Saturday, 14 February 2015
I want to share my prize with you all!
Happy Valentines day to all, especially the ones that didn't get a card today!
Well todays card as you can all see is my prize from Sue, from the show last Sunday!
I think I can even give you a brief run down of how Sue has done this, I could pretend like its one of
mine (although I am pretty sure you can all tell the difference between and Sue card and a Sandra card)!!!!
Firstly take a piece of Coconut White card and place the Floral Meadow Striplet Die (without the cutting edge) onto one end of the card, run through the Grand Calibur then Emboss, before removing the die, remove any tape covering the cut image and ink through the die with Tattered Rose Distress Ink, repeat on the opposite side of the card but leave the part that you have already cut and embossed off of the cutting plate (so you don't flatten your embossing)! Now emboss and repeat inking through the die. I have already prepared a base card with a Coconut white matt to which I have added pearls made using Cosmic Shimmer Pearl Pva glue.
For my focal element I die cut the Copenhagen from the Scandinavian Collection twice using Coconut White card, I put mounting foam on the back of the first one and mounted it horizontally down the middle of the two striplet dies on my base card, I then cut the second Copenhagen Die in half trimmed it so that if covered the centre section of the first Copenhagen Die cut.
I then Stamped Trailing Ivy Stamp from the Floral Flourish Oval Duo Stamp set from the Stamps to Die for range and embossed with Perfectly Clear Cosmic Shimmer Embossing powder and die cut with the centre die from the Scandinavian Background, before removing from the die I inked around the edges using Tattered Rose Distress Ink and cut and dry foam. I Stamped my sentiment on to this,
added foam tape and mounted it to cover the join in the die cut below.
To finish the card I added Pearls to the centres of the flowers on the striplet dies and some tiny pearls onto my stamped sentiment and the Copenhagen die cuts too.
Oh by the way you can buy all of these products from Joanna Sheen (if you like)!
Well it probably doesn't flow as well as Sue's description but you get the picture, I hope she won't be offended by my attempt!
I love the card and will treasure it forever!
Mrs B, hurry up and share your news, the ladies are all bursting with excitement! Congratulations!
Pat sit and put your feet up today, hope you are in less pain, hugs xx
Steph, I hope you have recovered fully from your experience, any more cards off that list? hugs
Sam, how are you feeling my lovely, I was hoping you would feel well enough to call back in, but as long as you are feeling better today, have a nice relaxing day my lovely, everyone was wishing you well yesterday, huge hugs, xxxxx
Hazel, I think you dealt with your situation amazingly, (I am not sure if you saw my post back to you last night) but I just wanted to say what an amazingly hard thing you had to do to make the mum realise that she needed to find a little more time for her girls, you couldn't carry on like that any longer, you have done more for those girls than you will ever realise, especially if it does work, although they will probably be sad not to be spending as much time with you! I feel so (I don't know what the word is, I want to say proud), but I am just amazed by your strength, hopefully now you won't have as much pressure dumped on you! sending you huge hugs xxxxxx
Maria, have you finished happy dancing around the house?? not only a win but a Noble die too! congratulations, |I am so pleased for you!
Theresa, I hope you got my email yesterday, big hugs coming your way! xx
Myra, please send me your photos, I will gladly show them, it gives me the night off!
I just want to share with you that Paul was busy in my craft room all evening making a card, I am so excited to open it! it feels like Christmas! New Guest Designer maybe??????
Right I must go and have a shower, I am aching as I managed another meeting with the carpet in the lounge, whilst trying to get to the phone! imagine my mood to find it was a bloody call centre that hung up as the answerphone started up, I am surprised they didn't hear me in whatever country they were in, the air was blue! Poor Paul wondered what he had walked into when he came in at lunchtime! So steady day for me today, what a dingbat!
Love and Hugs to all of you,