I signed up for a pull-out or popup card swap recently and the due date is today. I spent hours and hours on 11 of these cards and was very happy with the results, posted off the cards 5th July and when it failed to arrive at its destination, I contacted the post office who informed me the truck delivering the parcel was involved in a serious accident and ALL the parcels were damaged as in DESTROYED.
I am totally gutted as Hayley so aptly put it although I used stronger words 😃
Something I've never tried before is fussy cutting a section out of a dry-embossed 'image'. It took a little while to fussy cut and especially since I was too lazy to fetch my specs...
Although I am not able to win any prizes, I entered this in the Monday's greeting card challenge at the Outlawz.
Two hand knitted cardigans for a colleague of my sister-in-law. I bring out the old knitting needles about once a year and normally for baby jerseys. I was an avid knitter up until my daughter was born 17 years ago. Hers was the last knitting I did until I hung up the needles to haul the out every now and again. Those years ago it was adult jerseys, aran, fairisle, motives, anything goes. Now....
I have been chasing this die-cut set for more than a year. It was always out of stock until finally I hit the jackpot and there it was! It is not an easy die to use and took several whirls through the big shot turning the die in various directions before I achieved an acceptable cut.
My mom's friend will be 95 this week and she wanted a very pretty card to give her. I think she will be very happy with this one.
My Silhouette has been working overtime lately albeit cutting out teapots but at least it is being used. The base of the pop-out card is coloured with distress inks. The flourish is a mask made from a sizzix die. I used a Hero Arts and Bo bunny stamp and blinged it up a bit with crystals. The lid pulls out to reveal the message. Took forever to make but I am happy with the result.