July is the busiest month for me for birthdays, and yesterday another friend, Janise,
celebrated hers. Last year, she saw, and fell in love with the parchment roses and
their colours on a card I had made for my spot on a GDT, so keeping with
my policy of never creating 2 cards the same, I made her a card that is
slightly similar, with one of my parchment roses as a feature.
Although I have used this design before, I think this time I may have been influenced
by a lovely Chistmas card by Debby, that she posted recently. Are you impressed
by how clever I am, managing to 'blend out' the embossing on the lower layer.....
DON'T BE.....my darling Cuttlebug finally 'gave up the ghost'. After many years
of faithful service, she actually exploded!!!, with one of the side panels flying off,
and hitting a wall about a metre away. She has needed some coaxing for about
18 months, so I did buy a Big Shot then, 'just in case', but that has remained
in its packaging until this week. I have not used it yet, so will have
some adjusting to do (which plates for different dies, etc).
A closer look at my handmade parchment rose.
I left the inside of my card quite plain, just sponging the
edges, and adding a gold peel-off sticker.
Crafty Catz #240 - Hot Summer and/or Hot Colours'
Ladybug Crafts - 'Summer Flowers'
Penny's Paper Crafty #187 - 'Anything Goes'
Sweet Stamps - 'Parchment' WINNER
Tok Bobok #14 - 'Monochrome'
Tuesday Throwdown #205 - 'Handmade Flowers'
Dies - Spellbinders Rose Creations; Marianne Branch LR 0150 and Leaves LR 0192
Embossing - Fiskars plate Swirls
Inks - Sponging layers-unnamed (have had it for yonks); sponging on leaves-Versacube
Sage; on rose-Tim Holtz DIs (a mixture of Spiced Marigold and Fired Brick)
Peel-off stickers and Flowersoft from my
It is so cold here this morning, I am off to do some housework (Urgggg) in an effort to warm myself. Moving is so painful though, as I have once again done some damage to my back (lower back this time).
Thank you for visiting, and until next time,