Good Morning Ladies,
So that was Half Term (or whatever they call it these days)! I cannot believe how fast this week has gone, Sophie and Lucy have spent most of it with their noses in a book or drawing (in Sophie's case). Which is probably a good thing as today is Paul's first day off since Saturday, so we couldn't have gone anywhere anyway.
Matt's appointment seems to have left him with more questions than answers, bless him. He has scans etc to wait for, one of his worries was how his medication affects his fertility and what complications his medication could cause when it comes to wanting to become a father, he seems to have gotten mixed answers and he is more confused about the whole thing, I wish he would have let me go with him as I would have sat there until someone did give me the right answers! I think I will be making a few calls.
Onto today's card, I have many scraps of glitter card in my 'bit box' so I decided to die cut some snowflakes and build a wreath with them, I drew around a circle die to give a guide to placing the snowflakes, I then added the "All that Glitters is Snow" sentiment in the centre, using my new Stamping Tool!
It is another version of this weeks challenge card, how are yours coming along?!
Karen has sent in two great tips for Frugal Friday.........
First one is I quite often make 5x7 cards and use basic 5x7 dies to make squares.
1) cut out the rectactangle in the size of width you require
2) turn die 1/4 of a turn and place card along one edge
3 pass through die cutter again - yuo end up with a perfect square
It could save you a bit of money by not having to buy basic square dies as well as rectangular dies....
Second one - I can't remember who told me this tip, I put a shout out as to what to do with old cd cases. They won't replace nice expensive photo frames but I have one with a picture of Oscar stuck to my board at work and this one is of my dream man which is stuck to my pin board in my craft room. I haven't sealed the cases. So I can change the photograph as often as I like! An extremely cheap way of using cd cases that contained old pc games/cdroms.
Two great tips Karen, you can guarantee you never have the right size square die, so this tip is great!
Loving your CD Case idea too, I think Michele did Calenders with them too!
Loving your Heart throb Karen!! I was devastated when he died, as I like many women my age adored him from Dirty Dancing, so sad. I am quite a Vin Diesel fan, but if I'm totally honest I married my heart throb!! (Soppy I know)
Do any of you ladies have a 'heart throb' or someone you secretly admire??.....
Sue also gave the tip that Michele mentioned a couple of weeks back, I thought she had bought some fabulous new card stock with her on Tuesday, but it was the card from a really pretty tissue box, it would have been too much of a shame to bin it, it would make some great notelet cards, or tags.
Keep your eyes peeled for pretty serviettes too, they are great for upcycling boxes, just cover with a coat of Gesso, then just use water down PVA to apply the serviette, you will have to peel off the back layers though.
Another tip that I recently discovered is that there is so much free downloadable stuff for crafter's on Pinterest,
From sheet music to use as background papers to vintage images and background papers. You can even just print out sentiments! Go have a look, you will be amazed at how much there is, its sdo pretty too.
Thank you for your input today ladies!
Have a great day,
Love and hugs,