Saturday, 9 March 2013

A bit of this and that

Finally got round to putting the Mother's Day card together, though as usual the design was changed.  I was going to have an all white background,  embossed and perhaps with some mirri card but...  couldn't resist using the shaving foam card I made yesterday.  I embossed it, and then layered it onto mirri and some white card.  I cut a mount for the butterfly, using silver mirrir and vellum for the flutterby,  then cut some flowers in white card, added a white ribbon and that is it!  Just needs the sentiment and an insert.

I was pleased with the finished design,  it just all came together.  I think I need more dies,  spellbinders labels I think would be very useful for mounts,  and more flowers.  Should have some birthday money next week so I may treat myself.   I almost succumbed to the four day deal on CnC, but resisted till it all sold out, phew.

Now for a bit of digi art.  There are some lovely quotes in the book A Safe Journey Home,  and I came across this one.  I just felt it needed a picture.  I did look to see if there were any remembrance digi kits, there was one but it was a bit too full of religious images for my liking.  I haven't been playing with Craft Artist Pro much, so it was nice to get back to it.  I bought a few cheap digi kits last night, some digi stamps and more backgrounds.  All had been reduced so they cost less than a tenner.

I also indulged in a new craft magazine, Get Stamping, I spotted in Tesco and just couldn't resist the set of stamps that came with it.  I've been having a play with them today,  they are lovely quality and give a nice crisp image.  I do find that stamps with some mags can be very poor quality, but not with this mag.  It is bi monthly,  and is 7.99, which isn't cheap but you do get a full set of stamps, stamp pad and acrylic block,  so keep a look out for it.   My foot is still sore and the bruising is still coming out,  I've been resting it all week,  but had to go to supermarket as I'd forgotten some bits on the online shop, was hoping that there would be an electric buggy available but they were all taken.  So the foot was complaining for the rest of the day and night.  Now must go find a nice verse to go inside mothers day card!

Enjoy the weekend, and Happy Mother's Day to all the mums.

1 comment:

Julia S-W said...

A beautifully feminine Mother's Day card Cass. I love the look of your shaving foam background too. I've used it for eggs before but never for crafting purposes - great idea! Bet it smells nice too!
I'll keep a look out for that mag - I haven't heard of it before. I agree that some of these 'free' stamps can be a bit ropey. I like the ones with Craft Stamper as they always seem to give a good image. Didn't like the ones this month though as they looked like the signs for public toilets!
Catch up soon.
Hugs, Juliaxx