What a day ! I have finally decided now that summer is here that I should re-start my aqua aerobics classes which I have sadly neglected due to my new found love………crafting. The mirror however does not lie and it seems that I have the dreaded bloggers bum !!!!!!! Don’t get me wrong I love to craft but it definitely makes you fat ! I was a slim wisp of a girl ( well in my imagination anyway ) and now I am well…..a rather rounded woman and I have only been making cards for six months , I dread to think where I will end up if don’t unglue myself from in front of my Mac !
So there you have it will try to combine the both and see what happens but one thing is for sure the bloggers bum must go !!
Upon my return today from the swimming pool while I was slumped in my chair ( in front of the Mac ) I came across another challenge site Simon says Stamp and Show . Well in fact that’s not entirely true I have been checking this one out for a while but was a little too daunted to take part, but seeing how I had taken a plunge in the pool today I thought I would take the plunge here too. I really liked the theme this week as I have been working on some projects with metal on so here goes.
The flower on the card was made by using Paper Artsy die cut flowers out of metal and stamping on them with Stazon black ink the stamps are also Paper Artsy. The wings are made from paper and once again used Paper Artsy stamps with Stazon ink. Unfortunately had too much light (makes a change ) so it’s not such a good photo.
This card is a prototype for the menu for a friends daughters wedding although in reality it will be much larger and without so much embossing . Will share it when it’s ready. I have used gold metal card to mat the embossing and also for the sentiment ( hope this counts don’t want to be disqualified on my first attempt !! ) used my big shot to emboss the butterfly and the front panel.
A similar thing going on here used my Big Sot and Stampin Up die cut to create to the flower using gold metal and paper which I once again embossed. Added some lace which you can’t see at the edge !! and some fabric matted it all on to gold card and there you have it.
Hope the ladies at Simon says Stamp and Show approve, do pop over and visit their blog they have some great entries and the Dt’s work is stunning.
Going for a lie down now am exhausted …….swimming and crafting a tiring combination.
Bye for now
ROFL – I am doing a double take of my butt to see if I have a bad dose of the Bloggers Bum!! Amazing artwork as always Marie.WishesLynne
Well I know I have bloggers bum, it comes of driving a desk for a living! Beautiful work as always love the first card with the rose and that fabulous design on the card.Happy hopping XOXO Zoe
All of your projects are AWESOME! I have that SU flower die and I love it. The rose flower is wonderful and your menu is very classy. Oh yes bloggers bum. I try not to think about it..hugs..Donna
BB never heard of it……lolAll your craftings are beautiful as always Marie. Annette x
Hi Dolly! VERY cool flower on your card! LOVE it! I"m so glad that you decided to "take the plunge" when you got out of the pool and join in with the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! Your piece is wonderful! Thanks for sharing your art with us!! ❤ Candy
Love your gorgeous flower and the metal project…. wow! The BB is the funniest term I've heard all month. 🙂
No idea why you were too daunted!!! loving that rose for the metal piece. dont be daunted again lol. just go for it (bloggers bum allowing that is.)
You have surpassed yourself with this Marie and worked the metal beautufully 🙂 good luck with the challenge xxx
I've been crafting for 60 years, now I know why my ass is sooooooooooooooooooooo fat!! Thanks, Marie, that really made my day! Hugs, ValeriePS Gorgeous work!
These are AMAZING and well worth getting bloggers bum for!! xx
Wow what a collection, must start swimming if this is what it does for you.Fabulous creations.Kath x
Τι υπέροχες δημιουργίες κάθε φορά!!! Η μια καλύτερη από την άλλη, φτιαγμένες με πολύ καλό γούστο και μεράκι!!!
😀 Thanks for the smile on my face when reading your post. I know this problem and so I try to jog every two days through the wood…. I try…. :DYour pieces are fantastic, all of them. Love the Paper Artsy Flowers.
Ooooo! These are all lovely projects. You have been busy.Regards Florence x
TOTALLY AWESOME, Marie! What kind of metal do you use for the flowers?
All these pieces as absolutely STUNNING. Thanks for dropping into my blog … lovely of you. :o) Donna
Hello Marie, sad to say my bum was already big before I started crafting so I don't hold out much hope of ever regaining my once sylph like figure … sigh. Love your metal flower – it's a knockout. And, glad you're having a summer – we're doing rather badly for sun over here in rainy Scotland. Elizabeth x
Very impressive Marie! The metal looks so great! Amazing work! Love the way the metal suits with the paper!
dearest Marie,Just love the metal tag…awesome.Well slim jim, thank for your comment on my nimble fingers. LOL.great flower too. till next time, take care dearie, gerri
Για μία ακόμη φορά έφτιαξες υπέροχες δημιουργίες!!!μπράβο σου!!!!
oh just love that flower hun and those cards are just gorgeous love the embossing hugs cherylxxxxx
You are too funny…let's see I have been crafting for 8 years now and started working from home on the computer for 3 years aha…so that explains my mega boom boom bum!!!!!!!!!!!!LOl LOLYour creations are amazing!!!! I love the wings on the metal flower tag…just amazing!! Good luck in the challenge!!!!!!!!
WAW……….!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LIKE,LIKE,LIKE, 1000 LIKE !!!
Perhaps some ingenious crafting woman will invent an aerobic chair someday, so that we can craft guilt free with buns of steel! :)Your blog is wonderful and I have thoroughly enjoyed perusing it all. :)WOW….your imagination and creativity is outstanding!!
Τέλεια! Τέλεια! Τέλεια! Τέλεια!
δεν εχω λόγια….ειναι ολα τελεια!!
Absolutely stunning projects! And I can totally relate to the bloggers bum, lol!
The metal flower card is stunning Marie. I love it.HugsCarol x
Wow!! Stunning flowers on these!! I love the embossing you did too!Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!-Sarah
If you have crafters bum it has developed in the last month or so – you are lovely and slim. And I saw you irl so should know.Lovely flower, beautiful cards (as always). Hugs, Neet
the flower on the tag is divine – must give that a try one day.Thank you for all your lovely comments…youre too sweet xx
These are gorgeous! LOVE the metal flowers! And the comment about BB is too funny…Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!
So glad you are playing along on the Simon Says Stamp And Show Challenge too…..I have been playing for a couple of months now and have met some really lovely people there. Thank you for popping by my blog and for your lovely comment, I really appreciate it. Good luck with the challenge.HugsCarriexxx
Hi there Marie forget the bum , it's behind you, no but seriously top marks for getting working on it, mmm I need to get moving myself, crafting's bad enough but add to that blogging and you're right a recipe for a disastrous behind. LOL Love your beautiful flower and the menu is gorgeous in fact all lovely , great stuff, have fun and keep moving, LOL Gay xxx
Stunning work. xx
What a feast for the eyes here Marie! I love your metal flowers and the embossing – that wedding card is going to be fantastic, can't wait to see it! Bloggers Bum is a bit of a problem… my top tip is running on the spot every time you boil the kettle, although this only works if you have 108 cups of tea a day! Vx
Sensational metal art Marie! x
Fabulous flowers and metal-work! Wow, send me a bouguet anytime! LOL Gorgeous!
Gorgeous projects – that metal flower is absolutely fantastic!