Sunday, September 9, 2012

Something old...something new...

Hi folks...remember this little rhyme...
Something Old...
Something New...
Something Borrowed...
Something Blue...
normally associated with weddings but it sprang right into my mind when I was making this card...yes I've been a little bit naughty and already had a teeny weeny play with something new...
but where does the "Something Old" come in.  Another of those impulse purchases I'm afraid....those definitely "must have" items that end up being stored away and forgotten...sound familiar and I'm now kicking myself...how could I have neglected the gorgeous Stampendous Frantage Embossing Enamels and Fragments for so long...



To create the centre tree I dumped a pile onto a piece of card...heated until melted and stamped the tree into it...a bit like the old UTEE trick and look at the result....wowzers I love the texture and the sparkle...just wish the camera showed how fabulously blingy it is...
And the reason for my fall from grace...I had to pop over to The Papeterie yesterday to pick up some kitting supplies and guess what...my lovely buddy Debbi just happened to be strutting her stuff with Promarkers and Flexmarkers...what a co-incidence and it would have been so rude to just cut and run so by the time I got home after much coffee and chat...it wasn't worth starting on the worky stuff again and the rest is history...
If you haven't entered my Monthly Monday Give-Away yet..to win a gorgeous bundle of all things pink from The Ribbon Girl...you have until 8pm tonight to get your name in hat.
See you all tomorrow when I'll be announcing the lucky winner.
Hugs Kath xxx


24 comments:

judkajudi said...

That tree is amazingly gorgeous!! What a great effect!! So glad to know I am not the only one who busy things on impulse and then neglects them terribly!! It must stop!!

Teresa said...

Your works are amazing! very nice tutorials! thank you!

Darnell J Knauss said...

So glad this popped back up! It's stunning!!

Robyn Lynn said...

I luv the "rustic" look...beautiful card Kath! Hugs to you & your furry sidekick.

Desire Fourie said...

Kath I just love this. So beautifully designed. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW! This is stunning Kath. Gorgeous colours and textures.

I hope you have a good day
Hugs sue

Redanne said...

Hi Kath, I agree with all the others, it is stunning. I love how you created the tree but also the line of snow/bling too, the snow part looks quite real. I bet it was lovely to have a little break from work yesterday! Crafty hugs, Anne x

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...oh Kath...simple stunning gorgeous, three little words that popped up in an instant upon eye contact...loVe what you have achieved here & I bet under evening or candle light the sparkle shines...fabby stuff Kath...Melxx :)

Julie Brooks said...

Fab Kath. Love the use of the embossing enamels and the flakes, and a great idea to push your stamp into them to create that impression. Brilliant! xx

Claire said...

Hi Kath, wow great card! I love how you pushed the tree into the melted frantage, just beautiful! Claire x

Anne said...

Keep a thing long enough Kath and you'll find a use for it. These trees are just brilliant. Hugs x

Anesha said...

Beautiful card Kath. Love those embossing powders. Hope you and Buddy have a great day. Hugs anesha

Linda said...

This is simply stunning Kath. Love the tree stamp and the effect you've created with the Fran-tage. xx

Paula (PEP) said...

'I dumped a pile onto a piece of card' ........ had me in fits of laughter......excellently understandable techspeak if I might say with brilliant results.
Paula (PEP)

May said...

Fabulous creation Kath, so glad you found these hidden goodies.. Simply Beautiful detail.. Hugs May x x

Fluffles said...

Beautiful work Kath, those trees are amazing! Jx

Karen said...

OMG - ruddy fabulous! Absolutely gorgeous!!! Karen x

Kat said...

Stunning Kath, love what you've done with your new tree stamp. I don't think I have the fragments but I do have some of the embossing enamels and I have to admit they're unused so far.

I didn't get a lot done at my crop yesterday. I made one card and coloured a lot of images so something at least. But would you believe when I came home I had to turn the card into an easel card as I had made it completely upside down. Would have been ok if you wanted a left-handed card!!

Kat xx

rachel said...

stunning card Kath - so effective xx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Kath. Love it!
Lorraine x

Enfys said...

Love love love!
Big hugs
En xx

iReneM said...

Oh my!! That looks gorgeous
x

Virginia L. said...

This is glorious! You make me want that tree stamp very very badly, Kath!

sparklerella x said...

Absolutely beautiful! Inspires me to make my own Christmas cards this year. x

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