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Saturday, 14 May 2011

Bah! Humbug! #19

Well naughty Mr. Blogger managed to send everyone into a tail spin over the last couple of days when he decided to have a major hissy fit and lock us all out of blogland!  Kind've makes you wonder what we did with our lives before blogging came along because there were plenty of people who were totally lost for the last 2 days without it lol?
Hopefully he has been sorted out now and we'll have no more silly nonsense ... but just in case ... I'd better show my latest challenge offering for Bah! Humbug! pretty darn quick.
This week we're looking for cards and projects following the theme of Snowflakes and the focal image on my card was something I had a bash at when my Humbugger Buddy Ann came to stay and kindly introduced me to the delights of using embossing paste with brass stencils and then colouring by blending with inks.   What inky fun we had that day!
I trimmed the panel and matted it onto pale blue glitter card, before placing it, off centre, on top of a panel of Debbie Moore text foil paper which was also matted, firstly onto black and then onto more of the blue glitter card.  
Ice blue sparkly ribbon is knotted and trimmed to add a little interest.  The fancy peel off snowflakes are already decorated with tiny clear gemstones and provide a touch more sparkle ... just in case it was needed. 
Check out what Ann and our Guest Designers have been up to at Humbug Hall and then join in with our challenge to show us what fabulous ideas you can come up with using snowflakes.  
Reckon it's almost time for la-la-land ... but before I go let me show you the beautiful azalea bush that is blooming beside the garage. 
Stunning ... or what?
 After the rain ...


A beautiful sight to see every morning ... but such a shame that the flowers are so shortlived and will only last a couple of weeks.
Enjoy your weekend ... wherever you are and whatever you are doing.

8 comments:

Aquarius said...

Brilliant card and worth waiting for - as you say what did we do with ourselves before blogging came along!!! Thanks for sharing those gorgeous flowers.

Ann said...

totally stunning Max - you are clever. Not writing much in case it gets lost.
Ann xxx

mamapez5 said...

A lovely atmospheric card. I like usung the paste with stencils but have never tried colouring it.
By the way, your beautiful azalea exactly matches my bougainvillea, but we are luckier because ours will last for months. Kate x

Rita said...

Fabulous card Max. I love the deep colours. Hugs Rita xx

uhooi said...

Waw,, This card is very good and creative,,,

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Pink-Crafty-Devil said...

Wow love this card
Thanks for sharing

Erin (CelticCrafter) said...

This is an absolutely gorgeous card! And I love the flowers!
~Erin

Ruth said...

Beautiful card! And the flowers are lovely, too.