Sunday, 22 December 2013


Good morning all!

I hope you have got all your Christmas shopping done!  I actually have got all the pressies (most of them wrapped!) finished my cards and written and sent them - just got the food to sort out! ..oh! and make some cards for the next TV show....oh! and do an ATC I am very late with!!

So before I get on with that, here is a card I di for the last show, using one of the shape aperture stencils (my personal favourite, the honeycomb!) and the chrysanthemum set.

This card is a bit busier than I normally do, so I am not sure if I like it!  I do like the way I managed to colour the flowers though ,,,not usually one of my strong points!

I started by using the centre part of the aperture stencil (a square). 
I brushed ink through the aperture to give me a centre square
I randomly brushed through the shape part of the stencil (the honeycomb)
I stamped a tiny chrysanthemum all round the background (this isn't part of the set, but it is one I've had for ages!)
For the three larger flowers (I can't keep typing chrysanthemum, so will refer to them as flowers from now on!!) I stamped and coloured with promarkers, then cut them out, covered completely with versa mark, chucked crystal embossing powder over and heated, to give them a sparkly look.
I then attached them to the corner of the square
The happy birthday message is gold embossed - it is from a new mini letterbox set which has the messages already in the squares - very handy!

Hope you like it
Good luck if you still have shopping to do!
Take care,
Janet xxx


  1. Wow thats brilliant Janet ,and they look so real ,Hope u have a Happy Xmas xxxx

  2. Really like this card!! The colours are beautiful! Merry Christmas xxx

  3. I loved with one when seen on tv. Have a great Christmas Janet and look forward to a year ahead of Clarity workshops! Elaine x

  4. it looked great on tv Janet, and I like it a lot. Hope you have a great Christmas

  5. That so not your usual style Janet, but it is beautiful, and it would look very nice on my mantelpiece in February!!!!

    1. That's about 4 cards you've ordered for your birthday!!!

  6. This card is a work of Art, the flowers look gorgeous and the stencilling looks great. Xx

  7. Just love this Janet and such lovely colours xx

  8. One of my favourites with those flower stamps :-) x

  9. love the colours you have used here. they work so well together. and the central shadow adds more depth. great work xx

  10. It's beautiful Janet. I love the colours and the stencils make a great background. Flowers are brilliant too. xx


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