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Thursday, 27 December 2012

Thank You

Evening Folks
Hope you are all well and had a lovely christmas.
We had a lovely couple of days spent with the family.  Have eaten and drank far too much but I suspect that goes for a lot of us lol.  All my visitors departed this morning so I was able to get back into my crafty room this afternoon and have a play.


One of my things to do during the coming year is to try some new techniques and ideas.  So I thought I would start with this card.  I have seen cards created in magazines using paper weaving.  This is how I have created the background here.  I used some plain coredinations cardstock and some patterned paper from my scraps box.  To tidy up the edges I added some glitter paper strips to act as a border.  The centre panel is a new tonic die that my lovely Mum got me for christmas.  The sentiment is a peel off. The flower is a spellbinders die and the parchment butterfly was made by my Mum.
Overall I am pretty pleased with how this turned out and will certainly by doing the paper weaving again.  Sorry about the glare on the photo but matted it onto mirror card and this is not good for getting good glare free photos lol.

Thanks for popping by and for any comments you may leave.  Why not give paper weaving a go.  It is not too difficult but the end result is really effective.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Anything goes
Stamp N Doodle - Anything goes
Inky Impressions - Sparkle
Aud Sentiments - Use any sentiment
Paperplay - Out with the old, in with the new
MAWTT - Thank you
Delightful Challenges - Anything goes
Catch the Bug - Use a border
Simon Says - Anything goes
Flutter by Wednesday - Anything goes
Sassy Studio - Thank you
Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes


27 comments:

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Mags, I like the paper weaving the butterfly border and the butterfly.
Kevin xx

Desire Fourie said...

This is a beautiful weaved background. I might also have to give this a go.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful, love the paper weaving and that new border is gorgeous as is the butterfly. I love trying new techniques too.

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Céline said...

gorgeous card
thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week
hugs
céline

Tammy said...

Fabulous card and gorgeous die! Love the woven background!

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,fabulous design and papers.xxx

Sue said...

Wow! this is beautiful Mags! what a gorgeous colour combo… I love the paper weaving… it looks really fab… and the butterfly and flower are just perfect!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT
Glad you had a lovely Christmas!
Hugs Sue

Shelby said...

The paper weaving looks fantastic and love love love the die cut you've used. Glad you had a wonderful Christmas and hope you have a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year

Shelby

Melissa Craig said...

Oh, this is quite lovely! Weaving is a challenge. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Pop's Cards said...

Hey sweetie this is just gorgeous, gorgeous colours too huggles Pops x x x

*Vicki* said...

What a really gorgeous creation!! I love the sparkle and pretty details on this!! Hope you have a wonderful New Year! Thanks for following along on my blog friend! :) Thanks for sharing!! Have a happy day! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki*
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Dawn said...

Very pretty! Thanks for playing with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Tammy Miller said...

What a great project, its perfect!! Thanks so much for joining our December Recipe/Border Challenge over at CTB! I hope you will join us again very soon!

Melissa S. said...

Well you are off to a good start for the new year and new techniques. Can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve. Thanks for shareing with us at Bugaboo this week.

Alaine said...

This is so very pretty!!! Love all the sparkly elements. Thank you for joining us over at Sassy Studio Designs DTBST!

Alaine SSD DT

Debra Miller said...

Lovely card Mags. A great idea to try some new techniques this coming year. Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Little Miss Muffet. Deb

Debbie said...

Beautiful!! The paper weaving is so pretty!! I really like the butterfly border and the sparkly butterfly!!
Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Jessi Fogan said...

Paper weaving is one of those techniques I mean to do more often! I always love the end effect. Thanks for playing with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches :)

Laura said...

Wow! Very neat technique... I have never tried paper weaving, but it looks fab! I love the all-over shimmer too! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

grandmabonnie said...

Love that tonic die! Gorgeous card! Thank you for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches for our special challenge, "Anything Goes"!

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Gorgeous colors and design Mags! Thanks so much for playing at Inky Impressions and Little Miss Muffet this time:)

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, mags! Love the woven background and silver embossing! Thanks for joining in on our Little Miss Muffet challenge!

Susan Flynn said...

Hi Mags a stunning card and I love the butterfly your mum made! Thank you for joining us at Delightful Challenges for our Anything Goes Challenge, Happy New Year hugs Susan x

Starla B. said...

Oh, how gorgeous! I just love that paper weaving technique, and that die is adorable. What a beautiful card. Thank you for playing along with us at Sassy Studio Designs!

xx Star (SSD DT)

Carrie Taylor said...

this is lovely love the paper weaving tec love it all

Lisa Jane said...

This is so pretty - love the sparkle
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa x