Thursday, 30 April 2020
A very Simple challenge card
Good Morning Ladies,
I hope that you are all wrapped up warm, it's like a totally different season out there, feels like we are back in November! The rain really does make the garden look much healthier, I walked up to the greenhouse with Paul early yesterday morning to check on the progress of our seeds, they are all starting to come through, it gives you such a 'buzz' to see them coming to life. The rain seems to have given Paul's onions a boost too, they look like they have double in size in a couple of days.
Oh I saw a tip about growing Spring Onions the other day, when you use the Spring onion leave about an inch or so at the root end and plant that out and the spring onion regrows really quickly, so its like you are getting 2 for 1, I know that they aren't expensive to buy but even better if you can get some for free! It's a pity we can't grow craft supplies!
I too have had a frustrating parcel delivery Brenda, I ordered some Tim Holtz bits from Create and Craft, everything was in stock and there were no delays when the confirmation came through, so I have been going on to try and track parcel but you can't, Hermes are supposed to be delivering but there is no tracking information. I then received an email yesterday explaining that there was a 'delay despatching' the items due to the 'current situation'! What annoys me is that there is no talk of this until they have your money, I also think that some companies are using the 'situation' as an excuse for poor service. Don't get me wrong I totally except delays with Royal Mail because of staff shortages. However 6.99 delivery cost from a courier is a little OTT when the order takes as long as ordering from China! Rant Over! Soap Box back under the stairs! (by the way did you notice that Paul has added a Grab Rail to the Soap Box for those of us that struggle to climb up to air our frustrations?)!
Todays card was so simple but it was all I could summon the energy to make after an uncomfortable night, why does a bad back hurt so bad?!
I took a 5 1/4 inch square piece of white card, I then put a tiny drop of Pink Acrylic pain on my craft sheet and loaded my brayer, I brayered a light touch of ink onto my card and then used the excess ink and cleaned the roller on a separate piece of card, I stamped a few of the Best Wishes stamps around my painted background and then stamped a stem onto the card, I took the Daisy stamp and stamped that onto the separate piece of card that I cleaned my brayer onto, I dried the image and then fussy cut it and placed it over the stem on my background.
I used the same Best Wishes stamp to stamp the sentiment onto a scrap of card which I die cut with a banner die, I then cut a black mat for it too, I added touches of the pink paint around the edges of my sentiment to tie it into the background.
All of the stamps I used were free in the Simply Cards & Papercraft Magazine issue 204 in shops now. Michele featured this magazine a couple of weeks ago, the free stamps are lovely.
My card was based on a design in the magazine by Tracy Evans.
Categories Used: Simple Stamping/Floral/Feminine
I hope that you all have a lovely day,
Love and hugs to all of you,