Friday, 16 July 2021

It's Friday!!!!!!! ...........

Hello there ...... Happy Friday!!

I hope you've had a nice week. 
Mine's been all about packing boxes (OMG!  we have so much stuff!!), cleaning windows (we have a lot of those too!), emptying cupboards, and having a right old sort out.

I did find time to have a quick play with a gorgeous new embossing folder that has found it's way into my craft room (ooooh! .......fancy that!). 
I just couldn't resist running this through the Big Shot before it got packed away ......

How pretty does that look ...... perfect for quick and easy Christmas cards.
It's the new Poinsettia from the Slimline Collection of 3D embossing folders from Lisa Horton Crafts.  It also comes with a matching die to cut out the large centre flower, so that you can make it even more dimensional.

I've just used the embossing folder, run it through my machine using regular white cardstock ..... it's so pretty and detailed and doesn't really need anything else but,  I decided to add a touch of gold ink to bring out all the amazing detail on there. 

I simply took the ink pad and rubbed it gently over the top.

I added a simple die cut and a stamped sentiment and finished with a few gemstones. 

It says it's a slimline embossing folder but that doesn't mean you have to make slimline cards.  
My go to card size is 7x5 inches ........

I simply cut the embossed panel to fit my card, and the leftover piece I used to make a matching gift tag! 

I'm linking my card up to this month's challenge at  CAS Christmas Cards.  The theme is all about Poinsettias so perfect timing!

The last week or so hasn't all been about packing for the move, since we last spoke we've had hubby's birthday ...... a lovely meal out at our favourite place

Bumped into these guys on the way home .......

Then a rather fishy BBQ on Sunday ....... 2 whole turbot stuffed with parsley, dill, lemon, lime and orange ....... they were sooooo nice!

A monkfish tail stuffed with green pesto and wrapped in Parma ham ...... yummmeeee!

And  Asian spiced Brill ........ mmmm!

Lauren prepped the lot and hubby cooked!

Then of course there was THE match ...... we won't talk about that.  Great start, not so great result. 

We pick up the keys to our new place today so it's going to be a busy weekend. 

Thanks for popping by ....... have a lovely day, and enjoy your weekend.  

Cheerio until next time .......

Products used:
Embossing Folder:  3D embossing folder - Poinsettia (Lisa Horton Crafts)
Inks: Delicata Golden Glitz; Versafine Clair - Nocturne (for the sentiment stamping)
Other: Ink Me white cardstock (Hunkydory); Sizzix Alterations Thinlit Die (Tim Holtz); Red Glitter cardstock; tiny gold gemstones


  1. Love your elegant white on white poinsettias with the touch of gold. Your card is so beautiful. Thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas

  2. Gorgeous embossing folder. The added gold really brings out the design and shows all the dimension. Beautiful card with the red merry to add a pop of bright colour. Looks like you had a lovely dinner and birthday for your hubby. And always fun to get together for a good match. xx

  3. Wow! What an awesome embossing folder, Linda! I love how you've added the touch of gold! You must have a very steady hand! Good luck on your move. I hope you'll enjoy your new home for many years!

  4. I'm loving all these wonderful 3D embossing folders, this one might have to be added to my list :) so perfect by just adding a touch of colour.
    Looks like hubby had a great birthday with all those fishy dishes, I'm drooling just looking at them XX

  5. Wow - what a beautiful embossing folder - love the inking you did on the highest bits Linda - lots of delicious fish dishes here! hope your move went well!

  6. Wow what a stunner of a card, which is so very striking x. Thinking of you with the house move etc and sending hugs x. Thanks for sharing those lovely photos of the family and DH's birthday treat x.


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