Good morning peeps its me yet again lol. I'm actually eating my brekkie whilst doing this post so I'll try not get strawberry jam onto you.......I have a thing for jam on toast.....sticky-vicky lol.
Anyway its the 1st challenge of 2011 over at Crafty Purple Frog....so from everyone there Happy New Year. We are sooooo sorry if we have not got around to commenting on you all but with all festivities over the hols & multiple DTs but rest assured normal service will now resume.
So onto this challenge, well as a lot of peeps got crafty bits off santy we would like to see something new. It doesn't have to be just some new item you could also make something using a new technique.
Over at the Crafty Purple Shop there is some new releases the fabulous Amy has released some beautiful sheets that you dont want to miss, so we are showcasing some of them this fortnight...
This is Carribean Treasure who is just soooo beautiful this is the decoupage which you can get here. I sat for hours looking at which of these beautiful sheets to use....honestly I am loving these new ones!!
The backing on this is one I made myself cus I thought she deserved something special so I experimented. I used 3 sprays I started with Adirondack 'Stream' colourwash & then sprayed 2 cosmic shimmers, 'Sunlight Mist' & 'Red Firefly' then spritzed it with a light water spray & cus I'm inpatient I zapped it with my heat gun. This does have a lovely god shimmer to it when the light hits it at different places. I am really pleased with it.
This decoupage looks fab doesn't it?
For the frame again I used my Marianne die, now I've found it I cant stop using it lol & I also used the scroll die it comes with. I then rubbed over them using 2 different Metallic Rub-ons which I got from here I also sprayed it with CC 'Spray & Shine' after....I love these rub-ons they are great I brought them ages ago then typical me forgot about them!!!
For the shape of my card I used A4 card then ran it thru my Calibur using an xxl die to get the shape. I need to get more of these once the shop stocks up that is lol. The bow I made from material in my stash I have heaps of it & should use it more. I absolutely love the shimmer on this one IRL its sooo beautiful. The button in the middle is from my button jar. The sentiment is one of Amy's own made.
Tha fabbylicious prize for 1st place this week is a surprise from the yummy Jazzlins
The next 3 prizes will of course be your own choice from Crafty Purple Frog
Do pop over to my teamie sisters who have all made gorgeous cards for you....they are stunning.
We look forward to seeing your entries & dont forget you dont have to use 1 of our sheets even tho we love seeing them & you can enter as many times as you want. We really do enjoy looking at your fab projects.
Well thats it from me I'm off to catch up with some blog-hopping then onto DT work.
See you later, thank you for stopping by big huggles to each of you.
Challenges I'm Entering.....
http://creativecottagechallenge.blogspot.com/ - Something New
http://3dcardschallenge.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes