Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Just Magnolia

I just remembered that I had a card to post for this weeks Just Magnolia challenge that I made on Friday after the challenge was posted! Oh well at least I am still on time :)
It's another fab sketch this week so of course me loving sketches, I just had to play along.

I had to scan this one and you can hardly see the acetate snowflakes but just look for the brads and you can imagine what it looks like irl lol.
I have no idea who makes this paper but I got a 12x12 sheet of it at my local craft store for 49p!! Think they must of made a mistake with the price because I have never bought a 12x12 from there that has cost me under £1. It's a thick quality paper too so if I go back to get more, they will probably be doubled in price.
I've had this image coloured for ages but have never used it because the ink has run a bit as it was stamped in stazon and I used Copics to colour but it doesn't look as bad as it does in this pic, think the scanner has just made it blurry. Anyway I used it and it's stopping right where it is.
I used one of the Nestie shapes Heather cut for me (I so need to get more nesties of my own!) but I only had the one size so , I traced around it onto a piece of card with a quickie glue pen and covered it in sparkly embossing powder and heated, then cut the label shape out using the embossing as a guide, and there you go, a home made embossed label shaped mat :)
The big snowflakes are just some old stickers I had and I stuck them onto card abnd cut them out so I didn't need to stick down the edges. There is acetate snowflakes on top of them and also some on their own and I covered them with Twinklets (Bev my addiction to Twinklets is all your fault!!!) and added a snowflake charm. I used a strip of holographic kind of paper and put some sparkly lace from my stash on top. I think the sentiment is a Dovecraft stamp. It was one I got last year in the £1 bin at my local craft shop.
I wish the twinklets showed up better because they really are pretty, although I found them a nightmare to stick on. Well not stick on but getting them to stay on. Any suggestions?
That's it from my tonight. I think I will be off to bed in a bit because Chiara fell asleep ages ago. At last a normal sleeping routine for both me and her :)

Thanks for stopping by. Remember my candy from Janlynn if you haven't entered already:)

Lora x


Merry said...

Great card...love all those snowflakes.

Beryl said...

Lovely Lora. The image is fab. I know what you mean about the Stazon. I've got loads pre stamped with the stuff but now I'm using alcohol pens they just sit in the box neglected. Must use them soon. I love the paper - it's really pretty - and a bargain and the snowlakes are gorgeous.
Beryl xx

Carole RB said...

Hi Lora
Cute card

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

stop complaining about your pictures. they are fabulous!!! ever see the blur on mine???

this is absolutely gorgeous!!! i love the whole thing - colors, images, layout, embellies! gorgeous!

sara is away and i'm waiting to hear from her on any stamp.


HazelQ said...

Aww what a cute card! That is one of my favorite magnolia stamps :)

treesawardincrafts said...

I love this card. I think that stamp is so adorable, and the colours you have chosen are lovely.

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

I love this darling little couple, so cute. janex

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Beautiful winter card, love that image! Fab accents too. Great job with the sketch! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Magnolia this week! :)

Ellie said...

What a darling card. I love the colors, the silver looks gorgeous. Also great job on making your own shape.
Your coloring looks great, I can't see any smearing.