Hello there bloggers! Today is a real milestone for me and you! I have been posting every day for the past year and you have been popping in to look every day too! I made a conscious decision one year ago to post my cards each and every day without fail and I have been able to do that! No "I'm too tired" or "I have too much work to do" excuses! I have enjoyed it immensely so I want to say a big thank you to all of you that have been with me all the way as well as those of you that have just recently discovered the blog. One year ago I sat looking at a huge pile of cards that I had made and realised that nobody had really seen them for more than a few seconds on air during shows. I thought, what a waste! By allowing me to bring them to you through my blog, I have felt a real sense of purpose for my card making.
I thought that I would do a giveaway today as a sort of anniversary present. If you leave me a comment today telling me what you have enjoyed most about my blog, I will draw a winner from among the names and give away a set of the Vintage Lace dies that I designed. I am flying on Sunday to the States and I want to be sure that everyone that comments is in the drawing so I will do the drawing on Monday and then post the winner on Tuesday. (I will post the comment game winners for the week tomorrow as usual though) How does that sound?
To recap today's card for you, I started with the background which was milk coloured card embossed using the Dainty Dots A4 size embossibility folder. I inked the edges with Antique Linen distress ink and matted it on taupe card. I cut the largest size of Decorative Labels 8 in taupe card as a backdrop for my focal element. Next I stamped my sentiment on milk card and cut it out using the next size down in the same set. I went down to the remaining two sizes in the set and cut a frame which I mounted on foam pieces over my sentiment. Using the Krinkly Kraft paper (twistwrap kraft paper as it is also called), I cut several flowers from the Jewelled Flowers and Flourish set and layered them up and put pearls in the centres. I cut another bunch of the flowers from milk coloured card and layered them up as well. I arranged them around my focal element for a real girlie card. I added some of the swirls from that set as accents. I pierced the edges of a double milk coloured mat and added some pearls to the corners to finish it off. I hope you like it! Don't forget to leave me a comment today to be in for a chance at the anniversary drawing. What do you say, should we try to make it every day for another year!!!! All for now, Sue x