Sorry for not posting for the last couple of days, the journey etc totally wiped me out!
Today's card is the one I made for my Mum's birthday, thankfully she loved it, which pleased me greatly!
I started off with an 8x8 card, then had a go at piercing a border, I have to say that I am not a natural like Sue, I was using the Tim Holtz retractable piercing tool made by tonic and I think that the point part is graduated so if you don't use the same pressure on each hole they appear different sizes, while at Ally Pally I bought the same tool that Sue uses (it looks like a dart without the flights), I got it from the Colemans stand (i think) as that was where Sue had told me she had got hers!
I coloured some white card with the milled lavender distress ink and used it as a tiny matt, then I embossed another piece of white card with Creative Expressions A4 Embossing Folder 'Cascading Hearts', i then cut another matt of lavender coloured card, then another white, I used a couple of Fleur de lys flourishes (spellbinders) I think I used Majesctic Elements labels 25, to cut the fancy matt. I cut some flowers using the Spellbinder 'Bitty Blossoms' out of Creative Expressions Felt, which cuts like butter, I used a flourish from my stash, popped some lilac coloured pearls on top of the flowers and in the corners. I used a Lily of the valley stamp to put 'mum' on the card and put a little contrast of felt behind it, added a couple CE pearl swirls! Wow this explaining thing takes forever! sorry guys, but someone might find it useful!
I have my lovely husband Paul home today, YAY! I might pop along to the allotment with him this afternoon, its so peaceful there, all you can hear is birds! I can sit and make and he can do some hard graft, he is building a fruit cage to stop the pesky pigeons pinching our raspberries!
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