On top of that, the treasurer of our Women's Institute group died last week and we thought it would be nice if the WI could do the catering for her funeral yesterday. She was only a year older than me and was diagnosed with bowel cancer earlier this year. It was quite a task because we were catering for about 120 people so lots of cooking, baking and sandwich making. As well as preparing the village hall and all the clearing up afterwards. Fortunately the church was right next door so we were able to slip out, attend the service and then shoot back again. But we were all pretty exhausted at the end of the day.
I'm afraid I didn't actually get round to making my card until last night. This time it was Rita to choose and her choice was Christmas Reindeer.
6" x 6" base card
Embossing Folder - Freebie from Cardmaking and Papercrafting
Reindeer - Marianne Craftables
Twiggy Tree - Memory Box
Sentiment - Elegant Christmas Swirls - JustRite
Pearls - Hobby House
I embossed the beautiful folder onto Core'dinations card, which I believe is from the White Washed collection, and lightly sanded it. I diecut the tree and reindeer from a scrap piece of card stock which was sitting under a pile of things on my desk. It was patterned side up and when I moved it I discovered the other side was the perfect colour match for my card. I stamped the sentiment with silver ink and then just finished with a few Hobby House pearls. I really like this folder so I will be using it again. It actually came with a reindeer stamp too but for speed I used the die cut ones. I had to wait until this morning to photograph my card because the light wasn't very good by the time I had made it. However, the colour still doesn't show well - it is a very pale turquoise - more visible if you click on the image to enlarge it.
Well must go. Take care.