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Friday, 9 December 2011

9th December 2011

I hope that you have all managed to weather the storms. We had to rescue our garden swing which had been blown down a two foot drop from the patio and quite a few meters down the lawn. It wouldn't have been quite so bad had it not been for the fact that the wind was blowing a hooly and the rain was horizontal.
That doesn't matter now because I am tucked up in my warm craft room trying my best to finish my Christmas cards. It was whilst I was doing them that I realized that this one  will fit into one of the categories for Crafty Ann's Challenge so that is what I am entering it for

The image has been stamped using a LOV stamp and coloured with Promarkers. It is mounted on card cut with a Nestibility die Then matted with white card that has been embossed with a cuttlebug embossing folder, red card and gold Miri card. The background paper is a free download that I acquired many years ago and it is matted onto gold Miri card. The sentiment is computer generated.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

1st December 2011

Ohhhh, on the last lap and maybe too late but I will try anyway. I made this card for Rainbow Lady's challenge "Men's Cards" but I have had so much trouble photographing it because of the reflection of the gilding  flake. Thank to Cynthia I have now scanned it and it is much better although it still doesn't show up the rich red/gold gold flake so it is quite disappointing

I have used a black background. The image has been done using gilding flakes in red/gold and a Dream weaver stencil. It has been matted onto gold card and oriental coins and tassells added. The sentiment has been done using the Zyron design runner