Scrapbook Boutique has another cupcake confection challenge on, such a gorgeous photograph, it's quite irresistible. So I have made another quite OTT card to celebrate an anniversary for an older couple I know. You know the drill, lots of flowers, texture, pearls, pinks, dimension and chocolate et al...when I saw what I had made, again, (my cards mostly just happen, despite my resolve to PLAN), I decided I would have to also try to interpret it in a much more C&S way...I'm still working on that one...I will keep you posted. Here is a photograph of the anniversary card. The background looks quite charcoal grey here, in reality it is a nice rich chocolate and a good foil for the copper embossing. The enamel dots on the daisies are a light pink, not as pallid as here. Once again, it's a dull overcast day here, so no good natural light for the photographs. :(
I made my fishing brother a little rowboat box to contain a few Easter treats for tomorrow, Easter Sunday. A couple of months ago he mentioned salted caramels, saying he wondered what they were like and that he'd not tasted them...I stirred him up a batch this morning and will deliver them to him this evening as we are going there for dinner. It's very yummy, by the way, just in case you were wondering...we, (our immediate family), have all stopped including sugar in our diet where possible, so tasting the crumbly bits seems extra naughty...I'm wondering though how long the left-over caramel will last? I must get it packaged up and given away before we all back-peddle on our good intensions. It's a bit strange, a sugar-free Easter, but we are better off without it...I'm sure...(sighs).
Well, I had another go at the challenge, and moved as far away from sugar as was possible, well almost. Here is my effort. Mmmm...
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The MIM #160 challenge at PTI has got me keen to try the embossing/stamping/cutting trick, so I decided to use my rather overworked Annabelle set, Designer Flowers, to see how it answered. It worked a treat. I need a few mor4e birthday cards in my stash so the sentiment was just right. I used the larger flowers to start with but I put them aside for another project, as they rather overwhelmed this card. I then used the smaller flower centres to create the embellishments for this card, along with a few leaves. This is my second entry for the April Challenge sketch. This card is for a friend overseas, I kid myself that the little blossoms are a bit wattle like, and the colouring. I had placed a strip of carte postal sepia washi down the right hand side, but disliked it and took it off. Good old washi! Easy to switch about, or move, but I hardly ever use it. I find that the ends can curl after a little time unless they are anchored at the back. I replaced the sepia washi carte postal tape with this thinner, neat little black diamond number...
The text on the cart postal washi wasn't really visible enough to be effective, unfortunately, although the colour was good.
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Hello, I'm Di...I live in beautiful Tasmania, I enjoy making cards and journals for special folk.