I hope you all had a lovely bank holiday and the blessed weather was kind to you all. We managed to go to a neighbours Bar B Q on Sunday. We live down an unmade lane and you really don't see anyone unless you pass them when driving in and out of the lane. Apparently this family do a big family and friends Bar B every year, but decided to extend it to the neighbours. We have lived here for 16yrs and I have only spoken to him twice, We wave when we see each other but because of the distant between the houses it's to far to shout, and had never met his wife. Paul has spoken to both of them when we had our dog Berkeley and met them when walking down the lane, so Paul said we really should take them up on their offer to party. Our immediate neighbours who we absolutely adore and are more like family went with us and we all had a fantastic afternoon/evening and got on really well. What a fantastic couple and such lovely people. We came away knowing 5 other couples down the lane, one is a retired preacher, so I was on my best behavior. Well until he left. I don't think it was that dirty joke that made him leave, it was a hum dinger. ( not really )!! He was a lovely gentle spoken man and his wife was equally as lovely. I hope what ever you got up to at the weekend you enjoyed yourselves.
Here goes with the 1st, post Christmas card.
Products used :-
Creative Expressions- Glacier Ice
Creative Expressions- Cosmic Shimmer
Phil Martins- Sentimentally Yours Papers
Phil Martins- Sentimentally Yours Butterfly Collection Stamps
Foundations- Heat Embossing Acetate
Foundations card- Coconut White
Foundations card- Vintage Silver
Sue Wilson's- Configurations- Elegant Laced Edger
Sue Wilson's- Finishing Touches- Perfect Peony Complete Petals
Sue Wilson- Nobles Dies- Ornate Pierced Squares
Sue Wilson's- Finishing Touches- Magical Butterflies
Sue Wilson's- Rambling Rose Embossing Folder
Tim Holtz- Distress Ink- Spun Sugar
Here goes for a 2nd time. I went on my blog to see if it had published at 00.01am, and instead I deleted it, Don't ask me how! It's magic.So I am sat here still at 02.00am doing a new blog. Good job I love what I do! So to all you other night owls, "HI", Good Morning.
I did my usual 1st mat & layer of white, silver and pink and the 2nd layer I used the same but the top layer of pink paper was the patterned side. I used perfect medium and stamped over some of the butterfly images and embossed with CE silver embossing powder. I used sticky pads to layer both mats for dimension. For the focal I used the noble die, I then stuck it yo a sticky sheet, cut off the excess and peeled off the backing to the sticky sheet and attached it to some acetate, again I cut off the excess and to the front I added glacier ice glitter. I kept the middle of the noble die and stamped the sentiment. I cut 2 corner died from the elegant lace and attached either side of the square to extend the sentiment. I attached sticky pads to each layer for added dimension. I made some flowers with the peony dies and leaves from the camellia die set. I arranged them around the focal point with a piece of tuille and a happy accident I had some very thin pieces of the pink paper that I was going to throw in the away, I folded it in half to fit the bin and thought that would male a nice effect behind the flowers. I cut 3 larger butterflies and several tiny ones, all were glittered. I glued the little ones to the silver embossed butterflies and one to the sentiment, and the 3 larger ones to the bottom right side of the card.
Big Hugs to all :-)