Sunday, November 27, 2011

Marking a milestone...

Hi all,

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 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 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 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.

Stuff Used:
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

Lynda xx


Jenny Hayward said...

LOVE the card Lynda! I think you have done an awesome job - AND do I see PINK!!!!!! Shock!
Fantastic and another great gift set. I think your adventures to Bunnings paid off with an excellent result.

Hope things settle down at work for you. I look forward to seeing your Christmas Card creations.

Love Jenny xxxxOOOO

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Hi my friend! Well ... what a saga ... but I am imagining that you are putting 3 ceramic tiles stacked on top of each other through your Cuttlebug??? Please tell me that they are rubber or cork ... cos I don't think the ceramic is going to like this idea!!! Good on you for persevering ... because you would have been very disappointed not to use your new goodies!
I am rather jealous ... having neither of these dies! But ... there is only SO MUCH that you can buy. And ... I do have a good stash of dies that don't get used often enough to justify the $$$ for more!
The card / bookmark is typical Lynda magnificence! I am sure your patient was tickled with this "from the heart" gift!
Hope work soon slows down for you! I can imagine that you are a bit tuckered at the moment! Hugs xxx

Katie said...

oh I love the colours Lynda, the black definately makes it POP... You are such a lovely person to make a wonderful gift for a "patient", I am sure you do both get up to alot of mischief when you get together though LOL xxoo

Tui Nathan said...

Oh wow ... what a stunning card ... love the black base with that beautiful bold flower ... simple and oh so gorgeous!!!