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Wednesday, 8 October 2014


Morning everyone!  It's been a few weeks since I posted on a Wednesday but I am feeling reckless today so here we go.

I quite fancied entering the Oldie But A Goodie Challenge of 1 (image) 2 (papers) 3(finishing touches).  It sounds quite a straightforward theme doesn't it, but then I started to get myself in a muddle.  Is that just 2 patterned papers, and what counts as "finishing touches"?  This is what I came up with but I have a sneaky feeling I may have bent the rules a little.

I have used LOTV Rosie With Cake stamp
Painted her with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Used two sheets of Dovecraft Tea House papers
But then I came unstuck with the kraft paper for the matting layers
A Personal Impressions sentiment
And 3 pearls to finish off
But I had forgotten about the Martha Stewart butterfly punched corners......
So my 3 finishing touches are the sentiment, the pearls and the butterflies!

My stamp, papers, pearls and punch are all over six months old, so I got that bit right.

Just so you know how old Rosie is, she is being retired!  OMG!  I think if I had to narrow down my LOTV collection to (this cannot ever happen) just 5 of my most used stamps, then Rosie With Cake would be very high on the list.  I think she is (sorry James Bear) my most stamped LOTV.
If you want to get your mitts on Rosie then you need to head over to LOTV sooner rather than later as she is being retired at the end of November, sooner if she sells out before then, and once she is gone, she is gone, sob.

Anyhoo, I've started to ramble so best I scuttle off now.

Hugs to all
Squirrel xx


Helen in the UK said...

So pretty! Happy Wednesday :)

Anonymous said...

Hugsss, Gaby

aussie aNNie said...

How awesome is this, love this image...cool colours used too..xxx
The Journey is the Start

Whisper said...

I'm not surprised she is your favourite, as she is such a sweetie and a great layout too, Luv Sam x

Sarah said...

Now then, as the theme over at OBAG was entirely my fault (!!) I can tell you, categorically, that it's perfect, just what I had in mind and I'm so glad that you've come to play xx

Wendy said...

So gorgeous Squirrel,and very sweet... Rosie is a favourite of mine too.
Wendy xx

Lorraine said...

She looks fabulous! A very pretty card.
Lorraine x

Alison59 said...

Fabulous card. May I have some cake please ;-)

Squirrel x said...

Of course you can hun, but it might be a bit chewy xx

Squirrel x said...

Phew! Thanks hun xx

Chrissy said...

She is adorable Squirrel and that cake looks so yum!!..
You left me a comment about Barrys nose..it was thick glossy accents to make it stand out..


Zippy said...

Gorgeous card, wonderful colours and papers xxx

Dot said...

Rosie is gone!!!! I'm to late, again.
Love the yummie card you have made with her,
hugs Dorte

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Gotta love me some cake. This is super pretty Squizz. X

Annette said...

Yummy!!! Gorgeous Squirrel. I love the image and the way you've done the corners of the papers too.

Jackie said...

Very pretty card Squirrel, and I love your rambling :o)
Jackie xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so cute sweetie. You are going to have to look after Rosie as she can't be replaced bless her if you work her too hard.


coops said...

so gorgeous squirrel.adorable sweet image and i love your pretty colours and paper ;D

xx coops xx

Pop's Cards said...

Absolutely Fabulous in every way!! Hugs Pops x x x

Wishcraft said...

I'm not sure whether I've got this stamp... that's how bad my LOTV collection is now, I can't even be sure if I own a particular stamp, or if I've ever used it! I know some lovely stamps are retiring, but I'm not even letting myself look... too many stamps still un-inked.

Anyway... love your card! Very pretty colours and fab colouring too :o) Hugs, Lisa x

thecraftycavalier said...

Beautiful! I love this stamp too :) Love the butterfly corners :) I could use a nice big piece of cake!! Huggles, Jayne xx

Faith A said...

I just read above that the stmap has gone, I'm so glad as I only do digi and she's been calling me for a while! LOL.

I love this card with your beautiful colouring and the little butterfly corners

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