Today we received an unexpected piece of post at the Guild Hall. It appeared our lady mother was coming for an unexpected visit. We normally liked to have the Guild Hall decorated with flowers and such whenever she graces us with a visit, but being that we were in the middle of winter, it would be rather hard to find any blooms or foliage outside. As such, the Lady Commander of Copics and I set out to the village to visit Violet’s Greenhouse and pick up some blossoms to brighten up the Guild Hall for our lady mothers eminent arrival.
made this card by cutting out the pot and flowers using the Country
Life cartridge. I embossed the flower heads with my good ‘ol swiss dots
folder and Cuttlebug then added some gems to the middle of them. I tied a
scrap of raffia around the pot for some visual interest. The word “mom”
was also cut from Country Life. The only thing that sucks is that
cartridge doesn’t have shadows for the fonts, so it’s not as “contrasty”
as I would prefer.
I made a matching bookmark to go with the card. I cut the pot and
flowers using papers to match the card exactly. I then laminated it with
my YourStory. I always laminate my bookmarks to protect them from wear
and tear. They don't look as nice after being laminated, but they'd look even less nice if they got ripped or something, so alas, laminating it is. Making these matching items earned me +80 perfect pair exp
points. Not sure exactly what those are used for...but I guess I’ll find
out when I gain enough to level up.
This pair of crafts will be entered into the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge #67: Dies & Punches
My Craft Spot Challenge #87: Flowers
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #115: Anything Goes
Simply Create Too Challenge #31: Mother’s Day (or for a female)
Fairy Tale Challenge #61: A Set of 2 Parts
Spark Your Creativity Now! Challenge #6: Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody #14: Anything Goes
Crafting for all Seasons Challenge #26: Dies and Punches
do hope our lady mother enjoys the blooms we selected. My sister and I
know next to nothing when it comes to flowers...we just pick whatever
smells the least stinky.
~ Guild Master Crystal ~