Good morning my crafty chums. How's it hanging? Most of my sniffles are gone thankfully.
Apologies for being a day late with my post but you will have to blame John Lockwood (http://johnnextdoor.blogspot.co.uk) for keeping me out all afternoon yesterday so that I didn't have time to do my blog. . . . . . . well, it was probably me keeping John out as I probably bored the socks off him lol !!! No, we had a good ol' chin wag, fortified by lots of coffee and Pepsi Max and I think we both had a caffeine surge hahaha.
So, as the card says, From the Heart, a big thank you to John for taking the time out of his short hols to spend the afternoon with moi. I can say, hand on heart, he is a genuinely lovely guy and it was great to meet him. I am really looking forward to meeting everyone coming to the NEC in November too.
Before I forget, a big hello to Maggie in France. John passed on your "hello" and explained that you are unable to follow/comment for technical reasons but that you do pop by for a secret paddle. He did suggest that I put an email button on my blog but after his hacking episode, I'm not sure about that. I don't need ads about coffee and weight loss . . . . . . . .well, actually, the weight loss thing may not be a bad idea lol !!!
Now, today's card is another of my subtle creations in muted tones . . . . . . . .titter . . . . . . . . but was a quick and easy make. I hadn't used this embossing folder that Nesta Vipers got me for my birthday and I thought it high time that I did.
The base card is a 5x7 white card blank. I then popped a slightly smaller mat of white card through the GC in the SB M-Bossibilities Framed Labels Eighteen folder. As I don't have a Labels Eighteen die set, I ran a piece of card, just big enough for the label portion of the folder, through the GC in the folder again and cut the label out by hand.
I inked the bottom of the embossed card with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink and the top in a mixture of Shabby Shutters, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed.
I then twisted some yellow and orange organza ribbon together and attached it across the card, adding a double bow of both ribbons.
The cut out label was inked up with the Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed inks again and the sentiment stamped with Shabby Shutters. I then foam padded it onto the embossed card and then that onto the base card.
I know that its very bright but it matches my cheery disposition . . . . . . .hahaha!!! Hopefully its nearly as tropical as where Heather is lounging, half dressed and oiled up . . . . . St Albans I think she said lol !!!
Hope you all have a wonderful day, wherever you are and thanks for popping by the pond.