Having Fun

Actually got a few cards made this week and had some fun doing it.  This all started with a challenge on WeCraftCards.com this week to use those embellishments just about all paper crafters have on hand.  You bought a set and only used part of it.  Maybe you got some from a friend, or in a swap.  I have a pretty large stash, it’s just trying to figure out where and how to use them.  But, I used a few . . .

I can’t remember who made all of them, but the beautiful bird with the stitched edge was given to me by a friend named Marilyn.  She painted the bird and leaves and did the stitching.  I’m in awe of her talent.  My friend Elaine made the dragon for me.  I added an orange rhinestone for an eye and put it on the alcohol ink background.  So many fun things to choose from and I only used a few.

Now, while digging through my embellishments, I found a few that I thought I could use on the Sketch Challenge at MFT this week.  Do you ever see something and have an idea pop into your head?  I do, a lot.  It doesn’t always work and this one didn’t work quite like I intended, but it mostly worked.

I had this sheet of glitter paper.  Well, I thought it was glitter paper.  It made me think of a crown.  I have a “Queen for the Day” set from MFT.  Figured this would be a fun and easy card to make, just using a border die.  Turns out, the die wouldn’t cut all the way through, as it wasn’t glitter paper, but a glitter sticker paper.  So, used some scissors to try and get it completely apart, though the cut outs wouldn’t release, so it’s more of an embossed design along the edge.  Added a few rhinestones and pearls I had and came up with this . . .

3-1-19 MFT Queen Sketch

Couldn’t just leave it at this, so here’s a glimpse of the inside:

3-1-19 MFT Queen Sketch In

Now getting that glitter sticker on wasn’t easy, but finally got it on there.  I’m hoping the friend that gets this for her birthday enjoys it.  The pretty yellow, almost gold, card that I used is from MFT Stamps and is called Pineapple.

Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me today!

Oh, if anyone is interested, I finally went to the doctor about my ankle on Thursday.  She put me in a boot and I’m going for an x-ray, ultrasound, and possibly MRI next Friday morning.  Decided as it was still swollen, hurting, and not moving right 6 weeks after the injury, I should probably get it looked at.  Using the boot is irritating and it still hurts, but seems to be helping the swelling go down a bit.  Not putting weight on all the injured tendons and ligaments is probably a good thing.  Don’t say it, I know I should have gone earlier, but figured it would heal on it’s own, eventually.

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