Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Acetate Card & Candy Wrap

So sorry I won't be playing along again for WOYWW this week but I'm rushing to get prepped for the Art Specially Show in Zeist, Holland and I still have my family here until tomorrow. I too succumbed to the sicky, yucky bug that the Curly Girlies started with on the train from London so brought up with them, and I'm luckily recovered in time for my trip. At least they can't blame my cooking!
Now I just need to catch up to get ready, packed and organised. Stay calm .... stay calm I say! I'll get there!
Just leaving you with a couple of things from my files that I made recently...
a card with an acetate front and the background is made from a scrap piece of my own coloured card which has been over stamped with swirls. The acetate is stamped (on the inner surface) with the same swirl in both white and black.
I've been making these simple candy wraps for years but they alway come in handy at times like Easter for little gifts. Once again the card I used is from offcuts of pieces I decorated for other projects, mainly with Distress inks but the centre blue one has been embossed in white. The leaf is a stencil which I swiped a Versafine pad over then embossed with white detail powder. Good idea to use a stencil instead of a stamp for the image... try it!.


Redanne said...

Hi Jo, so sorry to hear that you have been poorly too! I hope the nasty bug is well and truly gone by the time you go away! Your card is stunning Jo, I love the acetate and your little wrappers are so pretty, you do wrapping so well. Hugs, Anne x

Annie said...

Sorry to hear you've had the bug too Jo but please to hear you are now recovered. All the very best in Holland.
A x

Twiglet said...

Oh such pretty little things there Jo. Hope you are soon back on top form - enjoy Holland! x Jo

sam21ski said...

Glad you're feeling better, have fun in Holland

Sam xxx

butterfly said...

The acetate card is really cool, and I love the colours on your candy bags!
Alison x

Linda Simpson said...

Stunning Jo, glad to hear you are better for your next trip. See you soon.

Linda xxx

mammafairy said...

All your makes rather good as per usual. That stencil embossing is a great idea, too. Thanks!

fairy thoughts said...

sorry to hear you have been poorly, horrible bug. hope you have fun in holland... dont eat the brownies:)

cockney blonde said...

So sorry to hear you've had the bug too. Aren't they just the best these grandees, they just love to share absolutely everything, lol.
BTW nice artwork. Enjoy your trip, x

Cardarian said...

Hi Jo!

So sorry sickness has struck and you caught it too along with the Brighton Belles! I hope you will get packed ok and will be on your way soon! Have a lovely time in Zeist and when you come back tell me all about it!
Lots of hugs

SueH said...

Glad to her the little ones are on the mend and your also feeling better and ready for your trip Jo. There’s nothing worse than traveling when you’re not feeling 100%.

I’m loving your beautiful card, it’s so pretty. The card wraps are great too…..loving the striking colours, especially the Blue one.
Happy Crafting!
Sue @ 72

Angie said...

So many bugs ...some short lived but other hang on ....glad you and yours are on the mend.
LOVE that card ...it is so beautiful ...as are the wraps. xx

Julia Dunnit said...

So glad you've recovered in time..you're full on busy! LOVING the colours you've been working with, such depth and cheer! Have fn in Holland..I know it will be hard work but you're sure to make every minute a blast.

Kim Andersen said...

enjoy your trip! I hope you have just a mild case of whatever it is!

lovely cards and packages - I especially like the wrappers and their springy colors :)

Gaby Bee said...

Your acetate card is pretty cool, Jo, and I love your candy bags!!
Hope you've had a great time in Holland!