I am sorry I haven't been about for couple of days but I had to finish the First Communion invitations for my great niece and they had alot more work in them than I first thought. The specifications given to me were to somehow incorporate a Tiara, small roses, bling, pearls and a cross, of course (she is under 10 so I had to allow for this also). It took a bit longer than I allowed and that is why I had nothing to show on my blog the past two days. I do hope you understand.
I do have a picture to show you at long last. Now, we already know about my photography skills (yea, I know... 'what skills?'), well I actually managed to get a good clear shot, but realised, only on cropping, that there are more shadows on the card than there are under my eyes! So have a little giggle and tell me what you think.
Here's a close up of the floral piece, with the 'Tiara' beneath it.
I also took a picture of the flowers in the 'make-up' stage, with the dies I used (only 'cos I want a bit of sympathy :) I had to cut 7 layers for every single flower, which meant 350 layers with only two dies, it's no wonder I don't want to see another flower; well at least for a day or two anyway! Woe is me......!!!!! (now come on guys, help me out here, I am... really.. really woeful.....ahhhhh!) hee hee hee.
My recipe - Base Card 300gsm Centura Pearl, Fretwork mask, Pearls & rhinestones from my stash, Spellbinders Rose Creations, Labels twenty, and Antique fframes & accents Spellbinders Spades border die (I think it is out of production)
NOTE The cross is made from two pieces of the Spades border die and interlinked. I have searched high and low on the Spellbinders blog to find the number for you but cannot find it anywhere on there. I purchased it from Create & Craft on a show Sue Wilson did back in 2011, but after checking they don't have it either. So, I will contact Sue to see if she knows anything about it and I will let you know in due course. I am so sorry about that.
Well I hope you liked my invitation and think that it passed muster. I have another card for you tomorrow, so I hope you will pop by. Don't forget we only need one more follower to have the next candy draw, so tell your friends and make sure you have left a comment on the new Candy post, then I can send out another parcel of goodies.
I hope that today has found you well and you are not getting that 'cant wait for the end of week' feeling quite yet. I don't know about you, but the only thing I can't wait for at the moment is a steady week of warm sunshine. The rain was so miserable yesterday, here in South Wales.
Ok, bye for now and enjoy your day, whatever it finds you doing. Regards and best wishes Linda xx