Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Let your little light shine

Hazel's challenge this week is 'Whatever lights your candle', and as I usually take themes fairly literally, I knew straight away what stamp I would use, but because my left arm is in a sling at the minute, I neded to keep it fairly simple.
I wanted to make separate elements in case I messed one up, so I found an off-cut of cream card and stamped the Penny Black image using three memento ink pads. It didn't stamp particularly well so I added colour with copic pens. I cut it out and added a bit of sparkle with yellow stickles on the flame and around the frame. (I find yellow stickles are much more effective than the gold ones for most things). I then found a precut card and envelope in some very old stash and as it looked a bit dark I added two lengths of Christmas foil ribbon bought recently in Hobbycraft. This left me with a space on the left that needed filling, so another search through my 'old stash' produced a suitable quote on cloudy acetate. I ran it through my Xyron and stuck it to the same cream card as the main image, cut it out and framed it with yellow stickles to match. The greetings banner is so old I can't begin to think of it's origin!

I made this card for:
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge 46: Whatever lights your candle,
and I am also linking it to Shirley Anne's blog towards my tally. I am determined to hit my total of 50 cards before the end of the month!


veronica said...

lovely card Kate,more especially as you did it one-handed, and you were so quick doing it , I've only just read the challenge post! Hope you are soon back to two hands

Hazel said...

Sorry to hear about the arm. You've done such a good job with one hand with this beautiful card - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 46 - hope to see you again soon. x

Di said...

What have you been up to Kate - arm in sling? You made a one-handed stunner here! Love it and I suspect that the sentiment could have come from Lakeland - waaaay back in the days when they sold some crafting items. I have a load of them still - come in handy too so not something to be thrown out :) Di xx

Shirley-anne said...

Sorry to read about your arm ..But you did awesome job on this stunner