My Florence Nightingale duties continue, but I am still managing to make a few cards in between my nursing ;o) My man is now on the mend, home safe and sound, which is the main thing. He just needs to behave, and know that it's ok just to rest! Mind you, I think he has lost the plot actually. I was typing at my desk earlier and I saw a fairly small (but too big for me to get rid of) spider run up the wall. I asked if he would remove it for me, and because he couldn't see it he said, 'Are you sure it was a spider?' Hmmm, now let me think... it was black with lots of legs, it moved. Umm, yes it was a spider lol. Funny!
I've had a bit of time to look at some of the tutorials I'd saved for reading. I've learnt how to make spiral flowers thanks to Rae Barthel's tutorial, ruffled ribbon thanks to Ashley Cannon Newell's tutorial, layered and looped ribbon thanks to Nichole Heady, and many other little bits and bobs. I've had a few of those, 'why didn't I think of that, it's so obvious' moments, which have been quite funny! I've yet to make a card using Nichole's ribbon technique, but I will :o) Thanks so much for the inspiration ladies!
Ok, so what do you think of this card? It's not my normal style, but I was asked to make a pink card, with butterflies and bling, very girly and I guess romantic because it was from a partner to his girlfriend. I can't make my mind up if I like it or not. Ian and Tink think it's lovely, so does my Mum, but do they count? They all think I'm amazing (well, why wouldn't they?!! ;o) ) so I'm not sure. Would love to hear what you think about it! I've shown you the inside of the card too. I don't normally do much with the inside, and in actual fact at the beginning of the year I did say I would start doing something, so I just kept it quite plain and simple. Another thing off my to do list! I am in LOVE with those yummy spiral flowers though! They are fun to make and pretty too!
I also made this card for the Clean and Simple FTL #89 sketch this week, where I played with Ashley's ruffled ribbon technique, that was great fun to do too, quite therapeutic actually!
Have a fun evening!
ps - just in case you were wondering - he did find the spider, and very nicely removed it for me!