Yesterday I wrote a couple of thank you cards then I realised - shock, horror - those were my last. Oh dear, I thought, I'll have to make some more (rubbing hands and grinning as if I'd escaped from some high security facility). And today, as it was still raining enough that doing laundry would be a bit stupid, that was excuse enough for me to crack open my play-things.
Within minutes, I managed to crumble my favourite beautiful lacy Florence Muret Macaron punch from Carla Crafts! The plastic holding the punch together just disintegrated and it tried to eat my card. DH has done a sterling job with the super-glue, but I'm not convinced it will hold for long as the spring is so powerful. I've put in an order for a replacement because I love it so much.
I had to cut the top off the card and make a much smaller one out of the remainder, and that led to a happy hour converting punched flowers into 6 more of my mini-notelets. They are pretty much duplicates of the previous bunch of notelets which I did, except flowers instead of leaves. I'm thrilled with how versatile these tinies are.
I was determined to catch the Less Is More challenge (things with legs) this week, having missed last week's (shades of blue) due to extra church work. This card also fits these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp: stitching (real or faux)
Truly Scrumptious / Stampin' for the Weekend: wings
Bizzy Bec's Store: borders and frames
The stitched border is a new Basic Grey stamp I got in a closing down sale last weekend. The frame is from Kaisercraft, and the butterflies have been embossed with holographic embossing powder (in the frame) and Diamond and Dark Blue Stickles (outside). It looks GORGEOUS close-up. I might take a better photo in the daylight tomorrow.
My second card is also for Less is More, and it is actually based on the same sketch by Sketch Saturday. In addition, I'm entering it into:
Colour Create: fuschia, green and white
Charisma Cardz: flowers
It's Monica mouse from House Mouse and Friends - actually not coloured this time because I thought she looked amazing in black and white - with a mini Cuttlebug embossing folder which I've always been rather fond of. The punched border is Fiskars threading water.