Monday, 2 February 2009

I Made A Whole Card!!!

Due to a bonus day off today.......well a part day.......I have had the chance to have a go at a fabulous technique which I had seen on MEL'S blog using wax paper and matt Mod Podge.
I did the technique as described but didn't have the same ink pads so I used Distress Ink pads which worked very well.
For an image to go on my background I chose this gorgeous one from a set of UM's by Elusive Images and added a felt flower which I cut with a Sizzix die and embossed using the Swiss Dots folder in the Cuttlebug.
I spritzed the flower with water before embossing and coloured the top layer with DI's and quick daub of a Timber Brown StazOn to make the spots stand out a bit.
I really enjoyed Mel's technique and will be trying it out again as I have a roll of wax paper which I have only ever used for the wax resist technique and I got a bit bored with that.

So why did I get a bonus day off today? SNOWED......YAYYYYYY!!!
It wasn't so bad at home but when we were travelling to the shop it just got worse and worse. At one roundabout we went into a skid which frightened us both and by the time we got to the shop it was like a whiteout so Deb decided to close for the day.
When I got home it started to snow a bit and then a bit more. Eventually we had about four inches though I think it is starting to melt now.
I had a good tidy up in my room before I started playing as it hadn't been touched for a few days. Moved some furniture round and made a bit more space. I am hoping this year to be able to afford to buy some of the proper 12 x 12 storage units I keep drooling over in the magazines so some of my mismatched stuff will have to go.

I am off for a nice soak in a hot bath now and a read of the Jeffrey Archer book I am just reading. Not my normal choice but I picked it up from DD's shelf as I had nothing to read. I have to say it is flippin' good.

Thanks for dropping by.


  1. This technique sounds fun.It is a nice card Sheila.I had a day off today too, coz of snow,lol.I made a valentine card and filmed it for my youtube channel.Then just relaxed really.
    Hope you manage to get your 12x12 furniture, dont forget to show us a pic if you do.
    Bye for now

  2. Oh, I love this card Sheila! The technique sounds like fun, I must try it! I heard you got snow over there....yikes!! I am glad you were able to enjoy your day! Enjoy your hot bath and have a great evening!


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