Thursday, 9 April 2009

Apologies and a Tiddley card

I just want to say sorry to friends who's blogs I have not been visiting a lot recently. My old 'puter was getting very wobbly, dying on it's feet actually. Anyhow I had to nurse it along and avoid having it turned on for too long as it was running too hot and getting ready to fry itself. Thankfully the guys in my local computer shop are very cool guys, they kept my old 'puter running for about a year longer than I had expected and they have now built me a nice new one for not too large a number of pennies. Well not too large in the scale of 'puter stuff, but enough pennies to buy rather a lot of rubber stamps with if I hadn't needed the new 'puter.

Anyhow here is a "tiddly" card I made for a swap on Craft Telly Forum recently - the swap theme was to make a small card.. The card is what we refer to in the UK as A7 size - I know I have some American freinds who drop by occasionally so for you guys the card size is close to 1/4 of your American Letter size card which has then been folded in half to make a little card.

The whole thing was made from a piece of lovely pearlescent Moondust card - the butterfly was cut and embossed from some of the Moondust card with my Cuttlebug using one of those dies that has a matching embossing folder. I brayered some ink over the embossed butterfly using a Kaliedacolor ink pad - Calypso if I remember correctly - and finished by adding some sparkle with Stickles glitter glue.

The layer underneath the butterfly was stamped with a small text stamp which I had inked using the same Kaleidacolor pad and the daisy border at the bottom was stamped and embossed with gold EP then painted with Twinking H2Os. I can't recall who made the littel set of text stamps, but the border comes from a set made by Crafty Secrets. The other matting layer was simply another piece of the moondust card which I had coloured with the brayer in the same way as I coloured the butterfly. I did find it was best to give the ink a gentle heat set on this kind of card.


  1. Your little bitty card is beautiful and I'm so glad you're back in action again with a new computer! They do cost quite a bit of money but they are worth it :) We'd really miss you without one!

  2. Wow! absolutely beautiful! I must go and buy some moondust card so I can play! Thanks for sharing xxx

  3. Lovely card. Hope you get your new computer soon.
    Hugs Anesha

  4. What a pretty card. I love the way you've coloured it.


  5. No need to apoligise Phree. We all know what computer problems can be like - and anyway - visits from other bloggers are a lovely bonus and not a right. It's just good to know someone's OK when they haven't been around as much as usual.
    This is a beautiful card and the daisies at the botton are lovely. You're so full of good ideas.
    Beryl xx

  6. Good to have you back Phree and what a pretty card this is. The shimmer is gorgeous.

    Lesley Xx

  7. I really like this. Very effective, & lovely colours.

  8. What a gorgeous card! You do such beautiful brayer work!

  9. Hiya Phree, just droped by to say love the card & have a great easter. xxx

  10. Hi

    Poor 'puter .... and I know what you mean re- new rubber :D

    Happy Easter to you and yours
    Carol x

  11. Boy, it's great to have you back, Phree. I love your card! So Spring and I am so ready. Raining here now. Butterflies are my favorite and your is so pretty and shiny too! I really like your design too! I loved your card with the Shirey Poppies so much I had to Google to check them out and yours are wonderful. I have a card to post with them on it too, that is, if I ever finish it. LOL