Thursday, October 16, 2014

A Poppy Card



Last night was our monthly quilt guild meeting and it was an excellent program. We have a talented group of ladies here who love to appliqué on their quilts and they showcased some of their work and talked about their group, The Appliqué Addicts, which is aptly named. I seldom do any hand appliqué work but may do a little more this winter, but nothing in comparison to what they do.

It seems I had a negative comment on my last post from one of Stamping Bella’s card designers, Dana. Well sorry you only read the negatives Dana and missed the part where I mentioned that I have ordered tons of Stamping Bella stamps in the past (when she was a Canadian company), love them, and will continue to use them but I just cannot afford to order on-line from American Companies, not just Stamping Bella, but any American company. I can read and add just fine and I it is easy to add up the cost of the stamp itself (which is reasonable) add on the expensive shipping and I know I have to pay the duty and therefore I don’t have to actually order something to find out the cost – I know it is not in my budget to order on line.

Speaking of Stamping Bella, here is a card from another one of her stamps.
 


This one is coloured with both alcohol markers and Prismacolor pencils. The dies are Spellbinders and the paper is from my stash. I wanted something along the bottom that would add some texture but not distract from the image so I punched out the butterfly border twice, once in white and once in the green floral pattern and then glued the green butterflies into the white negative space. Then I coloured in the red flowers to match the poppies. The seam where the two papers meet was covered with a gold line sticker (Dazzle) from Paper Wishes…bought back when they had free shipping to Canada! I don’t order from them anymore either!....just saying. However, I just learned of a source for some of their products in Chatham (Commercial Copy Centre) so I may stop in and see exactly what they carry.

That’s all for a rainy Thursday,…..yes, rain again but very mild with temperatures in the mid 60’s and heavy fog in the mornings. Odd, odd weather for October.

Cheers
Violet

2 comments:

jinxxxygirl said...

My dear the way you colored this card is just dazzling! I love those poppies!

As far as $$ you have to do what yo u have to do... If someone is charging too much shipping i don't purchase from them...simple as that. I'm sure Stamping Bella took into consideration they would lose business from Canada before they made the move....so i don't know why you got such a snide remark from Dana.
Enjoy your rain Violet......i'm still waiting...lol Hugs! deb

Malika said...

Very nice card lovely colours

Malika

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