Well it didn't take me long did it, not really. I have played with a few new ideas and tried a couple of new techniques also, but I just had to come back to my favourite piece of equipment.
I had to put the Grand Calibre back firmly on my desk and start using my Spellbinders, and other dies, again. I think the problem I have with doing other things is that I keep looking at my box of dies. It sits on the lower shelf above my desk, right at eye level. All the dies, sorted into little pockets, named and coded so I can refer to them on the blog and always have those details at hand. Lined up in an order I know that makes searching easy for me. Ready and waiting like little soldiers on parade.
What I am supposed to do? After all I have spent a cool fortune on those dies and have not used them all yet. Well, in my organised and financial budgeting mind I see them sat there and think 'When are you going to earn your upkeep?' and that's the end of it all. They just have to come out and play and earn their way in my craftroom. I mean, what in this crafting world of ours can afford to sit idly by and do nothing? Umm............. now I've said that I remember that I actually have a Quickutz Silhouette that just sits there and an old Cricut baby too. Oh and a Cuttlebug that's parked lonely under my desk, abandoned now the Grand Calibre has moved in. Plus I have a new shelf unit that is full of fancy paints and inks that have not been touched in a month of Sundays (truthfully, that is probably two months of Sundays!!) Dear me I have really started something here now haven't I. I think, if I am being truthful, I have alot of 'stuff' that does just sit by idly, never earning its keep!! I keep meaning to start doing more home decor items to use up the paints etc, but I just can't seem to find the time or the inspiration at the moment.
Ok, chatter over, here is my Spellbinders card for today...
Here is a close-up of the flowers and the central panel. I used the Rose Creations die and some of the backing paper (which, by the way, is by Nancy Watt) to make the flowers. I added a fabric layer to the top and some pearly stamen also to give them alittle more dimension. The pearly embellishment in the center panel of my Parisian Motif diecuts is just a fancy button with the shank cut off.
I hope to be back over the weekend, but I have to be honest it depends on how we all feel after the funeral today. It is baby Lees funeral, but the service is for both the twins, Ruby and Lee.
Take care dear friends, be happy and I hope you all have a good weekend.
Hugs Linda x
Black 260gsm card & White 300gsm card - Kanban
Designer Backing Papers - Nancy Watt
Diecuts - Spellbinders Moroccan Accents, Parisian Motifs & Twisted Metal Tags & Accents
Pearly Stamen - Wild Orchid Crafts
Satin edged Organza Ribbon - Club Green at Hobbycraft
Diamante - Bobbity Boo Gems online
Pearly Button - The Hobby House
Pearls - From my stash