Good morning everyone. Well, my post is like Four Weddings and a Funeral but without the swearing (maybe), Hugh Grant (gladly) and great poetry (sadly).
Hope you are all ok? I still have my "itis" so my sympathies to all of you who mentioned that you are suffering from your own itises. Have a couple of days off in between working days so I'm trying not to lift or stretch (easier said than done as so many things you go to do automatically),
Mr D has performed his husbandly duties (steady on ladies!) and pulled one of you (down girls !!!) from the bowl and the winner of my 300 Post Paddle Prize is......................................drumroll
Sue J (Olliesmam)
Congratulations Sue and thank you for your lovely comments and support.
I think you have my email so if you'd like to email me your address, I shall forward some goodies ooop North for you.
Thank you to all who comment, I am eternally grateful for your visits but blame Mr D for not picking you lol!!!
I would also like to welcome Amanda to The Pond. She has a fab blog and is a friend of our Kate. Thank you for paddling.
Now, you may think you have seen this card before and you'd be right. It was featured on my last post for the HOC blog hop but the lighting was so bad on the photo, I only used one photo on the post and said I would re-do the photos. I have changed the snap on the blog hop post.
These are the entire collection of re-done snaps and hopefully the lighting now does the card justice.
The parcels are all at staggered heights, flat, 1 foam pad and 2 pads to give a bit of dimension. I also tied some gold thread around them with little bows, which was very fiddly as the thread is so fine.
Pink pearl card
Gold mirror card
Papers from MHK Designs
SB 2012 Holiday Tree die
Presscut Large Square Nesting dies (an excellent set of dies)
SW Snowflake Lattice embossing folder
Cosmic Shimmer Pastel Pink PVA Pearls
Teeny gold bling
A few of you liked the offset tree. My automatic instinct was to plonk the tree in the middle but then I thought it would look less contrived if I didn't.
I cut a burgundy "shadow" for Mynn's lovely paper that I cut the tree from to make it stand out a bit.
I wanted to show all the pics, without now adding to the hop post so I hope you don't mind.
I have also included 3 pics of some Hunkydory cards. I had to make 3 in a hurry as we were visiting friends and at the last minute, realised we wouldn't see them again before Christmas so being tight, I wanted to hand deliver the cards rather than post all 3.
A few folks had done some HD cards recently and I thought its a shame I've got all these packs so I dipped in and added my own twists, like some embossing, die cuts and some lovely snowflake peel offs (shhhhhhh, don't tell Lockers) from Lidl.I used the whole background cards for them as it made it quicker and the backgrounds are so pretty, just offsetting the folds and trimmed to fit 8x8 envelopes.
I also like to zhuzh up the envelopes, as you can see.
Thank you for bearing with this picture heavy post.
This morning, I shall be going the Duty Free sale at the NEC with Nesta and stocking up on perfumes and face creams and maybe the odd handbag.............
Whatever you are up to, have a great day and a brilliant weekend.