Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The "just wasn't meant to be" Card...

Hi folks...I'm sharing another Distress Oxide card...the one I made late Monday afternoon...after the reorganise my ink pads session...
and I have to come clean and confess that the aperture was born out of necessity rather than invention when the ink splattering went a little bit wrong...there was much "OH BOTHER" or words to that effect...weeping...wailing and gnashing of teeth as I frantically tried to wipe away a rather large blob of black paint but the more I wiped...the worse it got. I was in no mood to start over so it was either a "cut my losses" bin job or perform emergency surgery. I grabbed a circle die...drew round it with a pencil and cut round the circle and flower...getting rid of the evidence and creating a "no-one will ever know it wasn't meant to be there" aperture. I covered the kraft card behind the aperture with Chatter Design Tape and added Quotations for the sentiment.

Little did I know as I returned to the cubbyhole after uploading the photos and writing this post that the "pride comes before a fall" gremlins were about to bite me on the bum and the card I had desperately tried to save had finally sealed it's fate by nose-diving off the shelf right in to my Ranger Water Bucket.
There's no point in crying over spilt milk or a wet soggy card for that matter...the "just wasn't meant to be" card is now on it's way to the Recycling Centre to be mashed into a pulp and I would like to think...reborn as a brand new sheet of paper but hey ho...a glass of wine and a generous helping of chocolate as a consolation and this old crafter is ready for a brand new day...lightning doesn't strike twice...right!!!
See you all later
Hugs Kath xxx

19 comments:

  1. At least you got a photo Kath...yes that lovely card really was not meant to be!!! xx

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  2. What a shame after all that work. It really was a delightful card. You made a good save with cutting out the circle and using the word tape.
    Sorry about the loss of your card...but you seem to be handling it well...amazing how a glass of wine can help! lol

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  3. Oh you do make me smile Kath. The life of a crafter! I love your very short lived card though... At least you got a photo prior to the drowning incident xx

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  4. It was a lovely card while it lasted LOL
    Hope the wine & the chocolate worked their magic.
    Toni xx

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  5. Oh no!! After you worked your magic with the knife too.... I was worried that you had cut yourself again! Well, it may have had a short life but it was pretty amazing while it lasted... and I am so glad that you photographed it first! Hugs, Anne xx

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  6. Thankfully you got the picture before it did a nose dive Kath, what a shame, well it was nice while it lasted....enjoy your day....x

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  7. Fabulous card and love the aperture, a happy accident! So happy you were able to salvage the card which I love. Enjoy your day.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  8. I'd have whipped out the iron and 'coaxed' it back into shape. I think uber-distressed is the next big thing :)
    Neil

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  9. What a shame Kath but luckily you managed to photography your card before it went for a swim....your card was fabulous anyway
    I think we all get days when things just go wrong

    Anne

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  10. I'm surprised my phone didn't ring! Good save, bad luck with the nosedive.....at least you got the photos of it looking gorgeous xx

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  11. Lovely while it lasted Kath!! You did an amazing rescue job too....I guess, pretty as it was, it just wasn't meant to be!!! Wine & chocolate are amazing recovery team members, and I'm so happy you had them to console you after the final disaster!!! Love & hugs Ann xxx

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  12. Beautiful card Kath. Love the Oxide Inks. Hugs Rita xxxx

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  13. Half way through your post I was wondering why you had written what you did for your post title as you'd done such a fabulous rescue job.....then I read to the end! So frustrating for you, but hope the wine and chocolate helped. xx

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  14. LOL Kath, the save turned out wonderfully and at least you got it photographed before its bath. ;-)

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  15. I really like the circle behind that flowers and the use of washi tape! Sorry the card ended up in the recycle bin! Create on!

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  16. So glad we got to see the photos before it went for a swim. It was a beautiful card Kath! x

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  17. Oh nooooo it is or errm was rather Beautiful I thought.Oh well that's life.Huge Huggle and a Huge Cuddle for Buddy.xxxx

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  18. It's always a pleasure reading your posts! The card turned out beautiful, no matter how was supposed to be in the beginning!!! Love it! Have a great weekend you too! Hugs...Simo.

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  19. It is a beautiful card! I am sorry it met a sad end.

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Thanks for taking the time to visit me in the cubbyhole...I love to hear from you.
hugs Kath xxx