Tuesday, 1 January 2008


I have had a very lazy day today, and it's been good to just do a bit of cardmaking and not much else really!, and my husband has cooked dinner as well, so i feel pampered.
I am back to work tomorrow so won't be able to create till the evening!
This is the card i designed today for the Papertake weekly challenge. The image is one of my favourite stamps, it's called 'Brush Lily' from Penny Black, and depending on how you stamp it, it can look quite different each time.
The challenge is to use some 'bling' on your card somewhere. I stamped the lily using Adirondack inks, and once dry i highlighted it with some PSX 'Diamond' sparkles(similar to stickles but finer particles) which i feel gave it an oriental look somehow.
The background was created with a stipple brush using two colours of green ink and then i decided that it didn't look quite right, so i punched the corners. i added a chinese coin and some fine leather twine. The 'Lucky' symbol is Hobby Art and finally some DCWV paper from the Old World 8 x 8 stack for the card front. I hope it's 'blingy' enough!

other supplies:- Adirondack inks Lettuce, Pesto, Cranberry and Raisin. Distress ink Brushed Cordury. Card is 123mm square.


  1. hi Carol, you created a stunning card! I really like it! Have a nice evening.

  2. Beautiful card, love the sparkle!

  3. Wow what for a wonderful and elegant Card. Love it.

  4. thats a lovely card. I love the sparkles too
    caroline x

  5. I love this card - it's very effective! You have some lovely cards and bits on your blog!! Thanks for taking part! x

  6. Stunning card ,brilliant work ,Dawnx

  7. What a beautiful card!! I love it and the sparkles!!
    Happy New Year!!



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