Monday, 13 December 2010

USArtQuest Faux Lace

Here's another card from my play time with USArtQuest products, back to the faux lace and vintage watercolour mica paint set!

Again, I ruched up the great tape and added those sprinkly Mica Flakes and D'Lights, then watercoloured with the vintage set.

I added a mini postcard from the travel (trains, planes, boats and places) mini postcards.  I cut down the postcard and distressed it as well as the large labels 8 nestie to create loads of texture on the card.

The colours aren't showing too well in the photos, the flower colour looks a little out of place here but it matches well with the cards shimmer in real life, how odd how the colours in our photos turn out wrong sometimes!

I used the Hero Arts Fabulous Flourish stamp on the border panel and added a couple of copper curly clips.

Everyone else in blogland are showing Christmas cards, so I'm feeling a little out of place showing non Christmas cards at the moment.  After 20 odd years of Christmas card making, I decided that this year I would stick to one design and you've already seen it (no surprises for anyone getting a card from me then!), I've made loads of them so, to be honest, I'm Christmas carded out!!!!  It's been nice to move onto new makes.

Can I shock you and tell you that I've already made 5 Valentines cards!  I'd like to be able to tell you they are all for Ian, lol!!!  Can you believe that two of them have already been lost in the post...So much for getting ahead of things!  I'm usually late for everything and this has proved that bad things can also happen when you're an early bird!!

I got our Christmas tree trimmed yesterday, so I'm feeling a little more festive.  I was down south last week for a very brief and rare trip just to visit my family, normal visits to them are when I've been down for some of the Create and Craft shows and if the timing is right I get to visit them so it was a great time to just focus the trip on visiting them, it was so LOVELY to see and spend time with them all and it just flew by far too quickly. 
Short notice I know, but Nigel fans (from Create and Craft), hit record for the Weakest Link on BBC1 at 5.15pm tonight.  Nigel is a contestant, I'm looking forward to watching that later!



  1. looks beautiful! Glad you are getting alot done. Have a great night. Angela

  2. WOWZER Jill, these are gorgeous creations. I can see why you prefer doing these to christmas cards.

    Christine xx


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