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Monday, 5 November 2012

C is for Candles

Haha this title reminds me of the sketch from The Two Ronnies - showing my age now lol!

We had a lovely evening at the local bonfire and fireworks display and I didn't find it too cold although we did wrap up warm.  Iona thoroughly enjoyed herself and there were lots of oohs and ahs!  She also went out like a light which is always a bonus!

The thread is already up for day 3 of the A-Z Christmas Challenge over at DoCrafts/Creativity so I'm quite safe to post my card early!

I've gone for a style that is very unusual for me - nearly all of the card is stamped and heat embossed.  Cutting out the card around the stamped image is a brilliant idea I got from a DoCrafts demo by Nikki Smith last year.

The main stamp is by Papermania and I was lucky enough to grab it in the sale in my favourite craft shop a few months ago, although I had to buy a larger acrylic block to accommodate it so it wasn't so much of a bargain!  The sentiment stamp is by Paula Pascual for Personal Impressions.  I've used silver Papermania embossing powder and Versamark ink and heat embossed both.  The only other additions are the embossed silver card, some Stickles glitter glue and a few gems.
As well as the A-Z Christmas Daily Challenge I'm also entering this card into the A-Z Colour challenge over on DoCrafts/Creativity which is 'S' for Silver.
My stamping isn't the best but I really enjoyed making this card as it is not my usual style.
Bye for now,
Shona xx


  1. Shona your card is gorgeous, I love the embossed style and I think this stamp is lovely, have it myself and always love how it turns out. Pleased you all had a good Guy Fawkes night, kate x

  2. beautiful work Shona - really gorgeous image - so glad you enjoyed the fireworks! Will need to look at the challenge - Ginny says we can just dip in! Hugs Rachel x

    1. You should give it a go Rachel, there's no pressure to upload every day you can catch up when suits.

      Shona xx