Good Tuesday Morning everyone
I hope you all had a good week & a restful weekend.
I had an uneventful week last week except for going to see Claire who was signed off sick for the week. She a knife like pain in Back and it travels down to her left cheek. He put on on some painkillers and told her to see an osteopath. She took the painkillers for 2 days and felt she was floating but she had no pain. Then she worried as the baby wasn't moving so much so she stopped taking them. Within 24hrs the pain was back. She went back to school today ( Monday ) as it's parents night tomorrow, and she said she had to get everything ready for that. At 11.45am I had a call from her she has been sent home as she was in tears with the pain. She teaches the really tiny munchkins with very low tables and tiny chairs and the bending over makes the pain worse but now it is going down her leg. I said I would go and collect her but she stubbornly said she would manage. So I'm biting my nails waiting to hear what the doctor has to say.
While typing this message, I have received my 5th nuisance call this month from the same number. All the other calls have been silent, but you can hear breathing, today's call was different he growled then cut the call. I have reported it to off com and they have raised a complaint of silent call, and they advised me to raise a civil complaint to the police as it has gone from silent to abusive ,and I think I might get BT's choose to refuse package.
This weeks card is totally for me.The focal back ground was a total accident but I liked it so thought I would go with it but would add a few more flakes, you'll understand more with the how to make card. I hope!
How To make:- I started with mat & layering my card with Black Silver & coconut White card and using the embossing folder on the coconut white. Next I cut a Noble square out and backed it with acetate to make a floating back ground card. I put some sticky pads on the back and mounted it onto another piece of acetate that I had covered with a sticky sheet and covered it with Ebony Ice glitter and burnished it until it was a thin coating. I then held a piece of black card up to back the acetate, but picked up the wrong piece. It had a snowflake cut out of it, but under my daylight lamp I could see the snowflake through the glitter and acetate. So I decided to cut random snowflakes on the right piece of black card . I added some sticky pads to the back of the acetate with glitter before attaching the snowflake cut piece of card to allow the light to shine through, I cut the Noel Star die and glued to the front and cut a second one and just cut the star out to decoupage the star. I then attached the frame to the main card. I cut out some poinsettias, leaves and twigs and arranged around the frame. When taking the photo's I realised that the snowflakes didn't show as well unless you took the photo straight on, but being acetate you could see the camera and me in the reflection, hence sideward pictures.For another effect took the focal frame off the main card before it had 100% dried and put it on a clear plate stand so that you could see the snowflakes more. It looks lovely with a battery tea light behind it for a twinkling effect. I would do this frame again by using striplet die, a fancy heart die for valentine or a lovely lacey die and a sentiment of your choice on the front piece of acetate. Just for reference when I took the frame away from the main card I then took away a layer of sticky pads and stuck velcro discs to the card and the frame so thatit can be taken off easily, or you could put magnetic patches and stick the frame to your fridge . I hope I haven't confused you with this make. If I have you only have to ask.
Tutorial on Thursday, don't know what. Any requests.
Hope you like this weeks card, Take care all and have a good week, Same time same place next week!
Creative Expressions- Foundation Card- Black & Coconut White
Creative Expressions- Snow Fibre Paper
Creative Expressions- Acetate
Creative Expressions- Cosmic Shimmer-Diamond Snow
Creative Expressions- Cosmic Shimmer- Ebony Ice
Couture Creations- Embossing Folder- Swiss Dots
Sue Wilson- Finishing Touches- Laurel Leaves
Sue Wilson- festive Collection- Pine Bough
Sue Wilson- Noble Dies- Ornate Pierced Squares
Sue Wilson- Festive Collection- Classic Poinsettia
Sue Wilson- Festive Collection- Snowflakes
Sue Wilson- Festive Collection- Noel Star