Monday, June 13, 2011

Why do I do it....

I was blog hopping and saw a link to the Joanna Sheen website... and thought I would have a look.... won't hurt will it.... see what I like and drool... (shakes head)
I didn't just drool.... My finger kept clicking and things were jumping into the basket... ( how did that happen)
Then would you believe... I look up and all my info is on the buy now page.... there was a Millisecond when I thought no Claire... (rolls eyes while sighing)... but again the finger clicked confirm...

YAY

I have new toys coming soon...lol...

I must confess, I did only order embossing folders (this time), next time (when Paul is at work, and not watching me) I will order stamps, flowers and lots lots more.... ooo I was drooling...(and have a list in my head of what I am going to get)

So I am now on Postman watch..
although I sort of am anyway,
 I won a prize on Make It Monday a few weeks back, and there posting it... should be here really...but someone may have pinched me postman again !!! the Portuguese are just so not nice when it comes to sharing the postman
How dare they come between me and my crafting... !!

Onto the card I was on here to post...
It is for the 
Make it Monday Challenge - Anything Goes


I made this card for a friend who is moving into a new house. her move date is 23 June
so I have to get the card posted just at the right time... (easier said than done)


Here is the front... I used a die to cut all the shapes out, just one problem, the die is one solid die, so for each colour I want I have to put it through my machine, thus having lots of sets in all different colours... the die is from Scrapping Cottage  it is called Bird and Birdhouse...
(bit obvious that one eh)
The backing paper at the bottom I embossed with sand paper.... it gives it a rough affect, and the top paper is done with my chicken wire...
Again I used my chicken wire to emboss the insert... I then cut slots down one side, every other diamond and slotted matching ribbon through
Here is a closer picture
And there you have my card...

Sorry if this post has taken a while to read, maybe I should have told you to grab a cup of tea. !!!
Which is were I am now going.

Thanks for stopping by xx


11 comments:

Carolyn said...

Hi Claire
I saw your entry just now on Make it Monday....did you see mine for this time?
Glad too see you are finding some stuff to buy as you selection is so limited there.
Have you been to the UK yet?

Carolyn W

misteejay said...

Beautiful card Claire.

Hope your Postman brings your goodies soon - there is nothing worse than knowing stuff is on its way but it hasn't arrived - have fun when it does arrive.

Toni xx

Larisa said...

Saw theis project on *Make It Monday* and it is wonderful! Very joyful bird on the top)) Great job!!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Hi Claire I enjoyed reading about your craft shopping spree . I also do feel guilty sometimes after a craft material shopping and yes its nice to have the man of the house away while we indulge ourselves!I like your style of writing. Becoming your follower
Cheers from India
Dr Sonia S V
http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Dr Sonia S V said...

Almost forgot to mention dropped in from MIM!

Cheers will be dropping in to see more of your work and read the cheerful writing!
Love
Sonia

Helen said...

Very cute card!

Lori said...

This is such a sweet card - love that bird! Also the embossed insert is awesome!

Lisa Jane said...

OH Joanna sheen is fab! I love your card .., so pretty
Thanks for linking up to Make it Monday
Lisa x
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

Mrs A. said...

Hi Claire found your post on MIM. Love how you have finshed the insdie of your card with the slotted ribbon. Great effect. Hugs Mrs A.

E.T said...

super sweet! I came here via Make it Monday.

Kerrie said...

Gorgeous card inside and out!

Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

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