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Oh the light was not playing ball for a white card today, but hopefully you can see some of the details! I wanted to play along with this week’s Cure For The Monday Blues – the challenge that Taheerah is putting on. I have great respect for anyone hosting a challenge as the time and effort involved really reflects the pure love of creating and what we do :) And Taheerah definitely has a passion and energy like no other! Not only that but she picks some cracking inspiration!

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There is so much to love about this wall and so many possible ways to be inspired! At first I started with a blue panel and lots of speech bubbles but then bit by bit I pared things down to this CAS version. The blue and white speech bubble was inspired by the blue and white vase on the table. The lettering from the bottom right frame and I threw in the pops of bright pink and hot orange too!

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The sentiment is made up of a little stamp surgery by using just the ‘with’ from a ‘with sympathy’ stamp from Clearly Besotted Stamps’ A Little Sentimental set. Then I combined three white letter stickers from Kelly Purkey (one coloured with a silver Wink of Stella glitter pen) and a glossy accented heart from the oh so useful Holiday Shapes set from Simon Says Stamp :)

It’s really tricky to see in my photos today but I’ve been playing with some new to me product. If you’ve called by this blog at any time in the last year then you know how much I love, love, love Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste! Well my options have now expanded with the Translucent Paste making an appearance as some subtle texture on this card :) The Translucent Paste is more of a mousse in comparison to it’s white counterpart. It goes on milky white and dries perfectly clear and shiny. It spread easily through the Falling Snow stencil from Simon Says Stamp which I love and using the Translucent Paste gives a general random circular pattern without the impression of a snowflake in sight LOL. As I’ve said, this paste dries clear and shiny, I suppose it has a similar appearance to glossy accents but being spreadable and easy to clean up is great for using with stencils. There is no way I could’ve got that lovely background using glossy accents – it took me three attempts to leave the glossy heart alone for long enough for it to dry! I really wish you could see the detail better, if I get some nice light tomorrow I will swop out the photos. However, light seems to be quite scarce around here at the moment – rain, rain and more rain!

I’m also starting to experiment with the new Crackle Texture Paste from Wendy Vecchi and I’ve been peeking my progress on Instagram. I’m enjoying spending time on Instagram at the moment with crafty peeks and just general life stuff, so if you fancy joining me over there then I’d love to see you :) You can find me here: debbyhughes.

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OK that’s enough of me rambling for today!

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted Stamps a little sentimental; Ink – Simon Says Stamp black; Dies – Simon Says Stamp medium tag, holiday shapes, Clearly Besotted Stamps you said it; Stencil – Simon Says Stamp falling snow; Card – Simon Says Stamp sea glass, Bazzill cotton candy, lollipop, Neenah solar white 110lb; Stickers – Kelly Purkey white KPST01; Embossing Paste – Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 translucent; Twine – Hemptique white; Copic – YR04; Ranger glossy Accents; Zig wink of stella silver glitter pen


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