Hope you all had a fabulous weekend?
Mine was spent putting plasterboard up in the kid's bedrooms after having new vellux windows fitted. They left a mess behind that needed sorting, wood and insulation material exposed, so hubby and I tidied that up (sort of, LOL). Now we need our plastering buddy to pop in and give it a lick of plaster before we can repaint the recesses.
We collected our new electric fireplace on Saturday, and put that up in the dining room that we have been 'doing up' too. That room is all but sorted, just a carpet to get done, then my glass bits to get out of the loft. I think we may actually be all done and dusted by Christmas. . . (she says with crossed fingers!)
Speaking of Christmas (see the link there! LOL) I made another card this weekend. Well started it several days ago actually but only finished it up on Sunday. I have used my newest image for this one,
She is a sketched image with all the shading already sorted for you. I printed her out a few times in a shade of dark green to match the yummy papers that I found at Raspberry Road (Holiday Elegance). I cut the corners using a loopy design Martha Stewart punch, and a snowflake corner punch that I've had for ages and not used much. Ought to use it more really, it's quite a nice one!
The circular panel behind Ivy Fairy is cut using a Marianne die, which I then layered onto red bazzill. I made this card into an easel card, printing out another dp for the base. Then I put gold stickles round some edges for a bit of bling.
That Marianne die came with a gorgeous flower shaped die in the middle, so I used that here to make these flowers. The middle of the flowers was made using some organza ribbon. To make them, I sewed a running stitch down one side for about eight inches, cut the ribbon, then gathered it by pulling the thread. I secured it by oversewing a few times, and then fiddled with the curled up shape until I got it to look right.
After that I put a large gold brad through the centre of it and the flowers to hold all together. Then I put some gold stickles on the very edges of the ribbon. I rather like this effect, so I may do some more of these if I can be bothered with the fiddly bits!! I then cut some lengths of gold christmas wrapping ribbon, curled then with the back of the scissors and stuck them to the card.
Finally I got the gems out and stuck some either side of the image, and some little gold brads in the corners for some extra bling. I think I should have made a big ribbon bow too with a dangly charm attached, but to be honest, my best ribbon is still in the loft waiting to come down again!
Here is a close-up of the layered image, with some added clear stickles on the wings:
Well, that's my tilers turned up to finish the roof off. All I need now is the builder blokes to turn up and finish the harling, then the jobs a good 'un!! Will have to persuade the hubby to get his arse up the ladder and paint the wall now, LOL. Thank goodness we have had some decent dry weather recently to get the external stuff done. Better get the bio-hazard suit on and tackle the sons bedroom - eeeyugh!!
Catch ya later peeps!!
Some challenges -
Creative Inspirations - Sketch
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
2 Sisters - Let It Sparkle
Just Some Lines - Tic Tac Toe
Clearly Inspired - Flowers
Fabulous Friday - Die Cuts
Fun With Shapes and More - Use something three times
(flower die, gems)
Stemplesonnen - Red, Green, Gold
CCEE - 2 Dies/2 Punches
Crimbo Crackers - Make it Sparkle
Delightful Challenges - Bingo
(I chose Patterned Paper/Punches or Dies/Flowers)
Card and Scrap - Traditional Christmas Colours
Creatalicious - Christmas + Sparkle
Marianne Design Divas - Sparkle and Shine
Flutterby Wednesday - Open (must use fairy, angel or butterfly)
Ruby's Rainbow - Something with Wings