Saturday, 29 May 2010

A busy Fi Friday...

I had such a crazy busy day yesterday- had to wait in for the boiler service man to come between 8am and 12.30pm. He pitched up at about 9am and was here for about half an hour. So from 8am to 9.30am I got some reports done for school. Then once he'd gone I headed to the shops to get Martin's shoes re-soled. They tried to charge me £34.99 for the pleasure, so I decided not to bother- they are nice leather soled shoes, but he bought them in the sale for less than that price!! Crazy. Then popped into Clinton cards to get wrapping paper for the present we're taking to our friends for an engagement party tonight. I ended up getting into the most ridiculous arguement with the woman who worked there, because according to her the piece I was trying to buy 'is not for an engagement- it's a wedding day' paper. I'd like to point out two things-
  1. The paper does not say wedding day on it anywhere- it is perfectly suitable for an engagement gift and is in fact far nicer than the one piece they had that did say the word 'engagement' on it
  2. What the heck does it have to do with her which bit of paper I buy?! Fair enough if she was trying to be helpful- but she really wasn't! She actually sneered!!!! She was so rude.
So, after that I just HAD to go to Craft World to pick myself up :-) bought some cardstock that has one colour on the outside and a different coloured core, Nellie Snellen circle frame dies, some silver border peel offs and two kanban car sheets- one background and one decoupage.

Then I headed home and got busy making these cards:

This image is a Lily of the Valley and I won it in Dawny P's blog candy recently. I've put glossy accents on the little boys specs. The flowers, pink pearls and the pink ribbon also came from the candy win.
This Strawberry Shortcake image was a free download a few months ago.

The four dolls stamps by hero arts came from Heather for my birthday. I'd used them before at card class and really loved them. This is the first time I've inked my own set up. Kept it very simple- red, black and blue and a piece of swirly backing paper.

My new indentz folder for the cuttlebug for the background- I really love this one- it's so effective. A very simple card otherwise.
This is my dad's father's day card. The cardstock on the bottom is the coredinations cardstock- so it's been run through the cuttlebug and then sanded down to show the colour in the core. Definitely a technique I need practice on- but I have five 12 x 12 sheets so plenty to work with :-) The car background and decopage is kanban. I've put glossy accents on the windscreen and lights.
This is for our friendw who are celebrating their engagement tonight. I've reworked one of the ideas for Neil and Katherine's Order of Services for this.

Finally, I've used my new nellie snellen frames die, with a marianne designs ribbon flower on top. The pink spotty background is actually an envelope I got a birthday card in back in April- I just knew I'd be able to use it somehow.
If you've made it this far- well done and thanks for looking + listening to my rant :-)

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