Monday, 4 January 2016

Only 44 days left....

Good evening again, and thank you for popping by to visit my blog.  I've had a nice day today - I felt like I've made a little progress - and I've managed to keep pretty quiet again!  My voice is a lot better now, still croaky, but getting there.  Okay, my ear has gone funny - but hey hoo :)

I decided to do something nice and easy today - still took me almost 2 hours somehow, but I did have a nice time.  I dug out one of my beautiful Graphic 45 pads:


Lush.  I decided to use some of the paper that had already been cut into, together with a square black card


I layered a piece of decorative paper on the bottom of the card, leaving a nice clean border

 

I cut a border from the stripe paper, and then another layer with the more ditsy print paper.  I then cut out some of the sunflowers from the paper again that had been cut into


I added a couple of toppers to my papers, and played around with the layout



Happy with the layout, I decided to add some stitching around the edge of the topper - I first popped holes around the 3 edges of the topper, and then threaded the string through.  As the string is quite firm, I didn't need to use a needle


Now, I checked my layout again, before gluing everything in place


When I glued everything in place, I shaped the sunflowers slightly, as I had cut up into some of the petals to allow more movements.  The sunflowers at the top I shaped so it hugged the top layer.  I made a treble bow ribbon, which I added on top of a ribbon/string knot.  Another little card ready to be given away - not sure when to do the draw actually, I do need to think about this!!  Anyway, for tonight, goodnight, sleeptight.





19 comments:

Margaret A said...

Love the sunflowers. Glad you feel a bit better x

Margaret A said...

Love the sunflowers. Glad you feel a bit better x

Deborah W said...

Love this, Leonie. So nice to be reminded that you can get fabulous results from using off cuts. I save them all, but don't think to look through them. Very inspiring x

karenlotty said...

Like most crafters I have a "bit" box but nothing in it is as beautiful as these (or big enough) I must invest in some Graphic 45 papers I have always loved the look of them but never got around to buying any The card you've made with them is lovely Thank you for the inspiration and glad to hear you're feeling better

jac777 said...

What a sensational card Leonie!!! Love G45 & had to buy that French Country collection just for the sunflowers. I've now found a good place to buy the individual papers. particularly when sets are introduced. (Fab 'new' ones for CHA) And don't think any company can beat the G45 'around Hallowe'en sets! :)
Glad you're feeling a bit better x
Jac xx

Sarah Brennan said...

Great card. I must have another look through my bits box! Glad you're feeling a bit better. Back to work tomorrow so won't have much time for crafting. :-(

MFM said...

So glad you are on the mend. Love this card. Hope you feel on top form soon, then what a masterpiece we will see. M F Mxx

hollyberry said...

Love this card and love graphic 45. Only have one of their pads and have not dared to use any of it yet. Have only looked at it and stroked it!
Glad you are feeling a bit better but be careful of that voice of yours don't push it.

Kitty Davies said...

Hi Leonie.
another lovely card Thank you.
Take care and I hope you get well soon.Kitty.

carol edwards said...

Hi Leoni gorgeous G45 card and you've done it proud. Great inspiration to use bits of card and it looks wonderful. Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better and hopefully you will soon be back on form x

Wendy L said...

This looks wonderful and so did Sundays, xxx

Linda Simpson said...

Morning Leonie, a beautiful card, love Graphic 45, you have inspired me to get mine out and have a play. Enjoy your day.
Hugs
Linda xxx

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous Leonie fabulous design and detail.
Hugs Julie xxx

Paper Art Memories said...

Love this and love Graphic45 papers they smell gorgeous too lol x

Jane Royston said...

I love sunflowers and that looks lovely! Hope you feel better soon 😊

Joan Banks said...

Hi Leonie, found you yesterday, love your demo's, great idea's. Have missed you on C&C. Great crafter and lovely personality. Love Joan

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Leonie just love how you brought all this together. Glad you are feeling a bit better. Best wishes Jackie x

Elaine said...

Gorgeous x

Pam B said...

Hi Leonie

Love this card, sunflowers are just gorgeous and pleased you are feeling better, I had this horrible bug before Christmas and had a spoonful of manuka honey everyday, that seemed to help to get rid of it quicker.

Happy Crafting

Pam