Good morning my crafty chums. Thought that I would throw you another curve ball today to keep you on your toes. Normal service will be resumed shortly.
I was going for a "less is more" on this one as sometimes I do have to restrain myself from over egging my crafty pudding.
Now, the base card is an A4 piece of PMD hammered cream card. I then popped a smaller layer of purple card on top (and I must confess to being tight and I cut out the middle of the purple so it was more like a frame shape that I actually used as a layer).
I cut another smaller layer out of cream card and put it through my GC with the Cuttlebug Kassies Brocade embossing folder. I had to do this twice to extend the pattern.
I then stuck three radiating pieces of lilac organza ribbon across the front of the card and popped a bow on the side.
I cut the middle two SB Decorative Labels Eight dies, the larger one from my spare purple offcut and the smaller one from cream card.
Sentiment stamped and heat embossed and then I inked through the die with Dusty Concord Distress Ink. The purple layer was stuck to the base card flat and the cream label was stuck to the purple with foam pads.
Few bits of bling in the corners and my work was done.
It is only certain shades of pink I don't like, most notably "blush" as a card colour. My calling the lattice on my previous card "pale pink" really translates to "pale for me pink" as its not really a pastel pink.
Kate and Elaine, sometimes the bows behave, sometimes they respond to name calling and sometimes I give up. My bow maker consists of a cardboard frame type doobree (that's a technical term!!!) I made with two house plant sticks that pop into various holes I have made in the cardboard. . . . . . more bow diddley than bow jangles, I fear hahaha!!!
John, I'm working on the scarlet and neon card as we speak but I will need to get NASA's permission to show it.
Val, you rant away. I'm not happy with C & C at the moment either. Not only did they neglect to remind me that my club membership had expired, I was pulled from the Spotty Potty over two weeks ago on a Splodgeaway show and the card hasn't materialised. I contacted Tom at Splodgeaway, who confirmed that C & C do the posting rather than the guest but he did offer to do me a bespoke pressie to make up for it. I thanked him for the offer but said no as it was not his fault. I have emailed C & C twice about it and no one has even had the decency to acknowledge my emails. I was certainly thinking of them whilst using my two fingers for tying bows, I can tell you!!!
If you want to ring their UK customer services, the number is 0044 (0)1733 316200 so that you don't end up ringing a premium rate number in Katmandu if you have to chase them.
Jackie, hope you did take some time to smell the roses the other day. There are some great tutorials on Joanna Sheen's website on how to get the most out of that Britannia die. If you were not paddling in the pond on 1st June, you may like to have a look back at my blog post of that day which shows the Britannia die used to make poppies and fuchsias.
Thank you everyone else for your comments; as always they are much appreciated. I do seem to get more comments than I have followers so if anyone wants to follow but hasn't been able to, please let me know so I can try and look into it. Otherwise, all are welcome to jump in the pond and join the fun.
Have a great day..............th th th that's all folks !!!