Tuesday, 15 December 2015

The Craft Countdown continues with only 63 days to go!!

Tonight had to be a quicky, as I've lots of craft work to get on with.  I've got deadlines!!  By Friday I have to have my samples done which will be used for the packaging.  This is nerve wracking, as they have to be good.  And you know that feeling when every card you make looks rubbish - or it's just not right.  Or you splodge ink on it just as you've finished.  Yep, plenty of that has been happening today!!  So, the panic is on, which means my blog post has to be done speedily.  I hope you still like it.

I scanned my room, and saw these little beauties:

A pack of rather lovely die cuts.  A simple card was born!!

I cut my mat and layers, to frame my lady, after choosing my lady and her outfit:


I decided to emboss the dress to add a bit of texture, and then applied a little gilding wax, to add some sheen:

I am using a tall card, and used a stamp to add a few dots which will just about show behind the layers:


Now, can you see on the photo above, another blotch of random ink.  Aaargh, drives me nuts!!  I had to cover it up, which meant I had to add a sentiment.  I choose this, which I matted and cut at a jaunty angle:

I now simply stuck everything together, added a piece of ribbon and gem at the top, and then carefully added dots of Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer PVA, and then pretty purple Stickles nestled in between: 

I popped this at the top of the boots, and on the hat.  Here's the finished card;



Now, for those of you who have got this far, I have the rest of the pack of die cuts, and a couple more packs with different images in, to give away.  If you would like to be the lucky recipient, then please just leave a comment below, and I'll choose one person :)

Thank you



45 comments:

Jackie S * said...

a brill quickie card Leonie, I can't wait to see your new designs in 63 days!
Jackie S x

http://melaniesproductions.blogspot.co.uk said...

Fantastic card

Monika Weclewska said...

What a great card Leonie so elegant and simple. I'm a HUGE fan of yours and miss you greatly as I loved watching you on C&C XXX
Monika aka paperMona

yorkshiresue said...

I so miss watching your demos and the presenting side on tv and look forward to your blogpost in 63 days . I've followed you since your QVC days with Dawn B. Oh and PS a fabulous card xxx

Claire said...

Really enjoying your blog and the countdown, lovely card

Nicky Haslam said...

I miss your smiling and mischievous face, I think the card you created was simply fabulous

GilbertCass said...

Love the card. Can't wait to see you again on our screens. .I'm not a card crafter, textiles, knitting, sewing, crotchet and embroidery. But always loved your infectious style of presenting. 😊x

Chrissie Roberts said...

Fab quick card Leonie. Something different every day


Sarah Brennan said...

So glad that I came across your blog today. I love how you've turned something ready made into something individual and crafty.

Sarah Brennan said...

So glad that I came across your blog today. I love how you've turned something ready made into something individual and crafty.

Anonymous said...

Love how you covered the ink splodge...how crafty....LOL.XxX

Diane said...

Soooooo glad its not just me that black inky splodes just appear from nowhere where I don't want them, white card and me are a train crash just waiting to happen !! But must say Leonie your card is rather cool....

hugs Diane xx

Unknown said...

Lovely blog today Leonie! Keep it up and can't wait until February when you can reveal all! Saw your first appearance on QVC and still following you. Love your unique style. Hugs Chris Barnes xx


Debbie Fisher said...

Gorgeous card Leonie. Love the die cuts xx

Carol Jervis said...

Lovely card Leonie I was privileged to have my photo taken with you at the nec a couple of years ago by my husband thank you xx

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Cally said...

Lovely quick card. Love the colours. X

Cally said...

I am sooooo pleased that I am not the only silly billy that manages to get a nasty ink splodge on a piece of work. You did a great job of covering it up. Good luck with your samples.
Hugs x

Rosanna said...

Love it!

karenlotty said...

Ooooh! I hadn't realised you'd got a blog - saw it at the side of Julia Watts' blog. I have missed you not being on tv! I love your work and will definitely be visiting more often Today'a offering is wonderful. I think the biggest majority of my cards are happy accidents. I either change my mind for the layout as I go along or like you get a splodge that needs covering up. Ingenious way to cut the sentiment. Looks perfect now. Going to scroll bag and look at what I've been missing xxx

Theresa said...

Brilliant card Leonie don't know why I have not visited your blog before
As Arnold says. I'll be back. Lol X

Pam B said...

Hi Leonie

I am so enjoying your countdown and am now inspired to look in my drawer and find my MDF shapes at least I think they are in the drawer, oh to be a tidy crafter :)

Happy Crafting

Pam

Margaret A said...

Love the lady.. so tall and elegant..I wish!! haha
Another fab project considering you're so busy x

Margaret A said...

Love the lady.. so tall and elegant..I wish!! haha
Another fab project considering you're so busy x

Missinglink said...

What a lovely card. Love the lady die cut but also love the "dots" stamp; who made that?

Kitty Davies said...

Hi Leonie .
Just found you via Julia.
A stunner of a card Thank you.
Take care Kitty.

foxyg said...

What a fantastic modern card. Love it.

Gloria Robey said...

Hi Leonie. I too have just found your blog Via Julia's blog.Will be visiting you often. Good luck in your new project.Have Missed you on T.V. Gloria(sidcup) xx

carol edwards said...

Hi Leoni what a fab card and the sentiment is just perfect. Happy accident as they say. Nice to see you blogging and look forward to seeing soon, so miss you on TV dinners

Helen Webb said...

Hi Leonie,
Loving your blog with your daily projects. It's inspiring me to get into my craft room and use my stash!
Helen

Julie Ann said...

Hi Leonie
Wow I love this card! The exclamation mark is because I would have looked at the die cuts and would have found them so unpromising but I truly love what you did with them.
Don't take this the wrong way but you're a much better crafter/artist than I thought you were. I guess that working on C&C doesn't really allow for the creative spirit in a person to shine through and for that reason alone you have made the right decision to move.
Good luck in all your future adventures. You weren't initially one of my favourite people on C&C but you grew enormously on me and now I can sincerely say that you are missed.

Julie Ann x

Jackie Durrant said...

What a cute card, Leonie and I love the sentiment words, best wishes Jackie x

Myra said...

Hello Leonie,
You have managed to make a beautiful , stylish card out just bits and pieces! Very clever!
Keep up the good work!
Love Myra xx

julie laz said...

Hi Leonie, it's beautiful, what a girly card, I just love it, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Glass Daisy said...

Love the lady, love the dots, love you! Glad to see you have come out the other side Leonie, lookk forward to seeing you back on our screens.
Sonia x

Linda Simpson said...

Such a gorgeous card and in my favourite colour too. A nerve racking and exciting time for you and so looking forward to seeing the big reveal in 63 days. Good Luck you will be fab but sure am missing your cheerful face on our screens.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Tracy Welham said...

Fantastic card for a quick make! Excited about the big reveal. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

jane said...

Fab card just the type my daughter would love xx

Sue Balawajder said...

Fabulous card,love the colours and the sentiment is just brilliant. We are all counting the days down with you.You could just whisper where you are going next :0)

Ann said...

Leonie I am so glad I have found your blog look forward to seeing you on our screens again in February. Good luck in your new ventures and products. How many more days have we got to wait Lol.

Anne Chilvers said...

Love this card, the die cuts look great and the idea of embossing the dress for added impact is very effective...I always forget to do things like that ! You can't go wrong using Phill Martin's colours either, there's always one that matches what you're doing ! Really enjoying your blog posts, dodgy ink splodges an' all !! xx

Anonymous said...

If only my quick cards turned out so well when under pressure.
Looking forward to seeing more of you soon

Sinbad said...

That's what I call a beautiful card from nothing

Leonie Pujol said...

The winner of the card is Diane, who has two dogs, Hugo and Taz!! Diane if you would drop me a line with your address, I can get the winning goodies to you. Email me at leoinepujol@hotmail.co.uk

Congratulations xxx

Diane said...

Ooooooooo lucky me for once !! Off to email you Leoine....ta sooo muchly !!