So all I had to do for the card above was to pick the shades of pink, do a bit of embossing and cutting and there you go!
- A6 white card stock
- white card stock embossed using a Marianne Designables 'Swirls' embossing (and cutting at the same time) folder
- pink backing card from the snippets folder
- three little pearls, the very tail end of a pack still on my desk from making Christmas 'bauble tree' cards - isn't it great when you actually use every single embellishment in a little packet? :)
- and of course, two delightful 'Mrs A Specials' roses and one butterfly
There are so many shades of white and there's something I do, but I bet loads of you already know this one. When I want absolutely the same shade of white,obviously I use the same card - this might be, say, a ready scored bought card from a pack. So, I will use another card and then mark the leftover piece lightly on the back with the size of card I chopped it from which means it's easy to be sure the white is the same. Of course, if you always make your own cards from scratch then this isn't in the least bit relevant and I could, as have been told, be teaching Granny to suck eggs :)
Today here we have young Abi (Abigail) with us for the day - she's off school right now as her shoulder keeps dislocating - ack!! It's been a long term problem but this is now constantly happening - soooooo, rather than be 'home alone', she's coming round for the day. Not sure if she wants to settle down with Hank and Marvin the Monkeys and I think her Monkey Marcel is also nipping round for the day to just read on a sofa for schoolwork, in which case I'll iron and 'be here'. If it's time we can really share, then I could sit at the dining room table with her and stick inserts into cards (sigh, a ton to do!!) whilst we chat or she does other schoolwork. Whatever, it'll be nice to have her company and see life through the eyes of a 15 year old. I could learn a LOT!!
Snort, I bet she doesn't fancy peeling umpteen kg of pickling onions ready for Christmas pickle stocks - nope me neither :( They can wait!
This is scheduled as I'm having back problems once again :( BUT, little and often as they say, snort!! :)
Edit: Diane, from the Ladybug Crafts Ink DT, commented that this card qualifies for their current challenge which is 'Flowers and Embossing', so I'd like to enter please :)