Today's card is another version of this weeks Sketch Challenge, I quite like this lay out and have found it quite easy to work with, I hope that your are all enjoying it too.
Janet I am so glad the card helped a little, I say it and thought of you. I also wanted to thank you for sharing your story yesterday, I loved reading all about Oradour-Sur-Glane, It sounds like one of those places that gives you chills, especially seeing it just as it was on that day, I think it is important that these places are preserved for future generations to fully understand the atrocity that took place. I would love to hear more about your times in france. xxx
I used the Stampin'Up! Bloom by Bloom Stamp set this time with Calypso Coral and 'Call me Clover' card and ink.
I stamped the image of the flower on the topper, then added the sentiment and punched out some tiny flowers from matching punch set, adding tiny pearls to the centres, the punch set has those tiny leaves too, which finish of the flowers nicely. I used two different pieces of the matching DSP, edged them with ink and mounted them onto Call me Clover Card, as I thought that made them 'pop' more than the 'Calypso Coral' card. I put all the layers together and added a border of ribbon in colours that match the colours in the floral paper but the orange looks much brighter on camera.
I popped the topper onto foam pads and mounted it on top of the ribbon border.
I finished the card by die cutting a 'friend' sentiment and added some matching sequin flowers that also don't look like they match in the photo!
I had a lovely visitor yesterday....Sue came, really brightened my week as I have been feeling a little low, as my heart has really been playing up, we are waiting for appointment with new doctors surgery so have to start all over again with information etc.
Anyway back to yesterday it was so lovely to see Sue, it seemed like forever since we last met up, in reality I think it was 3 weeks! We had lunch and then sat in lounge with a cup of tea, which was a bit of a mistake as we have a jigsaw puzzle out on the coffee table, it is one of these 'Impossible Puzzles' it only has 500 pieces but they are tiny and the picture is just 'Sprinkles' you know like you put on cakes! We have been doing it for about 10 days, never has a puzzle taken us so long, it is infuriating but addictive, I could almost see Sue's fingers itching to get involved, but it is something fun to do while you chat. We lost an hour or so but did find a few pieces that we had been looking for for ages! We did eventually make it into the craft room, where we both got busy, I managed to start and finish the above card, that is the beauty of a sketch though, planning your lay out is the hard part and thats all done for you.
As usual Paul was home before we knew it, time just flew, thank you so much for coming over Sue, you really made my day. The cakes were yummy too..... Harley says thanks too 😉😜😜xxx
Margaret, I was pleased to hear that your Xray was clear, that puts your mind a rest a little, I hope the hot water bottle helps with your bruising too my lovely xxx
Pat is was nice to read that you got out even if it was only for an hour or so, its nice just to have a change of scenery. xxx
Val, I want to send you big hugs for yesterday, I imagine that the number of years makes no difference to the hurt you feel when you think about anniversaries like yesterday. I was pleased to read your pain was easing a little though, just remember we are always here for you xxxxx
Lilian, I always start off with a decent space but end up with a postage stamp, its usually a postage stamp area on top of papers, guillotine and ink pads though, Paul always shakes his head in disbelief, he says I end up crafting on the tip of a pyramid!!
I hope you enjoyed your Fish and Chips, I bet they are the 'best' fish and chips with the fish being so fresh, you had my mouth watering, now here's a question for everyone......Do you have Mushy Peas with your Fish and chips??? xxx
I hope you all have a lovely day,
Love and hugs