Good morning everyone, I’m going to meet my friend today who lives in the Lake District. I don’t see as much of her as I’d like, busy lives just seem to get in the way, so we’re going to meet half way and have a nice long lunch and do some shopping. She’s my oldest friend, we were best friends through college and then lived and worked together for a long time until we both got married and she moved away about 15 years ago.
We used to go and stay there a lot when the kids were smaller but as they’ve got older and want to do their own thing on the weekends and holidays the visits have been less frequent. Hopefully now our children are growing up we will see more of each other.
I think it’s certainly easier to keep in touch now with e-mail and Facebook but not necessarily for the better, wasn’t it lovely to get a long newsy handwritten letter through the post? …I can’t remember the last time I wrote or received one :o(
Onto today's card and over at Lili’s Little Fairies this week we have a nice easy challenge for you …it’s Embellishment Bingo!
I’ve gone for the diagonal ‘flowers/gems/glitter’
I could have used any combination of the lines to be honest as I do love my embellishments!
I’ve used one of the die cut sheets, they are so quick and easy. I like to colour with my Copics and Promarkers but it just takes soooo long to do just one image I can’t always be bothered or don’t have the time
These die cut sheets will be gone soon, the new Mini Masterpiece designs are replacing them (and they are fabulous!) so if you do like them you need to get some while we still have them as we won’t be ordering any more (and remember postage is free at the moment on them)
Here’s what I’ve used;
Core’dinations card and K & Co paper and distressed the edges, the banner is a Doo Hickey die with letters cut from Cuttlebug dies
The circles are a Nellies die which is one of my favourites
The small gems on a strip are K & Co, they were expensive but I like them …the other cheaper ones I have are spaced further apart and you can see too much of the clear adhesive strip in between the stones which I don’t like very much
The greetings are from the Lili of the Valley Greetings Postmarks set, these are designed to stamp with the postmark and the outer circle but they do make nice little circular sentiments if you want something a bit smaller and you get absolutely loads on the sheet for £12.50. I cut these out with a Spellbinders circle die
Good luck with the challenge and as always thanks for stopping by!