Good Morning Ladies,
I hope that you are all well, can you believe that we are almost at the end of another week, the first week of March, Marching our way into Spring, I just can't wait for those longer brighter days, it's so lovely to look out and see the garden starting to burst with colour, seeing those bright yellow daffodils swaying in the breeze can't fail to make you smile!
Well I managed to Perm Lucy's hair on Tueday evening, I won't lie it was a bit of a struggle for me as holding my arms up in front of me is very painful, mostly in my lower back, but I dosed up on pain meds and got Lucy to sit on different height chairs/stools for different sections of putting the perm rods in, but we did it, I was so nervous when it came to taking the rollers out to see if it had actually taken, I should have had more faith, she was delighted with the results and said that she loved it, I don't think I have ever been more relieved about anything, her smile was worth all of the pain. It left me struggling a bit yesterday which is why I have included a couple of 'throwback' cards for today's blog post. They work perfectly fot this weeks challenge so might inspire you a little too.
Z Fold Card
I received a box of card to try from a company called 'Paperbox' I used it to make this Z Fold Card, the colour I chose was 'Lavender Pearl Card' which I can honestly say cut and folded like a dream, there was no cracking or damage at all, which is so important when you are making Fancy Fold cards as all the folds and creases are on show, the delicate lavender colour worked really well with the Papermania Nature's Grace paper collection too, so that it what I used to embellish the card, I love all the greys, shades of lilac, purple and yellow. I used the more neutral rose patterned paper for the background, the lilac shade of some of the flowers worked perfectly with the card base. I chose one of the bright, vibrant yellow papers for the bar across the card, it picks up the yellow in the background paper.
I picked a piece of the lilac paper from the Card collection to die cut a circle matt for my topper, I stamped a Stampin Up! sentiment onto lilac pearlescent card (same as base) I then added silver embossing powder and heat set, leaving a lovely silver sentiment. I attached the Z fold bar over the card base added my central focal piece with sentiment and then added some paper flowers on either side sentiment and another in the top corner of the base card.
Pop Up Box:
I went for something a little different, I tried to make the Box look like a wooden planter and then went on to stamp and die cut and shape lots and lots and lots of flowers and foliage to fill the box.
It has the 3 'shelf' pieces going across like a normal pop up box, so that you can space the flowers out evenly. I cut an old plastic die package into narrow strips and glued some of the flowers onto the strips so that I could get some height, the good thing is the packaging is see through so it doesn't really show up.
I was going for 'Autumnal' Colours with Copper accents.
I hope that these cards give you a little inspiration.
I am writing this blog as I am about to get ready to go for my Covid 19 Vaccination, I will let you know how it goes later.
I hope you all have as good a day as possible,
Love and hugs to all of you,