Sunday, 21 November 2010

It's been a while...

Don't you just hate it when everything happens at once? I've been walking past my craft table giving it a loving stroke and wishing I had more time most days this week! I've spent a bit of time in the kitchen making muffins...
Muesli ones...
 Rhubarb ones...
and apple and cinnamon ones.
Finally I realised I need to get myself into gear and hurry up and make some christmas cards! I have finished this one so far, but another two are well on the way.
The topper started off life as a piece of watercolour paper that I inked with Pine needles, Barn door and Aged Mahogany distress inks. It got spritzed with iridescent gold glimmer mist too I stamped over with HA old French writing in Brushed corduroy and then gold embossed the tree (Elusive images) over the top. The edges were gold acrylic paint that was heat dried to male it bubble (Thanks Brenda!) My base card was stamped with an All Night Media pine branch and more pine needles ink.
I made an A5 sheet of that watercolour background, so there are several more to come! I'm entering this card into the Lots to do challenge where the theme is favourite technique, which has got to be stamping (and distress inks a very close second!). Thanks for looking!

15 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card Sally. The gold gives it a real feeling of luxury.
    Clare x

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  2. Gorgeous card Sally and those muffins look totally yummy.
    Sunday is my baking day too as it's the only day with enough time so it looks like we both have the same troubles lol.
    xx

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  3. the colouring of the background for your xmas card is gorgeous...look forward to seeing more!

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  4. Yummy, scrummy Sal .. .. and that goes for those gorgeous cakes and your amazing card.

    Beautiful colours and great inspiration.

    I hope you have had a good weekend.

    Love Jules xx

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  5. Wow, beautiful card! Gorgeous background. And the muffins look delicious, as usual. Know what you mean about wanting more time... xx

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  6. Oh Sally
    can I come visit at your house, your muffins look wonderful! Love the card too, you've discovered a fabulous look using the watercolour card and the stamping on the background is a perfect touch. Hope all is well at yours
    Much Love
    Michelle x

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  7. OOOOHHHH yummy I can almost smell them too mmmmmmmmm
    Love your card as well glad you can squeeze a little relax time in the hectic spin of life x

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  8. Lovely card and what a gorgeous background. I love distress inks - probably my most used.

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  9. Card, muffins, card, muffins ????

    Card is lovely Sally, but I've tasted those muffins and the apple ones have to win today.

    B x

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  10. Fab card I love the background the colours are beautifulx Thanks for shareing with us at lotstodo challenge xx Alison

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  11. I'm comng with Michelle, Sal, those muffins look scruptious. Not just one flavour but three!!!!!
    Love your Christmas card too, the colours are gorgeous and the pine needles look great.
    Hope you get a bit more crafting time soon.
    Hugs Lisax

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  12. Beautiful...and the card is lovely too lol. Have you got a good recipe for muffins or is it just a general one. Am dying to have a go at these:) Love your card, gorgeous mix of colours sally.
    Pinky

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  13. Ummmm your muffins look every bit as good as I know they taste. Fabulous Christmas card understand how you feel about stamping being the same it all starts there really. Thank you for sharing this lovely card with us at Lots to do and having fun making the rest LOL xx Zoe

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  14. Love this card Sally and I'll have an apple and cinnamon muffin please - lol!! xx

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  15. I love the card Sally and want to eat the muffins ;)
    Von x

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