26 September 2015

Week 243 Recipe

It seems that our Technology challenge last week caused as many problems as technology itself can from time to time, but there were some really clever and ingenious cards, so thank you everyone who entered!

For our Recipe this week we would like to to include


Lots of things spring to mind and you can choose whatever takes your fancy as long as
it is shiny and part of a Clean and Simple card.... that means unfussy
with lots of white space and minimal layers.

Here are our examples to give you a few ideas.

There are a few shiny things here, the mirri card, the iridescent sequins used as
the shaker element of this card and the little gems attached to the baubles... even the ribbon is shiny! The bauble dies are from Elizabeth Craft and the sentiment from Wplus9.
I started out by die-cutting the chevrons from Clearly Besotted: Geometric Style II, 
and the 'Sending' die which is a new purchase from Simon Says Stamp
using some foil cardstock. The 'birthday wishes' is also CBS from their 'Happy Birthday' set
and this is heat-embossed using Hero Arts White EP before mounting on 3d foam
I've added some Doodlebug sequins which luckily matched the foil papers perfectly.


I started by applying translucent embossing paste through a stencil, MFT Spring Flowers, onto some textured pink cardstock.  It goes on white but dries to a clear shine.  I cut a white cardstock panel slightly smaller than the card base and used a curved Dotted Border die by Avery Elle to create the split.  I stamped the sentiment from Clearly Besotted's Sugar & Spice set and then cut the embossed pink panel to the same width as the panel and adhered it behind, and then cut the entire panel to size before adhering with 3D foam strips.  There is a close up photo of the shine over on my blog.


The Memory Box bauble is an old favourite that has been well used.  
Here the top layer is cut from silver mirri. The bauble is popped up on silicon 
glue and a bit of shiny silver cord added behind it. 
The Winnie & Walter sentiment is heat embossed with WOW Blueberry.

We hope you enjoy this challenge and hopefully find it a little easier
than the technology one last week! Have some fun and don't forget to 
pop around some of your fellow Limettes to leave some friendly feedback!


  1. FAB MAKES from the DT today .... couldn't wait till my Plaid version of Glossy Accents dried to post my make!!!


  2. Wow. These cards are amazing. That first one is just gorgeous!

  3. Aww!! what happened to the TECHNOLOGY challenge? :(

    Maria Rodriguez.

  4. Loving the DT inspiration and loving the theme x

  5. Brilliant (literally) cards ladies - and a fun challenge theme!


    Di xx

  6. A perfect time of year for a shiny challenge and perfect inspiration, too! Thank you, ladies! Hugs, Darnell



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