As soon as this pre-loved stamp arrived from my pal Sarn, it was kept within eyeshot on my desk as there was a little inkling of some papers that would go with it:
- 5" x 7" white card stock
- Hero Arts 'Posy Sketch' stamp, coloured with Pro Markers to pick out the colours in the background papers I used, then die cut with a Sizzix die. Love the way the leaves are shaped like hearts :)
- SU 'Wisteria Wonder' card for all backings, including the image which was done by drawing round the outside of the die and cutting by hand
- papers are by Pink Petticoat from the 'Wild Blossoms' collection
- lemon satin ribbon with a lemon organza bow tied around 'cos satin looked too heavy
- sentiment is by Elzybells, stamped in Brilliance 'Pearlescent Orchid'
- a couple of teeny butterflies, die cut with SU's 'Beautiful Wings' embosslits
- little pearlescent gems on the flower centres, butterflies and either end of the sentiment
It was a tussle making this card yesterday due to (what now seems like) fun and games with my car (aka Babe). Thanks to a pothole (grrrrr) I had a flat tyre and called out our car recovery company. So far so good - I already had two new front tyres all organised at a local centre, just needed the wheel changing so I could drive there.
Snort, man from recovery/assistance arrives, we open car boot and lift the flap which covers where the spare wheel fits. It must have been like a Laurel and Hardy sketch - he looked at me and I looked at him - then we both gazed again at the spare wheel void which only contained a polystyrene moulded insert and a cylinder of aerosol 'stuff' to put into a flat tyre. Then you could drive about 5 miles on the tyre! WHAT?! I bought the car new and have been driving round for years without a spare?! Apparently that's the way of things these days and you should always check if the car comes with a spare or is it an optional extra. Well, forgive me but with all the extra bells and whistles I truly would have expected a spare tyre suggested by the salesman - and was never even asked if I wanted one!!
The poor recovery guy was stumped, and waving the aerosol of weird stuff around, until I suggested that I phone the tyre place and tell them we'd both be along soon with my little 'Babe' on the back of the trailer. Then I could wait while the work was done and drive home afterwards - he hadn't thought of that one.
What a scramble to get up into the cab - I'm not tall or terribly agile due to a Metal Mickey hip and it was like a monkey scrabbling up a greasy pole to be honest. But, we got there and my car now has new shiny shoes on the front :) And my bank account is a lot lighter needless to say :(
Anyone want to buy a silver 1.8 sporty Vauxhall Tigra convertible with electronic hard top, tons of extras, only 12,000 miles on the clock in just under the five years that it's been owned from new by one lady owner? :)) Oh, but it doesn't have a spare wheel of course! Sigh :(