Saturday, 4 January 2014

Winter Blues

Morning LIMettes... Firstly I'd like to wish you all a Happy New Year and apologise for my lack of visiting you all.  The holiday period was far more hectic than I ever imagined and I didn't really get much time for crafting of any sort.

It's a new month at Less Is More which also means we have a New Sponsor and I am delighted to say that my lovely friend and fellow LIMette, Lizy, is Sponsoring us this month.  The Prize is a £15 Gift Voucher to spend on Stampin Up.

Anyhow, onto this weeks challenge... It's a colour challenge and we have chosen


Winter Blues
Here are my cards...

For the first card I coloured some Embossing Paste with Chipped Sapphire Embossing Paste. I also used a piece of card with the same colour blended to cut out the sentiment.


I simply stamped a bit of ink onto my mat and then mixed in some White Matte Embossing Paste from Dreamweaver.

I then mixed it together a bit.  I did try for a slightly marbled effect but the more you work it the more it mixes.


Any that was left I put into a little bag.  Fingers crossed I can use it again, although I'll know to do a lot less next time


Card Recipe:
Mask: Simon Says Stamp
Baby Die: Simon Says Stamp
Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink Pad


For this card I simply layered banners following the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. So glad I didn't miss this one as love it!!


Inspiration:
Freshly Made Sketches: #117

Card Recipe:
DPs & Paper: Stampin Up In Baja Breeze (Retired Colour)
Sentiment: Clearly Besotted

That's all from me today.. I'll catch up with you tomorrow as it's off to the gym, getting the car cleaned and then a crafty evening with Lizy.


26 comments:

  1. Stunning designs Jen. So love the embossing paste on the first and the colourful banners on the second.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  2. Great dimension and yummy texture on your first card, Jen ... the second's so wonderfully cool and CAS! Anita :)

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  3. Good morning sweetie these are both stunning, hugs Pops x

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  4. I love this week's inspiration photo Jen and I love these two creations. I'm off to have a look at that Dreamweaver embossing paste. It looks like fun!!! Hugs, Lesley

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  5. Love the embossing paste... now on my wish list! Fabby cards hun, enjoy your weekend, Jo x

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  6. Oh Jen I LOVE LOVE LOVE the first card!! and what a great idea colouring the paste with distress inks! great second card too! hugs me xx

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  7. Beautiful cards, Jen! I love how you've used the embossing paste on the first one, and I love the CAS perfection of the second one. You always do CAS so beautifully! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  8. Hi zjen
    Fabulous card... Hugs Sylvie xx

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  9. You are such a tidy worker!! Love the paste idea.

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  10. Hi Jen, love love love these will have to have a play with my embossing paste. Hopefully have some time tomorrow x

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  11. Loved seeing how easy it is to colour the embossing paste. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  12. Utterly gorgeous as always hun...and wishing you a very happy new year too....:o)

    biggest of hugs Vicky xx

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  13. Both are truly gorgeous cards

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  14. Still learning about that embossing paste.....looks wonderful! And your banner card is as sweet as can be!

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  15. What a lovely and different baby card Jen. I love it
    Love Lea x

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  16. I love the colored embossing paste! Looks awesome on your card!! Beautiful card!!
    And i love the second one as well!! Pretty papers!!

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  17. Great use of the paste - love how you tinted it
    Tara

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  18. Great cards Jen! That embossing paste looks complicated...hmmm....I think I am going to require lessons!!!! Love the clean white background and the stitching on your card! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  19. Beautiful, Jen! Thank you for sharing the how-to!! Hugs, Darnell

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  20. Great cards Jen, I so love using paste and stencils and yours are an inspiration.
    Happy New Year!! (I know I am late)

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  21. You stepped right out of the box with your first card Jen! I love it! The second is beautiful too - I love a stitched cluster of banners. Hope you enjoyed your crafty evening with Lizy - happy new year! Vicky x

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  22. You stepped right out of the box with your first card Jen! I love it! The second is beautiful too - I love a stitched cluster of banners. Hope you enjoyed your crafty evening with Lizy - happy new year! Vicky x

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  23. You stepped right out of the box with your first card Jen! I love it! The second is beautiful too - I love a stitched cluster of banners. Hope you enjoyed your crafty evening with Lizy - happy new year! Vicky x

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  24. Great cards, both. I really love the first one with the paste and spots.

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