Hope you're all well!!! Oh boy, I haven't been posting for a very long time, but I think most of you know that I'm somebody who enjoys many other crafts apart from card making, so you will know that I've been busy with other crafting and I have to admit that by times I have also been a bit lazy and just enjoyed sitting around and relaxing!!! I've also enjoyed some sewing and crocheting and I'm busy making samples for wedding invitations for my niece who is getting married next year. I've put a lot of time into that and I might share some of it at a later stage, with you.
The first card I'm posting is for the Mojo Monday sketch for the week . This is Julee's sketch on the Mojo Monday blog.
I flipped the sketch on it's side.
I've used my new MFT Notebook Edge die.
Flower stamps and die from Altenew.
I used some of my new MFT ink pads to stamp the flowers.
Sentiment stamp also from Altenew.
Rounded it off with some black plastic dots.
Next up is a card for the current CAS(E) this Sketch challenge. This is the sketch:
and my card:
I used my new 'Hello' die from MFT - that's the only die available that is the same for Afrikaans and English so I had to get it!!!!
The little flower stamp is from Altenew.
Used my Tim Holtz lattice die to cut the diamonds from some of my new MFT cs.
Given the sentiment and diamonds some shine with my WOS brush.
One more thing I want to share on word dies. Who doesn't love all the fantastic word dies that is so popular lately??? Well, of cause there aren't any Afrikaans dies available :( and almost all my cards are Afrikaans!!! For the samples of the wedding invitations that I'm making, I got the idea to have the names of the couple cut out and put on the front of the card. I went to a friend and we tried to cut the names with the new Brother Scan and Cut, but unfotunatly it didn't work. I also spoke to someone who has a Silhoette, but she too, said that if it's very fine letters I want to cut, it wouldn't work. (I think part of the problem might be the local paper I'm using is not ideal for fine cutting - too many long fibers that doesn't want to cut nicely). My friend was so clever to suggest laser cutting, so off I went to a laser cutting business in town and was I surprised at what they can do!!! No problem cutting my fine letter!!! I got the names yesterday and I'm really impressed and the cost is quite reasonable. And now I'm going to have some Afrikaans sentiments cut so that I can use that on my cards!!!! I'm so excited!!!! (I am considering buying a Silhoette, although I'm having second thoughts about it now - would love you to tell me what your experience is with cutting fine letters and with using different kinds of paper)
Before I go I would like to apologize for not commenting on any of your beautiful cards over the last few weeks!!! I have visited all your blogposts and really enjoyed what you have made!!!! I fell behind in commenting and in the end I was so far behind it was impossible to catch up!!! I will be popping in and saying hello on your blogs, within the next day or two!!!
For those of you who are still here - thanks for spending some time with me and reading all my stories!!!
Always such a pleasure to have you here!!!
Have a wonderful day!!!