Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Addicted to Stamps - Addicted to (GOLD) Challenge #2

Hello fellow bloggers.  Yep it's that time of week again and our new challenge over at Addicted to Stamps is Addicted to GOLD.  There is no theme so subject matter is totally up to your imaginations!!!  lol 

Now I've been having a huge clear out of my craft room and lots of unwanted goodies have gone to a good home BUT........ you know what it's like when you have a tidy up etc?  Yes, you've got it - I JUST CAN'T FIND ANYTHING!!!!  What I wanted to do for my DT card was to use FlitterGlu but I can't find it anywhere - so I've had to use the next best thing (not really in my mind but heyho...) which is detail gold embossing powder.

I've used my IndigoBlu stamp "Frosted Baubles" which is lovely and stamped in VersaMark and gold embossed onto red card.  The sentiment is part of a clear stamp set which doesn't have a manufacturer's name on it.  This has also been embossed.  I've then cut out the design and mounted onto gold mirri and more red card.  I've used a 5" x 7" card blank and put another piece of gold mirri through my Joy machine in my new and much coveted and loved Tied Together embossing folder by Couture Creations.........this is the e/f that was made as a limited edition but by the time most people found out about it everywhere had sold out!  It's made in Australia and they aren't making any more...........  I know you can't fully enjoy it's deliciousness but believe me it's absolutely gorgeous!  I've tied some gold ribbon around the card ending up with a bow.  The finishing touch was to add quite a few teeny tiny gold balls to each of the elements - but I'm not sure the photo actually shows them too well.

Please go over to the Addicted to Stamps challenge blog to look at all the wonderful creations made by the rest of the Design Team.  We really look forward to all your entries and popping over to your blogs for a "chat".

Happy crafting.


  1. Absolutely gorgeous Karen and 'that' embossing folder looks great done in GOLD....


  2. A truly beautiful golden creation!

  3. Oh, Karen this is amazing. What a huge effort you put into this card and the results are incredible xx

  4. Lovely Christmas card Karen, love that stamp! I'm looking out for the postman now for all those goodies that you chucked out:)
    Val x

  5. Firstly I want to know what is your embellishing machine the one with all the needles in sounds like some sort of torture thingy ! Fabulous card and very sexy if you dont mind me saying. Love IndigoBlu stamps and this is a beauty especially with the red card truly stunning.


  6. wow stunning lost for words just beautiful
    Hugs Kate xx

  7. Incredible, fantastic and supberb. Love it. Thanks for your sweet visit and luv. Hugs

  8. I don't know what the card would have looked like if you had found your FlitterGlu (which sounds like a name I would have come up with), but it is pure magic with the gold embossing powder. Your card looks like a posh card that would be in the "you can't afford me" section of the card department in a posh store!! Seriously stunning, Karen.

    (I'm sending you a case of adult nappies for when you read my blog!)

  9. Absolutely beautiful, Karen. Sue x


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