Sunday, 21 April 2013

Mr Hettie's Birthday Card and some new Goodies

Hello Peeps

Well, where did that weekend go?  Sunday evening with three weeks' ironing done and nearly time to go to bed ready for work in the morning!

Now when I came home from Ally Pally, I did not take a photo of my buys and a few peeps have been asking me what I bought.  So I thought I would show my buys as I use things. Don't feint, but I put everything away in their new homes, like a good girl.  I even sorted my stamps out into alphabetical order on my twirly thing!!  I know....don't feint now!

So, this photo shows four things I bought at Ally Pally.  The stencil, the scraper and the texture paste and they are all sitting on my shiny new glass mat - a super large glass mat  Brilliant purchase and a bargain too!  A bit of a bind getting it home on the train but worth it! As for the stencil...who could resist a tree of butterflies?!!

Now on the following Sunday morning I decided to try the paste using a brass stencil that was still in its packet and was purchased at least 12 years ago, way before we ever had bees!  I picked up a Snippet of dark Bazzill card that was hanging around on my desk and set to it.


So here is what I made using the stencil and paste.  Now I know I need to buy some more fine glitters!  The yellow background was made from a piece out of the Snippets box stamping it with cobalt Archival ink using a Penny Black stamp which I bought on that famous auction site!

Here you can see the lovely schparkle of the glitter.  The white paste is pearlescent so has a sheen also.  Woo hoo!  Another string to my bow!!

Right then, off to the Snippets Playground for a hot chocolate, cwtch and bedtime story from Miss Di!

Hugs

Hettie

12 comments:

Mrs F said...

Super sweet bee card Sam, love the different colours of sparkle.

Glad you didn't mention the fact that l didn't buy the butterfly tree and how much of a big mistake it would bee ;)

Well done on getting throu your ironing.

Night night xx

Alison Scott said...

Love the tree of flutterbys. That is going to be gorgeous!
The card is very sweet.

Kyla said...

Clearing away crafting stash, ironing AND making a fabulous card....way to go girl!

Kyla

Kate said...

Very cool with the glitter. Sounds like you bought some fun goodies. Have fun playing. Can't wait to see what you come up with!
Kate

Mrs A. said...

Whose been a busy bee then! I putted all my goodies away too. Not sure what I bought now as out of sight out of mind.
Hugs Mrs a.

Di said...

Super card Sam! Another new technique mastered really well. Love all the bees - my favourite thing right now.

So, you too stored all your goodies away as well - me too, apart from some larger items which are already in regular use :)

Sunshine here still - wahoo!! And the birdies are frantically clearing out their nest boxes ready for babies - aaaah.

Hugs, Di xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

BEE-utiful (had to be said!).

Yep . . . that's definitely another string your already very large bow, Oh Talented One.

Sighs!

Hugs
Sarn xxx

butterfly said...

Well, I certainly wouldn't be able to resist that beautiful butterfly tree - just as well I didn't go! Love your sparkly bees... and I can't wait to see that big pot of texture paste in action. Very impressed with your tidy putting-away of things too... I would need a couple of days with a gloat table!
Alison x

Gillian R said...

really pretty card

Darnell J Knauss said...

There's no doubt in my mind that you are going to be voted Most Popular at the Playground this week, when we girls put our braids up and start talking! Your purchases at Ally Pally will continue to be eagerly anticipated and these first bits are awesome! I mean, shut up, a butterfly tree?! (I can't even imagine carting that glass!) The resulting card is a stunner, Sam! It's the, well, "bee's knees!"

Terry said...

Wow! Love the butterfly tree and what a great design! So pretty! I actually picked up my first metal stencil recently and love it!

Juls said...

Love the embossing!! and Fab use of snippits!! Hugs Juls