I had snow this morning on the way to work! What was THAT all about. I knew it was forecast for the guys up north but since when has South Wales been in the northern part of the country. Pretty cold it is too today!
Never mine ey. It is always warm in blogland!
I wanted to share a birthday card I made for a dear friend of mine. So often she asks for me to make cards for her to send (remember my cows wedding card) and it was nice to make her one and a 70th one at that!
It is quite a trick colour for the camera to get right, as with a lot of purple shades. It was more of a purple grey and some of these cards are more blue. The photo below is the nearest I think, though the pale blue is not quite right. You get the drift though.
I seem to be into flowers right now and making my own. These are quite simply Tonic petal pairs punches (some of the first punches I owned) which I then poked a brad through several layers, then spritzed them and scrunched them over to make them as compact as possible. Once they had dried off I just pulled them out a bit to created the buds. Simples.
The dies and embossing folder are all from a set I had before Christmas that I hadn't used so were NBUS. I kid you not, the embossing folder is a PITA if you have not got an A4 die cutter as it is designed so that you have one background sheet. Maybe a nice fairy will be kind and deliver the new Sizzix one that is coming out! Yeah right!!
To compensate for the not being able to use one sheet I added some silver behind, as well as some silver Ivy and Sizzix letters. My favourite (and only) Memory Box butterflies, a ribbon bow and a spritz of Shimmer Mist and hey presto Ann's card was done.
I used a plethora of Snippets on here and butterflies with ribbon so I am fluttering by the Snippets Playground and Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge.
See you later folks. Keep warm and safe.