..... no, not us!! My cousin Neil, and his partner Kelly, have moved into their new home today. I know they are really excited about this house, so I've made a couple of cards for them. One from me, and one from Mum.
My first card is for this week's challenge over at Less is More - LIM50, Chrissie and Mandi want us to make a card featuring birds!!! I've been thinking about this all week, and when I finally looked through my stamp catalogue, I realised I had lots of bird stamps. I used the lovely layout from Clean & Simple Stamping - FTL173.
I started off by stamping a "wall" behind which you can see a bird house - with lots of new arrivals. I've coloured the bird house with Promarkers. The sentiment is simple and has been coloured with a green Sakura Stardust pen. Clean, simple and to the point.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Off Beat Backgrounds; Spring Stamps - free with Crafts Beautiful
Inks: Kaleidacolor - Cappuccino Delight; Memento - Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Card, Promarkers and Sakura all from my stash
The next card has been made using the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge - WMSC80 - designed by Anya Schrier. It's really versatile!
I knew that I wanted to use the sweet house in Sewing Box - Hugs and that I wanted to paper piece it too. I decided to use the lovely papers that I got free with Quick Cards Made Easy. I love the colours and the theme. I selected two papers to make the background, cut the layers, attached them to the card and then embossed the funky circles from Free Spirit - Boy onto the background - not sure you can really seem the effect in the photo, but in real life the card sparkles!!! I used the clouds to make the central panel and it looks like a sky behind the house, which has been pieced together with some green paper from my scrap pile and some more sheets from the set. Finally I added the sentiment "Celebrate" - which I think they will do in style!!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Sewing Box Hugs, Free Spirit Boy, Say It Loud
Inks: Versamark; Memento - Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Papers - Let's Fly Away; Kaleidoscope embossing powder and card from stash
Thank you to everyone who left me so many lovely comments yesterday - I really appreciate them all - I had such fun making that Union Flag card for Jonathan. The papers are so pretty and I think you may see them again soon.
My friend Heather came over to see me yesterday - we had such fun catching up and she treated Mum and me to lunch in a wonderful local restaurant. The food there is really delicious. I do love getting together with my friends. And now, I'd like to welcome another new follower - I'm delighted to say Hi and Welcome to Linda. That's all for today - I'm got to go and think about doing some ironing!! Take care.