Time once more for the girls in the Christmas Card Club to show our next makes. Lorraine set the theme which was Candy Canes /Gingerbread. I knew I had two design papers which had candy canes on them so I fished them out and made up( not so quickly as it turns out) into two cards.
The first one
went like clockwork.
The paper is a Holly Hobby from 2012 and came as a freebie in a magazine at that time. Card base is cream which I have layered up with a Christmas Red cardstock cut slightly smaller. Paper trimmed slightly smaller again and then layered on top. The remaining piece of the design paper was just enough to make a further panel up to go across the middle of the card which I raised up on 3D pads for dimension. Die cut sentiment is from Creative Expressions by sue Wilson CED3046. Job done!
Not so my Second card
which started out life as being a gatefold but all the layering went completely off kilter so after several hours of trying to make it work (late last night) I gave it up as a bad job and salvaged what I could to start again.
This time it is an easel card which I eventually finished making this morning and then taking the photos out in the garden. I had to make several alterations to cover up mistakes from the gate fold design and still not entirely happy with it but time marches on so here it is.
Design paper is a freebie from a magazine. The ones that are really flimsy and shiny which come as inserts inside the mag so are not ideal for working with at the best of times. The red matting is not showing up but it was first embossed with a Couture Creations Christmas Collection C0723877 which has a rather nice stripe effect.It does show on the card IRL. Sentiment is by Tonic Studios
'Script Merry christmas'.
On the home front things have not been going quite to plan.
The good news is that The Doc's Aunt is back home now, though with an extensive home care package set up around her. She was in hospital for nearly 4 weeks and her stubbornness was nearly her undoing as she had Pneumonia and Sepsis of the lung. Hubby had been trying to get her to go to her Drs ( to no avail) as she had a very bad chesty cough but no, 'Fishermans Friend ' lozenges would see her right. No need to bother the Dr!! It was also her stubbornness and iron will that got her through the ordeal.
Not been in blogland much this past week as we were having a new front and back door fitted. What could possibly go wrong!!!!!!!!!!!
The front door was fitted Thursday. Right colour, Right design, Right Glass but Wrong finish.
The door should have come with a tongue and groove panelling but the door we got came completely plain so out came the catalogue and sure enough there was the door that we had ordered complete with tongue and groove finish. At this point we thought that the manufacturer had changed the spec for some unknown reason but no when our installer rang them it turns out that they supply all the doors in their catalogue in two finishes i.e. tongue and groove and plain but only show the one finish in the catalogue. No where does it state that, as The Doc has been through each page in detail. This was a bad enough error but they then compounded it by not saying this when our installer ordered the door from them and they had simply taken it upon themselves to make and supply a plain door so a new door now has to be made and supplied by them at no extra cost. The door had arrived with bubble wrap on it so you couldn't see the finish on it until it had been hung and fitted .
The back door was fitted yesterday ( from another manufacturer I hasten to add) who got it exactly right. Their catalogue states it can be made as a tongue and groove panel. This is the finish I was expecting to see on the front door as well as the back door. The electric roll top garage door gets fitted tomorrow so stay tuned!!
p.s. I would have added the tongue and groove finish myself but the door wouldn't fit into my Scor Pal!!