Wednesday 6 November 2013

Wednesday Words

Back down to earth today with supermarket shopping with my dad on the agenda, not going to be a patch (pun) on my shopping trip yesterday.  More about that at the end of this post.

I had great fun last night making the card I'm sharing today, got a bit messy too - not usually keen on that.  I used the layout from CAS(E) this sketch as a starting point.

I read about the technique I used for the background of my card here and then followed the link to Jennifer McGuire's blog where there's a great video about how to do it.  Also picked up a couple of other tips in this video too, she's just so talented!

So out came my favourite colours and the new Uniko Studio Stunning Snowflakes stamps set.  I do love all the snowflakes in this set, but the one I used on this card has to be my favourite - I know this because it's the one I keep putting on the block!  I added three hand cut snowflakes - didn't buy the die, silly me - just to give a little more dimension.


Stamps: Unilo Studio, Stunning Snowflakes
Inks: Versamark; Ranger distress ink, chipped sapphire, dusty concord, stormy sky
Embossing: opaque white powder
Mica powder, violet
Washi tape

So this is just one corner of where I went yesterday - Stitchcraft Studio, Grantham. The selection of fabrics is just so overwhelmingly gorgeous and everyone there so friendly and helpful. 

And here are my selected bales:

And this is what they looked like after the lengths were cut:

Obviously a Christmas themed project in mind, watch this space!  And yes I have completed my last patchwork project.  So this:

Has now turned into this:

Thanks for dropping by today.




  1. Love it! You did a good job the sketch, and the colors of your card is Amazing! Thank you joining us at CAS(E) this week :)

  2. WOW! This is stunning, love your background & great use of the sketch. LOVE this :) Hugs Bev x

  3. Lovely card! I love the non-traditional colours you used!

  4. Such a pretty card. Thanks for playing along with us in the CAS(E) this sketch! challenge and hope to see you again


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