13 June 2021
11 June 2021
Hi Everyone, my card is for my hubby, we are celebrating 55 years of marriage today. The sentiment "it was Mint to be" I thought apt, as we were introduced on a blind date we didn't know was happening! arranged by our mutual friends, who were courting (dating) at the time. He asked me on a second date, I had just finished with someone and wasn't ready to start dating again, my friend said just one date to make a foursome so I can go out (with her boyfriend). I said OK.
We've been together ever since, that was 1963. We married in 1966, my Dad said as we were leaving the house, you don't have to get married if you have second thoughts! (I didn't) Bless him. I'm so glad I went through with it, as Hubby has been my rock through all our ups and downs, actually more downs that ups, but I couldn't have done it without him. AH!
OK all that romanticism is over now, just the card for you to see.
I wanted to use stamps I had and had been wanting to use for a while, I saw a card I was going to case, then it went from there, although I used a different stamp! It was only whilst stamping the background, I realised a 55 year anniversary is actually an emerald, how lucky is that! Silly me.
Anyhow, I stamped a background and die cut it to sit on a green mirror card, which also had been die cut. I then punched the heart out, stamped onto it, embossed and added separate punched hearts from card, coloured with the darker green. I stamped lots of mint leaves, fussy cut them (I don't like fussy cutting!) and layered them behind the heart. Another sentiment added and embossed then cut out with a die. It may be different, but as a man who loves his garden, I hope he will appreciate it, especially as we only send each other cards for our anniversaries when their special!
08 June 2021
Hi Everyone, well mojo has completely left me, so I decided to choose an image and go with it no matter what happened, even if I had to put it into the bin, at least it would get me started. I decided to go through my digital stamps and use something I haven't used before and I can tell you there are a great many.
Anyhow, this is what I came up with, it has given me a spurt to do more, how long it will take to do is another thing. I had seen a card on Pinterest with an image that was very simply done, so I cased it and this is the result. Not as good as the original but I'm pleased.
After I had placed the centre onto the card, it was a little too simple for me, so I made a frame and added it. Those thin frames are a bit wobbly, so it has a little ripple it, any tips on placing them?
02 June 2021
HI Everyone, my card today is for
As Father's day is due this month I decided to make a card for hubby, from our son, for this challenge, although as long as it's for Dad's or Grandads that will be good. As my man is one who likes to be busy, but also likes his nap, although usually in the evening! I thought this image suited him well.
I printed the image out and coloured him in DI's, I matched the rainbow paper I decided to use and also a sketch, as I was lacking ideas of placement. It's an old one, but I just liked the look of it.
01 June 2021
I have 2 DT cards today this is the second, please scroll down for my first card,
24 May 2021
Hi Everyone, my card is a case today from HERE. It's rare I visit Pinterest, but it was the only way to get me going. I thought I would just get an ink pad any colour and go with it. I haven't labeled my ink storage yet, as it happens it was Chipped Sapphire. I grabbed stamps and went for it. Luckily I had a ribbon to match.
The script stamp, I stamped, then moved it twice to get the faded look. I then inked the blossom stamp and the birthday stamp, then over stamped with an embossing pad and clear powder, to clear heat emboss. I used DI's in the same colour to colour the bunches.
I positioned the ribbon and the butterfly, then added 3D tape along the entire back of the stamped piece and placed it onto the ready made card. I then decided to use the left over piece of card I cut the 2 others from and do something a little different, layered it onto navy card from which I also cut the butterflies.
I hope SiL will be happy with them, just to get a few more done for her. Maybe now I've started I can keep it up?
Here is a video of a shower of rain on Sunday afternoon. Just something to keep me active - taking a video of rain falling! Well I got out of my crafty chair to take it!