Thursday 18 February 2016

CCT Warm Colours

Well I'm actually blogging my DT card for Cute Card Thursday, on Thursday!  And here in North Cornwall the sun is shining, the wind has dropped, the birds are singing and pecking away in my garden - hopefully eating all the pesky bugs.  It actually feels that Spring might finally have arrived, but shhhhh, I shouldn't talk to soon!

So, this week at CCT we want to warm things up, show us something made with warm colours.  Looking after Mum has been a wee bit exhausting at times so I haven't had time to stamp and colour any images lately, instead I've used one of the pretty images from a Marianne Design Mattie's Beautiful Flowers cutting sheet.  I covered my cream base card with a piece of patterned paper from the Country Style paper pack, it's got a subtle pattern but I've added to it by stamping the little dots with Sahara Sand chalk ink, randomly here and there.  The stamp comes with the Party Numbers die set and I just inked without using a block then casually stamped not worrying too much about where the dots went .. .. been watching some of the mixed media clips on You Tube for ideas!

Around the edge I've added golden glitter on top of the 3d snow, then there's little bits of ric rac ribbon and a heart charm, die cuts from cream card and a scrap of patterned paper, and then the flowers - here's a close up:

I've cut them from Mulberry paper then inked the edges with a golden yellow chalk ink, spritzed with water, moulded with a ball tool and when dry added a tiny black gem to the centres to tie in with the picture.  I cut a few tiny flowers from cream card using the flower strip die and, of course, I had to use some of the little butterflies too. I am really liking those strip dies that Marianne is bringing out.  Here's the list of the dies I used on this card:

Thank you for stopping by to take a peek at my card. Can I remind you that the new Marianne Design Divas challenge is now up for the next month with the theme of monochromatic.  I didn't get a chance to create a DT project this time, although this card could almost fit the bill .. .. ..

Now, I've been following the Mixed Media blog for a while now, trying to get more adventurous with my crafting.  The February theme is for glitter, so I am hoping that my mix of glitter on top of the thick snow tex will count, along with the mix of stamping on my background paper, the inking on my die cuts and the different papers will count and I can enter my card with them.


  1. Really pretty! I like how you used the positive and negative of the diecut too

  2. Well done, love the flowers and the soft colours!!!
    Hugsss, Gaby

  3. This is glorious Annie, as usual!! Love the pretty colours and the golden glitter frames the beauty perfectly xx

  4. Simply gorgeous card! I love the glitter on the edges. Please note our challenge rules ask that you add our challenge graphic to your post. Thanks so much for playing at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  5. Wonderful card! Love the ric rac ribbon!! Thank you so much for playing with us at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!


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