.... Hello, sorry I've not been around much this week (see more of that below), I'd like to wish you all a very Happy Easter. It's the second week of our CR84FN51 colours of pink, peach and light blue which I've used to make an Easter Card for my Mum.
I made a clean, simple design which features some pretty Easter Eggs. I stamped the largest egg directly on the card base, and the smaller ones were die cut with Spellbinders Easter egg dies The pink egg was stamped in Versamark and embossed with clear powder and then I added a deeper pink over the top to emphasise the pretty pattern. I love the patterns on the peach egg and the tiny blue egg is just like a real one!! I finished off the card with a fun sentiment and pink butterfly!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Nestie Eggs, Spring Baskets, L'il Buddies
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Peach Parfait, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink
Spellbinders: Easter Eggs (S4-264) # 2, 3 and 4
Accessories: SU - Pink Pirouette card; Clear embossing powder and card from stash
For more inspiration with these pretty colours, check out my fellow design teamamates' blogs:
The inspiration photos are courtesy of Magnolia Rouge.
As you know, we moved into our new house last Sunday - it was such a busy time. Fortunately, we were able to move all our suitcases and other bits and pieces in one, very full, car load. The house we're renting is part furnished - we have some beds, seating, table and chairs. But, we had to go shopping (always fun for me) and get some bedding, cutlery, crockery, TVs, food and a few other bits to keep us going until our sea-container arrives (more of that later). In the evening we had a small housewarming and were joined by some friends for a pizza and coke!
On Monday we got cable installed for TV and Internet. Our Internet connection has been great - not quite as fast as in the UK, but soooo much better than the hotel. Unfortunately, we weren't so lucky with the TV - it just didn't work. And, as we have so little else in the house, TV is our main source entertainment. Fortunately, the company came out to repair the box on Wednesday and all has been well since then.
Kathryn was registered for school on Monday, but it took a few days to sort out the paperwork, so she didn't actually start until Wednesday. So Kathryn only did two days at school before stopping for Spring Recess!!! She has already made several friends and everyone has been so welcoming.
Our container arrived earlier than expected, unfortunately that doesn't mean we're going to get it any earlier than planned. Customs decided they wanted to have a close look at our container - so we are now expecting our goods towards the end of April. So, I'm going to have to make do with my "emergency stash" for a few more weeks. Sob! Sob!
In the UK Good Friday is a bank holiday, but not here! So Jonathan had to work. Kathryn and I went out to the "Marshmallow Drop" in Nankin Mills Park. We found out that this is something that happens every year and is a really fun event for the children. See the video clip here (this was recorded in 2010). I have photos but haven't uploaded them yet.
My only issue at present is that I don't have a car and consequently I am pretty much house bound - no public transport here!! We hope to sort this out in a few weeks. Anyway, that's all for now, I intend to do a bit of crafting during the coming week - so hopefully I'll see you soon.