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Saturday, 31 July 2010
I hope your weekend has got off to a good start? Mine has, I was actually able to get out of bed for longer than half a hour today, and spent my time making something COMPLETELY different, well different for me, that is.
A friend recently asked me to make several birthday cards for 30 year old girls who all like the usual things - clothes, shoes, bags etc., and having used my 'Shopping Willow' stamp from Whiff of Joy, about a zillion times lately, I decided to have a go at making a handbag card which I've never attempted before. I didn't have a template, but had seen something similar in this months Papercraft Inspirations magazine, so drew up my own and made a start. I kept it pretty simple as I was out of my comfort zone, and for the first time in I can't remember how long, I haven't actually used a nestie!!!! I was quite pleased with the way it came out, (it actually looks a lot better in the flesh so to speak), and it's given my mojo a bit of a boost too.
Hope you like it.
Thursday, 29 July 2010
Hi there folks,
I'm finally back after spending a WONDERFUL 3 weeks at our house in Spain.
Unfortunately, the holiday didn't start out the best, as we stopped at a service area just outside Malaga, and had a con trick played on us which resulted in my husband's wallet being stolen! As luck would have it there was only 20 Euros inside, and as we realised within seconds what had happened we were able to stop the credit and bank cards, so that's all the nasty blighters got.
Just so you don't fall for the same trick, this is what happened, we had all the car doors open while sorting ourselves out for the journey, Paul had just been to the shop to buy water, and had left his wallet on top of the luggage in the boot of the car. A guy speaking German came up to us, and said he had a problem with his car and could we help. Paul, being the nice guy that he is (he also speaks a little German), went to follow the guy, but I had a bad vibe about it, and sure enough, as I turned around to face our car again, another guy was walking past it, he called out something in Spanish (I think), but I didn't understand, so just shrugged my shoulders, at this point, the 'German' guy told Paul it didn't matter, and disappeared. Yep! You guessed it ............ the 'Spanish' guy had pinched Paul's wallet!! So BE AWARE! I'm sad to say that this will be the last time a stranger will ever be given a moment's attention from us, as we were both very upset by the trick which had been played on us, and will now be on our guard at all times.
Anyway, the card I have to show you today, was started before I went on my hols, but I didn't have time to finish it until today. The background papers were made using a couple of masks that I bought at the Newbury Stamp show, and Cosmic Shimmer Mist, (sorry, I can't remember the colour). I then backed each piece of paper with gold mirri card. The image and sentiment are from Whiff of Joy, and the ribbon is from my stash. I also made some card candy to match, by spraying a little bit of card with the Cosmic Shimmer, and then cutting out and embossing as normal. I did think about adding some flowers, but felt this one didn't really need them. Hope you agree??
As always thanks for looking, and any comments you might wish to make.
Thursday, 1 July 2010
I'm a bit disappointed with the photo of this card, as it's made the image look a bit washed out - it does actually match the very hot pink of the trim on the card. The patterned papers are from Papermania, and the complementary pink is actually a glittered paper, but again, it doesn't translate well in the pic. The flowers are hand made, and the ribbon is from my stash. Sentiment is computer generated.
Hope you like it, and the bad picture doesn't put you off leaving a comment.
Thanks for looking