Eeeek...I'm very excited this morning as I recently received a happy email and I've been invited to be a Guest Designer at Less is More!
I absolutely love this challenge as it was one of the very first I discovered in blogland and I try to enter as often as I can so I'm absolutely honoured to be joining Chrissie, Sarah and Anne this week.
So, without further ado, this week the challenge is...
Add a Tag
Here is my card...
I stamped the flower on vellum and heat embossed in white before fussy cutting it out. I then drew some sketchy lines on the reverse using a white Inktense pencil. I then used the same vellum to die cut the leaves. The tag outline and sentiment was also embossed in white on kraft cardstock and die cut with the co-ordinating tag die. I cut a kraft panel and punched out some notches before wrapping around with some thin green twine. Next the elements were layered up with more twine and the flower was adhered with silicone glue so the adhesive wouldn't show through. A scattering of gems were added to finish.
- Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Tag Along; Uniko Studio - Beautiful Blooms II
- Dies: Clearly Besotted - Tag Along and Leafy Accents
- Ink: VersaMark
- Embossing Powder: Wow! - Opaque Bright White
- Derwent Inktense Pencil - Antique White
- Cardstock: Neenah - Desert Storm
- Twine: Hemptique - Vintage
- Gems from stash
There are lots of ways to incorporate tags into your projects so we would love for you to join us and can't wait to see what you come up with.
A Thank You
Before I go I'd like to say a massive thank you to all of you that sent lovely messages about my little fur baby, Elmo. He came home later on last Sunday and is recovering well from his surgery, it's amazing how quickly animals bounce back from medical procedures. Nothing was done during the surgery but he was given antibiotics and anti-inflammatories to calm down whatever was causing him the pain. The vet said there's lots going on that doesn't look good so, unfortunately, there isn't much that can be done other than taking biopsies of various organs that are abnormal and giving him treatment which might not even help him, or possibly harm him elsewhere. He also has a lymphoma and treatment for that is highly likely to be unsuccessful, not to mention extremely expensive. So, as long as he's pain free, that's my main priority right now.
He's been having lots of gentle cuddles. I need to be careful as he has lots of stitches in his tummy which will be coming out next week. Apart from being a bit tentative about climbing up on the bed and sofa, etc. he doesn't really seem bothered about the wound at all. I find it amazing how resilient he is!
I'll leave you with a little pic...here he is, back in his favourite spot on my bed, such a brave boy xxx
Thank you so much for popping by today, I hope to see you again soon.