Good Morning Ladies.
We had another beautiful sunny day yesterday, I hadn't realised how warm the Sun was until I went out in the garden with Harley at lunchtime, I had had my bedroom window open since 7am as it's Milo & Bella's chosen entrance and exit, the breeze coming in was quite chilly so it was a pleasant surprise to feel the warm sun on my face.
I will tell you an funny story about the cats tapping at our window....it was 3am on Tuesday morning and I could hear Bella tapping at our bedroom window, I thought she was asking to go out (we don't let them out after dark, although they will try). Anyway I was trying to quietly tell her to stop and get down when Paul woke and open the curtains to find she was on the outside trying to get in, we were both puzzled as we knew she was in for her dinner at 7pm, so how had she got out and how long had she been out for, we didn't think about it too much as Paul has to be up at 5am, so we settled back down and blow me if 20 minutes later she was at the window again, this time she had to be on the inside trying to get out.....No she was outside again!! I said to Paul that I just had a hunch that the front door may be open, as Sophie had let Lewis in that way earlier and our Front Door will not stay shut if it isn't locked, we have really thick curtains across the porch too so we wouldn't have known, Paul goes off to check to find the front door wide open, we don't know how long it had been open. What we couldn't work it is why the cats would go out of the bloomin door but insisted on coming in through the window!! We now have a routine door check before bed, we always check the back door as its the only one we really use, but now we have to check both.
Today's card was completely inspired by my Pixie Powder background, after Sue and I had started to tidy up I checked mine to see what they looked like and it was virtually dry, I was just sat looking at it wondering how to use it and I said it looks like the 'earth' looking from space (kind of), then I remembered that one of the Magazine freebies was a Globe die set with a matching embossing folder and so beautiful papers, so I immediately said to Sue I can use it with my globe die, so here it is.
I die cut the frame of the Globe in Matt Copper card, then I used the accompanying circle die to cut out a piece of my Pixie Powder 'caught in crystal' background, I stamped one of the many sentiments that came with the dies as I love the saying …..
'' To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world'', it makes me think of Paul of course as he is my entire world. !! 💕💗❤
I embossed a piece of Whisper White card with the embossing folder, which embossed beautifully and added that to a mat of blue card and popped them onto a 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 card base.
I mounted the Globe onto some foam tape and placed it on the front of the card. I thought it just needed a little something else so I die cut a little 'tab' die out of the same pixie powder background and popped a tiny heart that I had die cut from a piece of the scrap matt copper card, I also added a couple of hearts to the globe.
I am quite pleased with it, it's something completely different for me but it's nice to shake things up a bit don't you think, the added bonus is that all the other bits I used were magazine freebies!!
I also got to use Acetate, Glossy accents (that was so old it looked a funny colour), pixie powders (some old) and tissue paper, most of which has been in my cupboards and draws for many years, I love that we are all digging deep and using our old bits!!
Now for next weeks Challenge………..
Challenge For Monday 25/2/19
For this weeks challenge I would like you to make a card or any project using a Background that you have created yourself.
So you could do any of the following:
Random Stamped background
Blended Distress inks
Caught in Crystal technique
Or any other inky technique ie : Bokeh (circles)
Watercolour style background, where you add ink to a piece of acetate add a little water, smoosh about a bit and then pop your piece of card over the ink.
You could use Mica Powders
You could die cut a background
Use Gilding Flakes
Those are just a few ideas, I'm sure you will have many more.
I was inspired by this weeks challenge, we can get so caught up in new things that we forget to go back and use some of the old techniques that we all know and loved when we did them the first time.
I am so exciting to start getting messy and creating new background ideas.
I hope you enjoy the challenge Ladies,
Have a lovely weekend,
Love and hugs to all,