Good morning everybody. How's it hanging? Fandabidozi I hope?
Have to say, its been lovely to see a couple of the ladies who have been missing from their blogs for some time (Ita and Wilma) back in the crafting saddle again. You have been missed ladies.
Also, a splashy welcome to Amy who has dared to push the followers button. Many thanks and I hope you enjoy the ride. Thank you also for all of the comments that seem to have risen of late. I know that we can all be time poor in our busy lives so I do appreciate them, from the heart of my bottom!!!
I hate to mention this in front of my Scottish chums but the weather here has been glorious the last few days. Yesterday, I managed to get 2 washes out and dried in gorgeous warm sunshine. We also haven't had the heating on for 2 days, hurrah!!!
Now, today's card is one I made for my nephew, who was 14 and doesn't really have any hobbies. He just does a bit of everything lol!!! so, I decided just to do something simple and general in blue. I decided to use a happy birthday embossing folder with a sort of letter pressing technique. Instead of covering the folder in Versamark, I just kinda dabbed it all over to see what would happen and after heat embossing with clear powder and inking over, you can see it achieved this mottledy effect. . . . . . . . . .I think it looks allright and different.
Peacock blue pearl card (Lime Tree crafts)
Silver mirror card
Papermania 5x7 "Happy Birthday" embossing folder
Krylon silver pen
Cosmic Shimmer clear embossing powder
Broken China and Tumbled Glass DI
Nothing flash but he's not a flash lad so it suited him. I got a "thank you" but you don't get much more out of teenage lads do you, hahaha!!!
Would be a very easy batch card to do for a stall or charity and you could obviously change the colour to suit.
Well, I saw the disappointing news that Sue J and Paul are not coming to the NEC boooooo hooooo. I'm just beside myself that Christine and I may have to cope with Sue P, her apple catchers (still trying to figure out what they are) and vibrating foot ooojit, unaided lol!!!
I also wanted to say that I hadn't given up anything for Lent (even housework!!!) but I do try and do, what I call a "random act of kindness" whenever I am out and about even if its just smiling at someone (did think about doing it with some black chewing gum just to spice things up a bit) or reaching up to a high shelf in the supermarket for an elderly person. Seems to be good for the soul as it makes me feel better for doing something like that.
On that note, I shall bid you adieu and all the best.
Ps. . . . . . T-7 for new F1 season. . . . . . excited girlie!!!