Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Better Late than Never

I won’t bore you with the details but my Laptop is very broken at the moment and my hubby is trying to fix it for me. I feel so very lost without it and I’ve got very behind in keeping up with all the lovely blogs I follow. I can view them all in Google reader on my phone but, it’s too difficult to look at anything for too long on a 3.5 inch screen!

So after a very hectic weekend, including my little boys 2nd birthday party we finally managed last night to at least backup some of the files onto an external hard drive which we’ve now hooked up to Hubby’s computer, which is what I’m using to type this post. Only trouble is there is something wrong with the graphics card on this PC so it’s likely to crash and restart without warning. Having said that better stop waffling and get to the point of this post.

Last Thursday saw the start of a new challenge over at Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog and we are lucky enough to be sponsored by


so the theme for this challenge is


I’ve used two dies from Tim Holtz/Sizzix, the Tattered Floral Die and the Wonky Scallop Border Die and paper from Sarah’s Vintage Halloween Digi Kit. I thought I would try something a bit different from my normal quite cute and sweet creations. So I’ve gone for a brown, gold and cream colour scheme and at the end went a bit over the top with the Bronze Mist, a couple of sprays to many me thinks!!


I started with the die cut on Kraft paper and then inked each piece with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and very quickly covered with gold detail embossing powder. Before heating I inked several different background stamps with VersaMark and stamped onto the die cuts to remove some of the embossing powder. I’m not sure what this technique is actually called but it gives a sort of reversed stamped effect. I struggle getting good pictures at the best of times and the effect doesn’t really show that well but IRL looks really pretty.


The button is one of several really old ones that I *borrowed* from my Mum’s button box, which I though went really well with the theme of this card.

Don’t forget to pop across to the challenge blog and see what the rest of the DT have made and I will be back later to catch up with my post for Critter Sketch Challenge.

Bye for now



  1. oh oww this is gorgeous .. what an amazing flower
    Lisa x

  2. Just stunning honey!
    I adore the gold tones and the flower just pops!
    Hugs M xxx


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