Wednesday, 22 June 2011
As I look out my window to view blue skies the wind whipping around my largely monocrhomatic yard without a skerick of flower or rose, I realise that I pretty much like it that way. And I tend to enjoy creating cards mostly in monochromatic tones.
This was an Acceptance Card for my dear Sister In Laws Wedding held earlier this year. Cream with a touch of vintage was perfect. I utilised the elements from my Monthly Challenge - Vintage Romance kit. A mountain fold A5 Card with a matting of cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder. The damask pattern on the left was from a vintage wall paper I rescued from an op shop when I was redoing a friends bedroom. I created and printed out my own "Love" definitions distressing and inking the edges. Then simply added a row of ribbon flowers topped with a heart.
A phone call I hurriedly cut short, a you hoo at my back door I quickly send on their way, and even the craft package delivered to my front door I quickly accept and put it aside in the hope of finishing off my first solo post. So fingers crossed hoping that I have clicked on everything I needed to. Trying to remember the tags, labels and how to add pics.....I am sure with practice and a lot of time I will manage a half decent blog as I also learn how to take decent pics of my created cards before they are sent on their way to a new home and not just sit idly in pretty boxes....
Have a great day everyone....
Acceptance - that which we give approval to, that which we desire to include
Monday, 20 June 2011
But when it comes to putting up a blog, I find that I'm lost, and working it all out is foreign to me if not scary. That is without the help of a friend. Today I am in the home of a dear friend who easily grows on you. Let me introduce you to Margaret. A woman who is creative in her own right, with the graciousness and patience to hold my hand, showing me the ropes. I've a long way to go, and Margaret assures me she is only a phone call away if a get stuck. Which is good to know, just in case. We have worked together on other projects with much success & delight. And as a team today with Margaret leading the way - I think my blog is coming along nicely. Check out her own blog Dr Margaret's Treasure Chest and website Heartbeat Presentations.
This thank you card is a quick make. I just love using the daisy in this cuttlebug embossing and die set. Thank you cards feature often in my workshops, as a simple thank you can never be understimated, and I always have a few of these thank you cards on hand.
A friend loves at all times (Proverbs 17:27)