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Thursday 25 October 2012

Black and White Birthday

Evening Folks
Hope you are all well.  Been a funny sort of week this week.  Been busy at work again and after dinner in the evening have not had much time (if any) left for crafting.
Tomorrow is going to be a long day at work as I am on a training course all day.  With the travelling to the course I will be leaving home at 7.00am and not getting home until after 6.00pm.  This is a long day for me so not looking forward to it.
So with that in mind I decided that I was going to have a play in my crafty room tonight.  Last Sunday I went to a Sincerely Yours Paper Craft show and bought some new goodies.  One of the things I bought was some gilding flakes which I really wanted to have a play with.

The gilding flakes were in a set from Indigo Blu and came with the glue for using with stamps.  I used a stamp set that I have had for ages.  I followed the instructions, applied the glue to the stamp and stamped the image onto black card. I then applied the gilding flakes, rubbed off the excess and this is the result.  I was pleasantly surprised at how well it turned out. So sparkly.  I created another mat with gilding flakes for the image to sit on.
I used several punches on this card.  Since I have been using die cuts my punches have been neglected so time to put that right.  The black card at the side, the corners of the image and all the little flowers were done using a punch.  I added some ribbon, lace and pearls to complete the look.
This card is for my daughters to give their Nan for her birthday in November.  It also fits in nicely with the October challenge at Sir Stampalot which is to use punches.

I am now off to try and catch up with some commenting.  Thanks for popping by and for all the lovely comments you leave.  I apologise if I don't get to visit you all very often.  Time always runs away from me in the evenings.  But I do appreciate each and every one of you and thank you for taking the time out to pop by.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Sir Stampalot - Punch away
Natalie and Amy - Birthday bling
A Gem of a Challenge - Flowers
Hotshot Craft - Bling it on
Fashionista - Anything goes
Totally Gorguss - Bling it on


Doreen said...

Oh this is beautiful,love the details and fab technique.xxx

Hazel said...

Fab card Mags

Love the black and white theme - it looks brilliant.

Thanks for joining us this week over at Totally Gorjuss and I wish you the very best of luck.

I hope you will be able to come and join in the fun with us next week.

Take care

Toodle Pip

Hazel x

Christy Designs said...

Beautiful black and white card !!
Thanks for joining us at Fashionista Challenge

Caroline said...

Hi Mags this is gorgeous love the black and white and the design is fabulous. Caroline xxx

Jules said...

Hi Mags

Those guilding flakes have given a great finished result .. .. I'm not surprised you are pleased!

They look stunning on the black card.

Hope your training day goes OK and that you have a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Sonia said...

Wonderful card Mags,fabulous embellishments^_^
Very elegant and classy^_^

Anne Temple said...

This looks so cool and looks like it was fun to make as well. I'll have to look for some gilding flakes,

Mandy said...

Beautiful card,lovely design and detail,I love all the sparkle...Thank you for joining in with us at A Gem of a Challenge and for entering the DT call,good luck...
Mandy x

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is very pretty, fabulous colours, thank you for joining us at AGOAC this time huggles Pops x x x

pinky said...

Beautiful card Mags. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot.

Wendy said...

So beautiful Mags, love the gorgeous lace border.
Hope you have a great weekend.
Wendy xx

Kraftylittlebox said...

The gilding flakes look fab mags :) very stylish card, hugs Klair xx

Donna Mosley said...

A gorgeous card Mags, love the beautiful image and details.

Donna x

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

downrightcrafty said...

wow this is fabulous love the image and the lace and punch work simply gorgeous
Hugs Kate xx

Samantha said...

Lovely card so elegant!
Thanks for joing us at the fashionista challenge.
Gr. Samantha