28 November 2015

Week 252 Recipe

Good morning  LIMettes!

Today we have a recipe for you and what we would like you to include in your creation is 

Do remember to leave plenty of white space and limit the amount of layering that
you add to your cards... basically keep your designs 
Here are our examples to get you started!


It's Christmas at every opportunity for me so satsumas are festive - yeah?
 I started out by stamping a wood grain background from Winnie & Walter  
followed by the embossed sentiment from Happy Little Stampers. The rest of the 
elements are die-cut using circles for the 'satsumas' and Clearly Besotted Autumn
 Foliage for the leaves and pine-cones. For added interest and definition I've inked 
with distress inks plus Wink of stella and glossy accents to some to them. 

I printed a digi image from a Pink Petticoat set called Partridge in a Pear Tree, coloured with my ProMarkers and then die cut with an MFT fishtail flag die.  The musical notes were stamped from the Rockin' Robin set by Clearly Besotted.  I used two more of the fishtail flag dies to cut two pieces of co-ordinating patterned paper, the polka dot from MFT Dots & Stripes Neutral and the green from Santa Express by Doodbug.  I adhered some kraft cardstock to my card base, layered the papers and finally popped the image panel up on 3D foam strips.
 Stamp and sentiment are both from Heartfelt Creations. Sentiment is gold embossed, 
cherries are coloured with Copics and Glossy Accents added.  The frame was cut 
with Simon Says Stamp stitched squares and rectangles.

Here the fruit is the olive in the martini!
The image is from Art Impressions, stamped in Memento Tuxedo black and embossed 
with WOW Neutral Ultra Shimmer embossing powder. The olive was coloured 
with alcohol pens  and the glass glazed with Glossy Accents.
The sentiment was computer generated using  Bohemian Typewriter font and reads 
'It doesn't matter is the glass is half full or half empty... it clearly needs topping up!'

Do try to visit the DT's personal blogs where you will find some additional cards to inspire you!

We hope you have fun with this one, obviously there are many kinds of fruit... 
including mistletoe and holly if you still need to get some Christmas cards done!

We're waiting to see what you can come up with!


  1. cool, not sure I have fruit stamps, i will rummage and be back later

  2. Great theme. And fortunately I have a few fruit stamps so it was quite easy for me this time. Have a nice weekend, Ankie

  3. A tough one if you don't have suiteble fruit stamps, although the DT inspiration looks so good again... Have a colourfull week!

  4. Wonderful DT inspiration but I almost couldn't take part. No fruit stamps. And then I found one that includes a whole basket full of fruit, BINGO I thought. LOL And so here I am.
    Hugs, Veerle

  5. You've come up with another fun challenge idea and wonderful inspiration cards for us! Thank you, ladies!! Hugs, Darnell



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