Hi there lovely peepsand hope you are all havinga fabulous weekend.
What a beautiful day it turned out to be. First thing this morning it was pouring down but the sun is now out and it's actually rather pleasant.
I thought I'd share a card with you today that I made whilst having a fiddle-de-dee with some new stuff that I bought yesterday from Purple Butterfly Crafts. Typical of me, I only went into some glue and came out with a new die and some new papers!! Richard was with me at the time otherwise there would've been a lot more things in the old basket, I can tell you!!!!
Anyway, not at all like me I know, but there's no image and no ribbon on this card.
… here it is.
Please excuse the photographs peeps but the light was so bright in the conservatory today so they look a bit grainy.
Do you like the flower?
Now I have to tell you that I had a bit of jiggery pokery with this die at first. I could not get the flower to look right because the petals seemed to group together in clumps. I tried cutting some length off of the centre strip before rolling so that the coil in the middle was smaller but it didn't work. If I’ve not been doing this right, can somebody tell me please cos you know how dim I can be at times!!!
So what I did was to cut 2 strips and then I glued them both together, offsetting the petals and this worked a treat. I then cut one of the petals from the Peony Petals die and sat the flower on top of it. Finally I added a Craftwork Cards Baker Street candi in the centre.
And I really like how it turned out :)
The brown edges on the Bauble Blossom petals is actually the residue that you sometimes get when you use a die for the first time. Normally I would brush it off with a paintbrush but I actually liked the way it looked so I left it.
So that's me done for today peeps and I’m now off to do the Sainsbury's run - what fun ( not) !!
Before I go, I must just let you know that a lady very kindly let me know about a group of crafters who were knitting for the little African babies and apparently they've been told to put their needles down because the organisers say that they now have enough jumpers. I'm looking into this is we haven't been told anything up here. I'm going to carry on knitting in the meantime but will let you know as soon as I hear anything. I can't believe that they will have enough but of course I don't want anybody to waste their money on wool if that's the case .
Enjoy your day and see you soon and huggiest of hugs to all .