Thursday, 10 August 2017

What's your favourite embellishment & why

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This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite Embellishment (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

Here are the beautiful creations made by our Design Team to get your mojo flowing:


I couldn't decide between pearls (which I add to almost everything), my beloved satin ribbons (which I have in a whole rainbow of colours) or flowers (again lots of colours and sizes).  So since I couldn't decide, I opted for all three plus a few die cuts for good measure!

I much prefer pearls to gemstone because I like the sheen rather than the bling, and they're so easy to add without overpowering an image. I also love my double bows in a satin ribbon to match the colours on my card. When it comes to the flowers, I like adding them in little rows of 3 or 5 around the outside of my image panel with the little green stem spirals from curling them around my paintbrush handle.






Samantha

I don't tend to use many embellishments but I LOVE pearls and usually
its the small ones that I make a beeline for as they are good one any kind of card.


Brenda


It's kinda funny, I love embellishments but tend to use them rather sparingly...except for sequins, I LOVE THEM!  I don't know if you can ever have to many sequins.  I love the many beautiful colors they come in.  I think I love them most because they can turn a simple design into something more interesting yet not make it difficult to mail.



Elaine


I have so many favourite embellishments. I choose which to use according to the card I have made. This card I have used pearls and Liquid Pearls. These little bottle of coloured pearls are super to accent small areas. I love the way they add detail to a plain space.


Most of the times my cards are pretty simple without a lot of fuss, but there are 2 kinds of embellishments I regularly use. First of all I loves dies with stitched or pierced edges, because they give a little something extra. My second favourite are my hotfix gems. I use them very often and I enjoy using them. Hotfix gems are gems with a glue layer on their backs. With a hotfix tool that gets hot, you can melt the glue layer and the hotfix gems stick to the paper (or even fabric). Hotfix gems are available in many sizes, shapes and colours available. 



I love all the usual embellishments (flowers, pearls etc) but apart from those I do love heart shaped doilies.  They're quick and easy and can be used on many types of cards without being bulky.



I tend not to embellish my cards too much to avoid bulk. However, ribbon is my embellishment of choice as it adds interest without too much depth.



Embellishments, phooey!  I'm a clean and simple kinda girl, some days more simple than others (ha), so I tend to restrict embellishments, a lot.  Rather than being able to add lots of stuff skillfully, my makes tend to look a little, shall we say, rugged.  So I keep it simple.  I love die-cut embellishments but try to use them to echo the theme, like this one with the stars




I love to use the Nuvo Crystal Drops or sequins on my cards. It gives some more interest to my cards.






So now it's over to you.
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showcase Your Favourite Embellishment (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

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Thursday, 27 July 2017

What's your favourite colour duo (and why)?

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I love pink and blue separately but think pastel shades of this combo really complement each other. I have lots of papers in these colours and although most of my puppy image is fur, I have also managed to squeeze both of my chosen colours into my image.  I'm also using my favourite fur colour combo of Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo and a spot of Gathered Twigs for shade.






I have many favourite colours but a duo I really love and use a lot always has blue or brown or both so I guess that's one of my firm go to favourites.



One of my most favorite color duos is green and pink.  They just me smile.  When you have darling images like little Sugarpops, I think they are the perfect pair.



Elaine


I have so many favourite colour duos. It all depends on the subject. Today I have used one of my favourites for a new baby boy. I think blue and lemon is so fresh and very suited to a new baby.


My favourite colour combination is pink combined with black. I love this bright shade of pink (but I have to admit I love all shades ;) ). The black accents make the colour pink really pop!






My favourite colour duo is lilac and aqua. They go well together and are really fresh looking.  It also looks good on christmas cards.




My all time favourite duo is pink and green (all shades). Why? Look around you it is one of Mother nature's favourites too!! 
I have more than one favourite colour duo, depending on what type of card I'm making, but the one that always makes me smile is purple and aqua, it has a lovely clean and fresh feel about it.





Wilma
My favorite colourduo is aqua and green. It makes me happy and reminds me of young leaves in spring and blue skies. 




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Thursday, 13 July 2017

Do you prefer pearls or gems (and why)

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This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite Pearls or Gems (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

Here are the beautiful creations made by our Design Team to get your mojo flowing:


I think it's fairly clear if you look at my previous creations that I opt for pearls on most of my cards and rarely use gems. I love the smooth texture of the pearls and have them in every colour of the rainbow to match whatever card I'm making. 






I prefer pearls because I can even use little ones on Masculine cards
I tend to use pearls or enamel accents that are like pearls.

I like both pearls and gems to give a project that extra little something.  I tend to choose them to match the overall designed of my card.  This card was just begging for the sparkle of gems.





Elaine


I like both pearls and gems. I have used pearls in this instance because I think they look a little more sophisticated.


I love both pearls and gems. Pearls are really easy to use for me because they have adhesive on the back of them and I like the pretty look.




I like both, but tend to use pearls a lot more.  I think they finish a card off and look more elegant than gems, particularly for special occasion cards.




It's pearls for me, they come in such an array of colours these days and just add a lovely finishing touch to any card whether elaborate or simple, as in this case.



Pearls or Gems, hmmmm, well for me it is determined by the card I'm
making but when it is a chirpy image that demands bling and sparkle then
of course it has to be gems!





I love both and it depends of the 'sort' of card I make. For a romantic card I like to use pearls and for a fun or modern card I like to use gems. This bright coloured card needs gems. 


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