Thursday, 17 November 2016

Happy Birthday to my Aunt

hello Everyone

I hope you are keeping well.I was sorry to read that MRS DUCK has had some more health issues recently and hope you are now on the mend.

I have loved playing with my Cutterpillar. It does cut brilliantly and providing you've "butted" it up properly,it cuts perfectly straight.  I have two very minor issues with it. I would have loved to have had the measurements across the top in a different colour. It's very difficult to see green on green - just like the Hougie board, if any of you have one of those. So easily remedied (I think!) by "sweeping" a Sharpie over the top of the numbers.
My second issue is that I would have liked a couple of inches measurement on the other side of the blade for trimming DOWN mats eg when doing pyamage, and layers but I'll get used to that. Having the light is brilliant and it does cut beautifully

On to today's card. I made this card for my aunt, her birthday is on Sunday. I lie how it has turned out BUT I was trying to copy a technique I saw on one of the recent Spellbinder shows where the demonstrator cut pattern shaped die pieces off the edge and then paper pieced with a different colour/tone. But to be honest, the colours I chose I could have left it "whole" and just stuck the flowers on top. I need to post it, so it is fairly flat (apart from the few pearls) Perhaps if I'd mounted the flowers on foam etc it would have worked better....
6x6 card blank - I am posting it!
Spellbinder Square Matting Basics
Sue Wilson Closed Petal Daisies
EF - can't remember name
patterned papers created in Serif
Sentiment - free font (I love this one)
Mei Flowers purple pearls


  1. Absolutely gorgeous Birthday card! Love all that lavender!

  2. Hi Karen this is a stunning card I love the colour and the flowers. Your Aunt is going to be thrilled to receive this. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. This looks gorgeous Karen, xxx

  4. Hi Karen
    Thank you so much for your best wishes. It does mean a lot. Good days and bad days in equal measure at the moment.
    Love how you have done the off page thing. Great design and very pretty card.
    Have a great weekend, with hopefully a little salsa action.
    Ang x