Hello and welcome!
It's vacation time for my hubby and since we aren't going anywhere we are
doing some home updates. We did go to Chicago for an overnight stay last week and I wanted to share some pictures but I
didn't get a chance to look through them all, hopefully once things slow
We finally got our kitchen painted!! Many years ago I wanted a sort of lighter terracotta tone, but it turned out to be very orange-y (I have no idea if
they had mixed it wrong or if it just showed up differently than it did on the
sample card but we stuck with it for several years!) Now it's a pretty
white-ish shade (Bohemian Lace by
Sherwin Williams). It needed several coats of primer but I am sooooo glad I don't have to see the orange paint any longer!! Now I
just need to plan another day to re-paint the kitchen cabinets. Wish I could
just replace them (because they are really old) but that's not possible. They
are an antique white right now and I want them in a very light
gray. But before I do more painting, we'll have the bathroom re-tiling
scheduled for next week (we had to hire someone for that job), something else that's way overdue!! And then some plumbing work done
too. Fun times :)
But I did take a break from most work yesterday because it was my birthday :-) Originally I wanted to be gone somewhere on a vacation during my birthday, but my son wanted to get a summer job before he starts college, and hubby and my daughter didn't really feel like going anyway.
Well, I'm not here to talk about work, instead I'd like to show you my card for
this week's Allsorts challenge. Brenda is hosting this week and she would like
to see something Feminine. We have Pearlywinks giving away a £15 voucher to their shop and then we have a second
prize of 3 craft stencils. Hope you'll join us for your chance to win!
This card was made with some ink remnants when I made another card (I will
share that one tomorrow).
After the inky background was dry, I simply stamped the butterfly from
this Tim Holtz set
onto it using
Distress ink. The borders on both sides is from an older Stampin UP set called
Butterfly Basics. (It's a truly beautiful set and anything but basic!)
Sentiment and lacy butterfly on the bottom portion of the inked background are
also part of this set.
I decided the card could use some embossing and this was done with an old
Cuttlebug embossing folders, in fact it was already embossed in my box of
folders, so I just had to adhere the image/sentiment panel onto it. This
particular one is really old, probably one from when embossing folders were
first introduced, but there are plenty of option available at
and of course Amazon
. They really are
such a great tool especially for CAS style cards, I wish I'd use them
more often, but somehow I always forget about them!
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