Wow, when Blogger doesn't want to work it becomes a real pain, doesn't it? I've been trying since yesterday afternoon to add photos to my blog post . . . no luck. I went so far as to re-start my computer this morning after logging out of everything - still nothing! Desperate measures resulted in me clicking on 'Add Selected' about 4/5 times in quick succession to insert one photo - occasionally I was lucky and had the photo attached once. Other times, I ended up with three copies and just deleted the extras. Hehe. So without further ado - we have photos at last. Yay!
It was my Mom's birthday yesterday, here is the card I made for her.
The image is a pre-coloured die-cut from LOTV which I added my trusty Stickles 'Star Dust' glitter glue, to add some sparkle. I die cut the original square into a circle using a Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large die. I then matted it with a Spellbinders Nestabilities Petite Scalloped Circles Large die.
The pink and dotted brown card was die cut using Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Labels One' dies.
Sentiment stamp is from Lili of the Valley. I used the smallest die from my 'Lacey Circles' set of Spellbinders Nestabilities to cut it out. I really like that the LOTV stamps fit perfectly in the smallest Spellbinders dies - really handy!
Patterned papers are from First Edition Paper 'Desert Blooms' Paper pad. Love the quality of this card, and the texture of the glittered pages.
Pink card and paper lace from my stash.
Flowers also from my stash, but all bought from Wild Orchid Crafts. Think the flowers include the following: cherry blossoms (pink & green), Aster Daisies (small white ones on the bottom left), Tulips and the large white flower is a Gardenia.
This is the first time I've added so many flowers to a card. I watched a You Tube tutorial made by Bev Rochester on how she adds her flowers and used it as a guide to try this out. The tutorial can be found by clicking on this link:
I also had to show you the xmas stocking I bought for my doggie Maximus =)
These are being sold in aid of the charity Nowzad, which is very close to my heart. Nowzad was started by a soldier who served in Afghanistan. He now helps many soldiers of any nationality who have rescued animals and want to send them back to their country and give them a forever home. What they do is absolutely amazing and inspiring and it's just wonderful to know there are such good people in this world.
These xmas stockings for pets are available for dogs and cats, are only £3.50 each and there is FREE p&p. I bought it on eBay here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=370553530657&ssPageName=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT
Lastly, I thought I'd share a wonderful video that a friend posted on Facebook. It is very special. Be warned, some people get misty eyed when watching it! You can view it here: http://www.wimp.com/cuttingonions/
I hope you're all having a wonderful week-end. Thanks so much for stopping by.