Good Tuesday morning everyone
Well, what another busy weekend we had. Yes!, moving again. Craig arrived with a very large van early Saturday morning which we filled to the gunnels. We dove to Bournemouth where he has bought his 1st step on the property ladder. It's a beautiful 2 bedroom apartment on a very nice tree lined road and about a 10 minute walk to the beach, how lucky is he. We finished unloading the van and packed nearly everything away, then Craig drove me in the van to curry's to purchase all his white goods, so he's sorted now. One down, one to go.
I would just like to say many congratulations to Steph ( Lancashire ) on the safe arrival of her 1st Grandchild, Lottie Beth. Thank you for sharing the news with me after she was born on Thursday and for the pictures of Lottie Bet, she is sooo beautiful, and she has such a lot of hair too.
Last Wednesday we spent a lovely afternoon with Jane B from my blog. We met her and her husband in a little cafe in Hindhead, drank our respective drinks and then we went to her son's beautiful new home and chatted some more. It was like we had known each other for years. Jane gave me a beautiful gift that she had hand painted herself. I would love to show you but I would like her permission 1st. Jane I hope you & Henk had a safe flight back to Spain, and again thank you for last week.
I only had Sunday to make this card, take photo's and do the products list before sending the information to CE, so there aren't as many flowers as I would have liked. Hey Ho! you get the idea. I also didn't have time to do a tutorial, but I'll do one next week, and hope to see you both again.
Finally, HAPPY BIRTHDAY for the 15th TRES, I hope you have a lovely day with your sister. It was lovely to talk to you on Sunday. I also had a lovely chat when Rose rang me Sunday afternoon, Thank you Rose.
Hope you liked it!
Products used :-
Craft Consortium- Bloom Beautiful Papers
Creative Expressions- Foundations card- Sand & Black
Creative Expressions- Pearls
Sue Wilson- Finishing Touches- Magical Butterflies
Sue Wilson- Festive Collection- Pine Bough
Sue Wilson- Striplet- Eternal Rings
Sue Wilson- Frames & Tags- Pierced Tags
Sue Wilson- Finishing Touches- Laurel Leaves
Sue Wilson- Perfect Peony Complete Petals
Ranger- Perfect Medium
Tim Holtz- Distress Ink- Mustard Seed
Tim Holtz- Distress Ink- Wild Honey
Cosmic Shimmer- Embossing Powder- Detail Bright Gold
How to make:-
Firstly I made my usual mat & layer on the 2 levels. Then I cut 2 of the striplet trellis dies and glued them together. Before attaching the trellis to the card I put pearls on the circle middles. Before I glued down the trellis I cut a pierced tag die and stamped the sentiment on it, I shaped it into a wave look and glued it under the trellis.I then made 3 roses of various sizes as per last weeks tutorial. I attached them to the trellis with 3D glue. I cut some laurel leaves and cut them in halves and arranged around the roses. I cut some twigs from the pine bough die set, which I have to say I like the look of them the more I use them, and will be using them more in my flower displays in the future as they add a different look along side the leaves. To get the effect of the butterflies and the twigs, I used the foundations sand card and randomly used the edge of the perfect medium block in various directions, then covered with the gold embossing powder, then heat set. I then placed the butterfly die and the twigs and die cut them to see what effect I would end up with. I liked it so went with it, I hope you like it too. It's quite random but it's good to step out of your comfort zone now and again instead of everything being perfect. That's it really, I hope you like it.
PS. Just adding a bit of info, that there is a pearl behind the double rose that the trellis leans on, so you can lift it so you can almost flatten it to post or put in a box. I hope this helps.
Have a lovely week everyone, and take care. Same Time Same place next week! X
Big Hugs :-)