This card is for my friend Jean in the UK. She's a member of the craft club I used to go to each week (and am missing quite a lot). I found out that Jean had managed to dislocate her hip replacement - she's had surgery and it's been repaired, but she's feeling a bit low. I used two challenges in the making of this card:
- Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge - WMSC97 - fabulous sketch by Lynn
- Colour Q - cQc137 - using all my favourite colours in one!!
I really like the pretty layers on Lynn's sketch and finally decided which of my WM sets to use. I settled on French Country as I thought it would look lovely in the Colour Q colours. Edna (one of the Waltzingmouse Mischief Makers) made a lovely card and I've CASEd her idea of using vellum as one of the layers. Well, I didn't want to hid the pretty paper!! I stamped the lace onto plain white card and used one of my new Spellbinder dies to cut the layers. To colour the flowers and leaves I simply rubbed some of the ink onto an acrylic block and used my aqua pen - easy! I glued all the layers together, ran some thread around them and attached them to the card. I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to position the sentiment. I'm not great with bows, so I finished off my card with one of the flowers from the set which I coloured and attached over the thread. This will be going off to Jean in the morning.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - French Country, Compact Sentiments Pt II
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade, Tempting Turquoise; Memento - Gray Flannel
Spellbinders: Deckled Mega Rectangles Lg (S5-015) # 4 & 5
Accessories: We are Memory Keepers - Sew Easy Thread (Parakeet); Vellum and card from stash
That's all for now - here are those photos that I promised:
This is our office - a bit smaller than at home in Wales, but we've managed to get in all our desks and computers - and it's a super room.
The four photos above are my craft room - it's light, bright and big, but a bit short on shelves!!! Hence the stash on the floor - well, that's my excuse :) I do need to get a few more storage units, but it's mostly done and I am able to use the room and ALL my stash.
These two photos show the family room - a super space, and behind you can see my new kitchen - again, it's a lovely space and I'm beginning to get used to all electric!
That's all for now. See you soon.