Thursday, May 23, 2013

Make A Wish Upon A Jar Of Stars!

I whipped up this card in fact for a Papertrey Ink Blog hop a few months ago, but I hadn't properly focused on the brief.  In fact, the challenge was to include sequins.  Yep, sequins.  Although, I know what sequins are and am I fairly certain I have a frock or two that are sequined and quite possibly several on my craft room floor, but for the love of me I forgot to add even a single sequin to my supposed sequinned card! I am certain that while making this blog hop card, I didn't give it a single sequinned thought.  I was off with the pixies when crafting this card for sure. LOL  It's kind of funny because, I can't even think of how sequins could have fit in with this card?  Sequinned stardust perhaps?  Dunno?  Never mind.

This is very nearly a one layered card cave the gold and white corrugated cardboard painted dunes and the wee Mason jar of stars.  Although not evident in the photo, I also die cut a bit of acetate for the jar to give it that faux glass look.  Admittedly not photographically evident, but it is rather effective in real life.  I was delighted to go with a bit of October Afternoon patterned paper, a spritz of gold Glimmer Mist, and the three star brads to increase the starry, starry night effect.  Again, not so obvious in the picture, but fairly convincing in the flesh.  Golly, I was really batting a thousand with this card, hey? Not! LOL I might just strike it lucky next time.

Thanks a bunch for stopping by.  It's always such a treat when you do.  x

Friday, May 10, 2013

Some Feel Better Soup.

In the southern hemisphere we're in Autumn and what feels like briskly heading into Winter.  And with this change of seasons comes what seems like the requisite sneezes and sniffles into my household, that's for sure.  So this year, I have decided to head the dreaded lurgy off at the pass.   My game plan is to make a vat of my favourite homemade chicken soup with pasta, beans, fresh herbs, and tomatoes and have it on tap.  Admittedly, this is a bit of an eclectic hot pot, but when served with a few shavings of parmesan cheese and a crusty bread roll, I kid you not, magic happens, and the sniffles almost instantaneously seem to fade.   Yum-O!  What's your favourite homemade soup?

Ooh, by the way, I have no idea what happened to heart on the soup can?  Looks like it didn't think much of the Stickles I tried to artistically add to the mix.  LOL  Fair enough I say. Lesson learnt.

Friday, May 3, 2013

To The Age Of Romance Or Bust.

It is getting to the point where my prolonged absences from my blog make me feel nearly too embarrassed to post.  I am still crafting, which is a great thing.  I'm just finding it so hard to get to photograph my labours of love and then blog about them.  So, please forgive my seemingly continued blogging indiscretions.  I am very much looking forward to a time when my days are once again mine.  They'll come, that I have no doubt.  Alas, I just hope that I don't become relegated to paper crafting obscurity, where no one even remembers that I, too, craft.