Good Morning Ladies,
This card is inspired by Sue Wilson and I love green, its my very favourite colour!
I started with a white card base, size 7 1/2 x 8 1/4, which I then matted with green card
and then a matt of white card which I pierced around the edge. I then embossed a piece of
green card with an Rose Embossalisious Embossing Folder, I rounded the corners and matted
it onto a slightly longer piece of white card to the bottom of which added a piece of double sided
adhesive, I peeled the backing off and added some Iced Snow for a bit of sparkle. The focal element was made by cutting three Union Square die cuts and off set them so that the fleur de lys were evenly spaced. I then cut a circle of green card and then a decorative matt of white. I cut an aperture through the centre of these. I stamped the Creative Expressions sentiment and embossed it with Cosmic Shimmer Detail Clear E. Powder and centred it behind the aperture. I cut two Spellbinders Fleur de lys borders and placed them across the iced snow covered section an added some green flat back pearls to tie in the colour. I added pearls to the corners too. I then tied a ribbon bow and added a green pearl brad to the centre, and then made to stick pin in complimentary colours to add a bit of sparkle.
Well my thoughts today are with my very dear friend Pat who is undergoing her first ever major operation, I hope everything goes straightforward In surgery and you have a very speedy recovery,
I can wait to get the old Pat back, where you ran rings around Sue and I. We will be along to visit you as soon as your are ready! Steph I am sure you are anxious too as it is your turn tomorrow, I know its not surgery but even so its still worrying and very unpleasant. Can you take your phone or laptop with you so that we can keep in touch. I know that's what Pat is doing. (unless the break from us crazy lot will do you good)! Janet, how did your internet shopping go? did you manage to find anything to buy?
Sam, I hope you are feeling better, if not you rest up until you are, we will be here waiting when you return.
Saba... I hope that Val continues to make good progress, you must be counting down the days until you come over to visit her.
Well thanks to Christine E suggesting that I speak to the Tonic representative who was demonstrating on the Samuel Taylor stand on Saturday, my guillotine is now back to cutting perfectly!, The lovely lady suggested that we use an Alan key and undo the blade, Paul did this, removed a piece of jammed paper, then tightened the blade to the correct width! Paul's thoughts £30 saved, I think £30 to spend on more craft goodies!
Whilst at the show on Saturday, I watched a few demonstrations on various new machines, I think the one that is tipping the scales for me at the moment is the New Sizzix Big Shot Plus, its slightly longer than A4 and seemed to perform very well, the lady cut a very intricate die by putting it in the centre of the plate, it cut perfectly first time! She did it a few times through some very thick coated card.
Anyway I will catch up with you all later on,
Love and hugs