Good morning one and all. Hope all is well with you and yours.
Thank you once again for your kind concern. I should point out that the Thyroid condition is a long standing issue, going on about 15 years or so.
After hearing about the kidney thing, I did think of changing my name to "Lucky" (instead of YoYo) . . . . . . . . Lucky Ducky, has a certain ring to it don't you think?
Mind you, after making the pate, it was more Mucky Ducky but I'll save that tale for next time as this post may be longer than War and Peace as it is. . . . . . . get yourself a tea and biscuit.
Now, it's time for another Challenge over at MAWTT and its my turn to pick the theme again so, in time honoured tradition, I've gone with another song theme of . . . . . . . . . .
English Country Garden
I'd like to see folk feature flowers from the first verse of the song, which is shown on the MAWTT blog so please pop over and have a look at what the fab DT have done and pick your flower/s and join in !!! It could have been worse, I was thinking of Billy Joels "We Didn't Start the Fire". I'm sure you would have loved coming up with a card featuring the "Bridge on the River Kwai" hahaha!!!
As I set the challenge, I thought it only fair for me to pick one of the more obscure flowers to feature, so I went with Hearts Ease (very appropriate for me lol!!!) which is a tri-coloured viola.
White, lilac and green card
SB Sparkle die
SB Ribbon Banners die
SW Spring Foliage die
Embossalicious embossing folder
Papermania flower punch
Stampin Up sentiment
Wendy's (Spanish Crafter) butterflies
Pearlage and bling
I decided to dome the top layer for an extra bit of interest so I double foam padded down the centre and glued the edges down.
Now, I photographed how I made this card with doing the unusual die cut edges and the photos follow. Apologies to any Grannies I am teaching to suck eggs lol!!! Apologies also for some of the photo's quality but the camera was not playing ball.
Cut your layer to size then cut the outer die of the Sparkle set on the edge. By lining it up on the edge of the plate to cut just the one half, you get the cut as per the top of the photo.
You end up with the above piece and I just nipped out those little bits to neaten it up.
Do the next layer the same way but slightly smaller (Do not adjust your set, its my blurry photo).
Don't stick it down yet !!!
Before sticking the layers together, cut the filigree die out of each side of the white layer. Now, heads up, this die is so intricate it is a wee bit stubborn releasing the card so pull carefully (said the bishop to the actress lol!)
To do the top layers, cut the lilac card to size, then line it up. Use the outer edge of the bottom layer to line up the Sparkle outer die (it sort of butts up against it) and tape in place to cut.
Do the same then with the top white layer, only slightly smaller again and then emboss the top white layer before sticking together.
Hope that all makes sense and once again, apologies if you didn't want chapter and verse lol!!
I played with several placements of the flowers and to be honest, I'm still not 100% sure about what I went with but it's done.
It would be lovely if you can join in the challenge so click here and give it a go.
Until next time, be good and enjoy the sunshine.