Good morning my little Duckadees. Hope you are all being good in your respective bits of blogland.
This is my 50th post today. It seems a long time since my first attempt but thank you all for joining me and sticking with me along the way. Hope a few more folk may like to become followers as I'm still a bit short of my 4000 for the blog candy hahaha!!!
Thanks again for your kind best wishes. I'm still not 100% but getting there. So sorry if I came across as miserable. Bit of an auto immune thing going on so if there is something going around, guaranteed I will catch it and take ages to get shot of it (hence the tummy bug I have picked up now too but I won't dwell on that one!!!). Could be worse but sorry again if my posts were laden with misery . . . . . . .lets face it, you don't come on here to feel down!
Sadly, that was not a Gelli Plate in my pile of goodies; it was a pack of clear stamps that cost £1. How are you getting on with yours Val? Yes, there were some turquoisy glitters and also a black and gold pack too.
Before I forget, I made a comment on Patricia's blog extolling the virtues of organza ribbon from Sanctuary Beads. I checked their website afterwards, only to find that they only have two colours currently in stock (red and green if you are still in Christmas mode). I emailed them to find out when they are re-stocking and sadly, they have said it won't be for a while. Sorry if I got anyone's hopes up. I'm just glad I got a job lot when I did.
Well, not like me to cause a consternation with my last card lol. Do you know what? I am so pleased that everyone feels they can be honest with me about what they don't like about my cards. I really don't mind if folk say they are not keen. Its refreshing and wonderful that you all say what you think!
Now, on to today's card. I was trying to use up some bits (following Patricia's lead).
The base card is an A4 piece of white hammered card, Hougied in half. I also cut a slightly smaller mat out of white card.
I then cut three of the middle die of SB Elegant Labels Four, two out of green card and one out of yellow card. Also, I cut the curved square shape from the SB Botanical Swirls and Accents set from some yellow card. I ran each of the EL4 die cuts though the GC with a Forever Friends embossing folder.
As these were too long to fit on the card, I cut them in half and trimmed a bit of each half until they fitted how I wanted. I then foam padded them on to the mat and put a strip of yellow card across the joins.
I then added a piece of Creative Expressions Crochet Ribbon across this. The ribbon was originally white but I inked it with Mustard Seed and Shabby Shutters Distress inks to tone it down (me tone it down? Whoda thought it eh lol!!!) I'm not sure that I succeeded in what I was after as the colour of the crochet now seems to resemble a piece of Steptoe Snr's vest!!! (if any of you are old enough to remember Steptoe and Son. . . . . .I, of course, only saw the repeats)
I popped the BS die cut on the top and then tucked the centre portion into the frame, after stamping the sentiment. Lastly,I inked around the edges with Mustard Seed and stuck the mat to the base card.
I know it won't appeal to everyone but that's ok.
Hope you all have a wonderful day and no worries Sandy, I've been called a lot worse than Kate before and will probably be called worse in the future lol!!!