First things first… big hearty welcome to my new blog!!
Do you like it?? 🙂
If you made it here for the first time and you currently follow my old blog via Google Friend Connect, please feel free to sign up here using one of the provided means instead (to be found on the sidebar). On top of the RSS feed, which you can access through the Reader of your choice, I offer email subscription and Facebook syndication via Networked Blogs. There will be no Google Friend Connect widget provided on this blog, Google opted to discontinue offering the service outside their own environment.
Why the switch, you’re asking? It’s not just my whim, my dear friends, I assure you! Switching websites is a pain for the followers and I wouldn’t force you through it if it didn’t pay off generously in the future. Many of you use Blogger/Wordpress.com/Typepad services to maintain their blogs, and so you’re well aware that there are risks to be taken when you’re not the owner of your own content. I opted for a self-hosted website, where I don’t have to worry any more that Blogger will decide to shut down my blog or apply changes that I don’t necessarily agree with. I’ve been through both and I told myself, never again!
My aim is to provide you with a more professional & reliable service, and myself with a piece of mind & greater flexibility. I believe that we will all profit from that and I sincerely hope that many (all?) of my current readers / subscribers will find their way here and make themselves at home. Many thanks for your patience and understanding! 🙂
Now that I started things off nicely, by hijacking my own post, how ’bout some papery goodness??
A new WMS Blog Party is taking place right about now, and this month it’s all about LUCK!!
For my card below, I pulled out the Off Beat Backgrounds set, which I stamped with several shades of Memento inks to create the gradient effect, and a simple sentiment from Free Spirit Sentiments. I covered the stamped panel with vellum, to tone down the colours and let the embellishment take the center stage. Um, and how about the shamrock that I created from felt, is it recognizable? I showed this card to my mum and she said she wouldn’t have guessed it’s anything else than a simple flower! lol
I hope that I’ll have more ‘luck’ with you, crafty peeps 🙂
Here’s how I made the shamrock…
I die cut some felt with Die-Namics, cut four double-scallop pieces with my scissors and stitched them together as shown below. Then I pulled on the thread to bring the centers together, masked the center with a button and voilà!
Note: you may want to use a smaller scallop to make yours. I had to fiddle a bit with the size of each piece afterwards, when I discovered that they make up for quite a full shape. Hence the not-so-perfect interpretation, I reckon :/
Check out the WMS BLOG for the rest of the Blog Party entries, also there’s still time to join so hurry up!!