Wednesday 18 January 2017

Crafty Kraft ...

Time flies when you are busy ... doesn't it!  We are already in the middle of January and I don't feel as if I am getting as much crafty time as I would like ... and when I have the time my inspiration seems to be on a go slow!!  I started this card yesterday and all I managed to do was to stamp, heat emboss and colour the flowers onto a piece of card ... then inspiration decided to have a rest!  But I came home from work determined to finish it ... an idea popped into my tiny brain on the walk home from work (at least one of my New Year resolutions - to walk to work - is still happening!).  This is what I came up with:

As you can see I have popped the kraft panel onto card that I have stamped and heat embossed with leaves on the opposite corners.  Sorry the photographs are not brilliant - I haven't got around to the New Year resolution to improve my photography!! 

The inspiration for this card is the wonderful Darnell - if you don't know Darnell then please take this opportunity to pop along and see her blog.  She creates inspiring cards and her blog posts will brighten your day!  This month she is running a number of NBUS (never-been-used-stuff) challenges and the first one has the optional twist of using colouring pencils on Kraft card - that is exactly what I have done along with using a new stamp set.  So when I've finished here I will be popping along to enter.

I used:

Hunkdory For the Love of Stamps - Floribunda
Clearly Besotted - Many Messages
Spectrum Noir - Essentials Pencil collection
WOW White Embossing Powder
Versamark INk

Before I sign off for the evening I need to share some exciting news - one of my cards has been SHOWcased by the wonderful designers at "Less is More".  Thank you, it gave me the boost that I needed.  This is the card they liked:



  1. This is very pretty Elaine and I love the colour you have used on the flowers, also congratulations on being showcased at LIM. x

  2. I love your purple flower card Elaine, the colour really pops on the kraft.

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    1. Before I forget, congratulations on the well-deserved recognition from LIM, Elaine! That's always an honor! This card is gorgeous! I am over-the-moon with that majestic color against the kraft! At first I wasn't following what you said about the leaves, but then I enlarged your card on my monitor and all became clear. That is a brilliant design idea that I plan to stea-, er, CASE!! Thank you so much for joining in the fun with my NBUS Challenge #8! Hugs, Darnell (Good job keeping up with the walking, BTW!.
      This is the very kind comment Darnell left me before I clumsily deleted it? Sorry, Darnell.

  4. WOW ! I'm totally in love with your gorgeous card Elaine ! It is absolutely stunning ! I love how the white embossing and the purple stand out over the kraft ! And what a brillant idea to cover your white base card with white embossing ! The whole design is just breathtaking ! And congratulations for being showcased at Less is More ! Thanks for sharing and for inspiring.
    Izzy Scrap


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