Hello my friends and how are you all today? I hope you have been getting lots of crafting done. I haven't done much lately,things just keep happening to stop me. My daughter is only 3 weeks from giving birth to my 2nd grandchild and has been suffering badly with spasms in her back. I know how painful that is as I have had it happen in the past. She ended up going to A&E but there is little they can do for her as anything they could give her could harm the baby. So I have been doing my best to help out with taking some of the work load off her by spending time with my grandson,it's a real chore,NOT. I do hope it gets better soon though as we don't know how she will cope with labour if it goes into spasm when she gives birth.
Anyway I did manage to get a couple of cards done,and of course they are my favourite house mouse. A friend wanted two cards for their granddaughters who will be 7 and 11 soon. I 1st did this one for the 7 year old and had lots of fun doing it,as usual. I started by cutting out the lolipop and covering it in versamark embossing ink and using clear embossing powder to make it look shinny like a sweet. Then I found this lovely colour gradient paper I had forgotten I had and embossed it with a A4 embosibilities folder,small dots. Then I chose a pink miricard for the layering and placed it under the backing paper and the image. Then I cut and layered up the image and glued it on so it could be drying while I did the rest. I then set about drawing and cutting the triangles for the bunting out of a striped background paper that was also on the triple cd and punched holes in each of the top corners so I could thread bakers twine through them and string them together. Then I couloured some peel off letters and stuck them on and threaded the twine through. Then I wondered how I could make some sweets to put at the bottom and tried wrapping buttons with wrapping paper but it was too thick so I went and found some quality street chocolates that weren't being eaten and pinched the wrappers off of them,so I had the wrappers but what was I going to use for the sweets hmmmmm, then the light in my head came on and I thought,I have a tin of glass pebbles that I never use from my glass painting days. I found some the right size and wrapped them in the sweet wrappers and they looked just right. I then assembled the card and as a last little touch I curled some ribbon to look like streamers and added them to. I hope you like the finished card.
I have to go to my daughters again today so I will post the 2nd card tomorrow as I am short of time. Take care and happy crafting everyone