It was another super windy day yesterday, we had some quite heavy rain too, which the garden needed, although I feel a little frustrated for Sophie and Lucy, this trip to Thorpe Park, which included an overnight stay, was the first 'hotel' holiday that they had booked and organised totally themselves, so I hope that the high winds and rain hasn't spoilt their enjoyment, I am guessing some rides would be closed in adverse weather conditions. I had to chuckle to myself when Lucy and finished printing off her tickets and information she came to find me to ask for a 'poly pocket', at first I wondered what on earth she was on about but she waved her booking info at me and I knew straight away.
I like to be organised and since we first went on holiday I have always had either a plastic wallet or folder to collect all of our hotel bookings, travel documents etc in, although we have had a fabric zip one for a while now. Anyway the first time Matt went away he printed his information and proudly produced his plastic wallet, that he had been and bought and had even made himself a little...'Tickets/money/Passports/EH1C card Checklist just like we have. Then Becca started travelling abroad and bought herself a plastic wallet too. The girls have obviously noticed all of this too so it seemed only right that they have one too, so Lucy happily trotted off with her documents all organised in her 'Poly Pocket' (as she called it, I thought that she was talking about a Tiny little handbag doll that was around when Becca was tiny)!
I think it's quite sweet that they feel that strongly about something to want to do the same for themselves, it's a shame that wasn't the case for all things.
Today's card is very special for two reasons...….
A) It's my Birthday card from my lovely friend Sue and I think it's amazing.
B) A year ago you would NOT have got Sue making an ALL STAMPED card, yes she might stamp elements of the card and assemble them, but never a completely stamped card that also has quite a lot of White space, which is so tempting to try and fill with more stamping. But Sue has stuck to her design and created a stunning hand stamped, almost clean and simple card.
I believe Sue started by masking off the circle and Blending what looks like Peacock Feathers Distress ink into that circle. She has then removed the mask/tape and used her Stampin'Up! Stamperatus to stamp the pattern of flowers across the bottom of the card, using taller stamps to fill the circle.
The super tricky part for a 'non confident' stamper is after finishing your card perfectly, leaving no finger prints in the white areas you have to stamp your Sentiment, in the middle of the white space, this is when my hands would shake and sweat and I would probably drop the block before getting my stamp positioned!!
Thank you so much Sue, I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated how far you had come on your stamping journey, I love my card. xxxx
What have you all got planned for the weekend? Paul got a Rotavator for his birthday from Matt and Becca so I think he wants to go and use it at the allotment this weekend, it will depend on the weather, I think that the forecast looks a little unsettled and getting cooler. If that's the case I will spend the weekend searching out my thick pyjamas!
Have a lovely day,
Love and hugs to all,