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Sunday, 4 September 2011

Apologies


I knew that I hadn't posted on my blog for months but was shocked to note that this is my first post of 2011 and we are 3/4 of the way through the year!  The sentiment on this card is therefore rather appropriate.  I have to confess I didn't particularly enjoy making it and I can see the result is pretty poor (think I am off pink!) but I am pleased I actually achieved it even though it took ages....ages to find the craft stuff I needed, ages to stamp, emboss, cut, put together etc. etc.  It's a belated birthday card for a relative and is about to be popped into the post. 

I have decided to enter this card into Rainbow Lady's latest challenge where the theme is embossing and also the Walztingmouse Stamps Sketch Challenge No. 62.  The sentiment is from their Say it with Style set and the frame from Holiday Labels 14.  I used Versafine Grey and Versamark inks, gold embossing powder, ribbon flowers, rose bow, organza ribbon, rhinestone stick on gems and two strips of Anna Griffin paper.  I thought I had a Nestabilities die to match the shape of the label but if I have I can't find it so cut round it scissors.

I am not sure if I will ever get back into crafting in a big way as I have lost interest for various reasons and this has not been a great year for me personally.....we will see!

9 comments:

Beryl K said...

Great card, great to see you posting
Beryl x

Sandy said...

Wonderful work.
Fabulous design.

Rainbow Lady said...

Ok so where have you been all this time? I missed you... and why have you not entered this into my challenge I ask you??? it is Embossing this week...it is a lovely card.... please go and link it. Love Cynthia x

Rainbow Lady said...

Glad you entered it as I think it is lovely... thanks so much and good to see you back
Love Cynthia x

Kelly S. said...

Well we are sure happy to see you at the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge, Lavender Rose! Maybe you just need to make a few cards to get the "bug" back! I think it's lovely, with the beautiful paper and the cute rosebuds to match. That sentiment is perfect for belated birthdays and any other kind of "mistake", hee!

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

What a sweet and different take on Anya's fabulous sketch. The papers you've used are absolutely wonderful too!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Lavender Rose
Gorgeous card .....Fabby Papers....
hugs sylvie
xx

Jen Adcock said...

What a grand re-entry. This is such a lovely card. The patterns are so dreamy. Wonderful to see you back.

Caroline Rawcliffe said...

LovelThanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady.y card. Denise.

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