Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Adam Ant & Celebrate Sunshine

Heevin' me lovelies! 
Hope you all had a fab weekend. I know I did. Simon and I went to see the one and only, the fantastic, talented and still totally gorgeous Adam Ant on Sunday evening. He was absolutely mind blowing and such a great showman. I got a t-shirt, a signed copy of his new album and a few other goodies. I'm still buzzing!

I've been catching up on the gardening and a few other jobs whilst the weather has been so lovely. I managed to get some more commissions sent off. Hopefully I will get to do a couple of cards before I start on the next lot.

For now, here's one I made for the January issue of Crafts Beautiful. Enjoy :o)

What you need...
Papers: Amy Tangerine Sketchbook 6x6 Paper Pad - American Crafts
Stamps: Dear Lizzy Warble - American Crafts
Dies: Chinese Roses - Marianne Design Creatables; On the Edge Scallops - Sizzix
An unused book
Netting: cream
Ink: Onyx Black - Versafine
Seam binding: cream
Baker's twine: pink
Button: turquoise
Stick pin: pearl
Flat backed pearls: pink
What you do...
Cover a 12cm square blank with ledger paper. Die cut one small and two large roses from a book page. Hand cut three leaves in pink paper and scrunch.
Adhere to the right side of turquoise paper 4.5cm x 8cm. Die cut a scallop border in green spotty paper; attach this along with the turquoise piece to the lower right of the blank.
Wrap and tie twine around the card. Thread the button with twine, tie around a stickpin, a small piece of netting and a length of binding. Glue to the blank just under the roses. Stamp the embellishment above the rose panel to the left, finish with a few pearls.
I think this is one of my fave cards of all time, even though I had to cut up a book :o(

Being ex-library it took a lot of courage. I bought a copy of Far From The Madding Crowd, one of my favourite books. It was a new paperback, but only a couple of pounds. it was still hard to chop into; better than cutting into my much loved hardback copy.
You could photocopy a page on both sides and age it with tea, but you don't seem to get the same effect unfortunately.
I did three other cards for this project, one of which is a cute kite with a tail made from baker's twine. You can download the template for the kite card from the Crafts Beautiful website. For a look at the whole set of four, check out my post Crafts Beautiful January 2013 - Pt 3.
On checking t'internet, you can still get the lovely Warble stamp set from A Trip Down Memory Lane.
Well, it's getting late, so I'll say toodle pip for now. Thanks for dropping by! xxx 

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  1. Beautiful card colette,love the flowers.
    Gr Elly

  2. We like Adam Ant too. Years ago I had a boyfriend who looked like him. Sounds as if you had a fab time. Love your sunshine card.

  3. Hello,
    Sounds like you had an amazing time on Sunday! He is great and has overcome some really difficult times so all credit to him I reckon!

    Gorgeous card, lovely to see a sunshiney card to reflect todays weather!

    Keryn :)

  4. Oh you lucky thing. I love Adam Ant and how great hear he is just as good as the old days! Your card is wonderful. Love the ledger paper. Jeanette

  5. Thanks for all your lovely comments, especially about Adam. I was lucky enough to have the first seat on the balcony, right over the stage, about 10-15 ft from Adam. He did look up and catch my eye a couple of times....swoon!

    If you get the chance to see him live, go for it. I definitely will go again, hopefully he will tour again and come to Norwich :o)



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