Tuesday, 26 May 2015

A few firsts and meeting Maria

Hello Everyone
I hope that you all had a lovely long week end. It was a shame that the weather was not as bright and warm as they forecast!
On Saturday I met a lovely lady named Maria that visits I think most of you know it but if you haven't visited, it is well worth it. It's one of the friendliest places I know. You will be made most welcome. We chatted and chatted and chatted. It felt as if we'd known each other for years but was the first time we'd seen each other. I did have an inkling who I was looking for because I'd seen a photo on the afore mentioned blog. But as I said on the blog it did feel a bit like of a blind date
Thank you to Margaret corgiowner, Erika and Littlelamb for joining in the dance I value everything you say
Margaret - my email is I don't visit it often but I will look out for you

Today's card was inspired by this post by debsartliff See here 
It includes a few firsts for me a) sparkly sparkly b) texture paste through a mask and c) using an embellishment in the centre of my bow
I was asked to make a card for a friend. she said that the lady it was for had very poor eyesight, so I wanted to include textures, but still be able to put it into an envelope and not need a box. 
Now I've seen a photograph I think next time I will sit the "labels" slightly higher. Funny how a photo can change how we view things

5x7 card blank
C&C super smooth white card and paper
Liddl lilac card
CE Phill Martin Chic Viola texture sparkle past
serif flowery background - can't remember name of digikit, coloured lilac to match font
SW 3D Bow
Spellbinders Lacy Accent border die
Spellbinders Deckle Edge dies
The Works resin flower (Love 'em!)

Couldn't leave this post without the obligatory photo of our "blind date!"

Take care everyone, see you Thursday


  1. Hello Karen,
    I'm so pleased you had a good time with Maria, I just hope you behaved yourselves!!!
    This is a lovely card, I like everything about it, the design, the colours and the use of texture, but especially the name!!!! ha ha
    Maureen xx

  2. Hello!! Karen, fantastic crard, love everything about it. Great colours and design.
    Love the photo of the two of you, so glad it all went well.
    Patricia x

  3. Hi Karen - this is a lovey card and all the more so because you have made it so specifically for the textures for the recipient and also cos you have tried new techniques - good for you - once you try new things it opens up a whole new world of crafting - I still need to give this serif crafty thing a go after seeing some of your fab samples xx so glad your 'blind date' went well too xx GailT xx

  4. Evening Karen what a beautiful card I love the colour and the texture looks great.
    your over all card is wonderful.
    Thank you for the mention and the link to my blog.
    Debs xx
    {Debs Cards}

  5. Beautiful card-the diecuts look great & the resin flower is gorgeous.


  6. Lovely card, Karen with great texture.
    So glad you and Maria had a fun blind date. Strange how one special blog is bringing a group of us together like this.

  7. Super card Karen love it. so pleased that you both had a super time together
    I am off to send you the email
    Margaret xx

  8. Hi Karen, I love your card, great texture. The wee bow is so cute and a perfect colour combo.
    Happy crafting!

    Hugs Erika. x

  9. Good morning Karen lots of texture so certainly just right for the lady. Well done you for trying out new things "publicly". Best wishes Jackie

  10. What wonderful texture, colors and design.

    Hugs Diane

  11. What wonderful texture, colors and design.

    Hugs Diane