Saturday, 21 May 2011


How's your weekend going? Busy family day today,which has been great. Not long 'til we go on holiday!! I have been busy buying books ready. I love to read,but after work and everything else I spend my time crafting,so holidays are a great way for me to catch up on my fave authors.

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Today I have a card that I made for my Aunty who is going into hospital tomorrow. Before cricut I used to stamp and heat emboss all my projects,so this is what I have done today.

Hero arts stamps
Background stamped in 2 shades of green
Piece of card inked in green and covered in crystal embossing powders
Heat set,repeated 2 more times and then stamped into whilst still hot
(I am pretty sure everyone knows this technique but just in case...The stamp was inked up with black which helps show it up against the now crystal tile and to release the stamp as it cools)
Heart gems added and to the sentiment
3d foam

Click on the image to enlarge,hopefully you can see the deboss of the stamp on the tile.

I am entering this intoWhimsical Wednesdays - challenge#7 - Back to Basics. The challenge suggests using stickers etc,things we may have used before the cricut. I never did use stickers,just stamping techniques!

Thanks for looking,have a great weekend. Jayne x


  1. Nicely done!! Very pretty card..TFS!
    Sherrie K

  2. Such a pretty card!Super job with this challenge!Thanks for playing along at Whimsical Wednesday!!:)

  3. Hi Jayne,
    Great card. I hope your aunt likes it and all is well with her.
    Enjoy your Sunday.

  4. Such a pretty pretty card. The added tile is super. Great job with the cricutless challenge. Thank you for joining us at Whimsical Wednesdays.

  5. just lovely. I really like it simple with a lot of style

  6. This is BEAUTIFUL! I love the embossing and I hope your Aunt is better soon! THanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

  7. Jayne,
    I think your card is so BEAUTIFUL and ELEGANT! I am sure your Aunty is going to loveit. I am so glad you included the instructions... I
    have never seen it or heard of it before! I am going to have to give this a try! Thank You! I hope your Aunty is okay and you enjoy your holiday! Thank You for playing along with us at whimsical Wednesday's!

  8. Hi Jayne, wow, gorgeous card. Love it.

  9. Such a lovely card! The stamped images you used are great. I really love how you did the crystal tile & the bling. Terrific! Thanks for joining us at whimsical wednesday.
    crafty best wishes,

  10. Very pretty! I forgot that I even have a heat embosser!! You've done a wonderful job with this, Jayne, and I'm sure your aunt will appreciate it. I hope all goes well for her!