Ruby Anniversary Easel card

Had some some fun playing with new dies I bought this week: the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals,Movers & Shapers Tattered Florals,Elegant Flourish, and Memory Box La Rue Heart.  I had seen so many good things done with the Tim Holtz dies, and they are so much fun to work with.
 The Lattice 40 was a design I found on UKScrappers, for the Silhouette, posted by a lady called Neries, and her name links to the page it is posted on. I cut it from dark red paper, than layered it onto a pale gold paper.
 The Gold Anniversary backing paper, and the White Congratulations paper are both by Craft Creations, and come in a range of colours with gold or silver foiled print.
  The La Rue heart was cut from the same pale gold paper, and matted onto a heart cut from the dark red paper. I loved the elegant filigree design of the heart, and there is also a heart die that cuts out the block shape. I didn’t get that one, I just cut around the outside of the filigree design when it was stuck down, but the die would be useful, I think. I mounted the heart with sticky tabs, using one layer at the front and two layers at the back to give it a little dimension.

I cut out a selection of flowers and flourishes in various card and paper , and curled the petals with the handle of a small paintbrush, then used an embossing stylus in the centres to give them all some shape.

 The layers of petals were stacked up using silicone glue.
The addition of same small seed beads to the centres, with Glossy Accents, finished them off nicely.
 The 40 was added with sticky pads, and then some Burgundy acrylic hearts on to this with a tiny spot of silicone glue. I used silicone glue again to mount the flowers, along with some short pieces of gold & burgundy ribbon. I tucked the two Elegant Flourishes in behind the flowers.

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WOYWW #137

Well, here we are again, wandering around the desktops of the world, courtesy of our much-loved hostess, Julia Dunnit.

 Not a huge amount of stuff on my desk this week, as I have a bit of a project deadline to meet, which I will tell you about in a minute. So the stamping I have been doing, I can’t show you yet.
But there are some new (to me) Tim stamps this week, via e-bay, and a cool selection of acrylic gemstones, also e-bay.
  Also, some craft wire, lots of different colours, from Wires.co.uk   I came across this pack when I was looking for something else, and it just sort of fell into my shopping basket, 🙂 .

Talking of new Tim stamps, I have been getting the blog updates of his new releases for CHA- there are some fabulous stamp images, and great dies & folders.


I also am really pleased & chuffed to bits to tell you that I was one of those chosen for the Craft a Scene Design Team-Thanks so much ShazinOz for pointing me to it!
Actually, I have to say a huge Thank You here to each & every one of my blog visitors, and all my WOYWW friends, for all the encouragement that your visits & comments gave given me over the last (almost) two years. And I also have to give very big thanks to my Beloved Husband, for encouraging me to start a blog- this whole thing was his idea.
    So the stamping I have been doing is for my first submissions to the site, but I will share it once it has been posted!
   I shall try posting this via scheduled post again, I have tried it a few times, but its never actually worked for me yet. I am probably doing something wrong and missing something obvious, like the time I set the oven timer,set how long it was to cook for, set the temperature, put our dinner in the oven so we could have a meal about half an hour after we came in,double checked everything, then went to work. Came home, expecting to smell dinner almost ready- nothing.  Guess who forgot to turn the oven on!  Happy Wednesday everyone, see you all over the next few days!
PS. The scheduled post didn’t work!