Saturday, 28 June 2014


Well, today is a stormy winter's day.  My other half is cooking up a brew of hearty vegetable soup.  Our bench top is burgeoning with a dozen different home grown produce in a rainbow of colours.  The small orange carrots catch my eye, they are newly plucked from their beds and have their feathery fronds covered in dew and soil is glistening in sprinkled clumps on their whiskers.  They promise to sweeten the simmering soup in an earthy, mellow way.  The large pot is already full to the brim with potatoes, green beans, dried borlotti beans,corn, spinach, turnips, celeriac, onions, celery, kale and garlic.  Our small home is full of the smoky aroma which promises a delicious meal tonight.  Lucky me.

I sit at my desk writing this.  There is a gale blowing through the dog-door and I think I'll have to stuff it up with something as my toes are growing cold.  I am making a couple of cards today.  One is for my son's friend.  He turns 13 and is having a get-together at the local cinema watching the new Transformers movie.  I'm so glad I'm getting out of taking my Harry to that one.  I can't cope with the 3D experience as I suffer vertigo and end up feeling sick.  I spend the movie with my eyes shut and I think my money is better spent watching a movie not hearing it. Does anyone else ever experience the same problem with 3D movies?

Anyway, I hope you like this card.  I made this card using Stampin' Up!'s Great Sport stamp set, the Alphbet Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the Just Sayin' stamp set and matching framelits.  The backgroud paper is Coredinations CS in Old Olive and was sanded to distress the texture.  

The images were heat embossed in the platnum and gold and popped up with dimensionals.  I 'fussy' cut the 13, out of a couple of scraps pieces of Coredinations and distressed and inked the numbers so they stand up and out.  The wings on the central image are curled up to add extra dimension.  I think Elliot will enjoy the card and present.  What 13 year old boy doesn't like a Nerf Gun!

 So, I made this second card for a sick friend of my Mum.  I have started decorating the inside of my cards.  Initially, when I first started making card all the insides were blank.  But now I think that the cards look too naked if there is nothing nice inside.  It's like it's half done.


My interiors are not very ornate but I use the same images from the card front to give some balance or continuity.  There are some people who make very intricate interiors for their cards.  I have done ornate interiors for some special occasion cards but generally I don't have that much time.  What do you think?

Well, this card was made on Stampin' Up! Naturals White CS.  The front panel is Crumb Cake Core-dinations CS and was embossed with the Festive Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and sanded to distress it.  I love the silhouette images from the Serene Silhouettes stamp set.  I have sponged Strawberry Slush and Tempthing Turquoise inks on an oval cut out of Whisper White CS.  Both ovals were cut with the Ovals Collection framelits. The little banner on the front was one of the extras from the Label Card Thinlits die.  This thinlits die set is very versatile with little banners, arrows, script words etc.

I must bid you farewell for now.  I hope you like my cards.  Feel free to pin them or check out our Facebook or Pinterest pages.  All products are from Stampin' Up!  If you would like more information on the products or techniques used please leave a comment and I can respond. 

Ciao, Meg  

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