I'm afraid I've been unable to do much blog visiting recently due to the fact that since having had cataract surgery a couple of weeks ago I'm having some 'issues' one of which is difficulty seeing the computer screen. The upside of having the procedure means that I can now read without wearing glasses - something I've not been able to do for many years. Unfortunately the downside is that anything further away than I would hold a book is pretty blurred which is all a bit trying to say the least. I guess that this is something I will have to live with until the other eye is operated on which hopefully won't be too long to wait. I did as instructed and removed the lens from my specs, leaving the one for the non-operated eye. Well that certainly didn't work - hopeless - I'm better off without glasses at the moment.
I decided to have a go at making a card this morning to take along to the Playground challenge and it seems to have taken me forever to get it done. My intention was to make a few cards to fill some gaps in my box of cards - one down, several to go - good job they aren't urgently needed. This one is a wedding card so I've used up several snippets of white and pale grey pearlised card for the hearts, lace border and sentiment banner. I die cut three sizes of the hearts, a strip of lace, a banner and some flowers and leaves. The wording was stamped in grey as I thought black would be too stark against the delicate tones.
Hearts - from Tonic Hello Beautiful Layering Hearts die set
Flower and Leaves - Finishing Touches - Cornflower die set by Sue Wilson
Banner - Stitched banners die set Sue Wilson
Lace - Sizzix Crochet Lace die set Tim Holtz
Sentiment - from free sentiment stamp set given with magazine a while ago