Tuesday, 6 January 2015
A Little Update and My First Card This Year
Hi all, it's been a while since my last post, I have been having a rather lazy couple of weeks over the holiday period. My craft stash has to be tidied away and the half of our dining table which serves permanently as my work desk has to be cleared in order to be able to use it for it's original purpose, and now the festivities are over I have been finding hard to get motivated again. However I
have made a card this week which I can enter in a few challenges,
but first I must just show what I found in my e-mail in box this
morning. This is my youngest great granddaughter Kaycie wearing the little dress that I made her for christmas. She is just 7 months old and has just started sitting up unsupported and has two lovely front teeth. I was so pleased that the dress fitted her as I wasn't too sure while I was knitting it.
Darnell of dkjkardkreations is hosting her third NBUS (never before used schtuff) challenge to celebrate her milestone follower total. 700 I think, wow!!!, and she has some very generous prizes up for grabs too. When I visited the Hobby Crafts show at the NEC back in November I bought four background stamps at the WOW stand along with some embossing powders, but with the bustle of christmas preparations I never got round to playing with them, so I thought this was a perfect opportunity to do just that.
For my card I used this pretty floral background stamp and stamped it onto an A6 tent fold card with Versafine ink and then
added colour with Pan Pastels. I started quite gently until all the ink was covered and then just continued adding more till I was happy with the result. When done I used a chalk eraser to tidy up the edges of the card and then gave it a quick spritz with hairspray to make sure the colour stayed put. The butterfly is cut from a snippet of yellow pearl card with a Memory Box die. I cut the matching solid butterfly from sparkly film which I also bought at the NEC and used here for the fist time too. I adhered the two butterflies together and glued just the body to fix it to the card and then added the gems. I dabbed a little Star Dust Stickles to the centres of the flowers and stamped Thank You with Memento Elderberry ink.
So I am entering this at Darnells NBUS challenge (the stamp and sparkle film )
Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge - Use a Butterfly and Thank You
Pixies Snippets Playground - Use Snippets ( the yellow die cut butterfly )
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