Sunday, 16 November 2014

Needing a Jump Start

Hello.  Welcome.  A special hi and hello to Monika who has joined my little following.  Hugz all round.  

I'm still feeling all stuffy from this cold and although I really want to craft I am finding it difficult to concentrate.  It was sunny for a few hours today so I did get out and do some tidying around the garden.  The temperature remains unseasonably warm so must take the chance while we can.  Then I decided to try and catch up on my Altered Playing Cards, since I am now three weeks behind!!  So here's my week 8 offering.  You can see Claudine's originals HERE

For my first card I coloured my background with distress inks.  The heart is a sizzix die cut cut from red metal and black leather.  Then I decided to use a valentine words embossing folder and highlight with Barn Door Distress ink.  

For my second card I again used distress inks and then doodled a border

The same heart die, which I wrote love and added a little black heart as Claudine had done.  Then I decided it needed something lower down so got out one of my cuttlebug measure by measure embossing folders.  I embossed at an angle, realised I had de-bossed!!, then embossed again lower down.  Then highlighted again with Bard Door DI.  Quite like the effect.  I am also going to join this card over at Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 238 - Offset Embossing Folder

Thanks for your visit.  Off to drink lemsip and get an early-ish night.  Hugz


  1. I am glad you decided to play with us at SFF MFP so we can see this unique work of art.....Lis

  2. I like how both of these came out! Thanks for stopping by and leaving comments on all my posts--I am officially a week behind with APC now. Just haven't been "quirky" inspired!

  3. The embossing looks gorgeous on the cards. What a small canvas to work on! Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog.xx

  4. Very pretty and unique - haven't seen this before. Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends this week.

  5. Your cards are so pretty. Love the hearts. Thank you, for joining us for the Speedy Fox challenge.

  6. Very artsy and creative looking. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

  7. I love the effect you achieved with these materials. Bold and so striking! kReN

  8. All I can say is WOW! You are rocking this challenge, my friend!


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