Thursday, 17 April 2014
When You Need A Job Doing . . . . . . . . .
Good morning my lovely Duckadees. Hope you have been enjoying a paddle in warmer waters. Patricia did promise not to splash too much whilst she was speeding about.
Thank you all so very much for your fantabulous comments on my tiptoe through the archives. Its been a wonderful year and I have met some fantastic people and made some amazing friends. Here's to the next year and beyond!
I would like to give a big welcome to The Pond to Kristie and Irish Cherokee. Both have blogs to visit if you click on their name. We are a friendly bunch and like to have a chuckle so enjoy.
Also, lovely to see Ita back. I hope that your recovery is progressing well chuck.
Now, I shall make an apology before going any further. I was going to be announcing a blogaversary pressie winner, as drawn by my handsome assistant. However, as my post title states, if you want a job doing. . . . . .
I was in a bit of a rush for work yesterday so I had thrown your names in a bowl and as I was half way out the door, I shouted "do your stuff with the bowl please" I had mistakenly assumed that he had been listening during the 5 minute conversation, on the lines of my writing out 40 odd names, folding the bits of paper, putting in a bowl and he draws a name. . . . . .simples!. . . . . . . Or so you would think!
Apparently, I had been conversing in Serbo Croat as I came home yesterday evening to discover Mr D had disposed of the bowl contents into the recycle bin, without pulling a name! He thought my "do your stuff" meant tidy up and put in bin! I give up!
So deepest apologies. I will reorganise the draw for Easter Sunday as I hadn't got time to write everyones name out again in time for this post as I've had this plus two DT posts to organise too. I will get Mr D to pull the name, but in my presence!
Now, I'm showing a couple of cards today as they were easy peasies and I didn't want to short change you lol!
The first card at the top, was a bit of a practise that I thought looked quite good. I bought some Card-io stamps at the NEC and one of the sets were daffodils. I cut a wavy shape from a piece of copier paper and popped it onto my A5 white card base to use like a stencil. I then stamped the daffs and the leaves using a variety of distress inks so they kinda waft across the card.
I then stamped the sentiment, another NEC purchase from Inkylicious, in black ink and that was it.
The next card is one I made for my cousin in Malaysia. I made it relatively flat and non fussy due to postage costs. Its 5x7 but still cost £2.15 to send. They nearly had to get the smelling salts to me in the post office. I usually send all the birthday cards and Christmas cards all together as its heaps cheaper but had forgotten this one.
When the postmistress said the price, I did say its just a card, not a bag of sugar but I think she thought I was joking.
Will definitely look into those e-cards now after that shock.
As I said, its a cream 5x7 card base which I inked around the edges with Spun Sugar Distress Ink. I then cut the largest of SB Decorative Labels 8 out of cream card and onto this I stamped a Kanban roses stamp with Versamark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I then lightly inked with the Spun Sugar over the embossing and added the sentiment, stamped with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink.
This layer was then thin foam padded to the base.
As I said, easy peasy cards but serving a purpose.
Before I go, someone asked (I think it was Anne O but forgive me if not) how I had cut the paper from my 12x12 Desert Blooms pad when I did my Hobbycutz DT card. I thought the easiest way to describe it was to show it.
This is the original sheet of paper. . . . .
And this is how I cut the sheet to fit my card and also leave usable pieces for another project.
Hope this makes sense but I know what you mean when you hesitate to cut a lovely piece of paper.
Anyhoo, time marches on so time to bid you adieu.
Hope you all have a great day and I shall get that draw done for Easter.
Enjoy your buns (hot cross or otherwise!)
Ps. . . . .if you're reading this Jackie D, have a great break on the IoW (saw your comment on John's)
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