Monday, 5 December 2011

Winter Lady

Good morning everyone

As some of you will know, I went Christmas shopping on Thursday and when I got home I discovered that I had somehow managed to buy a couple of craft magazines amongst all that Christmas shopping.  Oops - wonder how that happened?  One of the magazines, "Making Cards" had some free papers in it, including some of the Nancy Watt Collection "Winter Ladies" which I absolutely love.  So yesterday I cut into some of it and made this card.



The card base is a 6x6 prescored card and the paper and topper were part of the free papers.  I cut the topper using a Spellbinders die because I am severely scissorly challenged when it come to cutting out circles!  The die was very slightly larger that the topper so I used a glue pen on the white area and glittered it.  It also served to cover up a very small area at the base of the topper where the die had cut into the next image on the page!  The backing paper and topper were both layered onto silver embossed foil card cut with Spellbinders dies and which originally came from Create and Craft a number of years ago.  I have used it very sparingly over the years because I really like it!

The "jewel brooch" was another like the one I used on my Elegant Lady card.  I made this on Saturday evening but didn't have any holograhic card in a toning colour so used a ProMarker onto some silver card and then stamped the brooch.  To ensure that the ink really was properly dry this time, especially given the fact I had used a ProMarker on it too I sprayed it with Crafters Companion Spray and Shine to seal it before cutting it out.  The silver ribbon was from my stash, again years old, and the sentiment was also part of the free papers.

I really like this card, because I do love the topper and backing paper.  I am just SO glad that the magazine somehow found it's own way into my Christmas shopping!!!

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Catherine x

15 comments:

  1. Simply Stunning!!!!! Fabulous Catherine.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  2. great papers aren't they Catherine?. Gorgeous card x

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  3. lovely card I have these papers too but not used any yet may have to dig them out and have a play I too had an ooops moment when shopping and one or two craft magazines fell into my trolley too lol xxxx

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  4. Thank you Linda, Bernie, Jane, Susan and Heather. I just love these papers Jane. And isn't it dreadful how magazines just throw themselves into your basker when you are shopping Heather! Ha ha ha.

    Catherine x

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  5. I love this card Catherine. Really good use of your "freebies".

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  6. Thank you Gwynneth.

    Catherine x

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  7. Gorgeous! I love Art Deco <3

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  8. its a fab card catherine. i've not been around much and have got 4 days of blogs to catch up on as i love looking at everyones cards. louise xx

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  9. Thank you Debbie and Louise. I noticed you were missing Louise - really missed reading your posts!

    Catherine x

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  10. This is so elegant Catherine, love it!
    After finally beating my flu, I have been off around the country visiting family so have many blogs too catch up on and am spending today crafting ! Yeah
    Aileen xx

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  11. This is such a lovely card, thank you so very much Catherine xx

    Nancy Watt

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  12. Thank you Nancy - I love this artwork and that is down to you!

    Catherine x

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  13. Thank you too Aileen - just spotted your post - sorry have been a bit distracted as I fractured my wrist on Monday afternoon! Hope you enjoyed your crafty day.

    Catherine x

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