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.