Good Morning Ladies,
Well that was the girls school break, over in a flash, they spent pretty much 80% of it with their nose in a book, for either Biology, geography or Spanish, so not much of a break for them apart from the fact that they have had coffee and chocolate on demand and have been able to play their music throughout the house, (thankfully they have a very good taste in music)! Nobody really wanted to do anything yesterday, with it being Paul's only day off, I think he was exhausted, so we let him have a real good lie in and the girls were feeling the same, so we just had a relaxing, family day. Paul is back to work today and the girls are working both days of the weekend. That's just about all my news, oh apart from Matt has 15 pregnant Ewe's, so lambing should start in about 4 weeks time, So spring is definitely around the corner! Yippee !!
Onto Today's card, yes it's stampin Up again, I really don't set out to make a SU card but these lovely stamp sets are all sitting therd, calling to me.
The background of the card was made using the 'Delicate Details' stamp set that has been a free Stamp in the 'Sale-a-bration' booklet, it's the one that you chose Lilian,
I decided to have a play and stamp the different border dies in alternate colours down a piece of card to see what it looked like, oh, by the way I stamped it freehand (without the safety of my "faux Misti' )! I used 'Mint Macaron' and 'Sahara Sand' ink pads and matching card for matting and layering.
I really liked how it turned out, so I inked around the edge with the "mint Macaron' ink, then matted and layered and popped it onto a white card base.
I then stamped the 'Thank you, so very much' from the 'Flourishing Phrases' stamp set, cut it into a flag shape and the matted if the same as base card, I cut flowers from the 'Flourish Thinlits' die set and layered them adding a leaf too, the final finishing touch was a small tassel that I made with matching card stock, I think it's a cute addition and gives a bit of movement to the card too.
I hope you like the card xx
Lilian, I want to send you the hugest hug, my dear sweet friend, I am so pleased that you got to go to Exeter to the Craft show, I'm sure you were mentally exhausted as well as physically my lovely. I can't wait to see what you bought xxx
Cheryl, did you get to Exeter too? Did you find your fabric?? I do hope so, I hope Tiegan enjoyed it too xxx
Janet, how did your K&N ladies get on with their card? I am so glad to here that Lily-Mae is on the mend and that you got a surprise visit! Sending hugs your way xxx
I am off for a play with my Apron die from Sue today, have a lovely day ladies, whatever you have planned.
Love and hugs to all,