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Time And What Matters

Andrew and I are like two ships that pass in the night at the moment.  As he is winging his way back from Tennessee in America, I will be winging my way to Ally Pally in the UK.  Guess we all know who has got the better deal!!!

Dot and I skyped again yesterday and we both concentrated on making backgrounds.  Both used Dylusions sprays (the one I used is called Vibrant Turquoise).  Dot made three backgrounds but miss neat freak here only managed to get one background finished.

Ahhhh but at least I added lots of stamped ephemera to my background, Dot put hers away ready to add embellishments at a later date.  I also had to wait for the crackle paste to dry!!!!


I love the stamped bulldog clip on this card it looks so real.  It comes as part of a stamping set from Anna Griffin and has loads of stationery paraphernalia on it.  The girl is a very old freebie stamp from The Craft Stamper magazine and the butterfly is also an old postcard stamp (think it’s Crafty Individuals!!!).

Coloured both with my Faber Castell pencils plus I slit around the wing of the butterfly to pop the note paper behind.  The note sheet comes from Stampers Anonymous called School Desk.

We had one more skyping session this morning and I will show you what I made later.

P.S.   My granddaughter Lauren Rose would love it if you checked out this video link and subscribed to it.


10 Responses to “Time And What Matters”

  1. Oh it has turned out a treat Shirley! I really love how the pencils give a modern take on the lady stamp too. Thanks for a brilliant skyping session, I think we do a little more chatting and laughing than we do crafting. Heaps of fun!
    Dot x

  2. Shirley says:

    Hi Shirley

    Your card is gorgeous with a wonderful combination of images, colours and stamping. Enjoy your time at Ally Pally 🙂 Cheers, Shirleyxx

  3. Craftyfield says:

    It’s a lovely make! The bulldog clip does look real and of course now I want it! Have a nice time at Ally Pally, it beats flying halfway around the world!

  4. Meggymay says:

    A fantastic card Shirley, great colours and design. Enjoy your trip to the craft show.
    Yvonne xx

  5. Donna Ellis says:

    Hi, Shirl! I am smitten! Gorgeously colored, beautifully collaged, and a fabulous sentiment, which is oh-so-true! Hope both you and your husband have safe journeys and thoroughly enjoy yourselves! Hugs, de

  6. Carola says:

    Wowww, this ist beautiful…fantastic!
    Wishing you a nice weekend.
    Hugs Carola

  7. Sandra says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous Shirl and I had to do a double take when you said that the bulldog clip is a stamp. It really does look incredibly realistic. I love the layout, layers, stamps and colours that you’ve used, it just all comes together perfectly. Have a great time at Ally Pally and don’t spent too much 😉 X

  8. Pamellia says:

    Gorgeous Shirl!! Love the green tones with the neutrals, such a vintage palette which works so perfectly with the image you chose! Beautiful card. hugs and happy weekend 🙂

  9. Avril says:

    Fabulous card Shirley, love the colour tones with the vintag images – that bulldog clip really does look real.
    Hope you had a great time at Ally Pally.
    Avril xx

  10. coco says:

    Another wonderful card with ephemera!… Gorgeous work Shirl, love it as usual!!
    And I’ve just subscribed to the link of your grand-daughter… Her first video is really lovely! 😀
    Hugs xxxx

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