Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Crafty Creations - Embossing

Hello everyone.

Well I should be ironing, I finished all the holiday washing while the sun still shone but now there are piles or ironing everywhere and I am sure they are glaring at me!

However, the lure of the craft room was too great, even though I think I left my mojo on holiday - crafting is more like hard work at the moment and not as much fun as usual. I am sure things will get back to normal soon though.

To try and get my mojo going I decided to make a card for my wonderful partner and realised that it fits with this week's theme of embossing at "Crafty Creations Challenges". I used my Scor-pal to create a lattice embossed pattern on the card base. (Sorry the photo is so bad but you can just see it).

Here's what I used to make this card:-

Stamp: from SU set "A Little Bit of Happiness" (another ebay buy!), I stamped the image twice and cut and "popped" the hearts
Colour Medium: Polychromos with Sansador, Inksentials white gel pen and C1 Copic Ciao
Tools: Scor-pal, Martha Stewart Valentine punch
Accessories: Ribbon (Kanban)

Now ironing or a cup of tea and some toast? I think tea and toast as I will need lots of energy for ironing, I wonder how many more excuses I can come up with?!

Thank you for visiting me today and for any messages you may leave.

Hugs, Clare xx


Juls said...

this is just so gorgeous!! I love everything about it!! Love the gorgeous image and the soft colours you have used, and the little punched heart detail, and the embossing adds that touch of luxuary!! fab card!! love it sooo much!!

Emma said...

Hi Clare,

What a beautiful card. I love the colouring, embossing and the punched edge too.

Hope you are well.

Emma xx

Sheila said...

Hi Clare, I love your card it really is beautiful I love the embossing on it, just fab!!.
Sheila xx

Danielle said...

wow Clare, LOVE this card!! Gorgeous heart stamp and the punched border is perfect! I am trying so desperately to get my hands on that punch, lol!!!
Hugs, Danielle

Rose said...

simply gorgeous!! and leaving the ironing for after crafting time...perfect choice :0) thanks for joining us on crafty creations
rose - guest designer

Dragonlady said...

Hi Clare

Nice to see you got your priorities right - crafting then ironing!!!
Love this heart card.

Ali x

Saskia said...


Beautiful, lovely work!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations!!

Saskia :)

Jules said...

Oh wow Clare!!

You just knew I would love this to pieces. (Found the heart LOL!!!)

Great embossing and gorgeous colours.

Love it.

Sorry I haven't been visiting much recently - but hopefully my life will be settling down a little now and I will be able to get back to posting and commenting again.

Love Jules xx

Hope Jacare said...

A really lovely card! Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations! Cheers Claire x

Donna said...

A really beautifulcard Clare, one of my fav colour combos too! I think your mojo is closer to home than you think, judging by this little beauty anyway :) Donna x

Suzie Q said...

Hi Clare,
No more ironing and thats an order more creating!
great embossing and i like the way you have popped your hearts super colouring too!
Suzie Qx

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, love the hearts and embossing.

Lilian said...

Aw ... your heart card is just darling! Love the punched edges!

Katrina said...

This is stunning Clare, love your colouring and the heart bordered edge to your card. lovely design!

Katrina xx