Hello my friends..........how are you all? Good I hope, and I hope those of you that are mums enjoyed being spoilt yesterday.
If you were wondering where I have been...wonder no more for I shall tell you....Computer problems!! I had to manage without last week and it was rather like having my arm cut off (not that I really know what that is like thankfully)...........but boy do you miss it when it is away! I know I sound like a teenager ( I wish...then perhaps not) that cannot be prised from their latest game!
Anyway all seems to be hunky dory again now (touch wood quickly) and so I am able to show you the card I made for my mum for yesterday.
Mum used to do decoupage in the days before it was available as die cuts...you know when you had to buy 6 images and cut them out yourself working out which was at the back etc. Anyway I cheated here because I found some Hunkydory toppers that were to decoupage and I knew mum would like that, but instead of mounting it on its own background I used some plain pink card that had been die cut and then mounted that on to the background. Sorry but you can't really see the dimension on the photo, I curled the petals a bit and used pinflair to get the depth. I had to add a touch of glitter on the petals and leaves with a glue pen and Glamour Dust (very subtle).
I used Sue Wilsons Californian Collection dies and cut a shape out of the plain pink card...that leaves the embossed dots round the edge. I then cut it again in white and inlaid it in the aperture on the pink, and then put the topper on.
I die cut banners from Spellbinders with a computer generated sentiment and inked with Tattered Rose Distress ink...........have to be careful here as the computer ink smudges if you catch it with your inking tool when colouring. A few pearls, and I made a box too because of the dimension.
Mum loved it...... so in my book that was mission accomplished. A bit of a change from my CAS creations lately.
I was cooking for mum yesterday but she wasn't well enough to make the journey so I cooked and we travelled to her instead....perked her up a bit. She will celebrate 95 in June!
My boys couldn't be with me, but they both sent me beautiful flowers and cards , so I wasn't forgotten.
OK folks I expect you have had enough reading.
I hope Spring is with you...today it is cold and damp here in west Yorkshire, there is still that nip in the air that says winter!
Thank you for taking the time to pop by, it is so much appreciated and so are the lovely comments you choose to leave me. I am sorry for my lacking in commenting this week but now you know why I hope I am forgiven, and I will catch up with you this week.
Just before I go....I went to the GNPE on Friday at harrogate. Not the show it used to be certainly but I still managed to buy a few bits...some stamps and dies...........and a paper pad I couldn't resist (hangs head in shame).....I know......I will show you that another time! I think that just about breaks ALL my New Year resolutions now!!
Take care all and have a good week.
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