Friday, August 31, 2012

Just Add Ink..#133.......

It's that time of the week again people and this week our Just Add Ink challenge is to add ........
                                  "MUSTARD & METALICS"
I am sure l heard a groan or two from the Design Team when l suggested this one and l must say until recently l had not used it all that much myself, but over the last few months it has popped up a few times in my papercraft and is now a new fave for sure!
The Design Team have really aced this challenge and have created some stunners for you......anyhoo, here's my card, l really challenged myself on this one by adding Christmas to the mix, definitely non traditional Christmas colours...well for me anyway!

It was a little hard to capture the soft shimmery colouring and the gold embossing at the same time, sorry...this is the best l could do!
I really love this set, it reminds me of our really old, super fragile glass baubles we had, well actually l still have some safely tucked away for....not sure why really, l'm just too scared they would get broken l guess, especially with all the little fingers around here these days...bless them!
"Thanks for stopping by & have a lovely week"
All products used are Stampin-Up.


  1. This is gorgeous! Love all the sparkle and shine!

  2. This is stunning Nikki, the bow just finishes it off perfectly xx

  3. This is gorgeous Nikki. So glad you shared the 2nd picture too as I would not have picked the gold embossing. I actually thought you had stamped in Stazon and the glitter was the 'metallics' part of the challenge. Love the use of the new framelits too. Very very nice.

  4. Hello Nikki!!
    THis is one really groovy CHristmas card lovely! I love MUSTARD and Christmas is pretty up there too, so for me I think this is a perfect combo!! Super card,
    Smiles Sharnee :)

  5. Wow this really glows Nikki. The shimmer and shine are just perfect for a Christmas theme. Yes there was a groan from me initially but I quite enjoyed using MM - so thanks :)

  6. Debbie in MinneSNOWtaSeptember 2, 2012 at 3:16 AM

    I LOVE these baubles...... Who'd have thought mustard for Christmas; but is IS sorta a "golden" Christmassy color. Over the top on this one. Still thinking I SHOULD get this set but I have sworn to NO CHRISTMAS SETS as 1/2 my rubba is Christmas. TFS

  7. BEAUTIFUL Christmas card, my friend. The white is so crisp against the rich, regal look of More Mustard. Just love the embossing and sparkle; makes for a very elegant card. Thanks for pushing us outside our comfort zones with this challenge!

  8. I really love these colours for Christmas Nikki! I was going to skip this weeks challenge but decided to test myself as More Mustard is not a colour I use - thanks for coming up with this challenging challenge!

  9. Great challenge, Nikki, & a beautiful inspiration piece. Love the crispness of the white against the richness of mustard, metallic, sparkle & shimmer! :)