Monday 19 November 2012

And Now For Something Completely Different!

It's a rare day I make a card like this with a printed blank and ready made topper, but Mum and I really enjoyed playing with this Hunkydory kit.  I bought a Hunkydory goody bag ages ago and was kindly given another, different one as a gift, so I have enough to fill an A4 storage box.  There are toppers, foiled acetate, decoupage, blanks and foiled, embossed and silk art card and plenty more besides, the goody bags even had gems glitter and a Quicky glue pen, so we had plenty to play with!
I love this colour combo and the foiling is top notch, the foiled gems even look faceted.  The blank was already printed and foiled to look like mats and layers, the tree was ready made too, but I added some clear gems for even more sparkle.  I did manage to give it a Wendy twist by creating a punched strip, using an EK Success punch and adding my trademark ribbon and bow!  I LOVE the colour of this ribbon, it's so lush!.  The sentiment was part of the kit and I topped it with a die cut bird using one of my new Spellbinders sets I bought at the SECC.  He's made from satin board which has a gorgeous, soft sheen.  The final touch was a scattering of tiny punched leaves which are the waste from another EK Success border punch, and some random clear gems amongst the leaves.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
The Squirrel and the Fox - #31 - anything goes
Hiding in my Craftroom - #72 - glitz and glam
Crafty Catz - #159 - sparkle
Color Throwdown - #218 - colour combo
Songbird - #8 - diamonds are a girl's best friend
Crafty Cardmakers - #79 - more than one punch/die cut


  1. Wendy this is beautiful I love the colours and the design is gorgeous. Caroline xxx

  2. Beautiful, love the colour combination - works so well

  3. This is gorgeous. I love that tree and the colours are wonderful


  4. It looks lovely and I agree, thcolour combo is great. xxx

  5. Hi Wendy, yes very different for you, but nevertheless it's still gorgeous and I love the colours, kate x

  6. Hi Wendy, ooooh gorgeous colours and love the shape of the card! The tree is stunning as well.

    Know just what you mean about not feeling right if the card isn't finished with a stamped image. I made a decoupaged card for a friends' dad and I've not even blogged as it just doesn't feel like 'my' sort of card!!


  7. this is beautiful Wendy - I too have this kit but have been lost for inspiration as to how to use it - this is just perfect so thankyou! xx

  8. Hi Wendy, So beautiful is this x

  9. oooh fabulous card , thank you for playing along with our challenge at CRAFTY CATZ this week, x carol

  10. fabulous card Wendy, my favourite colour combo, beautiful

  11. What A great card you have made and wonderful design

    Thanks you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.


  12. This is so pretty Wendy
    Thank you so much for joining us for “Diamonds are a girls Best Friend ” at
    The Songbird Challenge and GOOD LUCK .
    Hugs Elaine

  13. This is wonderful, love the colours and the tree with the glitter and rhinestones is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Songbird Challenges.
    Hugs Sue W.

  14. Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our ‘More than 1 punch or Die-Cut Challenge’
    Fiona x

  15. Hiya hun, just popping over from Crafty Catz, gorgeous card!! I know what you mean about cards without colouring though - it doesn't feel the same! x

  16. Wendy this is just lovely, a beautiful colour combination indeed. Your bow is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing with us at The Squirrel and The Fox!

  17. Really stunning card, Love the colour combo you have used :) Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
    Cheers Jennie DTM

  18. Such a pretty card, my favourite colour combo also! Thanks for playing along at Crafty Cardmakers. Sharon x


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