Back on home turf!

So, another month of madness is over and I’m hoping that things will start to be a little less crazy on the work front. I shall still be zipping off on my travels, but the journeys will be closer to home. My week in Brussels was exhausting but also fun and I met some great people from all over the world and had a privileged insight into the world of one of the biggest global brands in the world – Mars Foods, who were fantastic hosts. A highlight of the trip was working with one of their development chefs. Here’s myself and my colleague ready for the factory tour:

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Oh the glamour!!

Hopefully, I will not be missing in action quite as much over the next few months and get my craft on a bit more, especially as we have the fun of Halloween and Christmas, not to mention the Gecko Galz Blog Hop, ahead of us. Today we have reached the midway point of our current challenge over at Crafty Boots and the theme is “Gold or Silver.” I was hoping to have a silver project in place for this morning but didn’t quite get there so instead I’m sharing the second of my gold themed projects:

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I love getting inky! Here I’ve blended Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Wilted Violet and Chipped Sapphire into an ombre effect. The gold splatters were created by using a splatter stamp and gold heat embossing. I ran a Krylon gold leaf pen around the edge of the card.

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The butterfly was die cut from cardstock and was inked using the same colours. I used a script stamp and more heat embossing and then ran it through a Texture Fades embossing folder. The antennae were created by winding some gold wire around a cocktail stick.

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When I returned after my week in Europe, my flight was late in the evening and so I stayed overnight in Manchester before finally returning home first thing on Saturday morning. Mr Beez picked me up from the station and this little surprise was waiting for me as we pulled up onto the drive.

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I think he missed me!!!

Thanks for buzzing by.


Comments

Back on home turf! — 8 Comments

  1. It’s great to have you back. It sounds like you had quite an experience in Brussels.

    I think this card is fabulous, totally stunning, and I have been longing to find out how you made it.

    CDionne xx

  2. Your butterfly creation is breath taking Lisette, the colors, ink, embossing, all of it. I”d love to be so talented as you. Enjoy your blog so much. So nice to have photo to see how you look, young and happy. Glad you’re back home again and your hubs expressed that also. How sweet and loving. Happy week dear friend.

  3. Oh you look so glamourous!! What a sweetie you hubby is too … Mine wouldn’t have noticed I’d gone until his tummy rumbled!! Beautiful card Lisette, from the colours to the amazing blending and that stunning gold!

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