Good morning everyone. What a glorious day yesterday. I felt actual heat from the Sun. Just puts a spring (no pun intended) in your step.
Mr Duck was definitely chastised. He was only checking his emails (he's not technology minded at all) and caused chaos and took ages for me to put right. I got 4 packs of Happy Shopper Cheesy Poofs (my favourite snacks) by way of apology.
I'm guessing my new follower Elaine is Nattyboots who has made it official. Welcome back Elaine. It wasn't Mr Nattyboots who messed up the computer was it ?
Now, today's card I wanted to look like an ornate framed picture, hanging on a wall.
The background card I bought from the NEC last November. Its from Touch of Crafts and each pack was 10 sheets for £1.00. its 250gsm and there is this colour, a rich brown and a stone colour with the same pattern.
Its an A5 cream card base. I'm really liking the thin black layer I have been seeing on cards but being tighter than the proverbial duck's bits, I decided to use black felt tip to give the illusion of a layer and it looks okey cokey.
I then popped the "wallpaper" layer on top.
The frame is made from SB Flourish Trim cut 4 times from gold mirror card and then cream card topped with a distress inked SB Tiger Lilies and the sprig from SB Botanical Swirls and Accents.
The frame is stuck to the top of the lily picture, rather than underneath. This was then foam padded to the "wallpaper"
I took this shot to try and show you the lovely sheen on this card. It almost looks like mica.
I have left it sentiment free as that seems a good suggestion I have picked up from some of you ladies. I can then use it for any suitable occasion that arises.
Hope you like it anyhoo.
Thank you for your lovely comments on my Spring flowers. Today, I'm regaling you with some snaps of, what my friends call, my "babies". I have 17 orchids (of which there are 5 different species) and these are the ones currently in flower. I have another 5 that have got flower spikes growing nicely too. I have had most of them several years (the youngest is about 2 years old and has been in flower continuously for the 2 years and cost me 50p from Tesco). Most I bought for £1.00 or less, usually half dead in a garden centre or supermarket bargain bin. A bit of feed and TLC and they are back on their feet again.
|Look how tiny these flowers are on this Dendrobium.|