Good Monday Morning Ladies,
Well our Sunday was a real mix of sunshine & showers, we had really strong winds too. We are in and out getting jobs done in the Garden, Paul vacuumed the car and put the new mats in, which weren't woven in pure gold as the price suggested 🤣! The do look smart though!! We picked some blackberries from the garden, we have loads and they are huge! I like them in my porridge and smoothies, I Don't mind them in apple pies but wouldn't eat them cooked on their own. I might try making some jam with them. We have 4 cob nut/hazelnut trees absolutely full of nuts, I wish there was a way we could prevent the squirrels taking the lot!! We never see 1 of them, its like there is an undercover squirrel checking each day for ripeness and the moment they are ready he calls in his troops to clear the trees before we get even a sniff of a ripe hazelnut!! 🐿🐿🥜
Today's card is one I made for Paul's younger brother, who had his birthday yesterday, he's not into beer and football so we went for a plain kind of card. I used my new SU Biggest Wish stamp set to stamp the 'Happy' onto the wood effect paper from the 'In Good Taste' dsp, it was easy to repeat the stamping as I just move the plate down through notches on the stamping platform and it lines up perfectly. I used different greys for the happy and black for the Birthday, I also embossed the birthday for to add a different texture and a bit of shine. I layered the card up with Grey Granite card and an Old Espresso card base. To embellish I used some tim Holtz 'Hardware Heads' and black twine. Those tiny screw heads were the only thing that made the card a large letter! Grrr! The inside was another piece of Dsp with a sentiment from SU 'Happiest of Birthdays.
Paul is on earlies this week, which I prefer, I am going to experiment with 'Leave in ' hair rollers and a head scarf, just like my mother 🤣😂, I will let you know the progress, if these don't work its heated rollers! Oh and I bought some setting lotion too, not the blue stuff 'Amami' that my Mum used though!