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Tuesday, 30 March 2021

Butterfly Kisses Star Album for Trimcraft


The latest paper stack from Dovecraft is the very pretty Butterfly Kisses, available from Craft Label. All the papers coordinate beautifully, so I decided to make a star album to display photos........  

 

The cover was decorated with some fussy cut
roses, and I used matching ribbons as a closure






I really like that these albums can be left open to display the photos, when You are tired of one page, just turn it round for new photos......


Whilst the papers were out, I made a quick card with some of the leftover pieces. The rose was fussy cut from one of the papers, the die is by Spellbinders. The sentiment is from a sentiment sheet in the paper pad

















I've had a few of you ask how the grandchildren are - we haven't seen any of them for over six months now, since the winter lockdown, thank goodness for Zoom. Here is Molly, she is four now, very chatty and enjoys showing me all her toys on facetime calls - usually with the camera pointing at the ceiling!

The others are all back at school now, I just can't wait to see them all



Thursday, 11 March 2021

Plant a Flower - for Daring Cardmakers

This week over on Daring Cardmakers, the challenge is Plant a Flower. Pop over to see the lovely samples from the design team. 

Here is mine - playing around with pencils again, I used a Clearly Besotted stamp, then masked it to sponge in a distress oxide ink background. I die cut the oval using a Spellbinders stitched die, then a frame from the left over inked piece using the same die set. I used a tall thin card for a change - I rather like these, its quite effective to put all the elements towards the top of a card, and leave lots of white space below, but they are quite challenging to photograph





Not much in the way of news here this week, apart from a TV suddenly developing a multi coloured barcode over the picture. So that was a day gone, trying to phone the manufacturers helpline. Then another couple of hours getting through to the repair people they recommended (who did a sharp intake of breath when I described the fault, and recommended buying a new TV). Then another few hours researching the best TV's, followed by searches for the best deal.....I swear I have listened to so much canned music whilst hanging on waiting for a human to talk to, that I can't  get the dratted tunes out of my head!

So the new TV arrived. Perfect, super picture. But wait, it was too big for the console the old one stood on. Sigh.....back to the phone, back to more canned music and people telling me how important my call was to them. If I am that important, answer my call for heavens sake.....

The new larger console arrived in a coffin sized box, so a few not so happy hours were spent assembling it, the legacy of that is a very sore back. Not much time for cardmaking this week as a result of this, now I have projects to make, and no time to watch the new TV 😀