I have the following quote printed it out and keep it below my computer screen in my craft room… …
We are all cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick, is knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the Beautiful Stuff out.”
isn’t it lovely? . . . It’s by a gentleman called Ray Bradbury, an American author and screen writer, and I just love it. And today came the perfect chance to share it with you because …
I’m forever inviting you to come and have a coffee with me, so when I saw last week that ‘Kanban Cards’ had brought out a fabulous new collection of die- cuts, papers and cardstock, I had to have some of it. It would have been so rude not to!
To be honest, I fell in love with it. The colours are just beautiful. The quality is really great and it gives you such scope to play around with.
I made a card today using some of it and as I was making it I thought … “it’s AGES since I’ve done a ‘giveaway’, so perhaps this would make an ideal card for that very thing!”
I made the card as a 12″x 6″ – so quite a long card. On a base card of white, scored and folded, and then topped with a sheet of Kanban foiled heavy weight paper. I added some wide, Satin, pale coffee coloured ribbon, topped with some deep brown seam binding.
On top of the ribbons, I used two toppers and a sentiment from the kit. The coffee cup topper I layered on top of a vintage looking doily, made from cotton, with cotton crochet lace all around the edge. I bought a pack of these little doilies from a pound shop about 8 years ago and originally bought them to make little pouches of dried lavender. I still have a few unused ones left.
The duo coloured bow (to the right hand) has a dazzler fixed to the centre to bring a touch of sparkle and colour to the card. If you look carefully under the bow, but above the satin/seam binding ribbons, you can just see a golden circle of leaves and vines. This is a chipboard die cut, which I coloured up with gold embossing pad and then a combination of gold emboss. powder and gold glittery embossing powder.
The spoon … well that began life as one of those plastic spoons they give you in coffee shops or Mc.Donalds. I never use the spoons, but keep them with the thought that they might come in useful. And look! One did! 🙂
Finally … inside. One of my sheep (craft room buddies) wanted to show you what was inside… I told him: “No, absolutely not. Get out of there you rascal!”. . .
He seemed determined, as he backed himself into the middle of the card. I knew what he was up to. He was going to give one great big JUMP and open the card to show you what was inside, but I wanted to keep it a secret known only to the person who won the give-away . . . so I chased him around the craft room, caught him, and he’s now safely back where he belongs … under my craft room computer monitor, with the rest of the flock. tsk, tsk!
So anyhoo …. If you’re a follower of The Cobweborium Emporium blog, and would like to have your name ‘thrown into the hat’ and be in with a chance of receiving this card then please just leave a comment below with the word: ‘GIVEAWAY’ – either at the start or the end of your comment.
To make sure that all is fair, I’ll get the Random Number Generator to choose the number.
If you’re the winner then you have a choice:- You can choose to have the card for yourself, in which case I’ll write the card to you, sign it and send it with love. Or … you can choose to receive the card un-written, so that you can write it and send it to someone else.
But … If you don’t want to enter but still want to leave a comment or have a chat, then that’s fine too. You really don’t have to get involved in a give-away. Any comment which doesn’t have the word ‘GIVEAWAY’ won’t be entered.
NB: Please DON’T put your real name or address in the comments box. I need to look after your privacy and security.
Happy Thursday, by the way!
We’re heading to the end of October now, after this it’s just a walk to Christmas, and although I have got a few Christmas Presents tucked away … it’s only a few and I really do need to get a wiggle on with the buying. I don’t want to be left with only the stuff the shops have left over!
I also have to get a very BIG wiggle on with making Christmas Cards! Maybe I’ll start in a couple of weeks time and cross my fingers. It worked last year. And the year before. And the year before that too. Need I go on or are you getting the idea? lol.
Right … I really must stop yacking and let you get on with your day.
I wish you a blessed, calm, comfortable, happy Thursday!
(I saved that last photo from this card, just so I could use that right there … ) 😀 Toodles!
EDIT on 30th October 2017 to add:
THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. NO FURTHER ENTRIES ARE BEING TAKEN. Please see the post on 30th October 2017 to find out the winner.
Thank you to all who entered. Watch out for the next giveaway soon. ~ Cobs. x