Thursday, 22 January 2009

Hello to you!






Hello to you! I am taking a little time out to blog, safe in the knowledge that the housework is mostly up to date, and Dan is happily asleep in his bed! This may not sound like much, but trust me, it is really amazing to me. On Christmas day, Paul's and my main present was Dan, in his sleeping bag (which is really restrictive), coming into our room to wake us up. He had learnt how to escape from his cot, and needed to have a bed, as the escaping was a pretty hair-raising process. Then we came across a new issue, that of keeping in his bed. To start with we were staying in his room to stop him from escaping, and I stopped being able to craft as I was spending up to three hours in there. I got really down, the housework suffered, and none of us was happy. Then I had the miraculous revelation of just leaving him to it (with locks on a couple of doors to prevent him from flooding the house!). So this week he is finally happy, falling asleep in his own time (occasionally on the landing) and leaving us time to be adults again.

Anyway, enough waffling, I usually try not to bore everyone with family stuff, so now about the card! It was only my second ever commission, and I really enjoyed making it. I used patterned papers from an Artylicious CD, and I can really say that it was worth getting, as the designs are beautiful and I could print off what I needed on the medium I wanted- great for a control freak like me! And I have the co-ordinating stamps, of course :D

Colour: Distress Inks, Sharpies, Versamagic, Stazon, Cosmic shimmer, Aurora ep
Stamps: Elusive images and Cherry Pie (butterfly)
Other: Artylicious Damask Delight CD rom, Vellum cardstock (used inside and for the butterflies), mountboard (for hand cut numbers), paper roses, selvedge of silver ribbon, jewel brads, poem from Internet, Fiskars border punch.

The vellum cardstock is amazing to look at, but you need to handle it with extreme care as any crease or mark shows as a white line. I managed OK for this, but will only use is when nothing else will do otherwise!

9 comments:

Moira said...

Gorgeous card I am sure the commissioner and receiver will love it. I have a few of the Artylicious CDs too but I get a stash every month anyway through my Graphicus Guild membership and rarely go to print one off. I am sure there is lovely stuff on them I haven't even seen.

Minx said...

Oh its just stunning Hazel,must of taken a while to make that.
and i agree the artylicious CDs are amazing, i just keep forgetting i have them lol

Sid said...

Really nice stuff Hazel !!

Sarah said...

whoa - professional looking or wot? well done!!

lottie said...

Just one word - FABULOUS - totally, utterly completely.

Vicky said...

Good to see you back blogging! This is absolutely stunning. I'm sure the person who received it was delighted.

Paula said...

oh wow thats totally gorgeous and so intricate - where do you find the patience to do such work?

craftytrog said...

Totally fabulous and stunning Hazel! I'm in awe!

Lulabelle said...

What a fabulous card Hazel!