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My name is Eileen but to friends in the card making world I'm known as 'ikki'. (which is pronounced I-KEY) From where or how this came about I'm not sure - it just got shorten from my original craft name of Ikemo by various friends along my crafting way! I started crafting whilst recouperating from an accident, and from my first attempts with peeloffs and paint - I was hooked! Now my passion is my BUG! and now BEADING!

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Monday, 14 June 2010

Embossing with the Bug

Yesterday was  a very grey wet day - quite depressing,  but then it was the l3th June - what did I expect!

To cheer myself up, and bright happy card was called for .....

I think I've said before that I like playing (or messy around) with inks.  This is just a scrap of card which I coloured with three inks over a plastic stencil.  I was pleased with the result, but at the time didn't know what to do with it!

Today I did....and by adding a flower with a stamped centre, a wire twirl and another flower.....a ribbon and
an embossed card using the Daisy folder from Crafts too you.....
I'd cheered myself up!  That to me is what crafting is all about and I'm sure you will all agree.

Hope you'll be able to join me tomorrow - I have a tale to tell you about ?!??!?!?? 


Glennis F said...

Lovely idea. it looks really effective

Netty said...

Beautiful, Annette

Chrissie said...

This is a great idea Eileen and a great way to lift your mood... maybe a peek at my blog might help too.. there's an award for you there!

Diane said...

Yes it cheered me up, too. Lovely!

Unknown said...

wow Ikki - thats really gorgeous to say you were playing around with scrap paper!!!

Wasn't it just so miserable? At least you will be getting away from it all soon!!!

Paula x x x

Jackie said...

A beautiful card Ikki and I am all agog for tomorrow now :o)
Jackie xx

Scrapcat 1 said...

can't wait until your tale tomorrow and what a fab bright cheerful card you've made.

Julia Dunnit said...

We completely got away with it yesterday - barbecued our lunch and I sat in the sun sanding and polishing for another couple of hours. Rain arrived about 6pm, so we really lucked out. Mind, am terrbily behind at my desk now! Love your card - made me smile because of what you can do with what I would end up chucking out for lack of inspiration!