Good morning everyone. Hope everyone is well. I still have a sore dent in my head but still no bruising. I now have an extra pillow propped against the drawers in case of further incident.
I had meant to pop this on yesterday and schedule for this morning but last night, computer say "no".
I'm hoping that I'm not typing this all out for nothing or it will be time for another game of laptop frisbee.
A big splashing welcome to my new followers Sue (Planet Susie, owner of the kaftan wearing cat Blossom) and Sam. Thank you also to Laura and Nancy for popping by too.
Jackie, Lewis did indeed do very well. Just want Jenson Baby to catch up!!! Glad you've had a bash at the challenge. Can't wait to see what you've done.
Patricia, hope that John is on the mend. They never really grow up do they lol!!!
Karen, PMD is mail order only except for a couple of places in the Lakes that stock some of their card.
Snowqueen, welcome to the Striplet Party. Hope to see your creation soon.
Shirley, how's the job going? Hope its not causing Craftus Interruptus (a terrible affliction)
Annie, the weather hasn't been too bad in my neck of the woods but the past couple of days, we have had high industrial pollution levels wafting in from mainland Europe (I think from
John Next Doors card factory) and also Sahara sand. I have a nice gritty film of it on my car as we speak.
Now, today's card was created for my friend Penny's birthday, which was yesterday so its safe to show. Striplet again I'm afraid and now the virus Stripletus Overusesus has spread. I think John has a quite severe strain of it.
The base card is white 300gsm and A5 in size. I then cut a slightly smaller layer from sky blue pearl card (Penny is a Sky Blues supporter. . . . .that's Coventry City, not any imposters). I turned this layer into a frame by cutting out the centre. I then embossed the frame with a Forever Friends embossing folder and attached it to the card with foam pads.
Using the spare card from the centre, I used the Striplet to cut the edges. I first cut the shorter ends using the end of the Striplet in the centre of each end. I then cut the top and bottom edges using the length of the Striplet. . . . . . . here's a snap of my prototype, which hopefully illustrates this better. . . . . .
This will also make a nice layer to use as it is.
I stuck the sky blue one flat to the base card, in between the frame and then topped it with 3 layers cut from SB Decorative Labels 28.
White embossed sentiment, John's pearls and blue bling added and all done.
Penny loved it so hopefully you will too.
Off now as baby card and 3 birthday cards need doing pronto as I'm at work later today and over to visit Nesta in Leicester (hey, that rhymes!!!) tomorrow as she's house sitting for her sister.
Be good everyone.