Well I have thourally been enjoying waking up to feel sunshine again, hasn't it been a gloriously sunny fresh week? Even just one day of warm sunshine does so much for my well being and I see it all around me, does it affect you the same ?
I had a very nice evening making my piece well I should say piece's as you have a Two- fer today as I am now on track this week and then went into have a sort out mode , it is now 6.22 a.m and I am doing my blog piece as time just disappears when you are crafting doesn't it.
Before I dive in to show you Today's cards I wanted to do the Random.org picking for the card I made Last week and the number that came up is
The winner is Beryl Treble who was the 2nd person to comment therefore wins that pretty card made using the get well stamp new out from Creative Expressions. Beryl please can you email me at my usual email firstname.lastname@example.org with your address and I will get it in the post to you , I promise I will get it there a lot quicker than the last ones too.
I also just wanted to add , it does not matter how many cards you win I will always add all the comments in to the draw fair and square which is why I use a random picker so it will always be fair for you ladies, I have a huge build up of cards just now so we must do some more give aways this week or if you know someone special who deserves a little card, email me and tell me and I will send one off to them.
Right, I have been using another of Helen and Mark from Visible Image's gorgeous flowers and verse combo's this week, I chose to use this one as none of us enjoy making sympathy cards but the words Helen wrote truly are endearing without that hopeless feeling some cards make you feel so I decided to make 2 very clean cards.. for me , as I haven't used lots of inks and waxes etc as is my usual style, I kept them both simple and clean as I feel that is all that is needed on such a sad occasion.
I will show them both and then go into the more detailed pictures folks.
Card Number one 'Sympathy Flower'.
Card Number two 'With Sympathy '.
Both cards were made with the same stamp set which was of course The With Sympathy set.
Helen's verse again is just right here.
The next card I made using Kraft card and milk.
Next use Versamark or perfect medium etc to ink up the same stamp and stamp in the gaps with the embossing ink, once all done tip on your true white detail powder for embossing and heat set.
Of course I couldn't leave out the verse as it stamped perfectly as always. I added a jute string bow tied simply and fanned out into a figure of 8, and added a gold ribbon rose to the top and some dainty white pearls to the flower and slightly larger to the centre of the ribbon rose and corners.
Well I hope you liked them, which really does seem an odd thing to say with the sad theme of the card but we all have to make or buy then at different times and I think this is a beautiful verse and flower to tribute to a friend who suffered a loss.
Congrats again to Beryl Treble for winning the card and don't forget to send over your address so I can post it to you , as I have a week to go before I have to have an operation on my ankle and will be in plaster for 6 weeks so when you ladies come to Aly Paly to say hi you won't be able to miss me as I will be the one hobbling to the stage haha.
Have a great Sunday all
and big hugs from me to all.