Some you win, some you lose.

Dinner today was a success, ginger and pineapple chicken with rice.
I use the juice from the tinned pineapple with soy sauce, fresh ginger, garlic, a little sugar and a stock cube. Added to the mix today was a sliced carrot and mixed peppers. The good news is there’s enough pineapple left over for a dessert.

I like to experiment with ideas for my cards and have had a couple going round in my head for a while. I ‘played’ with papers yesterday but didn’t attach them to anything, mainly because I discovered I didn’t have a card big enough. Hm. Plan B.
I was given a couple of booklets for ideas last year, though some seemed really complicated and fussy for my hands, plus there were special templates required for most.
Anyway, there was  a technique which if I remember correctly was referred to as ‘tea bag’ and at the time I had a go with a kitchen towel. It looked OK and I remembered how to do it.

Taking a piece of square paper, you fold it diagonally.
Unfolding that, fold the sides to the centre making an arrow shape. Then fold the fat part down onto the folds like an ice cream cone. Turned it over, and fold the pointy bit down to the flat edge.
The idea was you put them together in a circle (fun part, not) and for the design on the card concerned, I would have needed 8 to complete my circle. I didn’t have a card big enough, so this afternoon, smarty pants here thought SMALLER PIECES OF PAPER.

I cut a large square piece of patterned paper into four and did my tea bag folds. Although smaller than my original efforts from yesterday which I’d only played with and not used yet, I still didn’t have a card big enough, and even worse, trying to get them all to stay put whilst lining them up was a miserable failure.
Hm. Plan C required.

So, I cheated.
I stuck the backs down, and then stuck four on each card in a square.
Hubby isn’t sure, but I think they look OK and are definitely different from anything else I’ve made.

The cards on the right are smaller than those on the left and were made using the smaller teabags.

Here are close -ups which might show the details better.

I like them anyway.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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12 Responses to Some you win, some you lose.

  1. Sadje says:

    Nice cards.

  2. Those are AMAZING!! Such fun patterns and designs and you are a very clever girl!! You have a talent there missy!

  3. They are so pretty and elegant ❤❤!!

  4. They look beautiful, Di.

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