Sunday, May 22, 2011

Heartfelt Birthday Wishes

Hi all.

I am so very sorry that I have not kept my promise to post more regularly. There have been spot fires all through this week....and I have struggled to keep to keep on top of them. Posting has not been at the top of the list of late. With all that aside......

The delightful Katie Ridden, whom I met through Crafter's Anonymous last year, celebrated her birthday last week. We have the same (extremely) bent take on the world and share many laughs. She recently took a very brave step and moved from NT to Denmark in WA. I had no idea of Katie's fave colours or stamp set, but I did have so much fun recently playing with Heartfelt Thanks, that I decided to give it another whirl!!! I was quite taken with this card on SCS, but wanted to put my own wee twist on it...and here's what I came up with......


Now yes...you are NOT seeing things....I got my CRIMPER out....shock horror!!!! (now all I need to do is use my brayer that I purchased over 9 months ago and still have not used!!!) Whilst I liked my version of the card...to me it was still missing something....so I did the only thing I cloud...I pimped my own card!!! This is what Katie received.....



I fiddled with the 2nd step of the process a little to make it stand out a little more and added 3 half pearls...and then I was happy!!! I love dry embossing and added with the crimper and the MS punch...it was a tactile joy!!! I also liked the slightly darker outline on the flower.














After Katie had received it (and thankfully loved it) she shared with me that the stamp set I used was the very FIRST one she got through SU....how freaky is that. Just as well I do freaky OK too.

Thanks for popping by again. I really hope that things settle soon for all that I love out there and those whose hearts are heavy. I will be back again real soon.

Stuff used:
CS: (SU) Whisper White, Real Red, Sahara Sand
Ink: (SU) Real Red, Sahara Sand, SWM's in Close To Cocoa and Cherry Cobbler
Stamps: (SU) Heartfelt Thanks, Amy R "Birthday Sentiments Stamps
Other Bits: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Martha Stewart Gothic Arch Punch, Half Pearls fm stash, SU crimper, Dimensionals

Lynda xx

6 comments:

Katie said...

And I DO absolutely love it, will be taking a photo and popping it on my blog :-) ... Thanks so so so very much. You are such a SWEETIE xxx

Patrice said...

Great card chick. Hee hee I haven't used my brayer yet either, and it's been almost as long as you!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

I just had a moment this morning ... before mum arrives ... and felt I needed to pop by & say hi! This card is soooo fantastic ... and now I am wondering why I sold this set ... with its catty run over? It has always been a fav. Love the extra details ... including the crimper! Now I can't wait to see the brayer get a work out! Thanks for the thoughts you left here for me! Decisions to make today! Thanks for all your support! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

lynn said...

such a sweet card, lynda!

Alice Wertz said...

so simple and pretty! love the design!

Cheryl said...

This is GORGEOUS and that colour combo is fantastic!!! Looking forward to seeing what you do with the brayer.I have had mine over a year now, and I still can't see me using it in the near future.....shame on me!!
xx