I hope today finds those of you that are under the weather a little brighter, Michele I really hope that your throat and head are a little better today, it must be so frustrating travelling all that way for a holiday and then feeling poorly. I am sure that the recycled air on the aeroplane is to blame for may of the holiday and post holiday coughs and colds.
Maureen I hope that you are feeling better too, this place just isn't the same without you, I miss you very much.
It was so lovely today, getting back to normal and having Paul come home for lunch, I spent the morning making a card and watching re-runs of Soldier Soldier, well that took me back I can tell you, there was a part where they were preparing to go away for a few months, that bought a lump to my throat! It looks so cheaply made though when you watch them back.
Some of you were talking about past craft shows after I mentioned Kameo Cards and Sue 'by eye' Smith,
I always found their products a little dated, but they had some good man themed card and paper, them always did good quality inserts too.
I remembered Alan & Barry too, they were like a married couple, they giggled and argued quite a lot, their craft style was a little hit and miss, but good entertainment, I am not sure if they were create and craft then or whether it was just Ideal World, thank goodness we have come along way since then!
Well I know you are all still in shock at seeing one of my cards today, but once you have calmed I will explain how I made it......
First I took a piece of white card and cut a piece of double sided sticky sheet to fit it, I then cut several of the Lattice Arched Adornment Die from Creative Expressions, designed by Sue Wilson, I laid them across the sticky sheet, trying to achieve a symmetrical pattern! Once I had finished placing the die cuts I rubbed in some extra fine glitter over the rest of the exposed sticky sheet, the colours in the reflective particles in the glitter matched the lilac coloured card quite well (greens and purples).
I then matted this onto a tiny white matt and then wrapped some lilac ribbon around this part of the card and matted onto a larger pierced white matt ( I used the score buddy), I then added another lilac layer and then onto the white base.
I made a bow from some sparkly tulle, topped it with a bow tied with the lilac ribbon and attached to the card with glue dots. I trimmed the bow with some Delicate Fronds Die cuts from CE, designed by Sue W.
I added some glitter to these so that they matched the background, I them topped it off with some little lilac flowers.
I die cut the 'Happy Birthday' sentiment and stuck it on to the lilac and white layered Pierced Flag die cuts,
I added a few white pearls onto the background and some lilac pearls to the corners.
I hope you like my card, I was going to add stick pins, but after the girls came in from school it slipped my mind!!
It was so lovely to see 'Tres' back in the cafe today, Ang (Mrs Duck) too, its so nice to have some new faces, I hope you both can pop in regularly, you are most welcome. xxxx
I will call in later on this morning to catch up with you all,
Love and Hugs
PS: Margaret Palmer could you please send me the recipe for that cake you gave me on Saturday, it is so light and moist and delicious, I love,love,love it and so does Paul! ( we have been very mean and hidden it from the girls and Matt)!! xxx