Tuesday 11 May 2021

New Technique 3 Embossing/colouring direct Kraft card


Good Morning Ladies, 

Please join me in wishing our lovely Michele a Very Happy Birthday,  I hope that you have a lovely day spending quality time with Phil, I hope that you get to have a lovely lunch out somewhere nice and the rest of the day relaxing and doing something that you love XXX 🎂🍾🎉🎈❤

It was a  blustery day here yesterday but fine and dry, I didn't make much use of the morning though,  I felt physically exhausted, mostly due to lack of sleep I think, which exacerbates my heart condition. Paul instructed me to stay in bed and try and catch up on sleep, it worked, I got a couple of hours sleep which did help.  We spent a couple of hours in the garden which also feels like therapy!                            Is there anything more frustrating than after nurturing your seedlings, tending them daily, gently potting them on so that they are strong enough to be planted out, only to discover that some pesky pest has eaten the leaves off of half of your seedlings!!🤬😡!!  After some research it looks like the most likely pest that causes this damage is...... the Woodlice / Roly Poly/ percy ( I have no idea why we were bought up calling them a 'percy') that wasn't what I was calling them yesterday!!  Now I don't want to kill them so we have to work out how to trap them, they are really good to have in your compost heap as they are basically 'composters' ! 

Now onto today's card, I had a go at embossing and colouring direct onto Kraft card.  I used a HoneyDoo leaf stamp with Versamark ink to stamp a random pattern over a piece of Kraft card that I had dusted with an anti static bag. I covered the stamped card with Gold Embossing Powder and then heat set, now I was going to colour the leaves with my Polychromo pencils, I tried a test leaf on a spare piece of kraft card and it took too long to get a decent blend, so I thought I'd try my Zig Clear Colour Watercolour markers, I used a Turquoise and Indigo pens, blending the two together with the lighter (Turquoise) pen. I think that despite being Watercolour markers they worked brilliantly on the absorbant Kraft card.  I did have a bit of chopping and changing with choosing the sentiment....

This was my first attempt but on reflection I thought I took up too much of that lovely Background, so I decided on a little Sticker style sentiment backed with a little mirror card to pick out the gold embossing.  I matted the card onto a narrow mat of Gold Mirror card and then onto a 4 1/4  X  5 1/2 inch Kraft card base.

I hope that you like my card and that one of the techniques I have used inspires you a little. 

Love and hugs to all of you,

Sandra                                                                                xxxxxx 


  1. Morning Ladies

    Thank you for my birthday wishes-it’s glorious sunshine today but breezy. I said the same about yesterday and we had torrential rain, thunder then sunshine again!

    Sandra-your card is absolutely gorgeous. I love the colours on Kraft card-it’s stunning.

    The plan for today is lunch outside somewhere and to have a walk.


    1. 💐HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHELE💐 Wishing you a lovely relaxing day. Your card only went in the post last night so I am sorry that it will not be with you until tomorrow. Enjoy your lunch out with Phil xx

  2. Morning Everyone
    HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHELE. Havethe best day you can.I hope your plans work out but whatever the weather just ENJOY YOUR DAY.

    The CAFE is OPEN so popin when you can for a cuppa and a chat or just a little escape for peace and quiet.

    HUGS are wingingtheir way to you all.PLEASE TAKE CARE AND STAY SAFE.xxxx

  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHELE I hope you have a lovely time
    I love your card SANDRA Yet another technique I haven’t really tried I wish I felt like crafting more in the afternoons Whether it’s the new job or the diabetes but I just crash after lunch for an hour and then don’t feel like it I must must make a start on a card for my sister in law It’s her birthday on Monday! Hopefully a cc
    I hope you feel better today SANDRA
    Take care all xx

  4. Hi Sandra & ladies

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHELE. I hope you have a lovely day.
    Yesterday we had rain & sun. A very odd day I must say. I had the dentist in the afternoon. I was going to Thrupp with Pat & Pauline in the morning but the rain put paid to that. It’s just started raining here again at the moment. I’m supposed to be meeting a friend for a coffee this afternoon, but if it’s raining of course that’ll be out of the question as Yarnton don’t have any cover over their outside seating area.

    Take dare & stay safe everyone.

  5. Hi everyone
    Happy Birthday Michele, have a lovely day xx
    Beautiful card today. I love the colour combo on the Kraft card, it’s stunning.
    Started crafting last night so hoping to continue with what I started today.
    Have a good day. Sending hugs to you all xxx

  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Michele, have a wonderful day x

    Beautiful cards Sandra and I love the colour used.
    Have something in mind but not sure if it be that or something else totally.
    Morning gone in a blur and soon off to get injections in my knees. Hoping they will get me going a bit easier, for some months at least would be nice.

    Have a good day everyone and hugs are being sent for one and all ,Maria xx

  7. Hello all, wet again here today.

    Sandra love your card, the blue with gold looks super.

    Hope you all had a good day, I’ve been trying to get some cards done, but two ended in the. Fin

    Hope you had a lovely birthday Michele. Hugs to all . Lilian

  8. Hello Sandra and ladies

    Belated Happy birthday MICHELE, hope you are enjoying your special day.xx

    Sandra what a beautiful card. The blue on the craft card really looks lovely. Think it’s the gold embossing that makes it pop. xx

    Had another lazy day today, my energy and mojo seems to have disappeared, hopefully they will both return soon,

    Take care everyone and stay safe.
    Love Brenda xxx