Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Retirement WOW!

Hello again to the fab LIMettes!
I hope everyone is having a good week so far and enjoying this fab White on White challenge :) I have tried another card today using an embossing folder I got in Preston a couple of weeks ago and heat embossing in white......

The embossing folder is 'Time' by Creative Expressions and the stamp used for the background pocket watch is 'Pocket Watch & Hands' by cArt-us.com. I stamped these along with the LOTV sentiment with Versamark and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer True White embossing powder, though I have to say it looks more 'off white', and not just in the photos! However, it is noticeable on the card and therefore gives another dimension. The hands for the clock are also from the same folder.......I just cut the clock out with the largest circle nestie, cut out the hands and attached with a jewelled brad at 5 o'clock as that is kind of a
traditional finishing time.

I tried it another way, with no hands on the clock and replaced them with the full LOTV sentiment.......

The idea behind 'no hands' is that time no longer matters now you've retired :)

I hope you like these......I'm pleased to have really tried something different for this challenge! :D
Lizy x


  1. Cute.....love the card both ways!

  2. That's a great folder Lizy and perfect for a retirement card!
    I like the idea of the one with no hands but prefer the look of the one with them!
    Another superb submission!
    Thanks so much one more!
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

  3. What a fantastic idea Lizy
    I love the one with the hands, but then the other is FAB too
    Great to see you, glad you got your book
    Thank you!
    Diva LIM mandi
    Less is More

  4. so unique fantastic XOXO Zoe

  5. GORGEOUS but think I prefer the clock with the hands - brilliant idea btw


  6. Great card and very original like both designs very stylish.

  7. Fantastic! So original - such a great idea :-)

  8. Both these cards are lovely - I think the idea of the sentiment in the clockface is good, but I actually prefer the clock with the hands!!

    Strange how the white embossing powder appears so creamy on white card - does on mine too!!

  9. Hi Lizy, Well that's just gorgeous, love both versions, you are a busy girl, so much to look at on your blog! Thank you for dropping by mine too:0) xxx

  10. Hi Lizy
    what a fabulous card ...love the clock...never seen that before ...gorgeous ....

  11. A fab card - great idea for a retirement card

  12. love the embossed clock face and a great design idea:)
    Jenny x

  13. Love both but fav is with the hands.
    jenjoy x

  14. Love that clock, great card!!

  15. WOW I love this image and what fantastic idea for both cards, don't think I can pick one over the other as they are both brilliant :)

  16. Super idea for retirement card. Love the one with the hands. x

  17. I like the first one but they are both really smashing cards. Great idea for a retirement.
    Sally x

  18. These are both beautiful cards, I think I prefer the "hands on" one. Beautiful again, Ruth x

  19. How gorgeous - I'm a big fan of clocks! I love the hands one because I think the brad you've fastened them with looks lovely on it.


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