Good morning blogging chums. Hope all is well with you and yours.
Had a bit of a rough couple of days but nothing new there so chin up (and I have a fine selection of those to chose from at the moment) and onwards.
Yesterday was a good day so managed a trip to Tesco with Mr D and a bite to eat at the local pub.
Flash was also out and about yesterday morning, cutting a fine figure in his pyjamas, Croc sandals and . . . . . . . . rubber gloves!!! No, I haven't a clue either lol!!!
Now, back to the card. This Christmas creation is actually the card I made for John Lockwood. Always puts me in a cold sweat making him cards as you feel the pressure to perform (in a manner of speaking lol!!!)
White, aqua and platinum card
Silver mirror card
Docrafts X Cut Reindeers Pattern embossing folder
SB Snowflake Pendant 2013 die
Cosmic Shimmer Frosty Aqua PVA Pearls
Grey Flannel Memento Dew Drop ink
Apart from cheese and Jelly Babies, Mr L is partial to a bit of aqua and silver and, at Christmas, a prancing reindeer or two so, I knew this embossing folder had to have its maiden voyage for this card. The card measures about 7.5" x 7.5".
It seemed to go down very well (I trust John to tell me if he thinks its naff lol!!!).
Talking of John, he has started to feature cards with a spot of colouring. I recently bought the 4 Spectrum Noir sets of markers (the brights, darks, pastels and lights box sets) for a bargain, with the intention of using them to colour my pearlage or gems and the odd spot here and there, at which John had a chuckle.
So, I thought I'd give a bit of colouring a bash. Its not really something I've been bothered about, though I do admire the skills of some of you colouristas out there.
Here is my first effort with markers (I think I've done a couple of cards using water colour pencils ages ago)
Its an old Kanban stamp and about the only one I have with any colouring potential lol!!
Didn't think it looked too bad as I haven't a clue about shading and all that mularky.
And here's my home made storage for the pens. . . . . . .
I needed smelling salts and a lick from a St Bernard when I saw the price of pen storage so I started thinking about what else I could use. In a Heath Robinson moment, I thought of plastic downpipe (as you do) and had a chat to my next door neighbour who is a plumbing and heating engineer. They have bought a new house at the bottom of our road and have been doing major renovations on it and as luck would have it, he had some spare plastic extractor fan ducting, that was better than downpipe, and he even cut it to size for me.
I've stuck them together in twos with red liner tape and stuck some white card on the backs. I did have a few extra pens knocking about that didn't fit so I'm waiting to see if Leo gets any more ducting or if not, apparently its only £5 for a metre (which is roughly what I used in the above) and he will happily cut it for me again.
Anyhoo, that's enough waffle from me. Hope you have a happy Wednesday. If the forecast is right, I shall have some washing dancing in the breeze.
P.s. Thank you June for your comment about the card they showed on Hochanda. It has been on the blog here if you wanted more details on it.
Maureen, never had an accident but witnessed hundreds eh? Lol!!!
And, the crispy duck was extremely yummy.x