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Thursday, 25 August 2011

Mind The Gap!

Evening all, hope you are all fine and dandy.  Well, I had some good news at work yesterday (which I will share with you when it has been officially announced in the office) which will take a huge weight off my shoulders - one that has been there for the past nine months or so.  Sadly it does not involve a pay rise!  So to celebrate I have snuck in a day's holiday at short notice so tonight is the start of my four day weekend (yipee).

Normally on a Thursday night you would find me making my entry for the LOTV challenge but as Lili's Fairies are on holiday there's no challenge this week.  Sob!  But that didn't stop me getting the stamps out.

Now, why do my gatefold cards always end up with a gap in the middle?  It doesn't seem to matter how I do it, that pesky gap always appears.  I found a packet of rather neglected and somewhat sun faded marble effect cards that I bought in Lakeland, ooh, maybe five years ago?  One of the pink cards was faded down to white on the outer edge so my weird little brain said Well if I cut that bit off, and do the same to a blue one, I can make a gatefold.  I measured so carefully, I cut using a guillotine, I put the cards together, yes, all is well.  Then I glued them together and that **** gap appeared!  How?!?!

Anyway, here is my card for tonight - haven't searched for any challenges but it will be Squirrel's Law that over the next few days there will be heaps of pink/blue/gatefold/birthday challenges appearing and I'll be stuffed because I published this before the challenge!  Happens a lot.  Beginning to wonder if I'm partly psychic.  Or is that psychotic.  Not sure, lol!

Ingredients for this card are:
Stamped Image: Lili Of The Valley Rosie With Cake
Colouring Medium: Distress Inks
Card Base & Matting: Lakeland Marbled Pastel Cards (long since discontinued) and
Co-ordinations Card
Sentiment: Lili Of The Valley Circular Sentiments
Decoration: Marianne Creatibles frondy thing die, Tesco tiny flower punch, Sizzix corner die, Magnolia Old Lace border die (which nicely covered that gap!)

Thanks for visiting - I hope you have entered my little Sugar Nellies Followers Candy (ending at midnight tonight) - if not, now's your chance.

Hugs, Sxx


Desirée-ScrapDees said...

really lovely card!

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card, I just love pink and blue together!

downrightcrafty said...

oooooooh cannot wait to hear your news and wow what a way to celebrate with a fabulous cake, gorgeous creation and such a pretty card
Hugs Kate xx

Claire x said...

Ooooo you're news sounds very interesting, can't wait to hear. This is a lovely card and great colour tones too. Hugs, Claire x

tilly said...

lovely card, I can never get my gates right either

Dot said...

Lovely and girly with the pink and blue together.
I also know the measuring trouble....
hugs Dorte

Cathy said...

Cute cute cute Squirrel .. loves the image and design.

Whilst on holiday in Scotland I got subjected to Create and Craft (long, long story!) but apparently you need a hougie board to make gatefolds work ... and always turn them over and rescore the lines ..1st peice of info I am ignoring, 2nd I am using and getting better creases and folds...

Cathy xx

Helen said...

Lol...that happens to me too...which is why I haven't made a gatefold in ages! Gorgeous card though...so pretty!
Helen x

Kat said...

So it's not just me then lol! Love the colour combo Squirrel and that sweet LOTV image.

Kat xx

Tracy said...

Fabulous creation Squirrel, great colours, looking forward to hearing your news.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Chrissy said...

I know what you are saying Squirrel, everytime I post a card just before the weekend up come the challenges, and I could have entered at least 5 of them...This is a real little cutie.Lovely colouring.Dont know why your card does not meet in the middle, I measure 10 times and still fold or cut crooked.Thats why I love distressing....hides my crooked lines..lol..


Rufus said...

She's concentrating soooo hard so she doesn't dump that cake! I like your card. I'm not touching psychic or psychotic! Hope the news at work is what I've had my fingers crossed for.

Jackie said...

What a delightful card, so pretty. Looking forward to hearing your good news :o)
Jackie xx

Kristel said...

That is a real beauty Squirrel!!
Hugs Kristel


Hi Squirrel
A gorgeous card
Hugs Dianne xx :)

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous and adorable.
I have the same problem and I've turned it like Cathy said and I still get a gap!

coops said...

gorgeous card squirrel.your colours are really beautiful hun and i love the sweet image ;D

xx coops xx

Bernie said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors and the image! I get the gap too, most mine cards end up in the scraps folder.
Blessings Bernie

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