Thursday 20 December 2012


I'm hoping I've managed to fulfil the criteria for the ABAC challenge.

This has taken me all week!  I guess it might help if I had any clue as to what I wanted to do when I start  - like that will happen: NOT.

This has essentially been put together with bits and bobs that have been sent to me, at least most of the papers,  plus some inspiration from other sources, and two freebies.

I started with the stamp,  which is by Crafty Individuals, who can be found on the internet:   Though I got the stamp from my local craft shop, it really is gorgeous and quite versatile.

Here she is in close up,  I like the use of the word 'imagine'.  The little girls face is also delightful,  sad in some ways.  It was stamped and then I added some UTEE to give it a nice glossy enamel finish.

The the spellbinders poinsettia, the die I was trying to buy from ebay!  It arrived yesterday.  I made good use of it,  cutting some from red card for this and some in just white for my mum's card.  The red ones got a good coating of UTEE and then some thick white powder

Finally these cute little candles, which came as a freebie from the Craft Barn,  that was for placing an order over £25, but it was a lovely surprise and a nice touch.   I frantaged these,  all three had the same powders sprinkled on them but all have come out different.   Loving the frantage thing,  was very tempted to grab one of the melting pots from CnC last week.  You almost tempted me Hels,  loved what you were doing, but with Christmas coming up I had to say no...  oh well next time my order will go in!

Thanks for stopping by,  your comments are always appreciated.


Mynn xx said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The colors are so vibrant and all the elements are just superb! Thank you so much for joining us at MMM! I hope you come and play along with me at Technique Tuesday for our Faux Tile challenge this month as well! Happy holidays! :)

Jacqueline said...

This is stunning - beautiful details and gorgeous colours. Thanks for joining in this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx

Julia S-W said...

This is beautiful Cassidy. I simply love that stamp and although I have quite a few of theirs, I don't have this one so will HAVE to buy it! I love the layers as this gives your pieces great depth and you can always find something new to look at! The colours work perfectly for me too. Thanks so much for sharing this at Anything But A Card and you must join us again soon!

Christy said...

Oh wow...this is so gorgeously put together with such great touches!!! Thanks for joining us at Anything But a Card this challenge!

Deena said...

Thanks for joining in at Anything But a Card's lights of the Season challenge! Wow it definitely fit our criteria! Gorgeous! I love that it is all bits and pieces put together too! Those are the best projects!

BJ said...

Cassidy, this is scrumptious. Love how you used the sequin star waste - as I had only thought to use it as a stencil - LOL. Thanks for opening my eyes. Everything else on the tag sits so well and the candles are superb, the colours are light and airy, love it.

Margaret said...

Gorgeous tag! All of the embossing and details are so stunning on this! Love the poinsettias! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card!

Suzi B said...

Thank you for joining us at MMM with this fabulous tag, love all the detail and embellies
Suzi B :)