Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Jen's June Challenge

Jen has done a challenge over on the forum at Just Bex for this month and it is to make a card with a handmade flower on the front. I took the easy way out and used a template which was in a lovely pink kit which DH bought me for Christmas from Craftwork Cards

The flower and backing papers are from K & Co and the greeting is printed on the pc, inked and mounted on foam pads. I curled the flower with a nail file (!) to give it that 3D look.

Look whats just arrived, I love my postie on days like this :))

I saw the link for these on Kathy's blog and decided to order them from Ribbon Oasis and they are just gorgeous. All different shades of brown and cream ribbons and flowers packed into a paint tin ready to alter. The service is value for money is excellent and I shall definitely be returning. :))

I also got these.

I have never used the Cuttlebug embossing folders or dies before but have seen loads of good revies about them so I went in at the deep end (as you do). I got the wedding, birthday and word filled hearts and the little train die all from Janet at the Top Topper Shop on ebay. I have ordered from her quite a few times as her prices and service are excellent. I'm very pleased to hear that she has now opened a web site in addition to the ebay store. This can be found at http://www.toptoppershop.co.uk/

I also received a set of celebration stamps by Anna Griffin bought from Canada. I lost my trusty birthday cake stamp and couldn't find it singly anywhere so bought the set again. Now I have spares just in case I lose any more. Having said that, the couple I've lost will probably turn up now.

I always love my job but days like today make it even better. I can collect craft goodies without having to justify my spending. All in the line of business ;))

1 comment:

Kathy said...

Oh wow, you lucky wotsit!

I hope you'll enjoy using the ribbons - I know I did - and just to make it even better, those colours were quite lacking in my ribbon drawers so they bulked my supplies up quite nicely! Only problem was - I couldn't just look at them and stroke them - I actually had to USE them! What a shiock to the system, eh!

I've bought a couple of the cuttlebug dies but (redfaced icon here, please) I've not even opened the packets yet! I only have the sidekick so can't buy the 3" dies - probably just as well