Friday, 18 April 2014

The sky's the limit

The sky's the limit
This week at cardz 4 guyz the challenge is.....The sky's the limit.
For my card i have decided on steam punk as i think this is just right for guy cards. I have several males to make birthdays cards for this month both young and old so i will be able to get some inspiration from you guy's.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

something old, something new

Our team mate Christine is home from her travels and just in time for her choice for this weeks challenge and that is Something old  something new.
So check out the CD Sunday challenge blog for your inspiration from the team this week.
We had lovely entries for Caz's choice last week (something beginning with D) and her top 3 will be on the blog next week, so look in to see if you are one of them.
I am very late doing my card for this weeks challenge , head and sieve come to mind, i really thought i had already done one.
so for my late and rushed card i have used my new Angelika & Adam CD and for the old i have used my Sizix dies , they where the first dies i ever bought.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Numbers

Good morning crafters, 
Over at cardz 4 guyz their challenge this week is ...Numbers.
Well i had just made a card for my Grandson Logan who will be 3 this year so i thought it to be just right to enter this.
I have used the new polka doodles Work & play collection and this is the go karter from collection 2.
I have used an 8x8 white base card and compiled all the elements in craft artist and printed out, i am really liking these 2 new CD from Polka doodles and think i will be using them quite a lot

Sunday, 6 April 2014

something beginning with...D

CD Sunday Challenge .....Something beginning with ...D
This is Caz's choice for team B this week and what a good choice it is, so many possibilities  with this, so put on your thinking caps and join us this week, the only thing to remember is to use something from a CD and link it to your post and not your blog.
I have just got the new Polka Doodles CD's work & play collections and i have made my card from collection 1 and used the drummer. 
I have used an 6x6 white card and compiled it in craft artist, my original intention was to print out all the elements i wanted to use and cut out and layer everything up, but then i decided to see just what it looked like if i set it out in craft artist and add a drop shadow and print it out flat, and this is the result. I am really pleased with the result, as you can see it does give a good 3D impression. Doing it this way is a lot quicker for when you need something in hurry and also being flat posting is no problem at all.   


Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Make us laugh

this weeks theme at Cardz 4 guyz  is ....Make us laugh, and the design team have come up with great inspiration cards. I have gone with this as i have a birthday to make a card for this week, not that i'm saying men are a little vain when they turn a certain age you understand !!!!!!

Sunday, 30 March 2014

CD Sunday's Challeng --Sketch

CD Sunday Challenge ....Sketch
We have a new challenge for you at CD Sunday and it's chosen by Jenny, i think you will like this one, it's a sketch.
 Now you have so many ways with this , three separate pictures or one cut into three. 
I have gone for three separate pictures and have gone with steam punk, I have used a background paper from MCS Tinkering with steam punk, two of the images are from kanban and the central picture, the funky cat , well that was a net image that i just loved and wanted to use
I look forward to seeing how you interpret the sketch.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Going round in circles

Going round in circles

Morning everyone, this week at CD Sunday they are going round in circles, so if this is you (and it's quite often me) come and play along.
The choice this week is from our Jocelyn and i had to think about this and see just what i had on CD for the challenge, but once you start to think about it there are so many things that go round in circles (apart from my mind).
I have used a my craft studio CD Tinkering with steampunk , love steampunk but it's been a while since i have done any.
There was quite a few things i could have used from this CD but i have gone with the clock, i should have printed two or three of the clocks to do some decoupage but i have gone with the flat version.
I hope you will be able to join in this week and see if you can come with something that team have not shown , 

I have added this card to the following challenge
CD Sunday challenge 
The male room
Allsorts challenge blog

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Tag it

Tag it
That's the theme this week at Cardz 4 guyzhttp://cardz4guyz.blogspot.co.uk/, i have made a large tag out of red card and used spray shimmers over the top, the embellishments are from a scrap book kit , assembled into craft artist and printed out on a medium weight card and cut out, i have left a small white border so they show or pop against the dark tag.

I am entering this into the following challenges

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Mother, mum, mummy

 CD Sunday challenge , Mother, mum, mummy

Some lovely cards last  week for Wendy's simply red, I even got to enter one myself. Lovely choice Wendy, thank you i did enjoy it.
This week it is my turn to pick the theme for the CD Sunday challenge and I have chosen mother, mum, mummy. I picked this with mothers day in mind but it could be anything else that you can think of,  new mother and baby, thanks mum or even mother cat or dog, what about mother goose or old mother hubbard . 
For my card I have used crafters companion's Angelica and Adam collection CD. I have used one of the shaped cards, taken it into craft artists and have made a few changes, then it was just print and cut, these type of shaped cards are great if you're lucky enough to have a printer that will take a good weight card, sadly mine won't do this , so i print on a medium weight card and then apply to another one.
I hope you will be able to join in with us week and I look forward to seeing what you come up with and i be visiting  you.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Simlply Red at CD Sunday

It's Simply Red this week at CD Sunday  and that our team mate Wendy's choice for this week. I like this choice , something bright and cheerful i thought and this is what i came up with, an 8x8 card in white, matted and layered two papers, the back paper is a sheet of music in pink then a red and white spot paper on black card, this paper is from a polka doodles CD , finished of with die cuts , i hope you like it and if you some time do pop over and enter your creation, just remember to use something from a CD and tell us what you have used. 


Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Nature

 I see the Cardz4guyz challenge this week is Nature so i will enter this card.  
I felt like having a play with the Debbie Moore shabby chic garden bookazine, i have never used one before and found it so easy to make a quick card as everything is right there at your finger tips. I cut out all the pieces i needed and then had fun arranging them, once happy with my choice i attached them to the backing paper.  It really is ideal for a card in a hurry so i will keep it to one side for when i need something quick. I have kept everything flat for ease of postage but could of easily layered it more or decoupaged, for a very quick card it turned out really well.

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Easter Parade

Thank you for  all your entries last week, Carol will be looking through them  to pick her top three .
This week it is Wynn's turn to choose the theme and she has gone with Easter Parade so plenty of scope and time to get your cards in for Easter.
I wonder who many think of Easter for what it is or do they only think of chocolate.....
For my card i have gone with the chocolate and it will be for my Grandsons, for my mum it will be a more traditional one as she thinks of Easter for what it was always meant to represent. 
I have used Joanna Sheen's House Mouse and a CD I got from ebay for a couple of pounds and called Occasions Easter from springbanks Designs.
 

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Quotations

Well i must start with an apology for the quality of the pic'c today, taken this evening in artificial light and really don't do any justice to the real colours.
This is an MDF blank that i have covered with paper taken from the Linda Ravenscroft's  Enchanted Cd. Several things have been added but with such a poor photo they don't show up, the edges have been done with Tim Holts inks and a little gilding wax, a couple of skeleton leaves to go with image, and spellbinders peacock feathers and gold corbels and accents.
This is for the CD Sunday Challenge that is Quotations, so do pop over and give it a go.


Sunday, 16 February 2014

All about spring

All about Spring
Another miserable and wet week has passed and i am feeling the sadness for all that are still suffering from this awful run of weather, living quite high it is unlikely that our little town here in North Wales would suffer from floods but we have been cut of before now. I'm sure that everyone feels the same and is praying for it pass.
Caz made the choice last week for the CD Sunday Challenge (Love always) and what a popular choice it was, after looking at all the entries (and there was such a variety of styles)  Caz will have a hard time picking her  top Three.

This weeks challenge has been set by Beryl and i don't know about you but this is what I'm waiting for..lol.  All about spring is the challenge this week.
For my card i have used the Artylicious CD Butterfly Bliss, some lovely papers on these CD's, i have used craft artist for the layout and also to be able to add shadow. I have printed this onto 170gsm clarity paper and i do like the sheen it gives, although i don't think it shows on my pic . A lot of CD do come with a graphic and layout program but i still prefer to use craft artist.
I hope you like what i have come up with, and i look forward to seeing what you do too.
 

Monday, 3 February 2014

cardz 4 guyz Chinese New Year

A new blog for guys cards, just what i need as i don't know about you but i always struggle with male cards young or old.
This i make a few weeks back intending to use it for another challenge but used a different card in the end , so it has not been aired at all. I used craft artist to compile it before printing it off flat for ease of postage. The image is a photo from the net and has been taken into photo lab and a paint and ink effect applied, the sentiment is computer generated.
Entered into the following
Cardz 4 guyz

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Ribbons and Bows at CD Sunday

Thank you for all the wonderful entries for the Here Kitty Kitty challenge last week on CD Sunday. Deciding on my top three was not an easy job i can tell you. But well done to everyone who entered it really was a hard decision to pick a winner.
This week it is Jenny's turn to pick a theme and it is Ribbons and Bows,  now this should give you all plenty of scope and we look forward to seeing what you come up with.
For my card i have used my cameo to cut out a diamond trellis A5 in landscape to make an Anniversary card, my CD elements are the flowers, printed of a Polka doodles CD called Candy Doodles, i have threaded two ribbons, one white and one red and tied in the bows, i also added a couple of hologram sequins to the flowers  . The piano is gift from my son who bought a stash of embellishments for my last birthday, i hope you like the end result  and join us again this week for our Ribbons and Bows Challenge

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Year of the Horse at CD Sunday

What a miserable start to the day, weather wise that is. Thank you for your fabulous creations last week for the Here Kitty Kitty challenge on CD Sunday, i have not picked my top three as yet as i am still looking through them and it's so hard to decide with such talented crafters.
This week it is team B who bring you another great Challenge at CD Sunday and this week it is Jocelyn's choice The Year of the Horse .
I have always loved horses and for years wanted my own, now i live in the beautiful countryside of North Wales and have friends who have horses and i understand why my parents said no, but i did have ridding lessons at our local stables and that was a great deal to me.
S0 this week i have done a 8x8 card , the back paper is from The Paddington Collection vol 1 from craft artist and the image is from the net. The card was created in CAP and printed off.
I hope you will be able to join in this week, just pop over to CD Sunday and take a look at the teams inspiration cards for some great ideas.
Now back to looking at last weeks entrants to pick my top three for Here Kitty Kitty, good luck everyone.
also entered into the following
cardz4guys

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Here Kitty Kitty

Good morning everyone, hope i find you all well.  What a fabulous entry we have had for our last challenge on CD Sunday and i hope you will all be able to join us again with this weeks challenge that is called Here Kitty Kitty .
For my card i have used a white 8x8 card and the main image is from a Crafters  Companion CD called Tales of Beatrix Potter. , this CD was Actually free with  a craft magazine some time ago, very good for children's cards but equally good for all Beatrix fans .
 So the image and backing paper are both from the cD , i have also used a couple of dies ,one in white and one in mirri, also a die cut butterfly, the sentiment is a lily of the Vally stamp embossed with copper embossing powder.
So i do hope you like the teams inspiration cards and you can join in with again this week.  

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Fan-Tastic Tuesday Pink and patterned

Created in Craft artist for the Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge . This week it is Pink and patterned,  the three layers of paper come fron the C rafters companion Frou Frou cd . The bird cage and birds are from a Serif CD Brushes and stamps. the sentiment is computer generated .
entered into Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Tantalizing Turquoise

I have been having a play in Craft Artist, something that i have not done for a while.
I have used a Debbi Moore CD called Oriental and have come up with this card.
This is from the screen card rage and i have adjusted the colour for the challenge at CD Sunday this week that is Tantalizing Turquoise.

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Pretty in pink

Welcome one and all to the new year and a new way for the DT'S to be be doing things this year. The design team are splitting into two groups of 5, so one week we will be doing our cards hopefully to give you a little inspiration but on our week off we can enter in with you. We are also hoping to have new look to the blog with new graphics so if it's up and running when my scheduled post goes on that's a bonus.
The good news is that we have a new design team member and that is Wynn Walton and i'm sure manyof you are already familiar with her talents .
This 1st challenge theme for 2014 comes to from our Christine and it's Pretty in Pink . This is wide open to interpretation , the world is your oyster as long as you have Pink and use something (no matter what) from a CD.
For my card i have a crafter's companion CD Frou Frou , theonly thing not from the CD is the sentiment , i have compiled everything in craft artist and printed it , perfect for posting. This card is going to my teenage niece who i believe is going to be 16 this month.
I hope you are all over Christmas and new year and are now ready to craft.
Happy New Year to you all.
sue-b xx
    I would also like to enter into the following
Fan-tastic tuesday
Digitally Sweet

Sunday, 29 December 2013

We are Sailing

I hope you all had a special and merry Christmas and that the awful weather did not cause you and your loved ones any distress. I really  think this year has just flow by, they say its a sign of old age when you say that so i must really be getting old . So today is the last challenge of the year with CD Sunday and i hope you will have the time to join in with us this week,  it's team mate Sue T who has chosen the theme and it's We are Sailing, quite apt really as we sail into the 2014 .
For my card i have kept it simple , the backing paper is from Paddington collection Volume 1 and the toppers are from Kanban that i had in my stash, i have torn the paper to hopefully give a feel of waves and really i did not need to do any more so as i say this is quick and easy card to end the year.
That just leaves me to wish you all a very happy New Year

Sunday, 15 December 2013

The Three D's

Lovely cards for our challenge last week, so thank you to all who took part. 
This week is Carol's choice and that is The Three D's,  DL, die cuts and Decoupage, once again you have two weeks to enter our challenge. I know it's nearly Christmas and that is why we are doing our challenges over two weeks .
My DT card was made using a CD i got from ebay at a bargain price of £2:99 and is full of decoupage pages so very handy.
I will be using this card i think for my Grandson in January once i have made the insert  and i have also taken a photo of the cd so if you do come across it on ebay it is well worth getting. 
Well that just leaves me to wish you all a very Merry Christmas , so have fun everyone. xx
 


Sunday, 1 December 2013

Home sweet home

Good morning crafters, i hope you have all had  a good week.
 Last weeks entries where fabulous and Caz will have her work cut picking a winner from them.
 This week it is Beryl's turn to choose and she has picked Home sweet home.
For my card i have gone with another Christmas card as i still playing catch up and trying to get as many done as i can over the next couple of weeks.
I have used Crafter's  companion Vintage Christmas and various elements from my scrapbook kits, the card is a white 8x8 and has been compiled in craft artist and printed off. The sentiment is digitally generated and the whole card has been finished off using stickles icicle . I love stickles and with all the Christmas cards i am  running out fast of my favorite colours and will have to restock.
I look forward to seeing what you come with week and the team have given you plenty of inspiration to hopefully get you thinking.
 

Sunday, 24 November 2013

F is For at CD Sunday

What a great week for our simply square last week, so good luck to Jenny picking her top three out of all them.
this week is the turn of team mate Caz and her choice is ...F is for so again a good choice giving you plenty to choose from too.
I was late doing the DT card this week and so as i had made a Christmas card last night i have used that, so in this case F is for Frosty. This was made using the Crafters inspiration issue 3 winter edition. I hope you like all the inspiration from the team and we will be looking in on all your creations.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Simply square

This weeks choice has been chosen by Jenny and that is Simply  Square, this should be a good one as it only has to be square and the rest is up to you, Christmas , Birthdays , new baby, so we are hoping to see lots and lots of your lovely creations this week.
For my card i have used a Joanna Sheen cd called Daisy and friends at Christmas. A nice simple card for Christmas, all so easy to do .Print and cut and added some bling with stickles.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Pennant Parade CD Sunday Challenge

We had fabulous cards entered into the challenge last week so i hope to see the same for this week too. If you want enter just click the this link for the Challenge at CD Sunday
This week it is me to choose and i have chosen Pennant Parade. The pennants are very popular at the moment and do make lovely cards, they can be used on there own or included with images and both work so well.
For my card i have used a Joanna Sheen's - Faye Whittaker Collection CD, i have come back to this  CD many times as its images are so lovely and can be used for so many occasions. 
So good luck everyone and i look forward to seeing what you come with.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Stripy

We say a big thank you to our lovely guest designer Wynn for the lovely creations she brought to the challenge last month,she really is very talented and we hope to be seeing her again really soon.
This weeks challenge has been chosen by Jocelyn and she has picked Stripy, now i think this a challenge everyone can do so we hope to lots of great creation from you this week.
For my card i have used 2 Polka doodles CD's , Bonbon Belles and Paper Boutique., always lovely colours on polka doodles and something for everyone. I have not put a sentient on this card as up to now i don't know who will be receiving it or for what occasion .

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Travels Abroad CD Sunday Challenge

We had lovely entries for our Fox and friends challenge last,some really beautiful images of fox's, so thank you all who took part.

We still have the lovely Wynn with us as our guest for the month so do pop over to see what she has to show you this week.
This weeks choice is Christine's and her choice is Travels Abroad.
I have used a Debbie Moore CD called Art Deco Rome.
I have made a large tent fold card, printed out the image of the back ground and mounted on to the card, i have used a gold textured mirror card and used a tonic die to make a frame. I have printed out the lady,  cut her out and placed her over the frame, down the side i have used another tonic tag die and threaded the gold organza ribbon through it and added the sentiment.
I know you will all have lots of ideas for our challenge this week and i look forward to seeing them all and visiting you  


Saturday, 26 October 2013

A 4x4 card for the challenge at Fat-tastic tuesday, this week it's it's ribbon it, so i have made my card using a digi image and compiling it in craft artist. For the ribbon element i have used black ribbon to the front of her corset top and a red one for her hair.


Sunday, 20 October 2013

Fox and friends

Good morning and welcome to this weeks challenge at CD Sunday.
This week is the turn of team mate Sue T to do the picking and Sue has chosen Fox and friends , now it's up to you to decide who his friends are, but the team have created lovely cards to inspire you, so click the above link to go there now.
We still have the lovely Wynn with us  are guest designer  and another great card from her again this week.
For my card i have used a backing paper from MCS Floriography CD 2, i have gone with 2 stamps this week , the sentiment was a free gift with a magazine and the other is from gor juss and called Little foxes, this has been coloured using pro-markers and i have added a die cut butterfly.

Friday, 18 October 2013

I don't know just where this week has gone but i finally got around to doing a card for  Fat-tastic tuesday , the challenge this week is Autumn. 
I have used a 4x4 piece of card stoke and the the paper i chose is from a Crafty individuals background papers pad, some lovely papers in these pads, i have used two stamps from Creative Expression's Dandelion Wishes and cut out the leaves with a small punch 
Once again i apologise for the poor quality of the photo

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Butterfly

 The Challenge this week at CD Sunday is going to be a very popular one...and this has been chosen by our Wendy, Butterfly , I think everyone loves to see them.The team have once again put together some very beautiful inspiration for you, so clink the link above to see them all.
For the CD elements on the card i have used  Glenda Waterworth's Artiylicious and also the sentiment is from Wishing on a star .

Here are some very pretty visitors we had had this year


Friday, 11 October 2013

4gems

must apologise for the poor photo, taken in poor light and hurrying as it's getting late. 
I love the sentiment , it reminds me of one of my sisters, wont name here but when she see it she will know, love her. Have added 4 gems, earrings and ring and one on the coffee cup. I have made this for Fat-Tastic tuesday  great new bolg so get on over and see for yourself.

Sunday, 6 October 2013

To the Moon and back

A new challenge at CDSunday and it's TO THE MOON AND BACK.
First a thank you to our guest Anne for  last month and all the beautiful creations she brought to us.
Today we have a new Guest and that is Wynn, now Wynn has been our guest before so most of you will how good her work is, so do please pop over to say hello.
Now the team have been sponsored this month by CREATIVE CRAFTING WORLD, and Linda Chapman has very kindly given the team a set of files to work with.
I have made one of the box's and I'm really pleased with it and also pleased at just how easy it was to make, this is going to my Granddaughter Chloe and she can keep all her hair accessories in it.
To the moon and back conjurers up so may images and I'm sure you will have fun with this challenge and I look forward to seeing just what you come with.



Friday, 4 October 2013

Fattastic tuesday's challenge this week is add a flowers, so i'm hoping this will count .My card is a 4x4 white base and dark blue strip of card, i have used a flower stamp and used ranger distress ink ,stormy sky, the sentiment is a simple stamp...Just a note. I love this challenge as it's perfect for using up my small card that i have in my stash.

Monday, 30 September 2013

A small 4x4 card for a new challenge blog called Fat-tasic tuesday 4x4 challenges. All you need to do this week is make a 4x4 card and use a charm. I have used a 4x4 blue card base and a strip of white card that has been embossed in a Swiss dots folder added a popper and sentiment and a knapsack charm . This will make a winter birthday card for one of nephews. 

Sunday, 29 September 2013

The 1950's

This week at CD Sunday it's all about the 1950's and the theme has been chosen by Carol.
Anne has been our guest for the month and sadly the month is up, but do think we will asking her back in no time at all, so thank you Anne for the wonderful creation we had had from you this month.
For my card i have used My craft studio's The classic collection, i found some great images on this CD.
The main image has been decoupaged and the backing paper is one from a polka doodles CD,
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I do hope you will be able to join in with us this week and also do check back around mid week to see just who has hit the top three for snow people.

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Little boys

This week at CD Sunday it's all about the boys....well little boys in fact, this week is the turn of team mate Caz to do the choosing and she has picked Little boys.
The team have lovely inspiration for over at CD Sunday so do pop over and take a look.
For my card i have Moreheads People cd from crafters companion 
I have used a dark blue card in a tent fold, used a large image and a smaller version for the side panel, the larger image has been layered onto a paler blue card, both images are edged with red peeloff's , this is part of my using up things from my stash, added a sentiment and number 2, a quick and easy card this week and it may go my Grandson who will be 2 next month.
I do hope you will be able join in this week, i think you will find it an easy challenge and enjoyable, i will be looking in to see what everyone come with and visit you . 

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Shop til you drop

Good Morning all, it's time for a new Challenge at CD Sunday and it has been chosen by team mate Jenny of StarcycrackersShop til you drop and we hope you can all join in.
We have our monthly guest designer with us and that is Anne of Stargroves and I'm sure you will agree that Anne's card last week was a beaut.
I have two cards to show this week, thats not not because i love to shop, it''s because i had a lovely stamp i also wanted to use.
 This is made the Crafter's Companion CD Frou Frou, the CD is very easy to use and i made it in Craft Artist, again another program i love to use. All elements  to this card are totally digital and
layered up in craft artist and printed off, so you can make  a totally flat card ready for postage .
My second card was made using this lovely stamp from Redonkadoodles and i have coloured her with Promarkers, feximarks and a new alcohol marker to me called Touch from ShinHanart. The CD element for this is the backing paper printed from Artylicious Fantasy Floral, i have placed a large mat over that and layered the stamped image onto glitter card and added a couple of flowers. I hope you can all join us this week and please remember you must use something from a CD and give a credit in your write up, I look forward to visiting you and seeing your creations.

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Scentimental


The weeks are going by so fast and once more it's time for new challenge at CD Sunday. Before we get onto the challenge I'd like to thank Linby for the wonderful creations see brought to us last month, as it's a new month we have a new guest designer and that is the lovely Anne who is a regular at CD Sunday and  her blog is Stargroves so be be sure to pop over and say hello.
Now with a new month we have a new sponsor and that is Jems designes who have very kindly sponsored once again  and the team have been given the lovely Scentimental  CD to work with, now as the name imply's scent, there are so many thing that can conjurer up and i do look forward to visiting and seeing just what you have come up with. 
 this week i have made a shaped card and used the lilly of the valley file , the border was made using gilding flakes, all the elements have had a coat of glossy accents, the CD is very easy to use and has some very beautiful images so you will be spoilt for choice.
  

Sunday, 25 August 2013

On the Beach

Not a good week for me, got a letter telling me i had to pay £70 to Parking eye for being in a Aldi car park for more than the allotted time, fuming now, then i went to get my new glasses and i couldn't see through them at all, so another wait and another trip to collect them and to top it off while doing some gardening i got stung by a bee, a small wild bee who has left my wrist swollen ,red and very sore, i think i have a hive in the pampas grass. So i hope things will now settle down,.

OK on to this weeks Challenge at CD Sunday and it's On The Beach and has been chosen for you by Caz. We still have Linby with us who has brought you some amazing cards this month, so do pop over and visit her blog at Crafty Linby.
 For my card i have used Sharon Duncan's Embossibilities Elegance for the back paper and the image is one i found on the net, the sentiment is computer generated and cut out with a sizzix die, i have used a spellbinder die for the corners and added flat back pearls, so hopefully they look like shells, i hope you like it and can join in with us this week.