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Friday, 6 May 2016

Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlight - Theme - Thanks

Hello again! I can't believe it has been 4 weeks since I last posted!

It has certainly been a very busy time for me. My husband and I took a trip to Wallaga Lake NSW (near Bermagui) in our caravan. It was the longest trip we have had since getting the van. We took the dog and cat with us which was quite a challenge. Our dog is a Labradoodle (standard poodle size) and unfortunately still sheds like a normal labrador! He also has developed diabetes and needs insulin injections twice daily. As a result of his diabetes, he has lost quite a lot of his sight so taking him places he doesn't know is challenging!

Our cat is a Ragdoll and is used to being inside 24 hours a day so isn't really any problem when travelling, except for the fact that she cries the entire time she is in the car!

Oh, and did I mention that our dog hates travelling in the car? He has to be lifted in most of the time which causes issues as he weighs 36kg!

All that said though, we had a lovely trip and the animals enjoyed themselves when we weren't travelling!


View to lake from our camp site.


Wallaga Lake and Jetty


Beautiful sunset at Wallaga Lake

The day after we got home, I hosted a beyondblue Bash! I will post some more about this tomorrow! Great outcome though, reached my goal of $750.00 in donations!!! Whoo hooo!!!

Okay, on to the thank you card!! Click here to see all the cards. Don't forget to vote!!!

My card is multi-purpose! I will be using it in my techniques class this week as the example of the stained glass look using crystal effects with re-inkers.

The butterfly is from the Hostess set Best Thoughts and I stamped it in Versamark on window sheet and then heat embossed in black. (Be very careful when using your heat gun for this on window sheet, don't keep the heat on one spot for too long). Then I mixed crystal effects with re-inker and used a toothpick to paint it on the window sheet where I wanted it. Once I had let it dry (lying flat) I cut around the butterfly leaving a bit extra under the bottom which I was able to fold to give the butterfly some dimension!

The flower is from Best Thoughts too and I stamped it in Versamark on whisper white cardstock 9.5cm x 14cm and heat embossed in black. Then I used an aqua pen to add melon mambo all over. I then went back and added rose red and rich razzleberry as highlights! The stem was done with pear pizzazz and old olive.

The greeting was from Fabulous Four and I used the rich razzleberry to stamp it.

Attached whisper white cardstock to perfect plum card base and it was done!












Thanks for looking!!

Cheers

Deb

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