I'd like to thank Ann of KingstonMamaCrafts for the Liebster Blog award - it's very much appreciated. Now, I know that in accepting this award, there are various things I need to do - namely pass it along. However, with everything that's going on in my house at the moment - I'm going to do that part later - probably next week!
Things are moving on really quickly here - and I feel a bit like a spare part!!! I can't do any of the actual packing (insurance conditions) and all our possessions are disappearing into white packaging. So, I've spent this morning in my office (don't have a craft room any more) playing with my emergency stash!
Last week at craft class the girls gave me a lovely card and super new Cheery Lynn die and I've done cards for them all to say thanks. Despite having lots of cards in my stash, I don't have enough thank you cards, so I've made a thank you card inspired by two challenges:
- Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge - WMSC87 - sketch designed by Renee Lynch
- The Play Date Cafe Challenge - PDCC121
I flipped Renee's through 90 degrees and have matched the colours as closely as I can. I started off by stamping some pretty flourishes onto the base card. The PDCC team called the pinky colour "peony", and I've made a colour that's a mix of pink/yellow a sort of peach. I made a mat layer from white card, colouring the edge with my marker pen. For the focal panel I've used doilies and to make the diagonal bands, I went for faux stitching. Finally, I added the thanks sentiment.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Flourishes: Dots & Scallops, Off Beat Backgrounds, Large Doily, Dainty Doilies 2
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Card from stash
Kathryn is having a day out with her school. They are visiting the Liverpool today to see the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic performing a programme designed for schools. Kathryn has been to see them before and she loves it. It's always a very popular day out and I'm so glad that she's had the opportunity to see them again before we move. And when we get to America - just think about what we'll be able to see there!!!
And that's all for now. I don't quite know how much longer I'm going to be able to craft at home, but I will have time to browse and comment! See you soon.