For this card I used the 'This Much Kit' which is only £2 and contains 14 Jpeg 12 x 12 papers; 1 frame with a transparent centre (so you can add things behind it) 1 frame with a white centre (so you can add things on it) 1 plate stopper in case you fancy making an easel card or could be used as a tag; 3 curved word arts and a From: word art and the Girl in a Super Frame, this Super Frame can be re-sized to whatever you want and the decoupage bits will always fit.
I made a tall tent fold card, and cut a piece from the front, I then added a scalloped border and the oval frame with decoupaged image to the bottom of the card. When the card is standing, the front rests on the base of the oval and the inside of the card can be seen behind it.
I used a Martha Stewart punch for the scalloped border, glamour dusted around the oval frame and on the girls hat and skirt, and then finished it off with polka dot ribbon and green gems from MeiFlower.
My second card uses papers from the Simply Christmas Papers 4 pack, another bargain at 80p for 13 12x12 jpeg papers, a lot of these papers do not have a Christmas theme so could be used all year round. There are another three packs available, all the same price and containing the same amount of papers, but each has a different range of colours. The image comes from the Colour Frosty Longstockings set, you get five snowmen each in a different colour for only 65p.
I layered up and matted various papers from the kit onto a six inch square card blank, I used a Martha Stewart punch for the snowflakes which have been punched from silver foil card, sprayed with spray mount and liberally sprinkled with silver glitter. The sentiment was computer generated and the cute little buttons I got from MeiFlower at the NEC last weekend.
Later today I'm off to my local garden centre to buy some fish. As we all suffer from allergies here, we don't have pets with fur or feathers, so we go for those with scales. Over the years we have had both tropical and cold water, and when the last of our goldfish, went swimming off to that great fish tank in the sky recently I decided that I would like to go tropical again. A couple of weeks ago we cleaned out the tank, added a heater and set it all up, so we are now ready to go and get some new residents. I think I'm just going to get a load of Neon Tetras as I love the way their bright colours catch your eye as the dart about the tank.
Have a lovely weekend!