Friday, 8 February 2013

Black on red

Good afternoon, another late post from me again. Can I say thank you and welcome to my new follower Lena, she has got some lovely recipes on her page, I will have to try them over the next couple of weeks. A very cold day here today, bright in that we can see bits of blue in the sky, but a cold wind. I am late because I went into Manchester with my eldest daughter this morning, we had lunch out, and I haven't been home long, but oh my was it cold on the platform waiting for a train! Well today's card is one of my UIU's. I didn't know what to do with these red and black toppers from Kanban, so I Versamarked a Dawn Bibby stamp then heat embossed it using a red embossing powder, it looks quite good in the daylight. I distressed the red ones using Black Soot as they were a really vibrant red. I stamped the flower as background using a first and second generation technique. I added the feathers and pins to fill up the emptiness! They are all from my stash, the sentiment is either Dawn Bibby or Kanban. That's it, I am off to see Les Mis tonight, so I will have to stock up with tissues, my middle daughter is coming with me, she doesn't know what she is letting herself in for as I will be blubbering through most of it. Keep warm.


  1. Very elegant Carol:)) love black and red together, hope you and your family are all nice and warm, at last the white stuff has gone! but may get a flurry or two over the weekend ..huggles hun Sue J xxx

  2. This is gorgeous Carol. I love the colours.
    I hope you have evening.
    Hugs Sue

  3. Lovely card, Carol. Enjoy Les Mis.
    I am waiting for it to come onto video. (I look like I've been beaten up after crying, last time I saw Blood Brothers I met with my brother and his wife - he thought I'd been fighting with my hubby! And took him aside! )

  4. Lovely card, I really mst make some using up some of my stash rather than just using something new. Perhaps this weekend is the time to start?!


  5. Morning Carol, I hope you had a lovely time watching Les Mis last night.
    What a beautiful card today, loving the heat embossing with that Dawn Bibby stamp, I have that somewhere and had forgotten about it, will have to get it out again ha ha.
    Have a lovely day.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  6. Very Moulin Rouge! Love it! Hope you didn't cry too much at Les Mis! Chrisx