Monday, 23 May 2011

I'm Feeling Orange!

Woohoo!! I can emboss!! :-))   
When the fabulous Lols, read that I had no embossing things 
she sent me a Cuttlebug swirls folder (along with some little mice!) 
- what a STAR ***
So here's my first attempt with it.
I think I got my layers a little wrong,
'cos it cut right through in some places, 
but I do love the texture it gives you.

The butterfly is a Spellbinders die, which doesn't get used much because it's the devil of a job to get the paper out, once it's been cut. I did see a little trick about adding a layer of wax paper first, so I will give that a try.

I used a neat little trick for adding the glitter. I put a wide strip of DS tape on my card, then die cut my oval. I peeled off the tape backing and pressed the sticky side into my glitter. Easy peasy and much less messy than glue.

Challenges - 

CAS-ual Fridays - CAS + Bling
Less Is More - Butterflies
Designed2delight - White + 1

I just want to say how totally thrilled I was when my 'white on white' card was ShowCASed at Less Is More last week. 
There was such a lot of awesome talent on display,
I was stunned to be chosen.
Huge thank you to Chrissie and Mandi
and to everyone who left me such lovely comments.


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Caroline :-) the embossed panel looks fab and the glitter and orange colours are beautiful :-)
Congratulations on being spotlighted :-) Very well deserved :-)

Lols x x x

p.s you could enter this into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge too ,, sparkle and shine !! :-) x

Aileen said...

This is really pretty. I like the contrasting colour way and well done on your embossing. x

Pauline said...

This is gorgeous! Love the vibrant colour, and the butterfly is beautiful!

Diane said...

This is a beautiful all the embossing you did and the orange and white vibrant...and congrats on you being chosen last deserved it!

Beryl K said...

Lovely card,
Beryl x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the embossing.Thanks for sharing with us at

Mandi said...

Just FAB Caroline
Bless Lols, she is so kind!
Loving the orange!
Thanks for your loyalty
Diva LIM mandi
Less is More

~ Kendra ~ said...

Wonderful card!! I love that you used white and orange together, it looks great!! Thanks for joining us at Designed 2 Delight!!


Zoechaos said...

Great card gorgeous colour really pops. XOXO Zoe

Michele Gross said...

oooo, such a pretty color combo! The orange really pops against the white and I love how you've brought the bling :) Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Simply a Bug Lover said...

Love the colours they are so crisp and clean. great design. Sue x

Kathyk said...

Lovely card and colours and that embossing folder is just soooooooo useful too


Jo said...

This is a beautiful card and the embossing looks fab. Jo

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is just stunning work, big hugs pops x

Vicky said...

Gorgeous hun!...fabulous embossing and great idea with the glitter..must remember that one!

hugs Vicky xx

dstandard said...

Beautiful card - love the embossing! Thanks for playing at Designed 2 Delight!

Bridget said...

Beautiful card Caroline! Thank you for joining us @ Designed2Delight's DT Challenge!

debby4000 said...

Beautiful, elegant card Caroline.

Tricia :O) said...

GORGEOUS CARD - love the orange :O)

* Shaz * said...

Beautiful card thanks for joining us at CYDA this week x

Hannah said...

Gorgeous CAS and LIM card, very striking colour, fab :)

Suze Bain said...

First of all, congrats on being showcased! Next, I just love the colour used in this card. Fabby! xx

Lee said...

Beautiful card.i love everything about it.Congratulations on being

Kryssi said...

Sweet and gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Jenny said...

Lovely card Caroline, such a bright zingy colour. Clever idea with the glitter patch on the oval:) Well done for last week too.
Jenny x

Karen B. said...

Really beautiful, what a wonderful set of colors and the embossing is perfect! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Laura Davis said...

This is so pretty!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Susan said...

I'll have to remember that glitter tip! Fabulous card!

My card is HERE

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

very pretty. Thank you for playing along with us this week on Designed2Delight.

Lynne said...

Lovely card. Love that gorgeous colour.
Lynne xxx

Jaclyn Miller said...

So gorgeous - love that orange. Thank you for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays.

Juls said...

so elegant! Love the touch of glitter! Hugs Juls

Amanda said...

A great card with a lovely CAS design. Thanks for joining in with our White Plus One challenge at Craft Your Days Away.

Crafty Creations by AJ

Faith A said...

This card is lovely, it stood out in the thumbnails, gorgeous
PS Congratulations on being Showcased in Less is More