Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Baking with Nana, a oops moment and a toot for Oyster Stamps

Yep I had another of those “moments” this weekend.  It’s funny now, it wasn’t then lol.  I had stamped out this sweet Baking with Nana image (another stamp that has been neglected for well over a year!) and had coloured it in all ready to go on the card when clever clogs here decided to stamp the sentiment out ……… and dropped the ink pad on the image!!!  Just what you don’t need when you are trying to churn out as many Christmas cards as you can!  There was no way I was colouring it again – I had spent ages faffing on with the distress inks (I am getting to dislike these more and more lol) and the black ink pad had fallen on the little girl sat on her stool so I salvaged what I could by cutting around the grandma and popping her on a new piece of card.  The things we do to save a bit of card rofl.
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The gorgeous vintagey papers are GCD Joyful Peace – OMW these papers are sublime!  Love the rich deep colours.  The flat gardenia is from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley.
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The border punch is a Martha Stewart around the page set – Combo Cherish that I got from Oyster Stamps.  I am SO impressed with them – their prices are fantastic, P&P is free if order is over £20 and it arrives the next day too.  I ordered it a couple of weeks back (but ordered the wrong one DURR), phoned them to explain and they put the correct one in the mail for me and I had to send the incorrect one back.  Well, super efficient (NOT!!!!!!!!!) Royal Mail nicely went and lost the replacement.  No trouble to the lovely girls at Oyster Stamps, when I phoned them they put another replacement in the mail for me next day special delivery.  Now how is that for service!!!  I just had to mention this as they went out of their way to help.  Toot toot Oyster Stamps, you really are a brilliant bunch of people!
That’s it from me today, one more day at work then I’m on me jollies for a couple of weeks, can’t wait!!
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46 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous card
    hugs linda

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  2. Beautiful card Bev! I love the traditional Christmas colours and such a sweet image.

    I had a similar oops moment with an ink pad at the weekend. I dropped it but luckily it landed ink side up otherwise I would have had a nice black ink stain on my dining room carpet! Don't think OH would have been too impressed lol!

    Lisa x

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  3. A stunning card lovely image and colour combo hugs maxine x

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  4. Oh I think we have all had the occasional oops moment Bev, but you managed to produce another stunner anyway! Simply gorgeous (and if you hate the DIs that much I know a good home for them LOL). Christmas hugs, Sxx

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  5. Wonderful disaster recovery, Bev - the card is a triumph in more ways than one!
    Diane x

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  6. Well oops or not its beautiful love the vintage backing .
    Myrax

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  7. Lovely card, sometimes blunders make the best things happen! Love your punch around the page and that lovely bow with button!

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  8. Gorgeous card, and sweet image. Forget the oops, the card looks wonderful to me.
    hugs

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  9. Fab card Bev, what a great save!!

    Completely aggree with you about Oyster Stamps, they are only up the road from me (lucky me!) and they're prices and service are amazing!
    xxx

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  10. Hi there Bev, gorgeous card, so warm and welcoming. Hope you have a wonderful and Happy Christmas:0) XX

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  11. Hi Bev, stunning card! Great colours and lovely image.
    Hugs Trudy

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  12. This is just gorgeous and NO ONE would ever have known your boo boo if you had not said xx

    It is very frustrating when you do things like that though!

    I must just ask you as well Bev, your cards that you make using Go Kreate Dies, did you use these in your spellbinders Callibar?

    Mine arrived yesterday, I cannot play yet coz I had an hysterectamy (keyhole surgery), so cannot over do things at the mo. I read the info about it, but it said you cannot use other dies!!!! Is that right? or do you need different plates?

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year xx

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  13. Gorgeous sweetie, who is the image by? and good on oyster crafts too its nice to find a great company, big hugs love pops x x x

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  14. Aww, lovely card Bev! :) It turned out fab, and no one would have know, but you do make me chuckle - confession is good for the soul! lol :)

    I have used my little shepherd boy stamp btw, he is gorgeous!

    merry christmas

    xxalisonxx

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  15. beautiful card. I also get my MS punches from oyster stamps. love em.
    x laura x

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  16. Beautiful card! Sorry to hear about your ink-tastrophe. I'm glad it recovered so beautifully.

    Jennifer

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  17. Well saved - the resultant card is lovely. Elizabeth x

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  18. I'll second Oyster Stamps - brilliant with me too when I had a faulty MS punch & so lovely to deal with. Ever tried salvaging the image after you've knocked the dirty distress inks brush water over your image taking some glitter with it - I haven't yet but I'm sure the day will come. Anyhow since I'm not taht familiar with this image I'd not have known but for your confession so a brilliant bit of salvaging. Love your matching of the ribbon colour with that coffee card/paper.
    Paula (PEP)
    http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

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  19. A beautiful card and the stamp is just great.
    Hope you have a nice holiday.
    Love Elzie

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  20. Hi Sweetie, I dont blame you why throw away a whole image if you can save some of it, and youve done a brilliant job of using your grandma you wouldnt know shes missing a little person by the side of her.
    Its a stunning and beautiful card. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

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  21. Great save Bev~~dropping or splattering images--happens to me:)
    Beautiful card and enjoy last day of work~~mine too till Jan 3~~YEAH!!!
    Blessings of Love

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  22. Well it may of been a salvaged piece but it still looks amazing.
    Kim xXx

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  23. This is beyond gorgeous, it is sensational!!!! Also love the sentiment. Wishing you a very merry
    Christmas!

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  24. Ha, your post made me smile. I'm not the only one that goes to great lengths to save my paper? lol
    so cute!

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  25. oh sweetie
    this is such a cute image
    i just love your card hunni
    hugs angelique

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  26. I love that sweet image, you would never know there was a mistake, just gorgeous as your cards always are. Thanks for your wonderful inspiration throughout the year.
    Have a super great Christmas and New year. janex

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  27. Yep - bought my ecraft and cinch from them - lovely ladies!

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  28. Hi Bev. This is stunning. Love the colours and layout and such a gorgeous image. Donna

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  29. Well saved Bev, looks fab. Love the rch colours. Yes I agree Oyster are very good. Marianne x

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  30. Bev,

    This is amazing. I love the gardenia! Such an elegant and rich card. I wish you a very Merry Christmas with your loved ones. I'm looking forward to another year of working with you. It's truly an honor to be on so many DTs with you. Thanks for being such a great DT leader!!

    Hugs, Mindy

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  31. Well, you certainly did a good recovery job, there, Bev, it looks as it was meant. Just love this card- it's beautiful- and I love these papers too. I have under the name of Papermania- A Silent Night.

    Alice (beemer)

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  32. Lovely card, great image(how could you neglect this one)and great papers, yummie! Beautiful coloured and glittered.

    Hugs Yolanda

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  33. GORGEOUS,beautiful rich colours and I love that image!!! Have a wonderful Christmas!!
    Hugs xx

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  34. Well you certainly can't tell you made any boo-boo! This is gorgeous & I love those papers too!! I'll have to check into that punch set I love it!! You are such an enabler --do you know how many things I've added to my wish list thanks to you?? :)

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  35. Cute cute card!! Sorry about the mess up with dropping the ink pad. I do so love my distress inks tho. LOL

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  36. It's gorgeous Bev! I love that pretty blossom too!

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  37. Hi Bev, thank you so much for an inspiring year...though I don't comment much, I love seeing your creations!

    Just dropping by to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday.

    Hugs, Shirl

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  38. Darling- love the image and all of the embellishments- love your daily (well just about) inspiration!

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  39. Hi Bev, what a lovely salvage story! Your card still looks great and nanna is busy and happy! Ruby x

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  40. Oh Bev, you are too funny.... The way you saved this image is awesome. one would never know that you didn't plan it this way! Your card is nothing less than amazing, your cards are ALWAYS fabulous girl... Such Talent.
    Hugs,
    Lynda

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  41. Oh, Bev, how awful. I had a mishap a couple of days ago as well. I used a nestie on a freshly coloured image and smashed the glitter glue all over that image because it wasn't dry! Was I mad! LOL! This card is so amazing!!!!!!!!!! Coloured perfectly, embellished beautifully! Love it all! Hugs, Lori P

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  42. A great card. I agree I hate losing card. I have rather a lot of oops moments, you would think I would learn but I don't!
    Debz xx

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