Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Starting the new year with Simply Create Too Challenge #123

Challenge #123 for Simply Create Too has the theme of "New Beginnings". I made a card for my step-daughter's wedding, coming up in February. (I hope she doesn't see this before then).

This card was made using the Spellbinders Nestabilities Majestic Elements - Majestic Labels 25; as well as Elizabeth Craft Designs Curvy Leaves and Memory Box Small Marianna Vine Outline cutting dies. I used some Arctic White and Purple Crystal Perle cardstock, some silver glitter cardstock and white vellum. The flowers were Kaisercraft Coconut paper blooms. In the background you can see some Swiss Dot embossed white vellum; while inside the frame I cut out an oval of the vellum and stamped in purple ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder..

This card is such a departure from what I've been doing lately, but I was inspired by a card by Olga Direktorenko.(click on the link to see the card). I CASEd her card also for a 90th birthday card for one of my mum's friends.

It's hard to photograph white cards. Any suggestions, anyone?

This post is sooo late. I've been frantically trying to get the house back into order after getting the inside repainted at the end of last year, but because I'm reorganising, adding new household fixtures, cleaning and culling all at the same time, it's taking forever. Our garage is out of action with all of the household goods in it, which is sooo bad as we'
re having heat waves in Queensland at the moment and getting into a hot car is not my idea of a happy situation.

Hope you're all keeping well and having a crafting good time.

Bye for now.



  1. Pure elegance Janelle, this design is perfect for so many different occasions! did you see that Altenew is releasing new 'layering' cover dies soon, i saw them on a CHA video today, they are intricate and look amazing, reminds me of the beauty of your cards here.

    1. Thank you so much Therese. I'd quite forgotten how much fun there is in fiddling around with intricate layers. I'm going to see if I can find the video from the CHA - you've got me intrigued. Hugs, Janelle.

  2. Hey You! (Had a giggle when you wrote that on my blog :-)) Love these white cards - so very elegant Janelle.

  3. Such a beautiful card thanks for sharing!!!


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