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Wednesday, 10 April 2013

WOYWW #201

Well its show & tell with Auntie Julia again, over at The Stamping Ground.
I  haven't been up to a lot this week, so this is how my desk has been looking since Saturday. Those glittered medallions finally getting used. As they were so fancy, I decided just to use plain white base cards, square ones, and to emboss around them.
All laying on my Hougie Board.

A close up here so you can see what I mean. I will just stamp a simple Happy Birthday onto them later this week. I used blobs of silicone glue on the backs, as I find that, or Pinflair glue gel, holds onto the glitter surface best.
 I like these a lot, and have a feeling that I will be doing some more of these. I did find the putting down the glue part very relaxing, a bit Zen-like, lol. There is still plenty of glitter around the house- I spotted Ambrose sparkling a little last night. Shows up really well on a black cat! Which made me think that a black & white version of these would be cool. He's not just a pretty, furry face.

This one was made for a work colleague who wanted  a card for a friends birthday soon. I get some mileage out of those Tattered Florals, you know. To be fair, those dies have been a good investment. I like the way you can mix them all together. The background is an MBossabilities folder, Asian. Also Nestabilites, Labels 8 for the sentiment.  Just a bit of proof I can do Pink, if I really have to!
 We popped in to see Maggie ( Silvercrafter) tonight (Tuesday), on the way home, she is well. As you know, my eldest Son is married to her Daughter. We  spent Sunday afternoon looking after Merlin & Mortimer- well Mort looked after himself, to be fair. Another gamer in the family, *sighs*- a COD fan, so Beloved Hubby approves!
Beloved Hubby also spent the afternoon turning Merlin into a nerd- teaching her all about customising her laptop, shortcuts etc.  I'm on earlies- I LOATHE them with a passion, have I ever said? Five o'clock in the morning is when you should be GOING to bed, not getting out of it. Its nice coming home at 2 o'clock, but it doesn't compensate for getting out of bed in the middle of the night! I'd never have made a farmers wife, thats for sure. So I will be speaking with you all later, have a great WOYWW.

I'm adding this part a little later in the week-  many of you know Silvercrafter, Maggie.This picture is from our wedding, and shows Ant, Geoff, Becky & Marg, with Merlin & Mortimer in front.

Tragically, Margs husband  Geoff died suddenly on Sunday morning. We are fortunate in having Marg & Geoff as co-inlaws. We have been friends for 20 odd years, which is not always the case with in-laws, is it? I know Marg has contacted some people to let them know, and just wanted to let those who she frequently gets around to, that she will probably be missing for a few weeks. We see her quite regularly, so I will let you know how she is.


kathi17 said...

I love those glittery cards. Using just embossing and a simple sentiment stamp is perfect for them.

I actually did WOYWW for the first time this week all you girls who do it are inspiring me!

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Shaz, your glitter medallions look fantastic and you were right to go with a plain base card, it really shows them at their best. I bet a black & white version will be stunning! I've been playing with red glitter here, no one has told me I'm covered in it but with 3 blokes in the house I'm not sure they would bother to let me know! Have as good a week as you can - you're right 5 o'clock is an un-natural hour to be up and about! MMx #66

Monica said...

those medallions are spectacular and must really glitter under lights. You are so right Tattered Floral is a great die. I only wish they would make it as a movers and shapers. merlin is gorgeous.

Monica 107

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love those metallic medallions and you've used them really well! And glitter gets everywhere, I know that only too well at Christmas in school!! And what a pretty, girly card the 60th one is....it must have been fun to make :)
Is it true about Maggie's news? I saw something on Shaz in Oz's comments....poor thing.. :(
Hugs, LLJ 35 xxx

Fandhmum said...

Hi Shaz,
I love the way these cards are turning out and the thought of a Sparkling Ambrose will keep me chuckling.
Rosie x

House of Bears said...

The metallics didn't need any more than simple embellishments, they're lovely.

Thanks for visiting the bears today.

My name is Cindy said...

The medallions turned out really well, and you are right they don't need much more. I went craft shopping with a friend last week and persuaded her to get a couple of similar things with the design printed on acetate. I think she'll be really surprised at how nice they turn out. Hope you've had a happy Wednesday, Cindy #63

Jackie said...

Not fun getting up that early is it
Like that you have followed on from last weeks post they look great
Jackie 3

gardenpinks said...

I can imagine that being on earlies is a right killer; you having to be up and out when everyone is still snoozing!!

Beautiful cards Shaz and the white card with some embossed lines are the perfect foil for them. Love them and your other card with the flowers.
Lynn xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love those medallion cards - you made me laugh thinking about your glittery cat! Chrisx122

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Shaz,

I am loving those cards!!! I can see why you'd want to make more of them. Just beautiful. Also, your commissioned card came out gorgeous!

Hmm, I didn't know about the connection with Maggie.

Thanks for visiting me already!!

Kay (12)

Helen said...

The medallions are beautiful, Shaz. I am an early riser but getting to dislike it as I age...!! have a good week. helen, 8

Angela said...

Beautiful cards Shaz, stunning medallions and elegant birthday card :)
I feel for you having to get up so early, I'm not a morning person!

Thank u for popping by my blog :) wishing you a fab week

Angela xx

Angie said...

Fun cards ...and the 60th is so pretty.
I was so sorry to read here about Maggies husband ...please give her my love ....I will be thinking of her ....she is probably shell shocked at the moment and will need her family .... yet need space too....I so remeber how I felt. xx

Hettie said...

Hi Shaz. Your medallion cards are gorgeous and had to giggle at a glittery cat!! Our Dobby often ends up with Glimmer mist or perfect pearls on him, especially when I spray near his cushion in my room!
I had heard about Maggie's loss and please pass on my commiserations to her for me.

Anonymous said...

Shaz, thank you for visiting me. YES~WOYWW is addicting. lol! It's great to meet so many inspiring women. Love your cards!Hugs, SueC#98

RosA said...

Those glittered medallions are spectacular! And perfect on the white backgrounds!
RosA # 84

sandra de said...

Your medallion cards are stunning... absolutely stunning. Such sad news for Marg and your family.
Sandra @27

Bridget Larsen said...

Thats really sad for Marg, give her my condolences when you see her, I couldnt find her website to leave a message.
Bridget #108

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Lovely wedding pics! Love how you kept the cards simple, they are so elegant that way!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Thank you for coming by to visit me already, Shaz. Your glitter medallions look fantastic with a plain base card framing them!

Thank you for sharing the picture of you all together. It is such sad news. I'll get a card off to her.

Have a wonderful rest of the week! Darnell #47

Tamika said...

Happy WOW I love the glittering its marvelous! I also love the friends 60th card its amazingly beautiful!!!!

Cazzy said...

I have totally lost touch with Silvercrafter since not going to the forums very often, I am so sorry to hear about Geoff.

Cazzy x