Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Snowflake aperture card

Challenge 26 on Bah! humbug this week is to use acetate. It's a long while since I made an aperture card, but decided this was the easiest way to use acetate (although I confess that a couple of efforts have gone in the bin).

The card blank is one that I've had for ages and ages - a pearlescent pale purple. The snow circle and flake in the middle and the sentiment stamp are from an Indadinkado set, stamped with brilliance starlite silver and heat embossed with detail silver powder.

The piece of patterned paper inside the card is from a Making Cards magazine from long ago.

This is another card for my own Christmas challenge 27 to use pink and/or purple - if you haven't yet discovered my Christmas blog, then why not hop over there - I'd love to see your entries - and this week there will be a prize for a randomly chosen person.

This is also for:

Our creative corner: seasonal celebration - Christmas in July
Tuesday throwdown 56: Christmas in July
Little red wagon: Christmas in July
The paper variety: Christmas in July
Christmas inspirations 28: monochromatic Christmas cards
Celebrate the occasion 21: Christmas in July (no red)
Creative CAS for July: clean and simple Christmas in July
Fab's big Chistmas cards for July: trees and/or dark colours
Stamp dreams 89: stamping and embossing
Sentimental Sundays 62: anything goes
Craft your passion 65: anything goes
Oldie but a goodie 22: anything goes - the stamps are at least six months old
Creative sketches 39: anything goes
Just for fun: anything goes
Bling it on 5: anything goes
Papertake weekly: anything goes
KB cute Monday 20: anything goes

WOYWW 109

It's been a while since I've taken part in WOYWW on Julia's stamping ground. This is for WOYWW 109 - why not click on the link and have a nose at other crafters' spaces and join in with showing your own?

I'm not showing my work surface because there really isn't anything much to see - I did quite a bit of crafting yesterday, but most of the evidence has been cleared away and I haven't yet started today.

I know I've shown my shelves before, but I've now had an additional shelf on each side, which, obviously, has given me more room and helps to better display my stamps - although they are still housed behind one another - I've tried to stand them so I can just see what's behind, but in some cases they are almost obliterated. You might not think so, but there is a bit of logic as to how they are laid out, but I wouldn't be too surprised if I forget where some of the stamps are. The little crates on the right hand side house small unmounted stamps (the larger ones and packs are still in a box the other side of the room).



Difficult to get a photo - the sun is streaming in and casting shadows, so I had to draw the curtains to get the photo - and then it used the flash. I should have taken it this morning, but I went into Orpington to the Nugent Retail park to go to Hobbycraft and M & S.