Sunday, 1 February 2015
Pinch, punch first of the month!
Coffee is brewing, so sit back, relax and take a look at today's card.
Inspired by butterflies and the colour purple of course.
I have always loved this Spellbinder Detail Scallop die set and as luck would have it my lovely friend Pat had it in her collection, YAY!!!!
So I cut the middle size frame, using wax paper is imperative for this die as it is very intricate and believe me because I tried and spent half an hour picking the remnants of the torn die cut!
coconut white card and cut to fit inside the frame. I then die cut the largest Die in the Detail Scallop Set using the same purple card. I took another piece of white card and used Perfect medium to Stamp some Butterflies from the same set as the sentiment randomly all over the card and then used a purple mica powder to dust over the stamped areas and them buffed off and inked around the edges with Milled Lavender Distress Ink, (I also did this to the sentiment). I then trimmed the card to fit inside the larger frame, before sticking the layer down I put a piece of lilac colour ribbon across the stamped layer and secured underneath the edges. I then put mounting foam onto the back of the smaller piece and mounted it onto the main card base. I tied a bow out of the same ribbon as previously used, used a glue dot to stick it to the card and then used a butterfly gemstone to dress the centre of the bow!
I cut nine of the smaller Camellia Dies from Sue Wilsons Camellia set from Creative Expressions.
I layered them up to make three flowers and stuck them to the corner of the card with some Faux Quilled Leaves also from Creative Expressions.
I then cut a Butterfly 'Les Papillons' by Sellbinders, the base from the same purple card and the top
I added pearls along the centre of the butterfly and to the centres of the flowers.
I hope that you like the card today, it is another card that uses the die as the card base, small for me, but still packs a punch.
Now can I take your orders?
Feel free to discuss anything you fancy today.
Oh just an update on the whole school/optician/eye hospital saga, I tried calling the hospital on three separate afternoons last week to get the results of Lucy's emergency tests that she has last week at her 'emergency appointment'. But they just kept telling me that the team were discussing Lucy's case and that they couldn't generate a letter until they had an answer. So imagine my surprise when first thing Friday morning I get an email from the School Health Nurse/Support Worker telling me that the school had contacted the hospital and the results were that she would not get a letter to enable her to have a reader in her exam until they have done further tests in March (her exam modules are this week)!
So you may ask how could the hospital tell the school Lucy's results and not her mother? well they are the answers that I need! Do the hospital think that I am not stable enough to give the answer too.
I have drilled Lucy and she has no idea, so its back to the school to try once again to get some answers. I am just a little frustrated.
But I will remain calm and smiley as its Sunday and don't want a day of aggro! We have to go shopping as it is Lucy and Sophie's birthday on Wednesday, they have no idea what they want and neither do I, should be a fun trip!! hhaha, I wonder if I could add in a |Craft Shop visit too!
Take care my lovelies, enjoy your Sunday,
Love and Hugs