Good Morning Ladies,
I hope that you all had some of the gorgeous sunshine 🌞 that we were blessed with yesterday. It was so lovely that Paul decided to halt work for a couple of hours and get some gardening in, so it would have been rude for me not to join him!! 😜 I will say that the jobs seem endless at the moment.
Do any of you have any tips for feeding the little garden birds without having the flipping crows coming in and stealing all the mealworms and suet blocks, the little Robins and Blue tits etc are too scared to go anywhere near the bird feeder, we changed the feeder with the worms in to make it harder to the crows but the just lift the whole feeder off and let it drop and as lid falls off they dive in on the grass! There seem to be so many at the moment, you can see them all nesting in the wooded areas around the farm.
Today's card was a bit of a late night craft project but I thoroughly enjoyed making it. I started by creating the Watercolour Wash background, I used a really strong colour from Stampin'Up! Called 'Pretty Peacock ', I added water to the and then decided that a fancied a bit of sparkle so I added some of the ink from my Spectrum Noir sparkle pen to the ink and washed over the watercolour card.
See how sparkly that looks!!
My card was inspired by one I saw on Pinterest by a lady in New Zealand called Karen. I changed mine because I added die cuts and ribbon and sentiment etc. I used one of my new stamp sets called Forever Fern, it has so many lovely leaves and ferns!
After creating my background I stamped one of the leaves in Pear Pizazz, the other two I stamped directly onto background but didn't like how they looked so I stamped them again and die cut them and added foam pads to the back, I used Garden Green and Pretty Peacock to stamp those leaves and placed them over the ones I stamped. To finish the card I added a ribbon border cut with my 'Fauxgrain Ribbon ' die, using Pretty Peacock card. I stamped my Julie Hickey sentiment and popped over my ribbon and added a few clear crystals that I coloured with Pretty Peacock alcohol marker.
I hope you like my card, if you could see my desk it would show how much fun I had !! 🤣😂
Have a lovely day Ladies,
Love and hugs to all of you,