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Monday, 24 November 2014

Oval Frames

Hi there my crafting friends, so sorry for the delay on today's post have had a lot on lately, mainly with Pets, dog has had her op (she had burst her blood vessels in her right ear) so she has needed constant watching, needless to say she has not liked me leaving her side, good job I had a long weekend this week!!! On another note sadly I have to take one of my rabbits to be put to sleep later today, not a nice thought, she has injured the nerves in the base of her spine and has almost lost use of her back legs and other things I wont go into but I don't think its fair leaving her like it even though she is eating & drinking she looks so depressed, she is an old rabbit at 10 years of age.

Sorry about all the doom & gloom, on a brighter note a BIG thank you for all your lovely comments on my stained glass, I had some wonderful comments and they were much appreciated, I would love to do more and Ang I was hoping to do the glass in our front door, I would have loved to have re done your windows lol! Sadly the woman whose workshop I went to has since closed, hopefully one day I shall find another, when I have time and cash!!! For those of you who may not read all comments on my post Loll has done some fantastic glass work that you can view here   A lot more professional looking than mine, Loll has a wonderful blog too, she is a very creative, talented person.

Now today's post...

I thought I would start making some smaller cards, this being the first, the next well, wait till Wednesday lol!

I had this background piece sitting on my desk for quite a few months, I had coloured up some card with some form of media, unfortunately I cannot remember what I used, I don't think it was distress inks as I do not have this colour Purple so I can only guess it may have been paints sorry! I had die cut the Californian background, rubbed over with gilding wax Cast Bronze and adhered it to the coloured panel and this is how I had left it for a project, so I thought it was about time I had used it!

A small card was my choice, so what to put on the front? I decided on an oval with a sentiment so I die cut using the Oval Frame and Teal card then the Salzburg and center of the Oval Frame out of White card. I stamped my sentiment in the center piece and matted and layered all together placing them in the center of my card. 

On the corners I added the Austrian Corner, after inking them with Peacock Feathers, I then added a Camellia flower and some Leaves to finish off the card. I may have over done it with the dies and now wish I had not coloured the corners but apart from that I am happy!

Items Used:

White card
Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Californian Background
Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Austrian Collection Corners, Boarders & Tag
Creative Expressions Austrian Collection Salzburg
Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Camellia
Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Petite Vinery
Creative Expressions Foundation Card Teal
Creative Expressions Gilding Wax Cast Bronze
Wild Rose Studio Oval Frame
Sheena Douglass Little Bit Magical Angels Among Us (Sentiment)
Black Archival Ink
Flat-backed pearl (own stash)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Peacock Feathers

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx


  1. Hi Jacquie what a stunning card, the die cuts are really beautiful and I love the colour coming through. So sorry about your rabbit its so hard to have to make that decision we get so attached to our pets. Ten seems a really good age for a rabbit although I really have no idea!! With regards to the blog signature here is the link:
    Hugs Susan x

  2. Hi Jacquie
    So sorry about your bunny. Its a hard decision but not nice for you to see her suffer.
    Yes, when you come to visit your brother, you can stop off and start on our front door please, lol!
    Love the card. The background looks very interesting and vibrant.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  3. Evening Jacquie, not a very good day for you. It's lovely having pets but it's not nice when you have to make that awful decision to end their lives. You are doing the right thing, especially if your rabbit is in pain, that shows how much you love him. Chin up and think of the joy he has given you over the years. Janice xxx

  4. This is gorgeous Jacquie, I love your gorgeous background and fabulous combination of dies.
    I'm sorry to hear about your rabbit and I hope your dog is on the mend - sounds like you've got your hands full at the moment.

  5. Your card is gorgeous Jacquie, such a beautiful and elegant design and I love the colours.
    I am so sorry to hear about your rabbit, it's a difficult decision to make but sounds like the right one. I hope your dog is better soon.
    Take care
    hugs Sue xx

  6. Really lovely card Jacquie. Sorry to hear about your rabbit and I hope that your dog is soon better.

  7. This is a gorgeous card Jacquie, hope things improve this week, xxx

  8. Good morning Jacquie,
    Love, love, love, your stunning card, everything is beautiful.
    Sending a few (((((hugs))))) hope things are better for you this week.

    Patricia x

  9. Oh sorry to hear about your fur baby..,,sending hugs. A lovely card today as well Jacquie and hope making this has cheered you up...luv n hugs, annie xxxxThe Journey is the Start

  10. Lovely card Jacquie. The layers of the intricate cut frames is so pretty over the green and purple background (love this colour combo!).

    So sorry to hear about our pets. It's so hard when they are sick or injured ... sending hugs to you.

    Thanks for the shout out. Loll xx

  11. Holy cow Jacquie! I am blown away! This is just spectacular, I can't stop looking at it! WOW! You were a busy girl this week! Thank you so much for your wonderful comments on my blog while I was on holiday! I had a great time with my Mom, although the week flew by way too quickly! big hugs to you and your neighbour :)


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