Sunday, 8 February 2009

Great minds think alike!

For some time now I've been tempted by the Spellbinders Nestabilities dies to use with my Cuttlebug. On Friday afternoon I was looking at them on Once Upon A Stamp's website and got as far as adding a couple of sets to my basket. Then I thought that, rather than buy them online, since their shop is only half an hour's drive away from here I might just as well go up there on Saturday morning & get some without having to wait for them to come in the post. On Friday evening Sally sent me an email. She said "I've been thinking of getting some Nestabilities. Do you fancy going up to Once Upon A Stamp to get some?" We had not mentioned them to each other before then.

Naturally my reply was in the affirmative, and on Saturday morning off we went for our spot of retail therapy. We each bought three sets (good discount on four or more sets so we put them together) the embossing mats to go with them (these also enable embossing with brass stencils in the Cuttlebug) and some Distress inkpads. The Nestabilities are brilliant and work really well with the Cuttlebug.

Had a play with them today, & so far just had time to make one card. It's something of a departure from my usual style, but I quite like it. I used some Elusive Images stamps from Graphicus and a Cuttlebug butterfly embossing folder. The patterned layer behind the embossed butterfly is a background paper from the Artylicious "Butterfly Bliss" CDrom, also from Graphicus.

4 comments:

Sally Holmes said...

Wow! that is gorgeous! is the pattterned paper a frame or is it layered?

Lynne K said...

Thanks, Sally. It's layered, but it could have been a frame!

Lesley said...

Fab card Lynne - I love nesties too and have several sets! xx

Robert & Gordon said...

Hello Lynne.
It was lovely to see you at the shop and thank you so much for mentioning it on your blog.
Glad to see you are enjoying your purchases and having fun.
Love and smiles
Robert Gordon and Harry from Once Upon A Stamp

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