Tuesday, 22 September 2009

More from Harrogate

One of the stands on our "must visit" list at the Harrogate show was of course that of Craftwork Cards. They had plenty of new goodies on display. I bought some papers, including some glitter-infused in gorgeous colours which will be great for Christmas cards. Also got some messages and embellishments in various shapes. And I couldn't resist some of the "Colour- me" ovals and butterflies. They also had some yummy new colour combinations of Card Candy, one pack of which (red, purple & lilac) inspired this card.

The Card Candy just happened to co-ordinate exactly with some Crafty Individuals background paper (from their Background Papers Book 1). I coloured the "Colour-Me" owls to match with Promarkers. The scallop border around the message is a bit of the glitter paper. Unfortunately, you don't see the effect very well in the photo, but it really is pretty. The stamped fleur de lys inner border is from a set of Just Rite stamps. I've only recently discovered these stamps, and bought the set at Harrogate, from Once Upon A Stamp. They work really well with Nestabilities, and the 1 & 5/8ths inch size fits beautifully round the Craftwork Cards in-circle messages. A silver peel off border around the background paper put the finishing touch to the card.


Sally H said...

That's lovely, Lynne! You are doing very well trying out all your new things. I have cleared my table a bit in the hope that I might get inspired!!!

lisa said...

Hi Lynne. I think I must be going absent minded in my old age. I stopped by yesterday and admired your beautiful card but forgot to leave a comment!!!!
I love that backing paper. I was tempted with them at Harrogate but had already spent too much!!! It works so well with your gorgeous owls.


brenda said...

Hi Lynne

Here at last - thanks for staying with me and really appreciate your kind comments.

Love your owls and had a close read up on the frame you used, never heard of them either but they are likely to feature on my NEC list to check out.

B x

Lesley said...

Fab card Lynne, those owls are so cute and the colours on the papers are lovely xx

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Don't the expressions on the owls faces make you smile. The look fantastic placed ontop of the CI paper too. Great card.

Kelly said...

great card! love those owls!