Oh my word, what a week!!
It all got a bit too much yesterday and I was on the verge of tears at work (ok, so I did the girly thing and flapped my hands uselessly in front of my eyes before beating a hasty retreat to the safety of the ladies loo!!), we'll see how it goes today!! I hate getting all girly and emotional at work, but it was one of those moments when I was either going to cry or lose it, neither of which is a particularly good thing to do :-(. I have to say I was helped through the day by a package that landed on my desk amd kept me going when the spirit was week... but more on that in a minute!!
Right, so I needed to relax more than ever, so downloaded one of the new digi images from Scrapbook Sisters called His Shoes. Now this might seem a bit of an odd image for me to use for HB's valentines day card, but I think it is perfect - firstly I have coloured it the same colours as his favouite boots, and secondly after being married for 13 years we are kind of like a pair of old boots - give each other a kick everynow and then, but one is pretty ineffective without the other (awww...)
Anywhoos, enough with the smultz, onto the card!
I've used the Happy Together papers by Fancy Pants, and then wound a bit of twine round the panel and threaded my NEW ribbon that the lovely Kerry sent me as a thanks for helping her make samples to take with her to display on the LCI stand at CHA (there are pics on her blog and here if you want to take a look)
Now Kerry was incredibly generous and also got me some ticket stamps - these are from Papertrey Ink as is the ribbon and they are all mixey-matchy with three different borders and loads of text too, I'm just gutted that these aren't available commercially outside of the US and the postage is too much to warrant me ordering anything else! Or maybe that's a good thing!!
Now I don't have a matching die so after stamping the image up using the various elements I cut it into a rectangle and used a woodware circle punch to nick out the corners - not quite as good as a die but not bad!! I then distressed the Kraft CS with assorted distress inks.
The main image is, as ever with Gayle's designs a dream to colour! I tried to get the laces to match the ones in his boots - not that successful but hey, it's the thought that counts!!
I'm itching to get my hands on some of the other new shoe digi's in the collection and have a play :-)
Right, that's quite enough from me today, apart to say I hope you have a great day and if you are going to the Scrapbook Sisters Scrap Attack tonight I'll see you there!!
Thanks for stopping by
P.S. Please can I enter this card into these challenges... thank you!!
Paper Romance - Clean and Simple Valentines (OK, I know this is might be stretching it a bit, but this is CAS for me!!)