Thursday, 17 November 2011

Paisley Tree

I totally forgot I had this stamp, called Paisley Tree by Impression Obsession, but found it tucked away and I couldn't resist getting my embossing stuff out to have a play.......

For this first one, I embossed the image in gold (Ranger) embossing powder, and sprinkled some gold seed beads on. Cutting it out was a bit fiddly, but worth it. Because I used a white background card, and stamped the image on white, I didn't cut out all the detail on the tree, just around the edge of the image. I stamped a script stamp (Rusty Pickle) and added a strip of lace and some bling



Doesn't this one look different? I embossed the image with clear embossing powder, then swiped the whole panel with green distress ink, then wiped the ink off the tree


We are back home from London, after a great visit to see the grandkids - they were as pleased to see us as we were to see their little faces. (Monty was having a bit of a panic in case we were going to take him back to our house with us, he shook his head gravely, like a doctor giving a patient very bad news just at the thought of it.  Funny little chap)

A friend of mine has been asked to a social occasion that she really doesn't fancy going to, but can't think of an excuse to get out of it. I gave her some excellent advice - say you have bubonic plague, or bird flu, that way nobody will come to your door with chicken soup, then say there has been a miracle healing overnight and you are now fit and healthy again - this excuse has the added benefit that the Pope may consider you for sainthood.

See you tomorrow......

18 comments:

Doni said...

I just love your paisley tree with the lace accent! Such a pretty bit!! It's the perfect addition to my party too...many thanks for attending and adding your link!
Have a lovely week!
Doni

Renee said...

These are gorgeous! Love embossed card :)

Poots said...

Love the paisley tree in gold!!! As for your friend that doesn't want to go to a function....Wow...you went a little crazy with the excuse!!! Wouldn't just "I'm really feeling a bit under the weather" excuse with some physical fake sneezing & coughing do the job??? You are so funny & entertaining!! Glad you had a great visit with the grandkids!!

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kisatrtle said...

I think I may use that excuse for work tomorrow. Love your work. Great card

Loopylou. said...

he he he!! romfl at your invitation excuses hun!!! and your cards are just beautiful.
I am a bit behind with commenting hun,I am so sorry.
The calendars you have made are just stunning, I bet the children will be so pleased to get those.
huge hugs Lou xxx

Stephanie said...

Enfys, this is beautiful. That stamp looks hand crocheted ot tatted. Really gorgeous.

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card Enfys. I'll have to remember that excuse, lol.

Jessica said...

Beautiful and funny! lol Love the cards,and that excuse...the black plague...you don't think it might be suspect...as the plague is not something you hear about these days! lol Still...funny. Hugs
Jess

Pinkllilac said...

This is stunning Enfys great card and an absolutley fabulous image nice layout too
Hugs Linda

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Enfys.

Hugs Riet.xx

Autumn Mist said...

Gorgeous cards, Enfys, I'm not sure which one I like best. Love the excuse for not going to a party, it's bound to work (!) A couple of years ago that happened to me. Luckily on the night of the party it started snowing, so we had the perfect excuse!

MizMaryAnn said...

Your cards are so stunning. The trees look like some of my grandmothers crocheted pieces. Just beautiful. I've been to so many events I really didn't want to attend, but went and smiled like I was having a ball!

Claire Phillips said...

Really beautiful cards - love them both and what a fab shape! Cheers Claire x

Kristie Maynard said...

Both the cards are beautiful, but that first one is absolutely stunning! I love it!
You are so funny, the plague or bird flu? Oh my!

Debbie said...

Wonderful cards, Enfys. I've never seen a stamp like it. It's so lovely and unique. TFS!

Donna said...

I love, love, love this idea! They are wonderful, Enfys! You always have such new and beautiful ideas!

Thank you so much for sharing,
Donna
grandma4five

JANLYNN said...

What a lovely tree! Embossing just adds so much doesn't it. I really need to try it more often.

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

Beautiful cards! Very elegant, both of them.