Inside of card
Good Morning Ladies,
It was so lovely to read all of your lovely New Year wishes yesterday, I think that we are very blessed, we have an amazing friendship group, made up of strangers that would most likely never have met. I love hearing from all of you each day, In fact we speak more than we do to our families and if I am 100% honest with you (and some of you know this already) I get greater comfort and support from you lovely ladies.
Today's card is exactly how I envisaged this weeks challenge, bright, spring like colours, something new and a breath of fresh air after all of the Dark, Rich Opulence of the Christmas cards that we have all been making. I'm sure Val is probably past Valentines Day and onto Mother's Day and Easter by now.
My card used categories: Butterfly/Spring/Flowers
I stamped those gorgeous flourishes from the Beauty Abounds stamp set with Old Olive Ink and used my Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends to colour the flowers, I die cut some tiny butterflies from the Butterfly Beauty Thinlets and placed them around the stamped flourish.
I then stamped my sentiment in the same ink and die cut with the Layering Ovals, adding a mat of Old olive to lift the sentiment from the background. I added another die cut butterfly to my sentiment and added a die cut side view butterfly on the edge of the sentiment.
I matted the card on to Old Olive card, then again on white and added the whole thing to an Old Olive Card base.
The sentiment is in two parts ….. Our Friendship Isn't One Big thing...…..It's a Million little things!
So I stamped the second half on the insert and added a background splatter stamp, adding butterflies around the sentiment.
I hope you like my card ladies.
New Years Eve was quite relaxed, we had a takeaway and caught up on some recorded tv shows, we managed to stay awake to see the New Year in, watching the Fireworks on TV, luckily being so out in the sticks we didn't really hear any fireworks, Harley did bark a couple of times but I think that was just people walking by. I spoke to Matt and the girls and then we went to bed.
We had a very relaxed New Years Day, we were on our own until lunchtime, just reading and totally relaxing, which we never have time to do usually. We had to collect Lucy from work and I then sat and made today's card while Paul was 'doing his books'. We decided to have steak instead of a roast, mostly because the joint of beef we have is way too big for 4 of us, so we will have that on a weekend when everyone is home.
I hope that you all enjoyed the rest of your Day yesterday, it's time to venture back into your craft rooms, I have really missed having my desk accessible, so that will be put right tomorrow. Mind you I did enjoy tidying everything and putting it all away in its right place. I am going to try and be a much tidier crafter in 2019, although I don't hold out much hope!
Sending love and hugs to all of you,