Hello there

Almost the end of the week, for which I am grateful LOL, this has been my first week back at work since 9 weeks, looking after Mum who I might add has come a long way and still a little bit to go, but is doing so so so much better on all counts, we are all so very happy and she is also..

I wanted to pop in here today and share a really quick card I created a couple of weeks ago, sorry about the photography, I took this really quick so I could get this in the mail and send out to a friend..

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I wanted for so long to use the MFT pandas, on a card and sort of knew what layout I wanted to create and at present I am loving the look of the soft blending that Laura Bassen has shared with us many times..

So I went about creating a circle mask, just trimming down a piece of masking paper to the same size as the white card stock, die cutting a circle where I wanted it positioned and then blending with 2 green inks from Simon Says Stamp, I am not one to use a lot of green on my card, but I was truly happy with the results..

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I stamped out the panda and added some shading with copics to give the panda a little more depth, added some extra stamping with the bamboo stamp in the same inks and then went about adding the panda off to the side of the circle feature, a sentiment at the bottom and a scattering of Pretty Pink Posh sequins..

I am now off to hop in the craft room and tackle more up coming deadlines..

Have a fantastic day!

Hugs

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L~ F~:
  • So glad to hear that you Mum is much better… and that you are back at work…. well maybe, maybe not lol. Love your sweet Panda card, I had my eye on this set but alas, too many stamps and not enough time as it is, I’m trying to be good (says she that just ordered more stuff today, but it was only the essentials of course, wink)!ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous card, Joy! I love the green, I do not use it much either but you have used it so well on this card. So cute! I hope your first week back at work is going well :)ReplyCancel

  • conil

    First, so happy your Mum is doing so much better. What a blessing. Second, love this card. Especially the layout with the shaded circle and the bamboo. This happy little panda is going to make the recipient squeal.ReplyCancel

  • Love your cute little panda and the beautiful bg you’ve given him, Joy!!! Such a darling sentiment, too!!!
    Have a lovely day!!!ReplyCancel

  • Dawn T

    Truly beautiful Joy. Hope work wasn’t too onerous. And glad your Mum is getting better.ReplyCancel

  • Fantastic card Joy! I don’t use green a lot either but I love it on your card.ReplyCancel

Hello there

Have you all had fun hoping along this week with some amazing artists that have been apart of the big celebrations for Neat and Tangled 3rd Birthday…

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I am honoured to be apart of this amazing group of ladies and so I am here to share my creation with you all..you should have arrived from the fabulously talented and lovely Debby Hughes, if you have lost your way just head over to the Neat and Tangled blog and you can see who are participating today..

The beautiful Danielle has just released some new stamps and dies for the celebrations and I was lucky enough to receive the Heart of Gold stamp set…I love the graphic feel to this and I knew that I had to use gold on this card..

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So I went about embossing the image with white embossing powder onto water colour paper and went to town with my Kuretake products, water colouring the image in, making sure to have the colours that I chose were evenly dispersed…

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I went about once dry, putting the card together, adding splatters of gold color shine to the background, trimming the heart out and adding the sentiment with some sewing thread behind, finishing the card off with 3 enamel dots..

I do apologise for the photos, the light here today was very poor but I so wanted to capture the gold as best as I could so you could see the really beautiful look..

Now, Danielle is having some amazing giveaways 1) $100 gift certificate to the Neat and Tangled shop; (2) $50 gift certificate to the Neat and Tangled shop. Winners will be chosen from comments all along the hop all week long…

So be sure to hop along and leave those comments for a chance to win some awesome prizes..

I am the last on the hop but be sure to head over to the blog and if you haven’t already been on the hop you can start from the beginning again..

Thanks for stopping by today and I will be back again soon with some more Neat and Tangled goodness for you all to feast your eyes on..

Have a great rest of the day!

Hugs

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  • No apologies needed coz your card is just FABULOUS! Love it ;)ReplyCancel

  • Joy, this is simply gorgeous! I love gold, blue and white together and the heart looks amazing. Beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • Halak Shah

    What a beautiful card! I absolutely loved the watercoloring! ^__^ That indeed is a fantastic stamp! Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Anja curvers

    Wow awesome, awesome love this card great design and great colorcombo. TFSReplyCancel

  • kellychevron

    Lovely card!!ReplyCancel

  • Кристина Косякова

    Love this color!ReplyCancel

  • BeverlyBL

    Love how you colored your heart. It is just beautiful. It’s a lovely card. I’m not sure I have the patience to color in each little segment but it looks great. Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • LOVE seeing all the different ways to water color this gorgeous heart! So pretty, Joy!ReplyCancel

  • KariLynn L

    Joy I just love your card, it is so beautiful. I love the colors that you used.ReplyCancel

  • wow wow wow…such a gorgeous card!ReplyCancel

  • Laurie Brown

    Just beautiful!! The gold and light blue are just awesome together!!ReplyCancel

  • DLJackson

    Nice color combination.ReplyCancel

  • Kirsten B in MN

    I love your color combo! So pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful! I love the gold and turquoise together and that thread behind the sentiment is perfect. I need to remember to do that.ReplyCancel

  • Liz McAllister

    This little heart is so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Love your water coloring – gorgeous colors – love that stamp!ReplyCancel

  • TracyM #6773

    GORGEOUS card Joy!!!
    WOW – your photos really show the MAGIC and shimmer of your faceted heart – LOVE IT and LOVE your ELEGANT card too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy M

    Absolutely gorgeous! This stamp set is super cool and going onto my wish list!ReplyCancel

  • ~carol

    Your water-coloured heart is gold gorgeous! Such a stunning card; an inspired and inspiring showcase of this oh-so-pretty faceted heart!
    ~carolReplyCancel

  • WOW….. just beautiful – LOVE the gold/aqua watercoloring!ReplyCancel

  • Sonya

    Beautiful, love the blue and the gold together.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Holshouser

    the heart is so beautiful. It shimmers in the light.
    Love the colors. It’s a simple card but wonderful.
    thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Wow..amazing card ,the color combo on the heart is Awesome :)ReplyCancel

  • Denise Bryant

    Beautiful colors on your Heart of Gold card! Love that stamp… so versatile! Great look!ReplyCancel

  • wow love the colors you added.. gorgeousReplyCancel

  • Jennifer S.

    Stunning! The colors are soft but impactful. Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Very elegant colour combo!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Richards

    Your card is lovely and the pics are awesome! I love how delicate you made this stamp look! I think that I not only need the Heart of Gold Stamp, but I also need to look into getting the Turquoise Green Clean Color brush (I do not have that one yet). Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Deb V

    Such an exquisite color combination.
    Who wouldn’t like to receive this card?ReplyCancel

  • Tasha F

    Pretty card! I like that you popped another color on it and didn’t color the whole heart in. Awesome!ReplyCancel

  • This is GORGEOUS!ReplyCancel

  • Donna Dacy

    Your card is clean and simple. I love the colors you used to paint it. Soft but stunning with the gold. A beautiful card anyone would love to receive. TFSReplyCancel

  • Wonderful heart all filled in with beautiful colors!ReplyCancel

  • barbara lassiter

    This is just a beautiful, elegant card. Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Carolee

    Your card is gorgeous!!!! Love it and this new release:)ReplyCancel

  • I love your watercoloring and clean and beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy W.

    Gorgeous card!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Such a soft and gorgeous design!ReplyCancel

  • Miriam Prantner

    Just stunning! Love the colors you paired with the gold and the bit of thread, so pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Brand

    AWESOME card, elegant and delicate. Love your choice of colours.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca B. from FL

    Oooh, this is so beauitful. I love the teal with the gold.ReplyCancel

  • I like the sewing thread. It adds interest, but because it’s white, it doesn’t overwhelm the heart.ReplyCancel

  • snazzy jj

    Love your heart of gold – and teal.ReplyCancel

  • oh my goodness Joy, this is simply gorgeous!!! I absolutely adore the gold with that watercolor turquoise!!!! Definitely going to case your stunning card once I get my hands on this stamp set!!!! thank you for the inspiration!!ReplyCancel

  • Yes, you definitely have a heart of gold! That is amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy Aguirre

    Beautiful card! I really liked your colors in it!ReplyCancel

  • Rosali

    Amazing card! Love the colors you chose!!ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne C.

    Beautiful card!!! That heart stamp set is a must on my wish list!!ReplyCancel

  • Rachael A Brown

    I love the colors you chose for this! beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jean Bullock

    Wonderful card. I love the blue, white and gold and the extra dimension you gave this card is very effective. Well done!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Schroeder

    Your card is beautiful. I love the use of the gold and agua combo on your card.ReplyCancel

  • Jan O

    Love the watercolouring on this card! Clean and simple with a few delicate details. Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • conil

    This is scrumptious. Love the gold with the soft aqua. Gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • jan metcalf

    The hearts just keep getting better and better! Love the mix of colors you used!ReplyCancel

  • Christy Q

    I love the colors you used to create the heart – the gold works so well with the blues and varying shades of white. Such an awesome card!ReplyCancel

  • Jill A

    Beautiful card!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Carla Hundley

    Lovely use of the
    different colors
    on this pretty
    card!
    Carla from UtahReplyCancel

  • Sheri K

    Love the light teal and gold color combo–your card is lovely! Thanks for sharing, this stamp set looks super!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy N.

    Your card is beautiful. The gold and the turquoise green look so well together.ReplyCancel

  • Hi Joy … this gives ME joy … stunning!
    =]ReplyCancel

  • Dorothy C.

    Absolutely gorgeous! Love all the little details and colors. You definitely made me ‘need’ to have this stamp and die.ReplyCancel

  • Diane

    Such a pretty card, love how you colored the heart!ReplyCancel

  • I so “need” that new stamp set! Your choice of colors is just stunning, Joy–thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Shirley

    Beautiful stunning card. Love the heart die.ReplyCancel

  • This is one beautiful card. Your way of coloring the heart is amazing. Love the mix of gold and other colors. Thank you so much for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Sue D

    I like the color combo on the heart–so pretty.ReplyCancel

  • How stunning, Joy … LOVE the soft aqua with gold watercolouring on the faceted heart, it’s simply gorgeous! Anita :)ReplyCancel

  • {vicki}

    love your card
    great colorsReplyCancel

  • Nikki

    Beautiful card. Love the heart.ReplyCancel

  • Olena Yurevych

    Lovely card!!ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous card – I just LOVE that color combo you used!ReplyCancel

  • Linda S. in NE

    Joy, It has been a pleasure to see your beautiful work, as well as all the other gals on the blog hop to celebrate Neat and Tangled’s third Birthday. It is an accomplishment worth celebrating.ReplyCancel

  • Tracy S.

    I love the color combination you used, very trendy and fresh.ReplyCancel

  • Wonderful card, amazing in its simplicity!ReplyCancel

  • I am loving your card! The color combination is beautiful together!ReplyCancel

  • Iris Esther López

    Beautiful card. The watercoloring is fantastic.ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn M

    Love your cardReplyCancel

  • Teresa Doyle

    Joy your card is as beautiful as all the rest. That die is so versatile and I WANT IT! LOL Thanks for sharing your wonderful card!ReplyCancel

  • Sandie Scott

    love that color combination.ReplyCancel

  • I love that beautiful aqua with the sparkly gold – together they are breathtakingly gorgeous on this card!! You have made an incredible masterpiece with this card!!!ReplyCancel

  • PARKER.O

    You’ve done a wonderful job on this Heart of Gold card and I like how calming your colors are.ReplyCancel

  • Heather Warner-Ferguson

    Love the colors and your card overall is just super pretty!!!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Friedrich

    Gorgeous gold card, love the aqua with the gold and the touch of thread too!ReplyCancel

  • Megan

    I got the smaller set of the kuretake watercolors, and now I’m sorry I didn’t get the biggest set. That metallic watercolor is such a great look!ReplyCancel

  • D.Ann C

    Oh I love that heart even more! It’s top on my list!!ReplyCancel

  • Teresa

    This is so pretty Joy! The pops of Kuretake gold are just gorgeous! :DReplyCancel

  • Gail Plaskiewicz

    Very cool card! I love how you did that. I’m not a fan of those colors together but it looks very pretty. It looks rich, like those cards from Hallmark with all the bling and stuff on them that cost more then the regular cards. Nice job! I also see on some other sites that you can get just the stamp since I don’t have a die cutting machine. Now I have to get some money to buy this stamp as I know there is so much I can do with this stamp!ReplyCancel

  • Marty

    Beautiful card & beautiful color mix!ReplyCancel

  • Lindarub

    Love how you colored the card.ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Clark

    So pretty. Love the touch of blue.ReplyCancel

  • Amy C.

    Beautiful design! This new die is a must-have!ReplyCancel

  • R. Selecman

    I am absolutely in love with this set. Your layout and color choices are outstanding. Gives me a lot of much needed ideas!ReplyCancel

  • Pai

    so soft and lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Liz O.

    Fabulous card Joy! Love the gold splatter and the teal tone you added too! TFS!
    Have a wonderful weekend!ReplyCancel

  • Lucy E.

    Your card is soooo lovely!
    Great color combo!ReplyCancel

  • Lovely color combo & card!ReplyCancel

  • WOWOWOWOWOOWOWOW!! LOVING this Sweet Card!! AMAZING Design and Colors!! =)ReplyCancel

  • einfach amarie

    OMG, love your colors.ReplyCancel

  • Linda F

    Gorgeous card. I love your beautiful colour combination.ReplyCancel

  • Dawn T

    just beautiful Joy. Great card.ReplyCancel

  • Laura P.

    I think your card shows beautifully in the light you had to work with! I can def see the shimmer, and besides that, your design is very pretty. The enamel dots are a great addition!ReplyCancel

  • Leah

    the colors are so beautiful together!ReplyCancel

  • Amante del Papel

    So clean, so simply, so beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • Such a lovely card. I love the colors you used.ReplyCancel

  • I love the color combination you chose! It’s just gorgeous! Makes me want to get my watercolors out and play! Thanks so much for inspiring me!ReplyCancel

  • irene grau

    So lovely. I love your use of white space. I’m trying to be comfortable with white space and CAS cards — I tend to overdo. Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Love how elegant this card is! The combo of white, gold and blue is stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Brithzi Sandy

    Lovely, just lovely. Love those finishing touches of thread and gold droplets.ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia F

    Gorgeous delicate color really makes the stamp set shine.ReplyCancel

  • Shannon Pratt

    Love the colors you’ve used on the heart. Fantastic Set. ShannonReplyCancel

  • Maggie B

    Hi Joy ~ Your card is absolutely stunning. The use of the gorgeous Heart of Gold Stamp is simply beautiful and I really love the way you added some gold splatter to the background, surrounding the off-set heart. I’m always a fan of adding thread and I just love the enamel dots you used. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely talent with the rest of the world!!

    Happy 3rd Birthday Neat & Tangled!!!ReplyCancel

  • Judy K

    Love your card!! The colors are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Such a FAB card!!!
    LOVE it!
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.comReplyCancel

  • Donna

    What a beautiful color combo!ReplyCancel

  • Isabel Z

    What a beautiful creation.ReplyCancel

  • This is simply stunning, Joy!!! Love that heart you have coloured so beautifully – the gold and the soft blue really work great together with all the white!!! What a lovely sentiment!!!!
    Have a great week!!!ReplyCancel

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