - I've edged it using a glue pen and fine black glitter
  • ribbon: wide black/pink saddle stitch grosgrain ribbon; Anita's narrow fuchsia glitter satin ribbon; 
  • embellishments: black dew drops
  • snippet: white linen finish card from Papermill Direct 

Other challenges I'm submitting this card to:

CHNC challenge extra for April 2014
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 118

Right, I'm off to watch Pointless before getting supper ready.
I wish you all a wonderful weekend.

Happy crafting,


  1. So beautiful is your card Elizabeth and the backing paper is so lovely and great with your image ......hope you have a lovely weekend too! take care x

  2. Love all the pink. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x

  3. Fabulous Elizabeth - LOVe the pinks and the decoupage.

    Ha, another one who watches Pointless whilst cooking! I made oven baked Scotch Eggs this evening, from scratch, and very tasty and healthy too :) Of course the salad helped!


    Di xx

  4. This is just marvellous Elizabeth. I love the colours. Hope you both are back to full health.

  5. Hope your shoulder is moving a bit more freely and that the pain has subsided for both of you (to a more manageable level.

    Your card is fabulous. Love the bold colours and the way you placed the pearl on the ribbon!
    Wonderful card my friend!!!

  6. Oo love this card Elizabeth, well done! great idea for the layout .. and sorry you dont have more time to blog .. know how that is too, Shaz in Oz.x

  7. Up and running again, a week with no computer is the worse, so reliant are we it seems.

    Such a pretty card Elizabeth, hope you have a great weekend.

    B x

  8. A beautiful card, very pretty :o)
    Jackie xx

  9. I love this card! The colors are awesome, and that topper is very pretty! :)

  10. Thank you for popping in to April CHNC Challenge Extra to share your card with us. Hope to see you back again soon. Hugs, Anne (April Guest Designer)

  11. Beautiful - a very elegant card.

    Thanks for joining me at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.

    Helen N x


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