Monday, 10 February 2014

Party Balloons

At last! I have managed to get a card uploaded to share with you.  At the height of the storm we lost the internet but although the lights flickered, the electric stayed on.  It is a worry as we are all electric here and if we loose it for too long I get concerned for Mum.
Our neighbour two doors away had his shed blow out, and some of it landed in our garden, although how a concrete slab ended up under the apple tree I've no idea!

Anyway, back to my card and as promised it's another with the cute LOTV little mice.  I coloured the stamped image with my Copic pens to match the scraps of Nitwit digi papers I had in my basket.

After a bit of fiddling about I managed to add a few embellishments to this card without it looking too naff .. .. still not really back with it though.  I've punched out the little butterflies, then die cut a lace edge, the ivy fronds and the flower from Marianne Design dies, finishing off with the pearls. Now in the daylight I can see that the pink butterflies don't match the other pinks, nor does the base card .. .. I was obviously seeing things through rose coloured specs when I made this one!  Still, I like it anyway and I am sure if I put it into the charity box, someone else might like it too.

The Marianne Design dies I used were:
lace edge - CR1250
ivy spray - CR1253
tag for text - COL1325
flower - CR1201

I can't find a challenge to enter my card into - they all seem to be love and Valentine's just now .. .. if you know of any do leave a comment - thanks!

Yesterday I went with DH to the Truro Hobbycraft shop as I was desperate for some crafting basics, but couldn't get the 1mm foam tape that I've been using for layering so opted for silicone glue as I have a project coming up that needed something along those lines. I'd forgotten how much it stinks!  I stocked up with pearls but found out that they must be old stock as reduced to half price and they sticky back doesn't stick - argh!  Ah well, thankfully my glue dries clear then. I wasn't too impressed with the craft selection there, lots of cake making and other crafts but a much smaller selection of papercraft goodies since my last visit back in the summer, and no Marianne Design dies any more .. .. .. all Tattered Lace now.  I got the TL magazine #1 which came with a 'free' fancy bells die (not if you count the cost of the magazine), but I am not sure how it's supposed to look with areas that could be cut out, but aren't, and although the magazine showed some ideas, I'm not sure what I'll do with it!  I've watched the Tattered Lace programs on the C&C tv channel but haven't been tempted - think I'll stick with Marianne Design as it's easier to mix and match and snip about to create what I want.

Fingers crossed I have cards to share with you most days this week, internet allowing that is.  No more mice for the time being as I haven't got around to colouring in the stamped images on the table .. .. might have a go this evening whilst watching tv, if I can keep my eyes open that is.


  1. gorgeous card Annie, love the colouring and those dinky butterflies

  2. Such a sweet card, love the soft colour tones and cute image. Hugs, Claire x

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  4. We lost power on Saturday & like you we're all electric but that meant we stayed warm as the bricks in the storage heaters were still charged!! Glad the concrete slab didn't go through anything - think you're wise sticking to the MD dies, ranges do tend to co-ordinate well, especially when they're that kind of quality. I'm always a bit suspicious with magazines!
    Take care of yourself.
    Paula (PEP)


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