I'm back from a little holiday down in Kent and East Sussex. We had a lovely time and definitely made good use of our English Heritage and National Trust membership cards this time! It's an area we've passed through often, but rarely stopped in to explore for any length of time - and boy, is there lots to see and do - and despite our best efforts, there's still plenty left for another visit ;)
We also managed to catch up with some of our rellies while we were down there too which was really lovely.
Anyway, while I was away it was my lovely crafting friend Gez's birthday, so I had to get her card made and in the post nice and early. I decided to use the second stencilled piece I made for a recent Daring Cardmakers challenge, and also tie it in with the current LO from The Sketch File
Smooth White card blank,
Extra of same card for stencilled background
There's more info on the ink and copper foil background HERE
Aqua Bazzill card
Copper pearlised card (PDA Woodward)
SU large Blossom punch for flower
Leaves from a Joanna Sheen Signature die
Fancy shape for matting the flower by Creative Dies (Craft Stash UK)
Banner shape is hadn-cut
Aqua pearls, Copper metal shapes (Imaginisce)
A couple of shades of Stickles Glitter Glue for highlights on the flower
It's absolutely ages since I made one of these roses, which is a shame as I do love making them and they (usually) turn out so well! Mind you, they are quite "fat" and you do have to cross your fingers that they survive the postal system!
That's the lot for this time, thank you so much for coming by - I hope you'll leave a message