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Monday, 20 August 2018

Back To School


Good Morning everyone, i hope you had a good weekend.  

Its time for a new challenge over at Make My Monday

The Theme this fortnight is:

BACK TO SCHOOL


I Must admit this is the first ever back to school card ive made, my little niece Lizzy is starting school for the first time next month which is a bit scary - they are growing up fast.  Not really having much in my stash, i made it with my niece Sophie in mind, she loves arts and crafts and writing at school. 

In my graphics programme i designed a piece of lined paper and added the back to school and have fun sentiments with an old typewriter type font.  I then torn around the edges.  I added this to a black A5 cardbase.  

From scraps of brusho card i die cut some ink splats, from white card i due cut the pen, paint brush, scissors & ink bottle and coloured them with alcohol pens, black for the handles.  They are a sizzix sizzlet die set i was kindly given quite a while ago.  I arranged them around my ink splats with a bit of twine/string.  Enamel drops to finish. 


Close up, i used glossy accents on the bottle

Items Used:
Sizzix dies 'sewing & writing set' 657752
Ink splat dies
Viva paper pens
Alcohol markers
Glossy accents
Brusho's

So if you fancy joning in and just seeing what everyone comes up with for back to school, please do hop over to mmm

Well today my little nieces are coming down to spend the day with me so that will be fun and hectic im sure, they are growing up fast.  I hope you all have a good week.  Ive also added a page to my header bar of the beautiful birthday cards i got if you fancy a peek.  Emma

Friday, 17 August 2018

K is for Kraft card

Good Morning everyone, don't the days and weeks pass fast at the moment. 

Its time for a new challenge over at alphabetchallenge 

The theme this fortnight is:

K - KRAFT 

So i dug out my kraft card and a paper pad and my new fringed chevron die.


5x5 kraft cardbase.  After picking which paper pad i wanted to use i cut 5 chevrons from 5 different sheets (ideal for those left over pieces!), i layered these up overlapping on a piece of kraft card, mounted onto black card and then the card base.
I then cut a strip of paper from another sheet from the pad, layered onto black and then covering the top chevron edge i added it with foam tape.  Stamped sentiment mounted onto black and on the belt band.  Light gold gems to embellish. 


Just close up trying to show how the chevrons are fringed.

Items Used:

My Minds eye collectable paper pad -  'remarkable'
MFT Fringe Chevron die
Kraft card - papermania
Black card - payper box
Clearly besotted sentiment stamp.
Gold gems.


So if you fancy joining in and just to see what everyone comes up with for using that old favourite kraft card please do hop over to alphabetchallengeblog

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Thank you for all the birthday wishes and all the amazing cards, i had a lovely day and surprise visit from my cousins too.  I have a meal on saturday to look forward to as well.  What a lucky girl i am.  I hope you all have a good weekend.  Hugs Emmax


Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Cardz4guyzs - Get well

Good Morning everyone, i hope you are all having a good start to the week.  

So today its time for a new challenge over at   cardz4guyz

The theme this fortnight is

GET WELL SOON

Ive gone for making a CAS card with Katzelkraft stamps and brusho's.  




6x6 white cardbase.  I first computer printed the word sick onto white card, i then die cut that into a square, then working out where i wanted my sheep to be i added brusho powders to that area.  Once dry i stamped the sheep into place.  I stamped the sheep once more and cut out and decoupaged over the first one.  I left him mainly white to stand out against all the coloured background.  Just added a little colour to the eyes and horns. 

Then matted onto black card and then the cardbase.  I computer printed the rest of the sentiment in the same font, cut into a strip, layered onto black card and then added underneath the sheeps feet. 



Just a close up.  I added glossy accents to his eyes and horns.


Items Used:
Katzelkraft 'Farm Animal' stamp set
Tattered lace square dies
Brushos - turquoise & gambage

So please do pop over to cardz4guyz to see what everyone comes up with and join in.


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Now onto today, thank you for all the birthday cards & goodies ive been sent, all so beautifully unique, you really are a talented bunch.  I will of course thank you all personally in a day or two.  Im off out with family today so looking forward to that and then another meal at the weekend to celebrate.  Wishing you all a good week. Hugs and big thanks Emmax


Thursday, 9 August 2018

3 Flamingos

Good Morning all, i hope you are having a good week.

Today im sharing a fun flamingo's on the beach card.  I cut the circle burst into the card front to give an aperture peeking through to a yellow insert as the sun. 



6x5.5" white card base.  I first cut the circle burst into the cardbase.  I added a patterned yellow paper inside to peak through as the sun.  Torn kraft colour paper for the sand, die cut palm trees that i was sent by a buddy which i coloured with alcohol pens.  3 die cut flamingo's from card that had been coloured with oxide inks and pixie powders.  Stamped greeting. 




Showing the sun aperture better.  I know that in reality my flamingo's are rather big for the flamingo's but hey its artistic license😀

Items used:
Memory box circle burst die (large 98478)
Flamingo die - magazine freebie last year
Palm Trees - make unknown
Birthday sentiment stamp - magazine freebie



Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you all have a good weekend. Emma

Monday, 6 August 2018

Make My Monday #77 - Oriental

Good Morning everyone, its monday again and time for a new challenge over at Make My Monday


The theme this time is 

ORIENTAL

So digging through my stash found this beautiful stamp which came free a while ago with a magazine and lovely paper pad called cherry blossom by kaisiercraft. 



I didn't want to hide the beautiful papers so decided to make a different shaped card.  Not sure what its called but image below shows it better.  I stamped my image onto white card and various papers so i could paper piece the image.  I then mounted the topper onto black cardstock. 

I picked out a lovely fan paper which i thought went with the image perfectly and layered onto black card and then the card base.  I used more papers and layered up and added across the middle of the card base. 

All the flowers came from the paperpad too, so i cut out lots of them and arranged around the lady and on the base.  Orangey gems to finish. 

Showing the shape of the card from above, i was inspired by a beautiful card i was sent, i took a sheet of A4 white card and scored it 4 times in the middle and folded.  You can easily change the size depending on the size of the topper etc.  I used a corner punch on the outside edges. 

Close up of the image.  I paper pieced her with plain papers from the pad, i added extra colour to the flowers with a alcohol pen.  Touches of glitter glue to the flower centres.

Items Used:
Stamps - Japanese Tea Garden freebie from Cardmaking & papercraft magazine
Kaisercraft paper pad 'cherry blossom'
Double stitched rectangle die set
Stickles diamond glitter glue

Thank you for stopping by and if you fancy seeing what everyone else comes up with for the Oriental theme and to join in please do hop over to mmmchallengeblog


I hope you all have a good week and can keep cool if effected by the on going hot weather.  Hugs Emma


Friday, 3 August 2018

Alices 3th Birthday

Good Morning all, i hope you've had a good week. 

Today is my Niece Alice's 3rd Birthday,  She is Unicorn and Flamingo mad so i had to make cards with them on.  Purple is also her favourite colour. So we have purple flamingos which she always calls 'Mingo's' 



I first die cut a dark purple spellbinders labels 1 die cut, approx 6x6" in size and folded it in half.  I then die cut the next size down from white card and the next size down from this fabulous purple pattern paper.  I thought it had a bit of a tropical feel.  

I then die cut a smaller scalloped labels 1 and added it to the front with foam tape.  I die cut 3 'Mingo's' from card coloured with violet oxide ink and purple pixie powder.  I added these to the front.

Computer printed sentiments die cut into circles.  I added touches of glitter glue to the background flowers - what little girl doesn't love glitter.



Showing it stood up.  Only the bottom half of the white panel is glued to the purple base.



A close up of the purple Mingo's, i had also cut 2nd wings for them and shaped before adding to the body.


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and onto the second card i made - yep Unicorns.



The glitter unicorn is actually a sticker i found in a discount store, i used a purple pen on his mane, horn and tail. 

White die cut stepper card, i then die cut a cloudy sky paper and added to the front.  I turned the circle birthday sentiment into a shaker pouch.  I added orange card behind to act as the sun, i filled it with orange micro beads and silver glitter.  I added this to the cardfront and then added the unicorn.

I die cut  'Alice & 3' with alpha dies from silver glitter card and purple card and offset,   The number 3 i mounted onto a white circle and then silver circle.

Lots of tiny butterflies cut from orange card.



Just showing it stood up



Close up on the shaker part.  Hopefully Alice enjoys shaking it.  

Items Used:
Presscut stepper card die
MFT birthday circle die
Flamingo die (magazine freebie)
Spellbinders grand labels 1 & scalloped labels 1
Spellbinders circle dies
Memory box mini butterflies
Crafters Companion Alpha dies
Silver glitter Unicorn sticker


Thank you for stopping by and all your comments, I always appreciate them.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  Emma

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Cardz4guyz - relax

Good Morning all, i hope you all had a good weekend.

Its time for a new challenge over at cardz4guyz, the theme for the next fortnight is:

RELAX

Searching through my stash i found this lovely image in an old LOTV art pad.  I picked out the colours in the image of grey & blue.



A5 white cardbase.   I found in my stash cardstock in a dark blue and grey for matting and layering and a few papers to co-ordinate too.  I first die cut the image into an oval, layered onto bigger ovals of blue and grey.  Onto the base card i layered up the papers, of setting the blue foliage ones.  I added the topper with foam pads.

I then die lots of little leaves from the same papers picking up on the branches in the image.  I arranged them around the topper.  I found a scrap of card in yellow/peach and die cut lots of little birds.  I went with that colour for the birds to stand out against the dark colours and also it picks up on the images skin tone.  

I then die cut the sentiment in white and blue, added the blue as a drop shadow and added to the bottom of the cardfront.  Left over leaves and birds to finish. 

Close up of the topper, this shows the colours a bit better.  

Items Used:
LOTV art pad
Spellbinder oval dies
Memory box bird dies
Small leaf dies
Papers - rustic atmosphere - poundland
Paper - Blackberry lane - wild rose studio
Paper - Papermania Parisienne blue - docrafts

If you fancy joining in with this brilliant theme or just seeing what everyone comes up with,  then please do hop over to cardz4guyz

I hope you all have a good week. Thank you for stopping by.  Emmax


Monday, 23 July 2018

Make My Monday - coloured image

Good Morning everyone, i hope you enjoyed the weekend.

So its time for a new challenge over at Make My Monday  with the theme for the next fortnight being

COLOUR AN IMAGE
Stamped or Digi image

I also decided to combine this with a birthday card for my best mate who is a little quirky so i dug out my paperartsy stamps and had fun.  Now im not really into colouring in, for me its not relaxing more a means to a end.  So i dont really do alot of it.  Anyway i went over board on this one and dug out the alcohol markers, wink of stella pens & distress markers. 



I first stamped all my stamps with black archival ink, making a little scene for the quirky dog.  I doodled on some butterflies.  Then die cut into a stitched square.
 I then added light colour to the background with diluted distress markers.  I coloured the flowers with alcohol markers.  I coloured the dog, sun & butterflies with wink of stella pens.  I stamped a second dog to cut out and decoupage on top of the first.  

Mounted onto a black die cut square and a white 7x7" white cardblank. Glitter glue to finish.


Just a close up on the dog image, its a shame photo doesn't catch the sparkle of the wink of stella pens. 

Items Used:
Paperartsy Zinski Art stamps - ZA09 & ZN19
Carabelle stamps -  Zinouk du jardin
Stampin up stamps -  Work of Art
Wink of stella pens
Tim Holtz Distress markers
Promarker alcohol pens
Black fineline pen
Signo white gel pen
White card as always is craftUK
Diamond Stickles glitter glue



So if you fancy joining in or seeing what everyone else comes up with then please hop over to mmmchallenge  

Wishing you all a lovely week, thank you for stopping by as always.  I really do appreciate it.  Emmax




Friday, 20 July 2018

I is for Ice Cream

Good Morning all

Time for a new challenge over at alphabet challenge, letter I is for

ICE CREAM

Another theme i don't have much in my stash for, found these papers that came free with a cardmaking magazine years ago - knew they would come in handy one day! 


5x5" Kraft basecard.  I layered one of the patterned papers onto mulberry cardstock and then the base card.  I die cut a white , larger mulberry, and larger kraft circle and layered up as the base to my ice cream cones.  This i mounted on the front with foam tape. 

 I then stamped the sentiment on a strip of white card, layered it onto mulberry and then kraft card.  I added a strip of patterned paper to the bottom die cut with a fringe die to add some interest.  Pink enamel drops to finish.




The ice cream cones were originally on ready made topper squares but i cut them out so i just had the cones.  I added touches of glitter glue, enamel drops and glossy accents.

Items Used:
MFT Die-namics Fringe Chevron die
Ice cream papers/toppers - magazine freebies from eons ago
Papermania Kraft cardstock & cardblank
Bazzill Basics Mulberry cardstock
White Linen cardstock
Phill Martin sentiment stamps
Viva decor enamel drops
Ranger Stickles - diamond
Ranger Glossy accents


We look forward to seeing your delicious Ice Cream entries to please so hop over to Alphabet Challenge

I hope you all have a good weekend and are looking forward to the school holidays if it affects you.  Emma

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Cardz4guyz - Men's Fashion

Good Morning everyone, i hope you are having a good week. 

Its time for a new challenge over at cardz4guyz, the theme this fortnight is

MEN'S FASHION

So a real challenge for me too, i don't really have any stash for this theme but came across a sheet of paper in a 12x12 paper pad i got from B&M.  Its printed on kraft background so i decided to use Kraft card as my base and a gatefold, with the kind of wardrobe idea. 



A4 gatefold made from Kraft card. I rounded the middle corners.  I found some bluey papers in my stash to use, which i layered onto the front panels., i then cut out from of the icons and a dapper looking chap, inked the edges with vintage photo distress ink.  I arranged these on the front.  Threaded some brass buttons with blue twine and added to embellish.  I then added some chit chat stickers saying
Create Yourself Be Original.

Another view of the front, peeking into the inside


So the inside of my 'wardrobe'   I layered pattern papers onto the panels and more items of clothing etc.  I die cut the sentiment circle from white card and added the circle image of the chaps head - had the idea of being like a mirror or portrait. 



This is the sheet of paper, so it came in useful.  The B&M paper pads are all great quality, almost thin card, and such varied designs in them.  They are all double sided so if you don't like one pattern you can use the other side.  

Items Used:
Crafts You Create paper pad - 'Chic Vintage' by B&M
paper pad - 'Vintage Chic'  by poundland 
MFT birthday sentiment circle die
Tim Holtz Chit Chat stickers
TH vintage photo distress ink
Kraft Card
Brass buttons


How funny, just realised both paper pads have similar names!  

Anyway please do hop over to cardz4guyz to join in and see what everyone comes up with.  

Enjoy your week. Emmax

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Wedding Card

Morning Everyone.

Today im sharing a wedding card i needed to make


6x5.5" white linen base card.  I cut a panel of white card and dry embossed with the tied together embossing folder.  I then mounted that onto Silver glitter card and black card and added to the card front.  

I computer printed a sentiment and die cut into a plain oval, mounted onto a larger over from silver glitter card and then a fancy die cut oval from black card.  I added this to the front on foam.

I inked a panel of card with cracked pistachio oxide ink, once dry i die cut it into foliage.  These i added around the oval with pink ready made roses.  Pink pearls to finish. 


A close up of the flowers, they are a two tone so rather nice.  This glitter card is actually totally smooth.  

Items Used:
Spellbinders Oval standard dies & Opulent Oval dies
Couture Creations Tied together embossing folder
Unbranded foliage die
Ready made paper roses
Silver glitter card - Jellybean crafts
Pistachio Distress oxide ink


Thank you for stopping by, i hope you all have a lovely weekend. Emma






Monday, 9 July 2018

Make My Monday #75 - Fantasy

Good Morning all, i hope you had a good weekend and are still enjoying the sunshine.  Well the cats and i are still competing over the fan😀,  

So its time for a new challenge over at Make My Monday  the theme this fortnight is:

FANTASY
fairies, dragons, elves, unicorns, mermaids etc


Ive gone with fairies dancing in a flower garden shaker stepper card.  Fantasy is a good theme, you can go cute and twee or dark and mystic so something for everyone.


I first die cut my stepper card from white linen card and folded along the score lines.  I then die cut the matting panels from backing paper id made with orange and green brushos & pixie powders.  

I then die cut the happy birthday twice, once from white card and then black card and offset them, i added a circle of acetate to the back.  As i only had a thin section to add the foam too i die cut 6 circle frames of card and glued together, i then glued that to the back of the happy birthday to create my shaker pocket, added my micro beads and glitter and added a circle of card orangey coloured with brushos to the back.  I then added this shaker element to the top of my card.

I then die cut my fairies from black card, i added vellum behind the wings which i lightly coloured with blue pen.  I die cut a second fairy and just cut out the body section and decoupaged on top of the base layer to add dimension.

I then die cut the floral swirl corner die from red and purple brusho/pixie powder card and arranged around the fairies so it looks like they are dancing among the flowers.  Yellow gems to finish. 


Just showing the card face on


Close up of the shaker, i put orange behind as a kind of 'sun' 



Items used:
Presscut stepper card die
MFT Birthday circle sentiment die
Spellbinders fairy dies - Ariana S2-102 & Cierra S2-103
Spellbinders de-lites - floral corner 2 die S2-151
Brusho powders
Cosmic shimmer pixie powders
Vellum
Micro beads

So if you fancy joining in or seeing what others come up with for fantasty please do hop over to mmmchallengeblog     

I hope you all have a good week and are keeping cool.  Hugs Emma


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Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Cardz4guyz - Blue & Brown

Good Morning all, i hope you are all enjoying the weather.

So its time for a new challenge over at cardz4guyz,   the theme this fortnight is

BLUE & BROWN


Ive made quite a simple card, and paper pieced my stamped crazy bird.  Paper piecing has always been one of my fav techniques as im not really into colouring in.   I used papers from a 6x6 paper pad that isn't necessarily male orientated in design. 



6x6 white cardblank.  I added a thin strip of blue dotty paper to the top and bottom of a panel of woodpanel paper and added to the cardfront.

I then stamped the bird in black so that i had the hair and feet on the wood paper.  I stamped the bird again on blue dotty paper and cut him out minus his feet and hair.  I gently shaped the body and added to the card front with glue gel lining up with the feet.  I stamped a 3rd time on white card cut out the eyes, beak & wing, and added this again onto the bird.  I added a touch of yellow pen to the beak, wing & tail. 

Stamped sentiment die cut into a speech bubble.  Then i added a strip of blue ruler paper for the bird to stand on.  


Close up of the bird, i added white gel pen highlights to his feet and hair and glossy accents to his eyes. 


Items Used:
My Minds Eye paper pad 'remarkable' by Jen allyson
Tim Holtz Crazy bird stamps - original size
Clearly besotted sentiment stamp
Wild Honey distress marker pen
Glossy accents

So do pop over to cardz4guyz  join in and see what everyone comes up with for blue and brown.

Thank you for all your visits and comments.  Keep cool. Emma

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Lots of hexagons

 Good Morning everyone, what gorgeous weather we are having, i hope you are keeping cool ok.  The cats and i are arguing over the fan😊

Today i am sharing 2 cards i made with my new hexagons dies, idea came by accident really.  When the dies first arrived to check they cut ok i cut them all at once and just put the 'frames' on the desk, when i looked later some had overlapped others and i came up with this idea.  Rotating every other frame and gluing together, gives this rather cool looking shape.  I then stamped it using floral stamps and oxide inks. 



Finished size is just over 7x7.   I first die cut the largest hexagons from white linen cardstock, then glued together as mentioned by rotating every other one, i then dug out some flowers stamps and distress oxide inks to stamp a pattern onto it.  I then mounted it with foam tape onto co-ordinating cardstock - teal and then mounted onto white card base cut to shape.  Stamped sentiment glued back in the middle aperture.  I then stamped extra flowers using the same stamps and ink and cut them out. 



Close up, i also added glitter glue accents. 


and onto version two

Same method as the first one, only this time different stamps and colours, matted onto purple pearl cardstock. 



I coloured the flowers and added a pink glitter glue after fussy cutting them out. 


Just showing the insert.



and the i did a version of the old triple stamping technique.



First die cut 3 hexagons of descending sizes, add a touch of removeble glue to the top centre of the largest 2 and stick together in a stack, one on top of each other and then stamp the design with oxide inks the flowers and the sentiment, then remove the removeable tape so you have the 3 seperate layers,

Die cut purple mat layers and add one on top of each other with foam tape.  Mount onto white card base cut to shape.

I stamped a single flower and cut out and added glitter glue.  Approx size 5.5x5.5"


This one shows the layers before i attached them together.



The same as above just a different colourway and using bigger hexagons.  Approx 6.5x6.5"


Items Used:
Large Stitched Hexagon dies
Stampin up 'fabulous florets' stamps (2nd card)
Sadly Ive lost the label of the first stamp set - its years old too - maybe hero arts
Justrite sentiment stamps
Distress Oxides - twisted citroen, candied apple, peacock feathers, picked raspberry, wilted violet.
Stickles glitter glue, sprinkled sugar, fruit punch


Thank you for stopping by and all your recent visits and comments.  Keep cool. Emma

Monday, 25 June 2018

Make My Monday #74 - Ice Cream


Good Morning everyone.

Time for a new challenge over at Make My Monday, the theme this fortnight picked by me is very apt for the weather i think and is:

ICE CREAM
Use either ice cream images or just Ice cream colours


Think - mint chocolate chip, raspberry ripple, peach melba, banana split etc,

I went with Ice cream colours of Peach Melba, so peach and raspberry combo.  




6x6 white scalloped card blank. I found this lovely pre coloured hobby house image in my stash, the perfect colours of peach and raspberry.  I matted it onto a maroon fancy circle die cut. I matted a pink pattern paper onto maroon and onto the card base.  Then a panel of peach paper, again matted onto maroon and i added it over hanging the cardbase to add interest. 

Die cut sentiment from white and maroon, which i offset for a shadow and added on the topper, i added clear glitter to the sentiment and the topper, looks like a sugar frosting.  Ready made paper flowers, peach beads on wire to embellish. 




A close up of the floral arrangement. 

Items Used:
Kasiercraft paper pad 'cherry blossom'
Hobby House Topper
Ready made paper flowers
Beads on wires
Spellbinders large circle die


So please do hop over to Make my monday to join in and just see what everyone comes up with.   

I hope you all have a good week, looks like its going to be a hot one here. Emma

Friday, 22 June 2018

Alphabet Challenge - G is for Great Outdoors


Good Morning all, time for a new challenge over at alphabetchallengeblog  the theme this fortnight is:

GREAT OUTDOORS

This theme - 'the great outdoors' - keeps making me think of Yogi Bear and Jellystone (Yellowstone) park - so had to think what the great outdoors means here in the UK, to me it means the countryside, wildlife and nature so one of my favourite places to be.

After digging through my stash and thinking, came across this fox stamp and had the idea of looking through a hole in a fence, or through a gap in a shed to see a fox curled up in the corner of a field. 


6x6 white cardblank.  I cut a piece of white card smaller than the cardfront and die cut an aperture - i used a basic leaf shape.  I then stamped the woodgrain stamp and added touches of ink here and there to give it a more aged look.  I cut a piece of white card to fit behind the aperture.

I stamped the fox in red/brown ink and added blue sky and green grass with inks.  I placed this behind the woodpanel on foam tape.  I stamped and fuzzy cut the fox a second time and decoupaged on top of the first one. I then layered onto red/brown cardstock to pick up on the fox colour and adhered to the card front.

I coloured a sheet of white card with distress inks crushed olive & forest moss, i then die cut several ferns using the tattered lace dies and arranged them on the cardfront.  Stamped greeting to finish. 



Close up of the fox.  There is no colouring involved on this one so ideal for those of you who aren't into colouring in images.  A few different colour ink pads and you're ready to go!


Items Used:
Stampin up  - 'the wilderness awaits'
Stampin up - 'wetlands'
Stampin up - Hardwood
Tattered lace fern die set
Spellbinders Oval die

So if you fancy joining in and seeing what everyone else comes up with for the great outdoors, please do hop over to alphabetchallenge

Thank you for stopping by, i hope you all have a good weekend. Emmax

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Cardz4Guyz - #197 Metallic Madness

Good Morning all, one thing ive really noticed with my design team posts is how fast the weeks fly by! 

Time for a new challenge over at cardz4guyz   the theme this time is

METALLIC MADNESS

So i dug out some mirri card and had a play, ive used 3 colours of mirror card in gold, copper & steel grey, so difficult to take decent photos of it. 



5x7" white linen cardbase.  I have die cut lots of leaves from the mirror cards, layered together on a panel of white linen card, overhanging the edge of the panel (cut off excess), which i then matted onto black card and layered onto the white card front.  

I die cut the happy birthday circle from white card, matted onto a larger black circle and added to the cardfront on foam tape.  I then added a spare gold leaf to the middle of the sentiment. 


This one shows the colour of the mirror card better.  There is 3 leaf outline dies so all 3 are slightly different sizes and shapes.

Items used:
MFT birthday circle die
MFT layered leaf dies
Gold, Copper & Steel grey mirri card
Black & White card


So if you fancy joining in and having fun with metallics or just fancy seeing what everyone comes up with please do hop over to cardz4guyz

Thank you for stopping by.  Enjoy your week. Emma