Yesterday hubby and I went to Kingston to collect my wedding rings. I’m thrilled with the goldsmith’s craftmanship! I know it was a difficult job for him but he persevered! After we had collected my rings we went to John Lewis and hubby bought me my birthday present, which is a bit late (July 8th!) but, like my rings, it was well worth the wait! I said I’d like a new suitcase because my current case is beginning to go at the seams! My suitcase is in Tempting Turquoise, and is ready for me to take on our honeymoon in September when we go to Hong Kong!
We had a couple more bits we needed from John Lewis, and then we went down to Waitrose, which is the supermarket division of John Lewis. We didn’t plan on such a big shop, but we found a lot of products I wanted for the gluten-free diet I now have to follow. We took the shopping home, and after putting it all away, grabbing a sandwich and a cup of tea, we were off to see our son, Leigh aka LD.
It was the first time we had seen his loft conversion, and it was stunning! Othman and I have often talked about having ours converted, but we hesitate because we cannot see how it can be done, with a proper staircase. What the builders have done to Leigh’s flat is truly amazing and with a proper staircase! Maybe hubby and I need to give the idea another visit.
Today’s video was inspired by a swap I received from Jo Golden when we were on the Stampin’ Up! 2019 Incentive Trip – which was a cruise around the Greek Islands. The card I created in the video was made with the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set, and Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper (DSP). I made the first (test) card on Thursday, and made it as part of this week’s masculine challenge.
For this card, I used the Sailing Home Stamp Set together with the Come Sail Away DSP. I chose Balmy Blue and Night of Navy for my colour combo. For all the cards I made in this style I used three different stamp sets. The three for the masculine card are Sailing Home, Stitched All Round (sentiment inside the card), and Wiggle Worm for the sentiment on the front of the card.
The other two cards I made using products from the Magnolia Suite, both had the same colour combo which was Mossy Meadow and Petal ink. The first card has a Mossy Meadow card base, and the second card has a Petal Pink card base. I also used two different designs from the Magnolia Lane DSP.
The sentiment inside both of these cards is the same as the sentiment inside the masculine card. I wanted a larger sentiment for the front of the Magnolia Lane cards, and chose one from the Parcels & Petals Stamp Set. I needed a reasonably sized sentiment for the front of these cards as it was a large part of the feature.
To finish the Magnolia Lane cards, I used some Metallic Gold Pearls i.e. three in the top right-hand, and three in the bottom left-hand corners of the larger Whisper White layer; plus two in the top right-hand and two in the bottom left-hand corners of the sentiment. I didn’t add any embellishments to the masculine card, but I think I’ll go back and add either a steering wheel or an anchor from the Sail Away Trinkets.
I hope you enjoy today’s video, and also hope you’ve been enjoying the masculine challenge cards this week. I have one more to make for tomorrow, and then I start a fresh start tomorrow. Do you like to see weekly challenges, or do you prefer to have totally random cards? Do you have an idea of something you’d like to see as a weekly challenge, or as a video? If you do, please leave your thoughts, likes and dislikes in the box below the video!
I hope you have very blessed Sunday, and I look forward to being back with you again tomorrow. In the meantime, happy crafting.
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