Sunday, 7 September 2014
I am pretty sure you all thought I had given up with my blog didn’t you? It seems that way to me too...
So many events and health issues have been going on in my life and most of the time I struggle to do normal day to day things even though I do keep on pushing myself!
Anyway I have decided I need to get back into my blog as I miss it and I often have texts or emails from followers asking if I will be posting again soon.
I think the reason I have decided to start today is because of a recent event – basically when we moved to the bungalow there was a fridge freezer in the garage, it was working but shabby looking so after speaking to my landlady she said I was ok to part with it, I used a local selling site through facebook and within a few minutes of posting I had a message from a lovely lady asking could she have it, we exchanged a few face book messages and it turned out she was actually moving into the village – but more than that just 4 doors away from me!!!
Here removal date changed and last Friday she, hubby and son moved in!
As though that wasn’t good enough – turns out she is into crafts too so I am keen to encourage her to join one or 2 of the classes I run with my friend Erica.
So I decided I would make a new home card – then changed my mind and went for an MDF plaque which I could see in my mind what it would look like when finished.
I covered the front of the plaque with a shabby lilac sheet of paper from the Do Crafts Tilly Daydream A4 paper pad and the same paper in pink for the back.
Once the front was covered I used a scalpel to trim close to the edge them went around it with a Maroon pro marker.
The large alphabet stamps from Dimension Stamps were used to stamp out New Home then I randomly picked a couple of small floral stamps and ink pads in red, blue & purple and randomly stamped the letters, cut them out then dabbed with versamark and covered with detail clear embossing powder...I repeated this 3 times on each letter to get a good glaze.
I put them to one side to set and stamped a pretty bunch of flowers to the right hand side using purple Versafine ink, used a quickie glue pen to highlight the middles of the flowers then added a pretty AB gem using Cosmic Shimmer pva glue.
The letters were all set so I used Cosmic Shimmer pva glue to stick them to the plaque
I punched out some leaves in green and then lots of petals in different colours which I made into pretty flowers which were then randomly stuck onto the leaves. A small AB gem was placed in the centre of the flowers and the plaque was put to one side for everything to set.
The reverse of the plaque was edged in the same pro marker as the front.
I stamped a lovely verse I had bought from Inkilicious some time ago into the centre using red Versafine ink then sprinkled with detail clear embossing powder and heated until the red stamping really jumped out.
I reluctantly used peel offs to add the names Kenny & Samantha as i couldn’t find my small letter stamps...because there was no & in the pink letters i used i ended up using the symbol from a different set and colouring it with a promarker to match the edges of the plaque.
Again using peel offs I added the date they moved into their new home.
To finish I punched out some butterflies in lemon glitter card and stuck them randomly around the verse.
I hope you like the plaque – and more to the point I hope they will...i will pass it on when they come for the fridge freezer.
I will do my best to post daily again or every other day at worst.
Take care everyone
Love n hugs