Thursday, 29 June 2017

Happy Birthday, Auntie Rachel!

I don't know about you, but I tend to buy stamps with cards in mind for specific people. As soon as I saw the poodles set from Clearly Besotted Stamps (yay, they are back!!!), I knew they were perfect for my French teacher sister. 

Obviously I had to have a poodle, and some shopping bags on there - she loves shopping and I'm always amazed at what she picks up in charity shops for next to nothing (a Brora cashmere jumper that just needed a little bit of extra sewing for one.)

I started with a piece of Make It Colour! Copic card stock and stamped everything with Memento Tuxedo Black. I then did some Copic colouring of the poodle - they have to be pink, don't you think? And then I found some snippets of patterned paper and did a bit of paper piecing on the bags. I added the ticks in bright pink.

I took a white A2 card base and stamped the French speech bubbles around the outside in different shades of pink and then cut my card panel down and popped it on top with some fun foam.

You'll notice there's something missing here. I used to have a set of links to the products used on my cards around about here. It was powered by InLinkz who are changing over to a product called LinkDeli. In doing so the price goes from roughly £5 a month to £25. Although I was part of the Simon Says Stamp affiliate programme, I earnt very very little from it (like pence in 6 months), I just liked having a central database for my purchases. So I hope you will understand it's just not worth it for me to continue with it. My previous posts will no longer have the links available, so I may go back at some point and tidy them up. I enjoyed using it, but finances have to come first and it no longer seemed a viable option for me.

Thank you so much for popping by today. We're almost at the weekend, so enjoy it when it comes :)


Aileen Ryan said...

Well it has to make it easier for you anyway not worrying about having the correct links there. That way you get to just enjoy the blogging. The card is a beauty, love it, the detail everystep. Perfection, bet your sister does too.

Cara said...

This is such a cute card, and of course poodles have to be pink!

Lisa Tilson said...

A lovely sweet card for Auntie Rachel, and perfect with all the French accents! Sounds completely ridiculous the price hike with LinkDeli and I imagine they will lose a lot of customers because of such a huge increase, and also the restrictions. I hope they think it's worth it! Agree,
lovely to see Clearly Besotted back in business again 😃

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