Monday, 3 September 2012

We Three Kings.....

This another of my samples that appeared on the launch show for the new Studio 12 Picknix Collection 2 - Gingerbread Twist CD. I managed to make quite a few samples with the CD and will blog them over the next few days/weeks as and when I find time.

This card came about purely by accident to be honest. I was nosing through all the different sections on the CD and found one marked cutting files. Now as you all know I am lusting after an electronic cutting machine, but currently I don't have the funds nor the space for one, so I thought I'd torture myself and take a look at what I'd be missing out on! Well can you imagine how excited I was when I realised that the folder had amongst other things some PNG files and then to find this gorgeous image hidden amongst them ?? :D It was a proper Tena lady moment I can tell you!

I thought it would be rude not to use the image on a card, so this is what I did with it. Sadly in my excitement I completely forgot to add a sentiment to the card blank before mounting and attaching the image - doh! So I had to add it afterwards (kicks herself!!!).

The background is of course inked with Distress Inks and I've used a white gel pen to add some highlights to the image to make it pop a little.

So are you starting to get a feel for what the CD is about now? I do hope so, cos CD's get such bad PR and  to be honest the only limits to creating with them is your imagination!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Christmas or Holiday Sentiment
Charisma Cards - No embellishments
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
The Perfect Sentiment - Anything goes
Creative Card Crew - Christmas


  1. Lovely card. I think I would like CD's if my printer and I didn't have such a hate/hate relationship. It's lucky I won the stupid thing because I'd have took it back to the shop if I'd paid for it!

  2. This is gorgeous Claire,love the

  3. Absolutely beautiful Claire! Love the image and the colored background you created.

  4. This is gorgeous Claire. Thank you for sharing it with us at Creative Card Crew and good luck.


  5. Gorgeous card,Claire. Love the simplicity of it, yet it is so effective. Loving the use of distress inks. It looks amazing!
    Michaela xx

  6. Another gorgeous card I love how clean you have kept it and the colours are stunning.
    Jenny x

  7. fab card simple stylish thanks

  8. Absolutely beautiful card Claire, traditional yet modern x

  9. Tena moment, lol. I must admit I'm not into CDs, I think its the cost of replacing printer cartridges that is the problem for me. They run out so quickly and cost a fortune to replace. This is another great card Claire and your secret is safe with us (about the sentiment being forgotten and put on afterwards).

  10. Wonderful card. Fabulous work on your image. Bravo !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

    Hugs from France.

  11. Hope you managed to stock back up with ya tenna's babes!!!. I just love this card, infact it is one of my fave's of your's out of your samples. It is so effective. Looking forward to seeing the rest of your samples hun. Big hugs Clare xxx

  12. Absolutely gorgeous!!

    Thanks for joining us for our Christmas challenge at The Creative Card Crew

    Margaret xx

  13. Wow, beautiful card! i love the image and your colouring. Fab! Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x

  14. Hi Claire, love this card...I don't use CDs...but seeing some of your fantastic samples...I could change my mind! S x

  15. Fabulous project! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog! Cheiron

  16. What lovely inkiness! This is one of my favourite projects that you've made!


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