The bank holiday weekend went so quickly and typically today is a beautiful bright and sunny day and I'm back at work in a few hours. We spent most of the time doing odd jobs around the house and I got some card making time,I finished my sister's birthday card which I must post today and nearly finished my sister- in- laws 50th Birthday card ,but that's not for 2 weeks...the plan was I would give it ago and if I'm not pleased with it we would buy one buts its looking ok so far...I'm also working on a baby card which I should finish tonight if I get the time after work...finally I found the perfect digi stamp...but that's for another day. I also won a challenge last week at Fat Pages and cards with Attitude and was over the moon. I get to choose some digi stamps which as yet I haven't done so as I cant decide which one ...the choices are fab.
I also spent some time blog hoping over the weekend, visiting my favourite sites and bloggers which I often don't get the opportunity to do other than the weekend... I love it but loose track of time so easily and before I know it several hours have past.At Crafty Catz Challenge this week is 'Ribbons and Bows' the DT cards always produce a diverse range of card designs which I like...great for inspiration and my poor imagination so I plan to enter that this week. I found an excellent free digi stamp site which has a huge range of great stamps ,she is a very talented lady and very generous,I have used the cute sisters stamp for my sisters birthday card below, I can see me using the site often now that I know how; that in it's self was a another challenge for my daughter and her patience in teaching me how to download and re -size etc...I think I've got it. The site is Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps and its ace,with so many cute designs for every occasion imaginable...there are some excellent Christmas digi's this week and I think it is added to a;most every day, its awesome. I used a cute cat sisters digi and made an easel card, not the type of card I usually send my sister but I'm sure she will like it (I hope).
'Happy Birthday Sis'
I used the following to make my card
- square white base card
- pink textured cad for layering
- wild rose studio papers- butterfly garden (magazine freebie)
- floral paper-Dovecraft back to basics III
- sister digi stamp- coloured with promarkers
- pink satin ribbon and bow
- Cheeryl Lyn flourish
- die cut butterfly- decorated with gems
- punched flowers- layered using papers above and tiny pink flowers to finish
- pearls - various sizes mostly pink !
- butterfly charm
Challenges I would like to enter this week-