At one point, I was in pigtails, wearing sunglasses and sucking a metal teaspoon to stop the onion tears. If the aliens had chosen that point to make contact, I think they would have jumped back in the spaceship and gone to another planet to further their search for intelligent life lol !!! Only the red cabbage and green tomato chutney to do now before I start on the mince pies (I usually make my own mincemeat too but time may run away with me)
Now for some messages for our sponsors. . . . . . . . . .
Val, thanks for the tip about the chocolate. That extra calcium has got to be good for you.
Donna, so sad you don't have a ready supply of fish and chips but I'm sure you have other yummy stuff that we don't get over here (Butterfingers chocolate bars, Tootsie Rolls and Texan steaks spring to mind from my trips to the USA)
Jackie D, hope you have a fabulous cruise you lucky girlie. Eat, drink and chill in the sun!!!
Now, today's post is a bit picture heavy so apologies upfront. I was inspired by the lovely John (http://johnnextdoor.blogspot.co.uk)and his box of note cards last week and thought I would create something on those lines but more in a CAS direction. Then the lovely Patricia (http://patricia-summerhousecrafts.blogspot.co.uk) has been showcasing a set she has made too, so I nearly held mine back but think they're sufficiently different to run with it.
Sorry if I have overlapped. Mine are very plain compared to my crafty chums so I hope they look very different.
Today, I'm showing the box and one of the cards. I will show the rest of the cards next time.
The card is a 5x7 white card blank from Hobbycraft. I used masking tape to create the area I wanted to have the pattern and stamped using odd little stamps I had in Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany and Spun Sugar distress inks. I stamped the sentiment, cut it out with pinking shears and foam padded it to the card. I then stamped a swirl either side.
I made the box using my Hougie (just a normal box) but before gluing the lid, I ran it through the GC with the SB Fancy Lattice die. I then attached some white organza ribbon to the bottom of the box so it could be tied in a bow on the top.
I then cut some flowers and foliage using SB Jewels Flowers and Flourishes, Carnation Creations and Foliage die sets and inked them with the same inks as per the stamping and Bundled Sage and stuck them to the lid. I then added little pearls, sent to me from my smashing chum John, to the centres of the flowers.
There are another 4 cards that have been stamped in different patterns. I will show these next time.
Apologies for having to use flash on the photos but after my session with the onions, the light was not as good.
Hope you have a great day and take shelter in the Duck House if it gets too wet!!!