Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Happy Hols to me!

 Hello my crafting friends,

This is my last post before I fly away to Cyprus tomorrow. I have some pre-scheduled posts for my design teams, so I won't be completely absent from blogland!

Today my card is for CAS-ual Fridays 'Fall Colours and a Leaf' challenge.

My card was inspired by this card that Loll posted last week. I loved her idea of embossing a leaf with gold. I have used the same stamp set from Clearly Besotted Stamps that I used yesterday but this time I also used the die. I blended Autumn coloured inks onto my card stock then die cut the leaf. I then stamped and heat embossed in gold. The leaf is just stunning on its own and a CAS design was the way I had to go with it. I just scored a few lines then spritz the card with gold shimmer ink to give the splatter look. This card was so hard to photograph in this dull English weather! Here are 2 shots that hopefully give you some idea.

O.K my blogging friends I am off to pack!

Take care and see you soon x


  1. I hope you and Callum have an absolutely fabulous holiday! This is gorgeous! The gold is so classy and elegant!

  2. Just gorgeous! That leaf with your autumn tones, the gold spritz and score lines make for a fabulously stunning card. Take care on your holiday but have fun xx

  3. Hi Sandie. Gorgeous leaf and perfect CAS card to show it off. Love all the gold embossing and the spritzed background. Great design!

    Have a wonderful holiday! Loll xx

  4. This is so gorgeous Sandie :), love the gold. Have a fun on ur trip

  5. Wow, this is so gorgeous, Sandie ... the shimmer and rich colours are fantastic! What a fab card to leave us with before your hols ... have a fabulous time! Anita :)

  6. Smashing clean design with lovely golden touches! Enjoy your holiday!

  7. Love this card, Sandie. That leaf is amazing and such perfect splattering too! Have a great time away...and tell me all about it when you get back!

  8. Love that gorgeous gold leaf! Have a fun trip and thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!