Good Tuesday morning everyone
Well so glad that weeks over. First of all I would like to thank everyone for your lovely and reassuring comments for Claire, you are all so lovely and caring and I passed them all onto Claire, and it really brought a smile to her face. Also thank you for the lovely comments on my tutorials
last week my car went in the garage to have a door lock fixed, the mechanics of the drivers window replaced and a couple of bulbs in the dashboard replaced, and we came away £640 lighter. I got a call from Craig to say he had broken down with brake problems, so had to be towed to a garage, 2 days later, he went home with the car £460 lighter. I also got a phone call from Paul from the airport to say while he was in Jersey on work he had left his interior light on and his battery was flat. Luckily the airport has to deal with people like this everyday, so they jump started him and said just don't stall the car or you're on your own. At that moment I thought that's it I'm getting rid of the cars and I'm going to buy a pony and trap, at least it only needs some hay and somewhere to graze, and you even get something to put on the roses.
After Claire went back to the doctors she rang to say that it is quite likely that she will have this pain until the baby arrives. The pain is now in her coccyx and down her left leg . He has given her a less powerful pain killer and has reassured her it won't harm the baby, she had another session at the osteopath's and has another session this Friday. Fingers crossed it helps.
Craig came home for a few days as he wasn't feeling too special and needed some mum pampering time, luckily he was on holiday, but a painful one. When he arrived he came in the workroom with me. He pulled up a armchair next to me and asked if I had anything to alter the look of a photo frame he had just bought. I said how about gilding flakes, he chose his colour and asked to have a go. Well just over 3 hours later I finished the frame and Craig had enjoyed the same amount of time on his XBox. He went home Saturday afternoon with a cooked chicken, a large portion of Lasagne, Bacon, Cheese & Chocolate and lots of other goodies I hide in my workroom for when my two visit. I love to send them home happy with a box full of goodies.
Because of all the running around this week I haven't had much time to do as many poinsettias for the card, and I really needed to get started on my nieces wedding invitations too, so I hope you are not too disappointed this week.
Hope you like it.
Creative Expressions Card- Coconut White & Red
Creative Expressions Pearls
Couture Creations- Embossing Folder Swiss dots
Ranger- Clear Rock Candy
Sue Wilson- Noble Dies- Double pierced rectangles
Sue Wilson- Configurations- Elegant Laced Edger
Sue Wilson- Festive Collection- Classic Poinsettia- Open Petals
Sue Wilson- Festive Collection- Classic Poinsettia
Sue Wilson- Festive Collection- Joy to the World
How to make:-
First, I mat and layered the red and coconut card onto an 8x8 white card, and embossed with the Swiss dots EF. I cut a pierced frame and put sticky pads on the back and set aside. I cut a piece of red card slightly smaller than the pierced frame and covered it with a sticky sheet. I then cut out the Joy to the world die and cut it to the same size as the red card. I then took the top layer of the sticky sheet and placed the JTTW focal point onto the sticky sheet. I put some waxed paper over the top and rubbed it all over to make sure it had stuck firmly, then I sprinkled the glitter over it and burnished so it all unwanted glitter to put back in the pot. Next I put the frame I had cut earlier and placed over the focal point. On the back of the focal point I put sticky pads and set aside again. I cut 12 little corner dies out and glittered them. I attached the first 4 in each corner of the 8x8 card, then attached 4 more to each corner of the focal point, the remaining 4 I cut the fluer de lis part off and hooked it to the middle of the frame on the front and glued it in place, the other part of the corner I glued to the back of the frame. I then attached the frame to the card. Finally I cut a poinsettia out and covered it with glitter, I cut the poinsettia open petal out in red bit didn't stick them to the petals so that it gave a more dimensional look I cut some leaves added a bow made from bakers twine and glued to the corner with the flower. OK the final final thing I did was add some pearls.
I am hoping to do a tutorial this week, of what I don't know yet because I would like to get the fancy piece of my niece's wedding invitations done. If I do get time it will be on Thursday or maybe Friday.
See you same time same place next week for my card though. Thank you all again!
Big Hugs :-)