Good Morning Ladies,
Just a quick post today, as yesterday's was a bit of an 'epic', mind you that's only because I like to give do each card justice, you all take the time and effort to make your cards so its only right that I give a little time explaining what you have used and how you have created your cards. Anyway, I will keep this post as brief as possible.
I tried a new technique for this card, I saw a card some time ago and have been wanting to create it, so I started playing around with design of the card on Wednesday with Sue, we both enjoyed having a go at the technique, however we did get ourselves into a 'hot mess' when we had a go at extending the design, so much so that we gave up! Not sure if it was the weather or 'Mother Nature' to blame for our sweat beaded brows!! Hahaha, one thing I will say is that whenever we all try and make something new together we have such a giggle!
I used Creative Expressions Stitched Lattice Frame dies (outer two) to make the base of My card and the white layer with the decorative section on, I also used CE Scalloped Lattice Buckle Bar die to create the pretty decorative section across the middle of my card, the top section was embossed using CE Heart Lattice Embossing Folder, to which I added a few tiny pearls. The decorative bottom section is the new technique that I tried, Pleating the paper in such a way that you get to see little hints of the pattern on the reverse of your double sided decorative paper, you can also do it with single sided paper (so that reverse didn't show).
I used paper from my Floral Pavilion paper pad, which worked really well with the pretty pink polka dot pattern on the reverse. The 'Happy Birthday' is a Britannia Die set from Joanna Sheen.
Now, would you like me to do a step by step tutorial on this technique for you to follow? If so please just let me know in the comments below.
I hope you have a lovely weekend planned, I think that Paul and I may be driving down to Brixham on Saturday evening to visit his parents before we go on holiday.
Love and hugs to all of you,
Good Morning EveryoneReplyDelete
We already have sunshine and it's quite warm so it looks as though we're in for a scorcher.
SANDRA YES PLEASE FOR A TUTORIAL and asap. I love the look of the technique and the papers you used are just gorgeous. Your card is so elegant and I would love one like this to drop on my doormat.
Take care driving (well Paul take care)and have a good time in Brixham.
Cannot believe it's Friday again and so off to market we go and it's our last one for a while which also means that it will be the last Pastry report for a while too but I'll see what we can do on the home baking front when I'm back in the UK next week.
This is very short for me as Jim has just driven up the back land which means breakfast has arrived and we want to get an early start. I'll see you all later. Have a good day Dear Friends. Hugs will be with you all very shortly. xxxx
Enjoy your trip to the market, and your last delicious pastry. Looking forward to hearing all about it ;-) Hugs xxxDelete
Have a lovely morning at Market, can't wait to hear about Pastries!Delete
So sad its last one for a while, hope its not to hotbto start packing car etc,
Love and hugs to you and J xx
Enjoy the Market today Janet. I look forward to hearing which delicious pastries you've chosen today.Delete
Hi Janet enjoy your market look forward to hearing what pastries you get today. I put pounds on just reading about them haha.Delete
Take care have a lovely day Hug's Lynda xxx
Hello Janet, hope the market visit goes well, and that you have two delicious pastries.Delete
Hope you have enjoyed your trip to the market and you managed to pickup some delicious pastries. My mouth is watering at the thought xxDelete
Last day at the market and the lovely pastries, nooo Lol you be back soon . You must come home and see the little ones ,they have missed you both.Delete
Hope the day been good, hugs xxx
Beautiful card Sandra-I'd love a tutorial on this technique please.
Still got no crafting oomph at the moment. I got out of work late last night, went to Tesco to do the weekly shop so it was late when we ate. I ring my Dad on Thursday evenings so it was quite late by the time I could sit down and relax. I have a few special birthday cards to make so I really need to find some crafty inspiration!
Oh bless you Michele, your crafting mojo seems to have packed up and gone on vacation, if anyone finds it can you send it back to Michele, just so I know she will get her Challenge card finished !!! HahaDelete
But seriously my card line would not be the same without your card featuring!
Have a browse on pinterest Michele, I always something on there that I'd like to make, just tap in the name of a die, like that Spiral Flower die you bought, there were loads of cards using that die.
Sorry Mr Mojo has wandered off at the moment Michele. Good idea of Sandras to look at pinterest..Delete
Hope work today goes quickly and then it's the weekend yeh.
You had a busy day yesterday no wonder you were tired. Hope work isn't busy today. Try & have some me time over the weekend,then your mojo might come back. Pinterest is a good for inspiration.
Hug's Lynda xx
Hi Michele, when you find your mojo, can you see if mine is there and send it backDelete
Hi Michele, I'm not surprised your mojo has gone AWOL you never stop. Sandra's advice is spot on, just what you need. xxDelete
I think some of the mojo's have a get together for the weekend somewhere because mine is lacking too.Delete
Hope you have a nice weekend planned so you can recharge the batteries, hugs xx
Good morning Ladies,ReplyDelete
Sandra, your card is an absolute stunner! It is so romantic and feminine I love all the layers ,colours , in fact everything about it and would love the tutorial please!
Phil ( the walking group lady) and I went on a recce yesterday 11am around a headland we hadn't explored , quite a varied terrain and sometimes exhausting , but we throughly enjoyed it and didn't get home until 5 pm , so I certainly made the most of getting out of the house for the day lol!
Tollie has been really good and Iain is becoming much more relaxed with him which is great, I'll send a photo to Sandra today.
How did your meal go Janet? I'll check back to yesterday's comments in case you let us know later last evening.
Well, family arrive late tonight ( we might possibly be in bed ) they think it could be midnight, ( too late for us to stay up ) .so will get everything ready for them today.
Love and hugs to all xoxo
Good morning Anne,Delete
Your walk sounded invigorating, I bet it blew away all of your cobweb!!
Looking forward to seeing Tollie, how did you decide on his name?
Have lovely family time,
Love and hugs
It sounds like a wonderful walk Anne. You must have plenty of energy.Delete
Looking forward to seeing photos of Tollie.
Enjoy having your family with you.
There's a small hill near here called"Tollie Pimple" so as he is small we thought it would suit either a boy or girl and Marsaili and Archie liked it so that was it !Delete
I did laugh when Phil phoned to ask how I was this morning after our walk, she's older than me and built like a delicate wee bird, but I actually feel so much better for getting out and having some exercise, she does go walking everyday , that's her main hobby.
Thanks Val, I'll do my best ha ha! My daughter is so untidy in the kitchen she drives me to distraction , but she means well.
Wow that was some walk you did yesterday you must be quite fit.
I love how you chose Tollie's name & I love it,I woulde't think there is another dog with that name.Look forward to seeing a photo of him.
Hug's Lynda xx
Hi Anne , wish I could walk like that, we used to do a lot of walking before I had my knee replacement, love the name of your new baby.Delete
Anne your walk sounds lovely, but then your part of Scotland is all lovely. I have a picture of Tollie in my head, he sounds absolutely gorgeous can't wait to see a picture of him. xxDelete
That was a long walk you did but so good to have the oomph to do it. I love walking and used to do long ones with my son when he was younger. Many happy memories :-) Have a great weekend with your daughter and family ,hugs xxDelete
This caught my eye on my dashboard, it is gorgeous and would love to see how you make it xxxReplyDelete
Thank you for your kind words about my card, tutorial coming up soon!
Have a lovely weekend,
Lovely to see you here Wendy. Will pop in to craft club later.Delete
Hi Wendy nice seeing you this morning. Have a lovely weekendDelete
Hug's Lynda xx
Hi Wendy, have a nice day crafting with our Val.Delete
Have a nice weekend xx
Hi Sandra and everyone. Wow, your card is beautiful. I love the look of this technique and yes please to a tutorial :-)ReplyDelete
Have a lovely time in Brixham. Have many happy memories of family holidays there and would love to return. We used to stay in an apartment above the arcade on the harbour by the Golden Hind, it was lovely :-)
Have a good day everyone and sending hugs to you all xxx
Hi Sonia. It's so lovely to have happy family memories. I've never been to Brixham or that part of the Country. My childhood holidays were spent in North Wales and like you I still hold affection for the area.Delete
Enjoy your day.
Good morning Sonia,Delete
Thanks for lovely comments, we haven't been down to Paul's parents in Brixham for over 10 years, because of my disabilities, so we decided to give it a try, their house is built in such a way that there are 3 levels, the entrance, downstairs loo and office, then approx 5 small steps up to lounge, kitchen, dining room and lounge and then a split stair case (2 lots of 5 stairs) up to bed and bath rooms!
I absolutely love the area, Brixham is a pretty little town, like you I love the harbour, although I imagine a flat over slot machine arcade sounds a little noisey, although it all goes quiet in the evening and the harbour is such a pretty setting at night!
The plan is for me to try and either sit on my bottom and go up or totally weight bare on my crutches (something I sruggle with but will give it a go),
Paul suggested he gave me a 'fireman's carry' but I err think not!
It will be nice to spend time with Paul's parents though.
Have a Lovely weekend,
Congratulations on your weight loss!Delete
I'm with you on favourite meal out , I love a lamb bhoona and plain rice, love to feel my lips tingling afterwards,
Val, I love Wales too, especially North. Spent a wonderful week a few years ago in Snowdonia, a picturesque cottage on Llyn Crafnant. It was everything I had imagined and when we drove up on the first day I actually cried when I saw it - it was beautiful :-)Delete
Sandra, I would take Paul up on his offer of a firemans lift - could be fun ;-) Loved staying in Brixham, wasn't too noisy above the arcade, besides my Brothers and I spent quite a bit of time in there. Remember the beauty of the harbour at night and first thing in the morning when we used to go to the paper shop to get our comics. Oh happy memories:-) Have a lovely time.
Hi Sandra and ladies,ReplyDelete
lovely card Sandra and yes I would love to know how you made it so a tutorial would be great. Have a safe journey and a lovely visit to Brixham.
I'm not going to craft class today but will call in to return the dies I borrowed last week. I've been so good dieting these last few weeks and have lost 3 lb on the scales this morning so almost at target. So to celebrate I've off out for an Indian meal. Chicken Dansak has been on my mind for 3 weeks now and I've just got to taste it.
Well Lynn's died my hair roots this morning so must go and have a shower to wash it off.
Have a lovely day everyone.
Love to Pat Lynda and all those of you not feeling 100%
Good Morning Val,Delete
Thank you for your kind words about my card xx
Are you not feeling up to card class?
CONGRATULATIONS on your weight loss, you must be over the moon! The hard part is keeping it off, but I'm sure you will be fine!
What is your 'naughty treat' are you a chocolate girl or more of a savory treat person, my naughty treats are definitely savory, like salted cashews, pitta bread and hummous, nice crisps, or those M&S cheese twists, made with all butter, they just melt in your mouth and straight onto your hips!!
Enjoy your Chicken Dansak, will you have a Naan bread with it? Oh my that is another of my favourite foods, no shop bought Naan comes close to the real thing!
Oh my mouth is watering now!!
Hope you have a lovely weekend,
Hi Sandra, I'm adicted to maltesers. Can easily go through a BOX a night so can't have them in the house. I can take or leave other chocolates but definitely not maltesers.Delete
I'm going wil Lynn and Paul for an Indian and it's there only day off today so it's craft club or Indian meal and the meal has won today. I have already told Wendy!!! We usually get basmati rice and keema naan so we can all have some of each. As you say there's no comparison between fresh and shop bought naan. I'll probably put the 3lb back on this afternoon but it will be worth it. My mouth is watering as well now.
Have a safe trip.
I'm with you regarding Maltesers I could eat a box all by myself no problem. But you can keep the Indian food I don't like any spicy food.
Have a enjoyable meal with Lynn & Paul.
Hug's Lynda xxx
Sorry Val well done on your weight loss xxDelete
Hi Val , me to where maltesers are concerned, a boxful is gone before you know it, but no Indian for me, affects my stomach, but hope yours is yummy.Delete
Hi Val, I really am not a chocolate person but show me a bag of soft jellies - it's a case of now you see them, now you don't! xxDelete
Hi Val, well done on the weight loss. Chocolates, crisps, biscuits, bread and food ,oh yikes no wonder I'm a hippo Lol Enjoy your Indien tonight, Lamb Rogan Josh,is my fav. hugs xxDelete
Well done on your weight lose, hope you enjoyed your meal.xxxDelete
Well I actually feel a bit better today, more in the land of the living. Lovely card today Sandra and I'll look at the other days later on in the day. I'd love to know how this was made. Hugs to all and thanks very much for my cards they're lovely.
Lovely seeing you & glad your feeling a little better today.
Do you know when you will be going home. Baby steps take care my friend Hug's Lynda xx
Glad you're feeling a bit better today Pat :-) Sending hugs xxxDelete
Hi Pat, Welcome back, sending you a big hug. LOL xxDelete
Good to see you in again, glad the head is clearing the anesthetic does hang about. Just take it steady & listen to your body. Hugs Margaret xxx
Welcome back Pat, glad you feeling more yourself and the pain is gone. Take care ,big hug xxDelete
Hello Sandra & everyoneReplyDelete
Wow SANDRA a gorgeous card you have made it's so pretty love those papers you have used. Please can you do a tutorial on it thank you.
Just started raining so that's put our walk on hold for a while as not very heavy it might be ok a bit later. Terry has repaired Margarets Todo machine so we will take it round to her. So pop back later
Love Lynda xx
Hello All, very heavy weather here, very hot but heavy cloud.ReplyDelete
I'm feeling the effects of all our work yesterday, still have managed to make my challenge card.
Sandra your card is lovely, have seen this on Pinterest, wondered how it was done, is it the same way you make pleats when you sew a pleated garment? Tutorial please.
Hope you have a good trip to Brixham, hope the traffic is kind to you, used to go with the children when they were small, O/H quite often has meetings there.
Better get back to work, will pop in later, hugs to all Lilian.
Hi Lilian, Thank you so so much for the owls. They arrived this afternoon, late post today. I can see the smaller ones be useful. Also thank you for the pretty card. I hope your hands are not to painful today, Arthur can be a pest some days. Take care ,hugs xxDelete
Hello Sandra and everyone,ReplyDelete
Yes please Sandra, would love a tutorial on this card. It really is lovely, love the papers you have used. Enjoy your trip to Brixham, it's an area I love. Some years ago we were down there and I went into this little art gallery, I couldn't resist this small picture of a little boat sitting on the water. It now hangs in the lounge and everytime I look at it it reminds me of the area.
This journey shows how far you have moved on in your personal journey in life, I recall you saying just a year or so ago, that you could'nt visit them 'because' so they make the journey to you!!! I really hope you can cope with the stairs and I'm sure they are so looking forward to your visit. LOL
Pat, it lovely to see you back on the blog, hope all is well with you. xx
It's taken me since 11 o'clock to get here, John is working out in the garden and I keep getting called outside for my opinion, I need to get out anyway as the fence is finished next door and now I can put things back in place - at last.
Wishing everyone a good weekend, Love and hugs Brenda XXX
Hi Sandra & all in cafe,ReplyDelete
Sandra what a pretty card & yes please to a tutorial. Hope you have a lovely weekend in Brisbane.xxx
Janet look forward to hearing what pastries you get today.xxx
Anne sounds as if you had a lovely walk yesterday, that is what I miss more than anything since my hip ops. You will be getting plenty of walks with Tollie when you can take her out.xxx
Sending hugs to all who need them love Margaret. xxx
Afternoon Sandra and all.ReplyDelete
wow this is a stunner of a card Sandra, it looks very tricky but I too would like a tutorial. Would it be a filmed one this time ? I know you talked about it once before. Have a great time down in Brixham with the in-laws. Would loved to see Paul doing the fire lift Lol but better not as you say. :-)
Had a busy morning with shopping and trying to finish CC. The painter has done and gone for this time but now all the doors and some windows are open and they take 16 hours to dry fully so we hope for no rain but it looks very dark out there so we will see. I hope you all have a good day. Lovely to see Pat back,do take it easy.
Mum is calling on face book so better go but hope to see you later, love and hugs to you all, Maria xxxx
Beautiful card and technique. Would love an explanation of how it's done.ReplyDelete
Hello Beverly,lovely of you to stop by. Love Brenda xxDelete
Hi Beverly lovely to see you hope you stop by again love Lynda xxDelete
Hi Beverly, nice to see you in the cafe'. Hope you join us again ,hugs Maria xxDelete
Where has today gone! Not had time to have a read Laptop now in "hospital" so I'm relying on my iPod Just to say "yes lease" I'd love to see a tutorial SANDRAReplyDelete
Glad it is your laptop and not you but hope for a speedy recovery or is it time for a new one maybe ?Delete
Thanks Margaret, I am looking forward to Tollie getting his injection on the 15th August and then I can take him out on walks.ReplyDelete
Hi Sandra & everyoneReplyDelete
Well we did go for our walk after all as stoped raining & out came the sun. We did a different place today at Bottony Bay & longer than the park we normally go too by time we got home my feet legs had had enough but pleased I managed it.I'm hoping the medication will help, I take.4 more tablets tomorrow. Then after that next week it's 6 tablets every Saturday for 3months. Terry thought he fixed my friends Todo machine but when I tried to cut a die it didn't cut & kept pushing the plates to the side. So we took it back to Margaret's & she just said too Terry throw it in the bin. Then she gave me all her Todo Dies. The majority of them hadn't even been opened. I felt sorry for her I did say she could have mine but said no as it was a present for my big birthday next year. So please don't any of you buy any of the crafters companions 8 x 8 dies as that was the die that broke her Todo machine they just wouldn't cut.
Tickle's goes home tomorrow don't know where that 3 weeks went. I will miss her she is so lovely & think Bambie will miss her as well especially as she will then be on her own so hope she will be ok.
SANDRA have a safe journey to Paul's parents are the girls going with you. Hope you manage the stairs. Would love to see Paul giving you a fire man's lift. How long does it take you Sandra. Hope Matt is feeling a lot better now.
Just going to send you picture of my new altered tag.
Have a good weekend everyone .
Love Lynda xxxx
A beautiful Card. The paper folding is lovely and I would like to see a how to, please. Thank you.ReplyDelete