But I thought I’d do something totally un-piggy like for my Papertake Weekly card today. I also wanted to challenge myself to use stuff that I don’t usually use and that I’ve had in my stash for a while.
So our theme this week is In Stitches and you might be thinking that I hadn’t put any on (it wouldn’t be the first item I’d got it wrong).
This beautiful butterfly stamp is by a (fairly) local company to me – CaroLine's Rubber Stamps – and I got this from Port Sunlight last year but have never used it until now (how weird of me, cos it’s fab !!!!). It’s called Jewelled Butterfly and you can see it here peeps.
I stamped it onto acetate (use Stayzon peeps cos otherwise it will smudge) and then dabbled a bit of ink onto the back (which you can’t really see from the pic, but it gives it a nice soft glow), then finished it off with some Stickles, liquid pearls and a couple of flat backed gems
The large flowers were punched from DCWV Pocket Full Of Posies paper stacks (I think they came from the Paper Mill Shop but wouldn’t swear to it). I’ve just decided whilst looking at this pic that the flowers need some little gems in the centre so I’ll do that in a sec. I think it’ll finish it off nicely and also pick up the ones on the butterfly.
So that’s me card :)
I’m on a flyer today cos I have shed loads to do and then I have a workshop later so I need to get the butt moving. You notice that I didn't say lardy butt as I usually so. That's cos I have lost a total of 15lbs now – woohoooo – and it aint as mahoosive as it once was. I can now fit onto my size 12 jeans again. Not that long ago they would only go just past me knees!!!
So all that cycling is paying off. I wasn’t exactly enjoying it once upon a time, but as I always say, if you want to dance you have to pay the band!!!!
Have the fabbiest of days peeps and see you later in the week.
Huggiest of hugs xxxx