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Saturday, 7 July 2012

All That Glitters

No prizes for guessing the theme of this week's challenge over at Less Is More.  I'm not really a fan of gold in crafting as it reminds me of when I started all those years ago, there wasn't nearly so much choice of products,  all the embossing powders were metallic and everyone crafted with mirriboard.  Anyhow, I came up with this idea and I kind of like it, hope you do too.




The stamp by Hero Arts was inked with Versamark and embossed with Gold Detail E.P.  Punched mirriboard flowers embellished with tiny bugle beads were arranged along the branch and then I made a sign to dangle down using a Kaisercraft sentiment and a gold pen to make the 'chain'. I think the gold against the purple card looks quite striking.  

There are quite a few songs with 'Gold' lyrics, but this one was most prominent in my mind.         Go Shirley!



26 comments:

  1. Really striking card Fiona and love those punched flowers and the clever hanging sign.
    Love your last card too and like you am fed up with the rain as it seems like we're not going to have any summer this year - sigh!
    Hope you're well at the moment (apart from dripping lol)
    Fliss xx

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  2. wow fabulous creation..... how fabulous is the gold on the blue, love love love love it

    ali x

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  3. Hola Fiona..i'm glad to see you, your card is a 007 card, a golfinger branch:D:D, gorgeous and great combo colours, i like your sentiment like a swing, amazing flowers, a great work Fiona.
    I hope to see you again.
    Hugs from Palma

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  4. Very regal!

    I've missed ya, where've you been?

    Jakix

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  5. I know what you mean Fiona. I don't think I ever did a card without mirri card on it somewhere or a peel off hehe
    This is ust superb, love the design and the card colour
    Don;t work too hard, we miss you not being around
    Thanks so much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  6. this is a gorgeous card so elegant

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  7. Love the colour of your card and it goes so well with the card. Great design :)

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  8. A smashing card Fiona, simply lovely! Hope you are well and all is rosy in your world
    X Michelle

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  9. Fabulous!! Just love this Fiona - why didn't I think of using a coloured base card?! Lol, I remember those days well, hence the 10 year old EPs!!
    xx

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  10. I love the simplicity of this card Fiona & the embossed sentiment is perfectly done. Great colour combo as well.
    Sally x

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  11. The blue with the gold looks so rich!
    A wonderful card Fiona!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  12. Bit of the Midas touch yourself there, Fiona! It's a gorgeous card, gold and purple are a great combination.
    Entered any webs of sin lately?! xxxx

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  13. Very elegant. I love it!! I love the background colour. I am not sure I would have been brave enough to try this,but it really works!!

    Thank you for the inspiration.

    Marrigje

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  14. Stunning card Fiona - love the way you've "hung" your sentiment from the tree.....so effective.

    Karen x

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  15. That is just beautiful! You are so clever! Sarah xxx

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  16. Gorgeous colour combination and I love the sentiment.

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  17. Simply stunning ,Mehta a gorgeous card and your base card really sets of the gorgeous design.

    Marie

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  18. Hi Fiona

    Gorgeous card and you are right the gold is very striking on the mauve - love it!

    Tina
    X

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  19. That is beautiful, I love gold with purple, very classy! great song choice, too! x

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  20. Fabulous!! Purple and gold is one of my most favourite combinations and your card is soo classy. I just love it's simplicity, well done, Gay xxx

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  21. The gold really shows up on the darker background, fab idea.

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  22. Love this Fiona. The gold against the blue is very striking and I love your `hanging sign`.
    Lynne xxx

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  23. Very nice LIMcard Fiona! Love the colour combination of gold and royal blue!
    G.
    Charlotte

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  24. I absolutely LOVE your take on this Fiona! The gold looks fabulous against the purple card stock. You are such a classy lady - you could have had Spandau Ballet but you opted for Shirley Bassey instead! Vicky x

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  25. Beautiful...so simple yet striking.
    http://carolescreativecritters.blogspot.com/

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  26. Fabulous card, love the gold on blue card xxx

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