Good morning all you beautiful folk that take the time to comment or look at my creations and ramblings. Its a year today since I discovered how to use Blogger after several miserable attempts. As its the DT post for Hobbycutz today, I shall leave my celebrations until the next post but just wanted to say a heartfelt thank you to you all for tuning in, with special mention in dispatches to our Hazel and Patricia, who have been there, virtually from the start (the long service (or suffering) medals are in the post).
Also, a mahoosive welcome to Darnell and Janice. Thanks for joining our merry band ladies and hope you enjoy the ride.
Back to business. Its another fab challenge at Hobbycutz and this time the theme is Flora and Fauna. I hope you can pop along and see what the DT have come up with and even better if you fancy entering. Click here to have a peek.
Now, I was a lucky girlie and managed to pick up a 12x12 First Edition Desert Blooms pad for a mega cheap price at work in a sale last week. I'd better not say how much it was as when I told John how cheap it was, he actually swore, although in fairness, he may have actually said "Duck".
I knew exactly which sheet I was going to chop up from the Desert Blooms pad for this project as I thought the flora bit was represented quite nicely by this piece.
The base is A5 300gsm cream card topped with terracota brown Lidl card, to pick out the browny pink flowers.
I then topped this with the Desert Blooms paper, trimmed to fit nicely.
I had a Hobbycutz butterfly for my fauna, which I inked with Versamark and heat embossed with Stampendous Kaleidoscope embossing powder, which gives a lovely iridescent sheen. The other butterflies were cut from SB Butterfly Circles as were the layers with the sentiment. Dots done with a white gel pen.
I know that this is a relatively simple card but the paper was so beautiful, I was loath to cover it with too much embellishment
You can't see it too well on the main picture but hopefully on the ones below, you can see the iridescence on the butterfly and the lovely glittery twinkle on the flowers and leaves on the paper.
So simple but hopefully pretty and making the most of that fab butterfly embellishment.
Just a few quick messages. . . .
Welcome back Val. Bet you're glad to be back in the warm.
Lydia, I'm sure the mojo is just taking a nap.
Donna, great news about the foot. You'll be dancing around your craft room in no time.
Jackie, did you catch a strain of Stripletus virus at Excel? Also, great card at HOC. When are you starting a blog then?
Shirley, one day per fortnight? That's my kinda job!
Kate, the pillow is acting almost like one of them bumper thingys you have in a cot. . . . . next week, the romper suit and dummy (I make no reference to Mr Duck whatsoever) will complete the bedtime ensemble. The head is better thanks. Still have a dent but its not as sore and I'm not having strange moments (well, no more than usual).
Anyhoo, time to leave you alone to prepare for Tool Shed (I have custody of the remote).
Hope you can join me to party on my next post and help me celebrate my one year anniversary.
Meantime, lets be careful out there!
PS. . .No striplet. . . . . . well, not today anyway lol!
PPS. . .Shirley, Happy 29th Birthday . . . . . . I've just seen your comment on Sue's blog. You're younger than me then so I think you can manage more than one day a fortnight at work now hahaha! Have a great day.