Sunday, 3 April 2016
Why 1-2-3? Well, it is, 1 'playday', 2 cards and 3 'unusual embellishments'. Want to know more? read on and I will tell you.
As it is raining again in my part of the globe, I thought I would just have a 'play-day' in my little attic space, I laughingly refer to as my 'craft room'.
The first thing I played with was a Stampin Up 'Bountiful Border' set that I hadn't got round to inking up yet and decided to use. I did all my stamping and then decided that the white against the self patterned card base (that I had stamped a small image over) needed some sort of demarcation so I drew a purple line around three of the edges with a glitter marker - guess why there are sequins on it - no, no takers? It's because . . . yes, you guessed it at the back . . . I smudged it!!
Never mind, here is that card.
On to card number two and the three unusual embellishments and another stamp set as yet unused, Simon Says Stamp 'Flowers On My Mind'.
I stamped an 'arrangement', but, I'm ashamed to say, couldn't be bothered with masking (it is a play-day remember) so I wasn't happy with the 'arrangement', but I didn't want to throw it away and so I carried on.
Now, this is where the three 'unusual' embellishments came in. You know those 'smelly balls' you get as 'in wash scent boosters' . . . Lenor Unstoppables. I thought, 'I wonder if I could use those in place of enamel dots and make the cards smell nice', well, . . . you can, and, . . . they do, so I adhered three to my card, and it smells all flowery!! Result! Here is said card.
Like I said, I wasn't really happy about the 'arrangement' and I wasn't going to post it, but I was so excited about the 'smelly balls' . . . what unusual items have you used on your cards?
** Edit **
For those of you who have never heard of these "smelly balls" (First, I'd like to share what my dear blog friend Mary of Carolina Cards hilariously referred to them as, 'smelly embellies' ) they are made by Lenor and are called 'Unstoppables' and are made to "make your washing smell lovely for twelve days" they are technically half-balls as they are flat on the bottom! Now, there are a number of things to point out here:
Number 1. They do nothing for my laundry, it smells better with ordinary fabric softener.
Number 2. Who has laundry that doesn't need washing for twelve days?
Number 3. They are around £4/$5.50 USD for 375 gms (which equates to 1000's)
Number 4. Someone said that they must be a UK thing, but another dear blogging friend, Brenda Lawrence of Friends Craftin' with Friends told me that she had got a sample packet through the door the other day . . . besides, it's rare for us in the UK to have something that the USA doesn't, so I'm fairly sure you must be able to either get them, or already have a very similar thing!
I hope you are all having a lovely Sunday. Happy crafting!