Friday, 15 July 2011

Two for the price of one!

It's time for our new challenge at CACB and challenge #45 is: Dry Embossing. I love adding a bit of texture with my folders so have had fun for this one. I'm showing you two cards this time because I wanted two on a similar theme for two members of the same family.

For this one I've used three bps from Crafty Ann's - Mottled stone from Collection 5 (the big piece), Polished stone, brights collection (purple) and Embossed Hearts, pastel collection for the paper backing the roses. The image is from the Pre-coloured Pink Roses sheet. The embossing folder that I used is the cuttlebug swirls. I've finished it off with some punched daisies and added some stickles to the centres although they don't show too well in the photo. I'm entering this card into these challenges:

  • Top Tip Tuesday - the sketch
  • Kaboodle Doddles - Use those scissors  (the image of frame, bp and roses have been printed off as one and I cut it out around the frame before mounting it with foam pads to the embossed piece)
  • CYP - Just for you
  • Simon Says - Anything Goes

For this one I've used two bps from Crafty Ann's. The main one is a Mottled Stone again - is from collection 7 and a pastel version  from collection 5 which I made really pale so that it was almost a cream to put behind the daffodils which are from the Pre-coloured Daffodils sheet. This time my embossing folder is birds and swirls. I've finished it with ribbon strips and butterflies that were part of the silhouette studio library and cut out with the robo. I added gold stickles to the bodies. I'm entering this card into these challenges:

Thank you for visiting today, I hope you'll pop over to CACB and find time to join us - you'll be most welcome!


  1. Both cards are gorgeous!

  2. Two beautiful cards Ann
    Beryl x

  3. Gorgeous cards Ann I love the frame round the flowers. xx Jan

  4. Hi Ann, a couple of gorgeous cards, the embossing really looks great, I think I like the second one best, I love the butterflies! Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at MAWTT this week, good luck! Pami x

  5. Both cards are beautiful and striking!

  6. Two beautiful cards Ann, and very elegant designs. Love the cheerful colours on the second one.
    Thank you for joining in the fun at MAWTT this week. Hugs, Sylvia x

  7. Two gorgeous cards Ann, loving your frame. Carol x

  8. Very,very pretty! Love how you wrapped it in ribbon. Thanks for sharing with us at The Pixie Cottage! Hope to see you again next week. Hugs, Karen

  9. Two fantastic cards I love your frames!!

    Thank you for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week for our favourites and good luck with the challenge

    Hugs Laurie x

  10. love the flowers and the frame! nice cut-work and an elegant card! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

    "Let's Get Scrappy!"

  11. Both cards are beautiful! Love the frame.
    Thanks for playing along with The Pixie Cottage sketch/wrap it with ribbon challenge this week!

  12. fantastic cards and love the way you did card 1, Great take on the Sketch too! Thanks for playing along with us on the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this week, hugs Samantha

  13. Two gorgeous cards Ann, love the colours and layout on both.

    Pat xx

  14. Both card are just gorgeous!

    Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT & CYP this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  15. Fab design thanks for joining us CRAFT this week.


  16. smart and chic...
    thanks for joining us at THE PIXIE COTTAGE

  17. 2 beautiful cards - I love your take on the TTT sketch and I also LOVE those daffs - Gorgeous!

    Thanks for playing along this week at Top Tip Tuesday with our 'Pick a Sketch' Challenge - Good Luck :)

    Carol x

  18. Awsome card!! Love those frames! Thank you for enter our Sketch/Wrap it in ribbon challenge over at The Pixie Cottage!


  19. Just love the elegant designs of your cards. Yet so simple,but completely divine. Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles this week. Hope to see you again tomorrow. Bettina

  20. Beautiful cards, very classy. Jx

  21. Great project , thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  22. Love your gorgeous elegant cards.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

  23. those cards are magnificent! love the images and the different styles!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo


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