Sunday, 11 May 2014


Morning All ...
if you stopped by yesterday and left comments on my Less is More post then I'd like to thank each and everyone of you. It's hugely appreciated and reassuring to know there are so many lovely, supportive and encouraging blog friends out there.

On to my cards for today and first up is my entry to the CASology Challenge where the theme is 'Metal'. I've been wanting to have a go at this one all week but only just got my brain in gear! I've used foiled card so it's perhaps a bit of a cheat but foil is aluminium ... Yes?

To make my card I gathered every single circle die I possess and cut loads of different sizes in 3 colours then embossed most of them with a Sizzix Mosaic embossing folder. I've adhered them to the card with 3d foam or adhesive if they are flat to the card. I've made a couple of score lines above and below the circle panel and added a sentiment from Clearly Besotted - Design a Tree set. The black panel on the left has been stamped with Versamark ink using the Uniko Studio Background Circles stamps then heat embossed. IRL the black is much shinier than in the photograph.

Having delved into my snippets box for the foil bits and pieces I think this card also deserves a trip over to Pixies Snippet Playground and the left circle is hanging 'off the edge' which means I can pop this in at Addicted to CAS


Next up is a card to enter the Freshly Made Sketches and Simon Says Stamp Challenges, where Simon's theme is 'Spring Flowers'. I'm not sure if this is meant to be a bluebell stem but that's what I've made it and when I catch a glimpse of a cluster of bluebells I know Spring is here.

Card Recipe:
Tools: Crafts Too Lattice Embossing Folder, Sizzix Framelits - Ovals
Clearly Besotted Products: Scalloped Border Die, Fresh Flowers Stamp Set, leaf dies from Fancy Florals
Papers: Doodlebug & Papermania Textured Cardstock
Image: Heat embossed in white, coloured with Promarkers & Distress Inks for oval panel
Finished off with a helping of glossy accents to the little flowers. 

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog   

Ok that's all for me for today, thanks for visiting my blog and catch you all soon.



  1. love the card and the idea of using foil... brilliant!

  2. Way to go! Sarah, the metallic card is stunning! See, that's why you were chosen by LIM :) And I do adore the bluebells too!

    Hugs, Di xx

  3. Two great cards Sarah, many congratulations on your new DT post over at LIM too, well deserved :) Viv xx

  4. Two fab cards Sarah, love them both.

    Donna x

  5. Hi Sarah, the metallic card is stunning - a very clever use of snippets too - and the bluebell card is very pretty. Elizabeth xx

  6. The foil is so sharp! Ad the bye bells are lovely! Thanks for joining us at FMS!

  7. Such a pretty card! I love those sweet flowers! Great colours! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  8. Two fabulous cards Sarah. LOVE the colorful, embossed foil circles --- such a fun design and perfect for anyone. The bluebells are so pretty and your coloring is fantastic. Thanks so much for joining us at ATCAS for our "off-the-edge" challenge.

  9. Both fabulous cards Sarah, I love your stunning foil circles. Your flowers are beautiful - lovely colouring and a great design and colour scheme!!

    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Heather xx

  10. Those embossed circles are awesome, Sarah, and I love the polka dots down the side. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!
    Your bluebells are gorgeous as well! :)

  11. I think your foil circles perfectly fit the challenge. They are just stunning! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

  12. Yet another fav male card idea. I love all those shiny circles. Reminds me of the glittering globes on the dance floor.! Hugs Mrs A.

  13. The embossed foil panels on your first card look so cool! the heat embossed border too. I'd be reluctant to give this card to anyone to be's too good to give away! :)
    Your second card is beautiful & purple always look lovely and you have done a perfect job with this sketch. The detail of the little leaves at the bottom is gorgeous. :)

  14. Oh my gorgeousness! Looooove your foil card, Sazzle!!!!! The dry embossing added so much interest and dimension to your card. I've never made a card using foil, I want to give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration and playing with us at CASology. May

  15. Love the foil card but my favourite has to be the beautiful floral card.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.



  16. Wow!! Awesome cards Sarah. I love the one with the foils.Great idea to emboss them. The second card is pretty too. Lovely colours.

  17. Love your metallic card Sarah - it's so effective. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS.

    Karen x

  18. Both cards are great but I'm particularly taken with the colourful embossed circles.
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  19. What a cool metallic card, Sara! Love the design! (I really like your bluebell card, too!) Thank you for joining in the fun at ATCAS! Hugs, Darnell

  20. Love that stunning metallic card - a really fabulous design xx


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