I'm pleased to say that yesterday I was able to my accounts organised ready for my accountant to do my tax return for me.
It is said that if you set
goals, you're more likely to succeed if you write them down, as well as
Therefore, my goal for the next tax year, which ends for me on
31st March 2018, is to have them ready for my accountant within four
months, that is by 31st July 2018.
Eeek! I've told you!! I have to do it
now!! I'll put it on the calendar, so I have no excuse for not doing it!
has a day off work today, and we're going into London to see Cirque de Soleil
at the Royal Albert Hall, and then out for dinner!
It's years since
we've done this!
Anyway, it means I had to be super organised, and have
two blogs scheduled!
This morning's blog happened on time, and I'm about
to write my blog for tomorrow moning!
The card is ready, so I should be
fine! Let's see if I can do it!
For today's card I
used the beautiful Sale-a-bration (SAB) Stamp Set called Amazing You.
There's a fabulous card sample in the SAB catalogue (page 16) showing
how this stamp has been used to stamp several images on the top layer of
the card - it's stunning!
Basic Black Archival Ink on Whisper White Cardstock (CS), I stamped two
images, and coloured them using my Tempting Turquoise Marker Pen.
cut them both using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Oval Die no. 3, and then adhered them on scalloped Tempting Turquoise ovals I'd die cut using the
Layering Oval Framelits Dies, scallop no. 5.
chose the Happy Birthday sentiment from an hostess stamp set that's in
the Annual Catalogue called In the city.
I die cut it using the smallest
oval die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.
Next I adhered the
sentiment to a Tempting Turquoise CS scalloped oval.
started with a Whisper White CS card base, with a layer of Tempting
Turquois CS, and a top layer of Whisper White CS, which I dry embossed
using the Petal Burst Embossing Folder.
I adhered all the layers
together using Tombow.
Using Dimensionals I adhered the two Amazing You
Flower images to the card front, making sure I left enough space to fit
the sentiment in without them over-lapping each other.
Before I adhered the
sentiment to the card front, I added a strip if Tempting Turquoise CS
across the centre of the card.
This is a technique I often use if I
don't have any ribbon in the correct colour!
Finally I adhered the
sentiment over the "ribbon" using Dimensionals.
decorate the inside of my card, I adhered a layer of Tempting Turquoise
CS, and then I adhered a layer of Whisper White CS on top.
Black Archival Ink, I stamped the flower in the bottom right-hand
I already had a third painted flower, which was leftover from the beginning when I'd stamped three images, so I could have some practice getting some dimension on the flowers using my Tempting Turquoise Marker Pen!
waste the flower I fussy cut it, and adhered it on top of the unpainted
image - I think it worked well.
I did think about adding some Basic
Rhinestones to the front of my card, but I hesitated - at least it's
something I can add later if I change my mind.
really like Tempting Turquoise but I don't use it any where as
near as I should do!
Before I go, I'd like to remind everyone about the two part Prize draw I'm running during January 2018. The full details are on my promotions page - just click the tab above.
Briefly, part one is for everyone who shops in my online store during January.
Everyone's name will go into the draw, with extra entries for every €65/£50 spent.
This figure is cumulative during the month.
One lucky winner will get the Large Letters Framelits Dies and the co-ordinating Letters for You Stamp Set.
To be able to shop in my online shop, you need to have an address in the UK, the Netherlands, France, Germany and Austria. (Unfortunately, these are SU rules - I'm sorry)
Part 2 is for everyone outside the area I'm allowed to sell Stampin' Up! products.
All you need to do to enter, is to leavea comment in the box below, and I will put your name in for a chance to win a box of my hand made cards, and a surprise gift that is something typically English.
Don't forget to check my Promotions page for full details. ☺
I hope you have a great day, and until tomorrow,