Thursday, 3 April 2014

A Fun Week

Hello bloggers I hope you are well. I am having a few problems this week. I have some new glasses, varifocals to be exact. I have only worn reading glasses before and to say I am struggling is an understatement. Seems the optician says I need a bit of help with distance (  news to me) but I now have a stigma in my right eye as well. I can see a little better and a mean a little better wearing them for distance , but I can't see hardly at all for reading. So they are on trial for a few days and we shall see if we can get along.
On top of that I hurt my shoulder a few weeks ago and as it was not improving I had an xray  on it which came back abnormal., so that matches the rest of me then!!! . I blame the problem on my manual die cutting machine, gosh we crafters suffer for our pleasure. Anyway I have had a steroid injection and strict instructions to take it easy for the next three weeks, and not to vac or iron either. Wohooo  less housework. Hopefully by then and a bit of physio I should be on the mend.

So onto my project after all that waffle.  This is for Hel's Sunday Challenge  'Brown'

I started with an mdf shape and covered it with brown patterned paper from my stash, cut it out and sandpapered the edges, then used brushed corduroy distress ink over the edge. Then I die cut a shape ( before the injection) with a spellie out of cream and brown paper and stamped my sentiment on it. The stamp is a creative expressions one, and I sealed it all with glue and seal.
Next I die cut and also stamped out  3 butterflies. The top one is out of brown kraft card. It is stamped in perfect medium and embossed in black and then cut out then  layered over the die cut ones. The flowers are Tim H  tattered flower die, I added stamping and edged with brushed corduroy distress ink and added a pearl. To finish I added pearls in the corners a little flourish, birdie, and gold twine to hang it up with.

I hope you like it and I think I will need to invest in an electric die cutter for the future,  lucky I have die cuts already done,  not sure about the glasses though. Anyway take care  xxx


  1. Gorgeous creation Carol... sorry to hear you in the wars! I got an eBosser because the manual cutters were really aggravating my poorly back... worth every penny! Feel better soon! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  2. Hi Carol! what a beautiful piece I love browns and this is gorgeous. Love the butterfly and your stunning flower. Love the ornate piece in the background too. Tracy x

  3. Not sure how I missed this Carol! A truly stunning creation, love that beautiful big butterfly at the top and the lovely colours you have used.

    Sorry to hear about your shoulder, steroid injections are not nice at the best of times so hopefully you have been heeding the 'take it easy' advice. Several friends have the eBosser and swear by it. I had a Vagabond and loved it ....until it broke down. Anne xx


Thank you for your comment, it is really appreciated.