Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Xmas Lace

Do you ever see something in a shop or online and know exactly what you will do with it?  I had one of those moments when I saw the lace I have used on this card.

The lace is 9cm wide and so lush.  I bought it at Wild Orchid Crafts where I buy all of my flowers.  I have laced lilac ribbon through the center.  It was just begging for something to go there.  My background paper is from a HOTP paper pack that I bought at least 6 years ago.  I have so much paper and card that I sometimes forget the old gems I have stashed away.  If you click on the picture, you will be able to see the lilac flat back pearls that I have added to the lace.

I made the frame to go round my image by inking with milled lavender distress ink.  I then debossed a swirly pattern on to it using a Cuttlebug embossing folder that I had inked with Duty Concord distress ink.  I added a bit more dusty concord to finish it off.  The snowflake stamp is one that I got free with a magazine last year.  I have used clear iridescent glitter glue on the snowflake and around the edge of the frame, but for some reason it turns up green in my photo.  I have also added ivory flat back pearls to the snowflake.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:-

Allsorts Challenge Blog - Lavender and lace
My time to craft - Punches and dies.  I have used two different dies on this one.
The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - White plus one other colour


  1. Wow, Naomi, what a gorgeous card, that lace is stunning and I love the techniques you've used to make your frame!
    Thanks for entering our Lavender and Lace challenge this week over at Allsorts and good luck!
    Love Nicola xxx

  2. What pretty lace Naomi and such an elegnt card.

    Thank you so much for sharing your lovely work and joining in my Lavender and Lace theme at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  3. a gorgeous creation thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have some new candy if you are interested :)

  4. A stunning card Naomi. Gorgeous lace.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  5. Hi Naomi,
    This looks gorgeous. That lace is fab & I love the wonderful snowflake. Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge this week.
    Andie xx

  6. i adore the texture from the lace

    Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

    Designing for:
    Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs , Kenny K and My Time To Craft


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