I had a wonderful time as a guest designer at Less is More last week. Thank you so much Chrissie and Mandi and all the LiMettes for making me feel so welcome! I'm always really excited to check the site on Saturday mornings and this week it's a colour challenge that's perfect for the time of year - orange and red. Come and see what I've come up with:
I love this time of year and am always making cards with swirls of leaves on them. These cards are made with the little leaf from Autumn Days, one of my first stamp sets and one that remains a top favourite of mine all the year round. I stamped the leaf on Confetti Cream card stock which adds to the illusion of movement and contrasted it with a band of smooth Very Vanilla card stock for the sentiment. When I added the single rhinestone I was thinking of a touch of frost... not too soon I hope!
Here's another design - this time with the leaves swirling up from the bottom of the card. The sentiment was stamped first, then the leaves, making sure there was plenty of space around the sentiment. I added the score lines around the edge of the card and then sponged the edges of the card with a very little Pumpkin Pie ink to give a bit of glow. I shall be sending one of these cards to my in-laws to thank them for looking after us so well at half term.
Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Autumn Days, Thank You Kindly
Ink: Peach Parfait, Pumpkin Pie, Riding Hood Red, Cherry Cobbler
Card stock: Confetti Cream, Very Vanilla
Other: Basic rhinestone, scoring blade for the Fiskars trimmer, paper snips, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these supplies for you and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I am committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to help and advise. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.
My youngest boy has learned a new skill while he's been away - dropping ancient jokes into the conversation in such a casual way that you're taken by surprise! For example, "Grandma got me a dictionary last Christmas," he says conversationally and, while I'm thinking I'm sure she didn't, he's saying with a deadpan face: "I couldn't find the words to thank her!" Or:
"Mummy I read a great book last night!"
"Did you darling? What was it?"
"Danger on the cliffs by Eileen Dover!" Brilliant!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend! I'll be back on Monday when I'll be starting the week as usual with a masculine card. Hope to see you then,