Friday, 19 October 2007

Circle of Friends


To celebrate its first 12 months, Daring Cardmakers' challenge this week is to create a card with the theme "circle of friends," and to include, yes, a circle or two.

I made a round aperture, edged with glitter, and used acetate and foam pads to create a shaker card. I stamped a butterfly (Hampton Art) and embossed it in silver at the bottom right of the card, and at the top left I layered a Lakeland butterfly. The silver letters are by Making Memories.

Today was like a birthday: I had three pizza boxes and some Amazon goodies. The post backlog has taken a while to clear and it's like buses - suddenly it all comes at the same time. I had my first delivery from the US scrap kit "Story of My Life," the latest issue of Craft Stamper plus the monthly card kit, and, a real surprise, some Dovecraft chalks and a cutter. I didn't order the last one, and it's not a subscription gift, so I can only assume it's a prize from one of the magazine monthly draws. I enter quite a few of those. I wish they would include a note to say "congratulations" and who it's from.

The Story of My Life kit didn't wow me as much as I expected. It's very good value of course, and I didn't get stung for customs duty. It contains quite a lot of paper from 7Gipsies, one piece of K&Co, All My Memories and a Japanese company (chrysanthemums) I'd never heard of. Some good cardstock too. Some of the embellishments are a little unusual. There's a lovely bird, a little black envelope, some black lace and some Mexican themed stuff (it's around the theme of the Mexican carnival).

I'll save the Craft Stamper to read in Amsterdam at the weekend. My partner is running the marathon, and it's usually quite a lazy weekend with lots of "down" time, so I will have plenty of time to read!

17 comments:

Saffa said...

This is a lovely card! Thanks for playing and have fun with all the packages you have recieved!

Kathy said...

Lovely card Gail, thanks so much for sharing it with us. You've made me very jealous though with your tales of new stash!

All Pink girl said...

pretty card lovely colours ,you will be bizzy with all your new things ,Dawnx

BondGirl said...

Gorgeous card Gail. I love the aperture.

Am very jealous of your new stash too, I used to get craft stamp mag but gave it up when I finally accepted that I cant stamp to save my life lol

EllePiggo said...

Fab card Gail.:) It must've been like your birthday with all that lovely stash arriving!:) Enjoy your weekend.
Vanessa.

Paula said...

Fab card. I love shakers but have only ever successfuly made one!

I wouldn't mind being at your house today, all them pizza boxes!!!

Lavender Rose said...

Very pretty and stylish!

Lythan said...

What a gorgeous card. Enjoy the stash!

Anice said...

Great card! I wish I had recieved all that lovely stash this morning..all my backlog is bills!!

Rein said...

What a beautiful card is this!

Juliet said...

Veeeeery nice card. Lucky you getting all those packages - enjoy playing!

Rhi said...

Beautiful Gail, Great use of the aperture and love the sparkle!

Crafty Katie said...

Hi - lovely card...very pretty. Lots of packages arriving here too..but they are Christmas presents for other people..:-)

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card!

Tracey said...

Fab card - well done!

Lynne said...

Beautiful card Gail - thanks for joining in with our Birthday celebrations.

Angelnorth said...

Oh this is pretty Gail (Blogger refused to show me the piccie when I first visited so I tried again today!). Your glitter line is so very neat too! Hope you're enjoying your new stash.

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