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This is intended to be mainly about my crafting stories, as a personal record of what I do. However, I interpret crafting quite widely, not just paper crafting but other things too. I have a butterfly mind and like to change from one thing to another depending on what I feel like on a given day - knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, cards, baking and several others.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

WOYWW - 131 Help!!! It's getting closer!

This is a scheduled post, so the photo was taken on Tuesday afternoon while I still had some daylight.  If I am awake at the right time, I will link up early on Wednesday morning.

I know this is not really my desk, but I am sure you will soon get bored at seeing the same desk as last week, so instead here is an anniversary card.  This was a real mix of techniques and bits and pieces. The card itself was cut and shaped on the Silhouette, using a design downloaded from a free site, but it would be easy enough to create the design for yourself.  The gold flower pattern down the side was drawn by the Silhouette and then filled in by hand with a Sakura gold pen.  

The flowers and leaves were from a kit I bought ages ago, but I cannot remember where or who they were by, but they are brilliant if you want to send a more dimensional card through the post without paying too  high a price.  They are very thin but only glued down the very centre, allowing the petals and the leaves to be curled more naturally.  They will flatten to fit easily into an envelope, and spring out again when opened.

Once everything was glued down and the pen was dry, I just added a few gold gems to give it a bit of bling.  The recipient is a crafter in her own right, and really had fun trying to work out what I had done and what I had used to create it.  

Wednesday is earmarked for getting back to inserts for Christmas cards.  I also need to make some more bread pudding (not bread and butter pudding - completely different).  It is a very tasty recipe for using up slightly stale cakes and bread, or even cakes that have gone a little wrong.  They can still be rescued and turned into something good.  I will post that recipe tomorrow for anyone who is interested.

If you are still with me at this point, I know you will love visiting a lot more blogs around the world, who are hosted on a Wednesday by lovely Julia, whose sense of humour keeps us all going.  Just follow the link here and enjoy yourself.  I hope to get round to visiting as many of you as possible over the next week.

15 comments:

Di said...

Hi Maggie. Happy WOYWW. Lovely card and a change from all the Christmas ones we're all frantically making - love the gold! My OH adores bread pudding, I've tried it a long time ago but didn't like it, BUT just I bet your recipe will be a good 'un so I might be tempted to have a go so yes, please do publish it. Di xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Maggie, lovely card - those flowers are gorgeous and the decorative edging is lovely. Looking forward to your bread pudding recipe - I'm sure it's going to be a topper. Happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #5

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Your anniversary card looks very beautiful. I love the colour of the flowers. They look so transparant. Have a crafty Wednesday. Bye, Franka

Neet said...

Gosh this machine of yours seems to be wonderful. I am terrible with technology though so am sure I would never manage it. You, however, are a star when it comes to it.
Lovely card.
Hugs, Neet #1 x

sandra de said...

The card is gorgeous I have never seen flowers like that must only be a UK product. You can never have enough bling (gems).

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I am definitely going to tune in tomorrow for the bread pudding recipe! My husband loves that but hates bread and butter pudding.
Love the colours that you're working with, so bright and cheerful :)
Hugs, LLJ #3 xx

Twiglet said...

Gorgeous golden card Maggie. I am having a busy day sorting my Christmas cards and loading a few new brooches into our blog shop too. x Jo

Spyder said...

ohooooo I'm now not thinking about yur lovely card at all but the yummy chocolate brownies below this post!!! Have a great week! Happy WOYWW
((Lyn))) #31

Laura said...

What a gorgeous card you have for us today, I love the glossy flowers. Have a lovely Wednesday, Laura

Julia Dunnit said...

I'm really impressed with the gold pen, my word that's successful! Now don't go getting in a panic over time just yet, you'll set us all off!

The Crafty Elf said...

Scheduled or not Maggie it's a busy time of the year and you do what you have to do, right? I love that card, it looks amazing and I can only imagine that it looks even better in person! Thanks for the peek and have a great week!

Mrs A. said...

Haven't made bread pudding in ages so would welcome your recipe. Love the flowers on your card especially the colour. Hugs Mrs A.

ScrappnBee said...

I love the card! It is beautiful! The orange on white just pops! Good luck with the card inserts. I read the bread pudding recipe (as it is still Weds here, even though it is Thurs by you)and it sounds totally yummy. I may need to copy it out and tuck it away to try! :) -Amanda 17

Sunshine Girl said...

Love the card those flowers look lovely and sparkly - yes we will be careful about the german market as its always quite busy isnt it, not sure whether to go into town after school rather than in the holidays - we shall see!

Shoshi said...

Beautiful cards! Very pretty indeed. I agree - you can make dimensional cards suitable for posting as long as they aren't too thick and are spongy enough to spring back up! Pinflair glue is brilliant for this. Happy WOYWW, Shoshi #56