Thursday 12 March 2015

Typing Birthday

I have made a CAS, one layer, Birthday card tonight using the Kiss Stamping Technique, for my crafting techniques facebook group.
I used a pre-embossed base card, and inked over the embossing using a green metallic versa mark ink pad. I then inked up a 'Happy Birthday' sentiment and kissed it with a crackle glaze background stamp, to give a crackle effect to the sentiment. It would probably have worked better with a darker ink. Finally I added a silver bow (as I found out I do not own a green one!).
So this card is going to be entered for:
OLS 14 Words, words, words
Creative Moments 63 Spring Greens
aud sentiments 127 Two Word Sentiment
sweet stampin' Green
C4C276 Put a bow on
simon says monday B is for....Birthday (and Bow)

Update on my fish tank stitching:

Finally - this weeks audio book review is:
The Kalahari Typing School for Men by Alexander McCall Smith
This is apparently book number 4 in a series about the No1 ladies detective agency, however it is the first one I have listened to. The title of the story has very little to do with the plot itself, only lending itself to a third of the storyline, however the title probably relates to the one thing that is different in the layout of the story.
The story is based around the No1 ladies detective agency in Botswana, which has recently moved premises to the main detective’s fianc√©s garage grounds, whilst he was ill. This has been very well received by both businesses and so continues through the book. The detective agency is called upon to work two different cases through this story, one for a man who wishes to right some wrongs he committed as a young boy, and one to track a wayward husband (who happens to be flirting with the assistant detective). The assistant detective is trying to figure out a way to make more money, due to having a disabled brother to look after, and about halfway through the book comes up with a typing school for men, as she is a graduate herself. It is through this typing school that she meets the man in question. Also throughout the book the problems of foster kids, and an amusing side story with the garage apprentices are played out.
The storyline is quite good, however I found the writing style to be very young and frustrating. I am not sure if it was the way it was being read, or actually the way it was written, as correct English and grammar was used throughout. Also, full names are used all the time, which is a little long in the tooth. It may just be that this is a little more old fashioned than the books I am used to reading/listening to, but I do think that without the amusing and interesting storyline I would have found this book difficult to keep listening to.


  1. Such a sweet card. Thank you for joining us at Audsentiments, good luck!!! Amy DT

  2. Beautiful card.Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

  3. Super seet card - love the embossing.
    Thanks for playing along at Sweet Stampin' this time - good luck.
    Debs xx

  4. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week :)

  5. Gorgeous card for our Green challenge at Sweet Stampin', love your stitching too.

    Warm hugs

  6. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at creative moments, Gail DT

  7. Very pretty card! Thank you so much for sharing your project and for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! :)


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