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Monday, 25 October 2010


Hello ;0)
I Hope you have all had a wonderful weekend! Mine was spent relaxing and watching lot's of TV which I don't normally do apart from Coronation Street (I'm a big fan).
Today I have made a card not quite my usual bright style but it's good to try out other things and I'm finding I'm using things I forgot I even had since I'm now only on the 1 design team.
I wanted to try an aperture card using my nestabilities and because the card base is only 4.5 x 4.5"  I used a small labels 1 die. With the cut out I embossed it using one of my embossing folders called????? I'll let you know it's the one that gives a wood effect lol I then used my never used before Chisel it tool and sanded across the embossing. I'm really pleased with the outcome and will be using this more often.
 I then framed around the aperture and also sanded around the edge. The little birdie stamp is from a set called 'Feathered Friends' from DoveCraft and I popped him using 3D foam squares. The corner stamp is also a DoveCraft stamp from the 'Wild Asparagus' set. I finished the card off by adding a few branches made with my MS punch and a sentiment.
I will be entering this card into the following challenges:
Thanks for looking


Sandy from Ukiah said...

Good luck with the challenges Lana. I love how your card turned out. I have so many things I have brought but never used...I need to pull them out, thanks for the inspiration.

Kelly said...

Oh Lana, I love how this turned out. The colors are gorgeous and I love the tweet little bird! I think we are all guilty of not using what we have in our stash.

~JulieH~ said...

Oh us crafters are colletors of thing we never use and then find later lol! Lana what a gorgeous card the colours are beautiful and your little birdie is adorable. Ilove love love how you distressed your embossing think I may have tolook into this chiselling tool!
Lovely to see you over at the Cuttlbugspot!

Mary J said...

Hello Lana! Thx for visiting my blog! I love this card, brilliant colours, die cutting - everything! Lovin' your style!

Nicola said...

Loving your use of nesties for the aperture Lana, such a cutie tweetie pie and fabulous colour combo.
Nicola -x-

Lori said...

That little bird is the cutest and your card turned out awesome! It is fun to dig out things that haven't been used. Oh, I wish for more time!

Theresa said...

love the card! thanks for playing along with The Cutttlebug Spot!

Emily Leiphart said...

I love this window card, Lana! The sanding and texture are just fabulous.

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"Um Buggin" said...

Hi Lana, hope all is well with you my friend. So good to see your are back creating again. I love your card. the colors are some of my favorites, and the chisel embossing is fabulous. We are all guilty of buying things and never using them, so don't feel alone, lol. I'm glad you played along with us at TCBS, looking forward to seeing more.

Hugz, xx


craftymum said...

Hi Lana
thank you for visiting my blog and commenting. It is great to meet new blogging friends.
Thanks for joining my followers. I have joined yours too. I look forward to seeing your lovely creations
hugs sarah x

Anonymous said...

Lana, this is just ADORABLE!! I love the shadow box you've made! Very clever!! :) TFS!

Valerie said...

This is such a cute card!

Donna said...

Cute card! I love the aperature idea. Thanks for joining us at TCS.

DonnaMundinger said...

so sorry I've been MIA Lana! I appreciate you coming to visit me and the sweet comments. Now I've caught up on your wonderful creations and hope not to be such a stranger. Love your card. It's so fun to experiment with different styles and to discover what you've put away and forgotten about. (I'm afraid that's been happening far too often with me. LOL) Nice to be free of so many obligations too. Hope you're doing well, hon. How many months now? Sooo exciting! xxD