Sunday, January 25, 2015


Can you believe we are nearly at the end of January? month in already? we have been very lucky here in Suffolk and had the better deal of the weather, so far! perhaps I shouldn't have said that!! lol… I recently made this card for my sister-in-laws birthday, she loves orange, as do I, both of us buying Orange cars in September!! lol

This size card, 5" x 7", is fastly becoming my favourite size….I started off by cutting my die cuts, a swirl, a picture wheel, a bow…these were cut in cream cardstock and then inked with distress ink…the picture wheel was cut in half… I doodled the edges of the card and inked them then attached the halved pin wheel to the card a selection of orange blooms with bling was then added. I always attach the swirls last so that I know where I want to place them…I made the bow up and added a bit of bling to the centre…a hand cut banner with stamped happy birthday was added to the side..

I have been taking part in the Paperartsy challenges recently and whilst working on the new challenge I decided to visit some products/techniques from the past - mainly those learnt at the artsycraft classes that I attended a few years ago…. when I reached for my Ferro however I got a bit of a shock…everything was solid, so then I looked at my terra…solid….and the paints….cracked and solid… this is the state of my bin this evening…

I dread to think how much money is sitting there!!! how long should you expect product to last? I have a pot of texture paste which I bought second hand about 3 years ago and is still going strong…


1 comment:

Karen Gist said...

mmm...I have heard of so many people having this problem with the Viva stuff......have just checked mine and 2 have gone very thick but I think are still usable but the other is solid. I have an unopened one which I won't check in case it goes the same way now :-( Oh...nearly forgot...pretty card my lovely xxx