Thursday, 29 January 2015

Shiny or matt? That is the question...

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I chose matt as it appears on pretty much every one of my creations. I have a few sheets of card with a pearl lustre to them and at Christmas I use mirri board but even then I will still have a matt mat!!
I think it gives a more defined and true colour and I always print any digital papers on to matt paper/card for a touch of luxury.


I used a matt ribbed card in steel grey for the card base and mats on this card. I used Clementine with her watering can and daisies to coordinate with the totally gorgeous Pink Petticoat papers and finished off with pearls, a little sentiment and a spotty bow.

I'd like to enter these challenges

Sweet Stampin' - Cute and Cuddly
Craft Your Passion #246 - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap  - Anything Goes
Cards Galore - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and for your words of encouragement, I really appreciate them xx






40 comments:

Veerle said...

I agree on you with the matt card/paper Sarah. Your card is adorable.
Hugs, Veerle x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Sarah, I love the sweet image and beautiful papers.
Sue xx

Jane Savage said...

I love that colour combo, Sarah and Clementine’s fabulous hat!! xxx

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sarah,
I like, I like, I really like, yes I prefer Matt.
Love the image, pretty papers and great design.
Off to meet Hazel, thankfully we have only had a dusting of the White Stuff so far

Patricia x

Squirrel x said...

Oh Sarah, I am wovvin' the wabbit! What a cutie, and such happy colours too. Brilliant. Hugs xx

Sue Nicholson said...

So sweet beautiful card, the papers are just perfect match. have a lovely weekend cheers Sue N x

Judith said...

IO agree with you on the matt Sarah - love this cute card - it reminds me that spring is just around the corner hugs Judith x

nnalorac said...

Pretty papers and love this cute image Sarah. Lovely spring card. Carol xx

Chris said...

Adorable bunny, beautiful colouring, design and colour combo! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.
Chris
x

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a sweet card Sarah! I'm with you, matt all the way! A little shimmer is great, buy shiny is best left to Christmas cards or Wedding cards! Loving your sweet bunny and the yellow with grey works so well together! hugs :)

Julie B said...

Such a sweet card, love the DPs. :)

Irene said...

Hello Sarah

I'm with you with matt, much prefer this to glossy. Fabulous colour combo (would make a stunning blanket)

Clementine is adorable and I love her hat.

luv
irene
xxxx

*Vicki* said...

Oh my gosh such CUTENESS here!! :) Love that darling bunny and those pretty daisy papers make me long for Spring over here!! Thanks for sharing this darling card!! HUGS

brenda said...

Very pretty Sarah, bright and sunny to compensate for the view out of the window.

B x

Doreen said...

Love the fab image and colours,just gorgeous.xxx

Sue said...

She is very sweet Sarah,love your colours and card.

Mojca said...

oh the bunny is fabulous and the yellow just gorgeous for this card. hugs! Mojca

Chrissy said...

Clementine is just gorgeous Sarah..fabulous colouring and love the papers and card design..perfect.

luv CHRISSYxx

Carole said...

Super sweet image and so beautifully coloured, love the colour combo too.
Hugs
Carole x

Sue said...

Oh such a fab bright bunny Sarah thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin huggles Sue xxxxxxx

Kat W said...

What a super stylish colour scheme and really cute image :-)

Big hugs, Kat x

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous sarah. the image is so sweet and I love teh pretty papers and layout.
Lorraine x

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

This is super cute! Fabulous papers with the cute little image. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
Tina dt

aussie aNNie said...

This is such a super gorgeous image Sarah. You have made the sweetest card and love the goodies added.xxx
..xx{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

debby4000 said...

Absolutely love your card.
luv
Debby

Whisper said...

Aaaah so gorgeous and am loving the cute image and fabby colour combo too, Luv Sam x

Inkyfingers said...

I'm with you Sarah, and I rarely use shiny card - don't really know why! I love your cute card today. That little bunny is just gorgeous and so well coloured, and your paper matching is superb.
Hugs
Carol x

Lisa S. said...

I love your cards Sarah! The colors go together so well and I love that sweet bunny. :) Have a great weekend!

Annette said...

I love this bunny!!! So cute.
Hugs
Annette
xx

coops said...

so stunning sarah.fab cute image and i love your papers and colours :D

xx coops xx

Michelle said...

So beautiful Sarah. The image is cute and the papers are really pretty - love it! Michelle x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
what a very cute and lovely card.
Great designing as always.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Lorraine said...

Just popping back to say thanks for joining my 'Garden Life' challenge at Passion for Promarkers this week and Good Luck.
Lorraine x

Sammy said...

This is sooooo adorable Sarah! And I have to agree with the Matt finish. While miri board and such things are of course great, I find the shiny papers that often come as magazine freebies (the ones in the middle of the mag) give such a cheap, tacky finish. Too much shine is no good!
Oh, and with DT cap on: Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

Ann Chuang said...

Lovely card and great colouring! Thanks for joining us at Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
Ann DT

Dusty Rae said...

Beautiful card. I love the image and you did a great job coloring. The papers coordinate perfectly. Thank you for submitting to our challenge at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog :)
~ Dusty Rae
Dust Makes Rainbows
LTSCB DT Member

Zw@@n said...

Lovely and cute card, Sarah. I love the papers and colours .. and that sweet image. Luv, Wilma

Lillian A said...

Aw, look at this spring cutie - sweet and lovely colors. Thank you for joining us at Love To Scrap.

Leslie said...

What a gorgeous project with so many wonderful details! :) Thank you for sharing your talent with us in the Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog's "Anything Goes!" challenge this time!
Hugs,
Leslie, LTSCB DT
Love To Scrap!
Love To Scrap! With SU
Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog DT
Crafty Cardmakers and more DT
3 Girl JAM DT

Laura W said...

I'm a matte girl too. Very cute card. Thanks for playing along at Penny's challenges. See you Wednesday for a new one!