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Keeping it simple


I wanted to enter two challenges with this card but i just couldn't find a vibe. Im struggling a little bit with guilt of owning so many ink pads and stamps and not using them so i went back to basics.. No colouring (well the vellum was pink and i coloured it!! does that count.)

I love the Kaszazz swirl and lets face it, it can be used on anything to give it a bit of jazz... this card however is just not jazzy! I wasn't goign to post a photo but i just sat down in the craft room and looked at it and thought you know its not that bad, someone will appreciate it. A teacher may end up with it (sorry teachers of the world)

The two challenges I participated in for this card were ABC Christmas Challenges which is A is for Angels (ie. Angel wings.. I have fairies... but no angels so the wings are it!)
and Friday Sketchers. I quite liked the sketch this week, and had these fabulous ideas of doing a "lead light' effect on the bottom windows, i did try it but really didnt like the outcome. I will be trying this sketch again in the future though.

Lesson's learnt from this card.... sometimes ideas do not come to light!

Also, its driving me nuts. I am looking for a tutorial for using nestabilities with cuttlebug embossing folders, so the nest makes a frame in the card front with the embossing of the cuttlebug folder behind it. I have looked all day for the tutorial which i knwo exists and I cant find it. If anyone wants to send me a link for it... it may put me about of my misery.

Im officially banned from card making until i clean up my sewing/craft room AGAIN!!!

8 comments:

  1. I really like this Pen, clean and simple cards are often the best I think. Great card,love the Kaszazz angel wings and flourishy swirl thing (my 2 favourite stamps). Hugs Jodi

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  2. Thanks Jodi.
    I love the angel wings but often i wonder what you can use them on. I even made a shrinky dink with them.. now that was cute!
    pen

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  3. Gorgeous card :-) I love these angel wings and the simple design of this ,,, the embossing and delicate swirls are fab !:-)

    Happy New Year :-)
    Luv
    Lols x x

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  4. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

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  5. this is gorgeous Penny..TOTALLY stunning.. Bec xx

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  6. Stunning card Penny and those wings are fabulous.
    Thank you for joining in the first ABC Christmas challenge and hope to see you back.
    Cathy xx

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  7. Those wings are beautiful! love your twist on the challenge,

    Thank you for joining in our first of many ABC Christmas Challenges!
    Samantha :0)

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  8. What a beautiful card.

    Thannk you so much for joining us on our first ABC Christmas Challenge

    Vicky x

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