Imagine my surprise last night when I swung by my blog to check out new posts from followed blogs and any new comments that may have appeared on my own ....... Opened up my dashboard and found about 30 new posts from blogs I follow ..... except that they were ALL from an on-line loan company that I'd never heard of, let alone followed! Grrrr, spammers!! Needless to say, I just left well enough alone as I imagine that the very thing I wanted to do (which was visit their blog and give them a piece of my mind) was EXACTLY what they wanted - I HOPE they won't be back though as I may miss some genuine posts from blogs I follow. So, if you don't see me visiting your blog it may NOT be due to laziness on my part and I apologise.
Anyhoo, on to the real reasons for this post ..... 1) I have a card to share with you and 2) I have news of a new blog I spotted on a blog hop earlier.
First out of the gate is the card I have to share with you all - a bit of a marathon make, if you ask me ... read on:
- 12½ cm square white, 250 gsm card and matching sized envelope
- 12½cm square piece of Kraft card and an off cut for matting
- 12cm square piece of Teresa Collins designer paper, free with a recent issue of Card Making and Paper Craft
- Black card for matting
- Tan organza ribbon knotted off centre
- White card panel colour with Distress Ink in wild honey, splashed with water and allowed to develop before blotting with paper towel
- Inkylicious floral background stamped on to image panel using Memento tangelo (stamped off once each inking to make it more subtle)
- Dina Wakley image stamped using Memento rich cocoa
I can tell you now that this is recycling at its very best as I had made what I felt was a sub standard card .... I knew as soon as I finished it because I never quite got round to the insert or envelope! This explains the edge to edge use of the patterned paper. It gets better, my original image panel was distressed using tea dye before stamping with a stark black thistle image. It's a shame I ever glued it down as .... guess what? I NEVER LIKED IT. So, it sat on my desk for two days whilst I thought about it .... or should I say dreamt about it as I woke up this morning with the finished card you see before you, in my head!! Phewwwwww - I used to like making QUICK cards - this was NOT one of them!
|Fab giveaway huh!?|