Saturday, 18 May 2013

Fancier than usual!

Hello there! 
Is your weather as rubbish as ours?
Gloomy, wind, rain, hailstones, cold, one day of lovely sunshine, then gone?
Yeah? Thank that stupid Jet Stream, it's at it again! Hmphh!
Luckily, it can't dampen our spirits for crafting!
Here's a case in point....
This one, is about my mark when it comes to being fancy.
Kraft card stock, Background stamped with Market Street's Doily stamp and a peel off on vellum.
Job done! Simple. (The doily is a diecut I did with my pal Jackie's X-Cut die).
Now I'm climbing out of my comfort zone a little here.
I use Spellbinder dies all the time, but these new fancy frames etc are scaring me a little.
I used the Spellbinders  'Elegant Labels Four' and the 'Enchanted Labels 28'.
 Both from Sunrise Crafts.
Sponged with Memento Rose Bud and Angel Pink

 The card I used for die cutting is Centura Pearl.
I took this picture to show you the lovely subtle gold sheen that you get when the light hits it.

I'm sure I could have done a better job of this card, but my courage won't let me add anything extra just at the moment, so this will have to suffice! LOL

Have a great weekend WHATEVER the weather!



Janice W. said...

Well there you go again making me want more stuff!! I love the dies you used for the second card, and I think it is beautiful just the way it is! The first card is definitely fancy! Two beauties for sure!! Love you Viv!

snappy scrappy said...

Both are so pretty!!

Marisa said...

Lovely use of the dies, Viv!! The first one is gorgeous with that flower and lovely neutral pallet. Nice touch with the sponging and lovely layers on the second. We deal with rain all the time here so know the feeling :)

Mary B. said...

Your cards are so beautiful!

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Jackie said...

Two wonderful cards Viv, I can't say I love one best because they are so different. Love what you did with the Kraft card, I didn't realise you actually bought that doily die LOL, love the flower too. I will get some peeloffs one of these days and try it!
The pink card is so pretty. I didn't realise that Centura pearl card is the very same as I bought at Donington last Autumn :o)
Jackie xx

Beth Norman said...

Wowza, your cards are beautiful. I particularly am in love with the second card. OMG it's gorgeous. I just bought me some fancy Spellbinders so I can make some elegant cards as well. Love the pretty pink sponging.

Patricia St Martin said...

Viv, Both of them are just beautiful. They both have their own prettiness about them. The Kraft card you used the doily stamp and that is so pretty. The other one is so elegant with all those stunning dies.
Hugs, Patricia

Silke Ledlow said...

Viv, these are so beautiful! Love the fancy dies you used and the gold embossing on the first card :) !!! Awesome details for sure :) !!! Hugs ~S~ said...

Absolute stunners Viv!!!!!