Good Morning Ladies,
Sophie has asked me to thank you all for your lovely comments and for visiting her website yesterday. she was overwhelmed by your kindness.
I had a lovely day yesterday, it started with a call from Danielle that lasted for over 3 hours, the time just flies when we chat, I honestly thought that it was going to be about 11am when we finished but it was Sue's arrival that made me realise it was way after 12pm! Time flies when you are having fun!
I fancied something different for todays card and I can't help using this gorgeous tree stamp from the Stampin'Up! 'Snow Is Glistening' stamp set (it's gorgeous)!! So I stamped it onto 'Mint Macaron' card using Versamark ink and adding White Embossing powder. I heat set it and added a few crystal sparkle gems that I have added a little Mint Macaron ink to. I cut it out with my trimmer and added foam pads to the back. My base card is Whisper White cut at 41/8 by 51/2 inch, I mounted a piece of Soft Seafoam Dsp onto my card base, I chose the colour to go with my Pastel theme, I kind of like these soft tones together.
I stamped my sentiment (from the same stamp set) onto vellum and mounted it on the bar of striped Soft Sea Foam dsp that I have put across the bottom of my card, the camera wouldn't pick it up because of the reflection of the embossing, it says: 'Sending a Blizzard of Wishes for a Wonderful Season'
I have to say that I would have really kicked myself if I had not bought that 'Snow Is Glistening Bundle, not just because of the stamps, the dies have the largest range of Snowflakes I have ever seen and some of them have an Inner and Outer so that you can layer them, a lot of thought has gone into this set and it won't date so I can pull it our year after year.
Snow is Glistening Stamp set
After such a fun packed day yesterday I think that today is going to be rather dull by comparison!
I will be mostly in my craft room, playing with some new goodies and finishing off some Christmas cards, the only frustration with handmade cards is (for me) that they aren't standard sizes, a lot times I start with focal element and work outwards, I try to keep in mind the size I am going for but it often goes over one way or another, but thats what I have an Envelope Punch Board for!
Lilian, I do hope that you are well, I know I am a worrier! Sending you huge squishy hugs xxxx
Pat, I hope you are 'hanging in there' it must be both physically and mentally demanding for you right now, I am always at the end of the phone for you my lovely xxxx
Val I do hope that your sciatica has eased a little today, I suffer with it on both sides now and it is the worst most excruciating pain and it just hits you when you least expect it, I am yet to find anything that touches the pain and I take some very hefty pain meds. Sending you gentle hugs sweetheart xxxx
Sending love and hugs to everyone of you,