Monday, June 12, 2023

Dainty Delight - Crafting at the Lakehouse

 Hello friends! As some of you know, we had our Crafting at the Lakehouse event towards the end of May. I am going to be sharing the cards that I designed for that event. 

Today's card features the Dainty Delight stamp set. This is such a beautiful stamp set!

I started with a piece of Basic White cardstock. I inked up an "H" Block using Bubble Bath ink. This is one of the new colours that was introduced with the new catalog. Once I had lots of ink on my block, I sprayed it with some water in a spritzer and then stamped it onto my piece of Basic White cardstock. I let this dry for quite a while. I then stamped one of the floral images from the stamp set using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I stamped the flower directly over top of the Bubble Bath rectangle. I matted this cardstock onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock and tied a piece of Black & White Gingham Ribbon around it. I then added this to a card base of Bubble Bath using dimensionals.

On another piece of Basic White cardstock, I stamped my sentiment using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I punched this out using the smaller oval in the Double Oval Punch. I matted this oval onto a larger scalloped oval that I punched out from a piece of Basic Black cardstock. I then added the sentiment to the card front using dimensionals.

This is a fairly simple card but I love this technique and I also love the combination of pink and black. Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed this card.

Stay well and keep creating!


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Monday, June 5, 2023

Dainty Delight Birthday Card

 Hello friends! I imagine you might be wondering what happened to me as far as my posting goes. Well, it's a long story but here goes the condensed version....

Some of you are familiar with my "Toe Saga". For those that are not, I ended up with an infection in my big toe in November, 2021. By the time I got in to see my doctor, he wrote me a prescription and said I should be good as new in 2 weeks. After the 2 weeks, it was definitely not better so another antibiotic was prescribed. This kept going on and by March of 2022 I went for a scan and it was determined that the infection was in my joint now. More antibiotics. The infection would diminish while I was on the antibiotics but as soon as I went off of them, it would flare up again. January of this year, my toe was really sore. I went back to my doctor and he sent me for another scan. Now the infection was in the bone. My family doctor had referred me to a specialist two times before it got into the bone and the specialist wrote me a prescription both times and refused to see me.

In May of this year my family doctor got me in to a specialist that saw me right away. He wanted me to get on IV antibiotics immediately. He figured it would take up to 2 weeks to get me in but he was going to try to rush it. Four days later, I had my PICC line in and was finally on IV antibiotics. I was totally ignorant about the whole procedure. I thought I would get an IV put in, add my antibiotics when I'm supposed to and go back to see them at the end of the time. NOPE! I have to put in my antibiotics 3 times a day and go to the hospital 4 times a week to get everything checked and have lab work. 

Five days after getting my line in I had my Crafting at the Lakehouse event. Preparing for that alone is a big job but adding in all of these appointments has been exhausting. I have been beating myself up for neglecting my blog posts but something had to go. A friend reminded me that I needed to look after myself which did help me feel a little better. I will be posting once a week for a while until we decide what my treatment will be. Thanks for understanding!

So for today's card, I used the Dainty Delight Bundle again. This was made for a friend's birthday.

I started with a piece of Basic White cardstock that I embossed using one of the Basics 3D Embossing Folders. I used the one with the crosshatch pattern. 

I cut out the long vine die from the Dainty Delight Dies set from Old Olive cardstock. I attached this vine to my embossed cardstock using adhesive. I cut out three flowers from Highland Heather cardstock and attached these to the vine using adhesive. I cut out the flower centers from Daffodil Delight cardstock and attached them to the flowers.

I wrapped a piece of White Baker's Twine (from the Baker's Twine Essentials pack) around the embossed cardstock three times and tied it into a bow. I then added this piece to a card base of Basic White Thick cardstock using dimensionals.

On another piece of Basic White cardstock, I stamped my sentiment using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. This sentiment is from the Circle Sayings stamp set. I punched this out using the smaller oval in the Double Oval Punch. I attached this to my card front using dimensionals.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. This card is a little simpler than what I normally make but I am really pleased with how it turned out. I hope my friend liked it.

Stay well and keep creating,


And just because I can, here is a picture of my angel. We went up to Davison Orchards to see the animals. I decided that she needed an ice cream cone. This is the kiddie size!

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