So sorry for the infrequency of blogging, however, at work it has been a tad out of the ordinary. Both of our senior docs ended up in hospital and the other nurse had a nasty bout of ikky reign down upon her, so it has been all hands on deck to cover workloads and keep things afloat.
Once of my darling regular patients celebrated a milestone......91. In her words....every day you get past 90 is a gift...so the ones that come in a 365 day bundle are a PARTY!!! She is a fantastic lady and we share all kinds of stories and mischief when she comes in for her visits.
I had been waiting v v patiently for the Build-a-Blossom stamp set and punch to come out. This was as good an opportunity as any to see what I could do. I had seen this and loved the idea of the black CS. I ran with it and this is what I came up with.
Too much fun!!! Now as you all know I like to do a good bookmark too, and this lady LOVES her books. I was also patiently waiting for the Fun Flowers Bigz L die to be released so I could do similar bookmarks to Dawn Griffiths here. I do not have a Big Shot, but use a lot of the Sizzix dies in my Cuttlebug. I thought I had done enough research and found that I could use the die......WRONG!!!!!!
(skip the next paragraph if you wish to avoid the saga!!)
When using a plain Bigz Die...I just use 2 B plates....and thought this was going to be the same from what I had Googled/You Tubed/ Blog surfed etc. ALAS no!!! I was not to be outdone. I needed something slightly thicker, but still so that only 2 plates went thru the Cuttlebug. I went to Bunnings to get some rubber....as you do....and I must say, I received some v v ODD looks. Found the PERFECT rubber....needed 15cms of it....DOH...only sold in 50cm increments...not gunna happen. Next stop....flooring. I found some 12 x 12 thin (1mm) floor tiles. Three of these on top of each other should have worked a treat. Buoyed by perhaps false hope off I wnent home to try out my theory. WOO HOO.....worked a treat. Went thru no probs and crisp clean cuts....so my Sizzix Bigs L die goes thru my Cuttlebug.
The end result......
I used the colours in the card....and if really wanna be artsy-fartsy about it....the green ribbon is kinda like the stem!!! Here's the gift and card together....
Having so much fun making that card I also made another for the stash with different embossing.
Thanks for dropping by. I WILL be posting some Christmas cards soon. It has rained nearly all week in Sydney, so made it hard to take pics of things.
CS: (SU) Basic Black, Certainly Celery, PIP, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry
Ink: (SU) Rich Razzleberry, Wild Wasabi
Stamps: (SU) Build-a-Blossom, Whimsical Words
Punches/Dies/Embossing folders: (SU) Blossom Petals Builder Punch, Fun Flowers Bigz L Die, Square Lattice Folder, Carla Craft 1/2" Circle punch
Other Bits: Cuttlebug Just My Type Embossing Folder, Victoria Embossing Folder, SU Certainly Celery 5/8" ribbon, Pastel SU Buttons, DMC Embroidery Thread