Friday, 4 November 2011


Hi, guys! Sorry I'm so late, Friday night tv is actually rather good at the moment, there was a slightly strange hybrid of concert and drama, mixing a performance of Beethoven's 'Eroica' symphony with a telling of the circumstances surrounding its first performance. The programme was a bit of a curate's egg, not quite satisfying as either music or drama, but it did include Frank Finlay as Joseph Haydn. Frank Finlay is always a plus!

Oh, do get on with the card, Margaret!!

This adorable image is by Sarah Kay for Stampavie - I love her big straw hat and the cute chicks! I used my Speccies but didn't make a note of what I used because this began as an idle experiment. I must say, blowing my own trumpet, that I'm rather pleased with the hat!

Papers are Bo Bunny Vicki B and they are lovely and bright! The ribbon is actually olive green, recycled from a top. I used my new Martha Stewart 'Cherish' border punch, and die-cut a Marianne swirl. The flowers are mostly Wild Orchid, plus two gold fabric roses from stash. I dusted the flowers (and my jeans and my desk) with gold glamour dust!

The sentiment is a Whimsy stamp, cut wit the matching die - I need practice to line up the die and the image, this is a bit wonky!! The green gems, which I added as an afterthought but seem to look ok, are from stash.

Right, time to empty the washing machine of dear daughter's clothes and turn up the heating so that they are dry by 9 tomorrow when she goes to get her train to Brum and a hen party. I'm not making any comments here about being organised and getting things done on time...

Thanks for looking, and have a good weekend!

luv, Mags x


Anonymous said...

Thanks Mags!

I love this gorgeous Sarah Kay card, your colouring is beautiful!

and adore the flowers! everythings better with flowers isn't it!?

melsanford said...

Oh what a gorgeous image - I love your colouring :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Christine L said...

Lovely card Mags.... the colours you've chosen really suit the image well!
Christine x
Ps - I agree about Frank Finlay!

coops said...

so stunning mage.the autumnal colours are gorgeous and i love the image and your fab design :D

xx coops xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Mags this is absolutely beautiful that image is one of my favourites and the design, colours and flowers look stunning.
Lorraine x

Sally H said...

A stunning card and gorgeous colours! LOVE it!

Jules said...

Hi Mags

You are not as late as me getting here to comment .. .. phew .. .. it has been a busy couple of weeks and not likely to calm down for a while either.

Just having a quick catch up with the world before the day takes hold.

Loving your card very much. Great layout and fabby colours and I am loving the look of that sentiment and die set.

Love Jules xx