Pick up my new blinkie for your blog
One of my crafting heroes is Regina Easter - she was the very first person to think my cards weren't bad, and ask me to join her design team (on Bitten by the Bug). I was so flattered, and I can't tell you how long I took to make my first challenge card. I was really nervous to be in such illustrious company. She eventually started her own business with downloadable printables (and you should just see what that girl does with them). I was with her for the start of the Cutting Cafe, but eventually, various stuff kept me so busy I drifted away, but am still an avid reader of her blog, so this week when I saw that the Cutting Cafe have started a challenge blog, I just had to join in.
The theme is
and of course, I forgot to copy the card to put on here, so you will just have to pop over there to see for yourself...........
I was in a blue and brown sort of mood, so this is what I came up with. Gemstone cardstock by core-dinations, lots of distress inking, and a favourite stamp from Penny Black. I stamped it once with rich cocoa Memento ink onto the white label, then stamped it again onto a page of an old book, and after inking the flowers, cut them out and stuck them on with just a touch of silicone glue to give a little lift. I punched two borders, both by EK Success and layered the blue one on top of the bigger white one
Thank you all so very much for all the lovely comments about the new look Going Buggy - not only did I love the feedback, but it was very encouraging and pleasing for Sarah to have such a big hurrah for her work as well. On that note, those of you who like blinkies for their sidebar, well I have one for you - just copy the code in the box below the blinkie and paste it into your own sidebar. The photo galleries have taken me most of the weekend, as I am such a computer dummy, I managed to spend three hours uploading, only to find they were the size of postage stamps. How did that happen? No idea, but another three hours later, it's fixed.
All the old labels are still on the sidebar, so if you find a Cricut card you like in the gallery, and want more details, I have labelled them all with the cartridge. Come back here and look under Labels for all the cards made with that cartridge.
So all this has kept me rather busy this weekend, but I did escape to Michaels to pick up a couple of things I needed.I was rummaging in the dollar bins next to a man sitting patiently on a chair, all by himself. He suddenly gave a big sigh and said out loud to nobody in particular
'I'm not sure, but I think I may have died and gone to hell'