Friday, 13 January 2012

Plain and Simple....

Hi everyone.. How's the first full working week of 2012 been for you? Seems like Christmas was yonks ago now doesn't it.. All that preparation etc etc.. Still, there's only 49 weeks to go until the next one comes along, (Andy duck's for cover!) if we make past December 21st 2012 that is!!
I've been having a right old play this week with some new goodies I've been allowed to get my hands on.. To be honest, I've got nothing specific in mind to get made, so it has been a great opportunity to just play and see what happened!This is one of the projects that I made.. Plain and Simple, (who said "just like me"??!!)During my mega paper clear up and sort out between Christmas and New Year I came across some rather nice printed paper which, like most crafters I had forgotten I had! This was my inspiration for the project and it was cut to size and stuck together to form my Easel card.From some of the scraps left over from creating the Easel I matt and layered them togetherand added them to the back of the card, just for fun putting it on a jaunty angle..Next, I took a piece of Cream coloured Pearlised card stock and ran it through the Cuttlebug using the Vintage Dressmaker Embossing Folder, which is another folder from the World Fair range of folders from Couture Creations!This was matt and layered onto some Black card stock and applied to my base card.I then cut out, using the same Cream card stock, the Amira Flourish Die (98183) from Memory Box,and applied it to the side of the card.
It could do with a little bit of a lift, not a Ribbon and definitely not a bow!!Perhaps some leaves? Fortunately I had some felt leaves on a strip..So I snipped a couple offand applied them to the Flourish,finishing off with a Square Gem..For my stopper, I cut a piece of the pattered paper to size and matt and layered it with some Black card stock as before. Placing it on the bottom of my Easel card in the centre.Adding another Flourish,a couple of leaves and a gem to finish the project off..Would make a great Wedding card, Anniversary, Engagement, any occasion really!!
I hope you find some crafting time to play this weekend..
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See you soon.


  1. Plain & simple but oh so classy - just stunning Andy. Those felt leaves really did provide the finishing touch.

    Toni xx