Yep we might not need the sun glasses on in the UK at the moment,
although my fingers are permanently crossed for a nice spell or two,
but if you were to open this little number you would definitely need them.
No not yet, you can keep them off for now, whilst you read.
Good evening everyone and welcome to the relaxing or crafting (take your pick) weekend.
It was a nice short week and from my point of view work wise very enjoyable. Well one part of it was. I was able to hand over my commission and watch the delight on the face of the young lady it was for, I hope her Nan likes it as much and that it will always be a source of happy memories.
This is the stamp that I won from Lols candy, I was very lucky considering the number that enter and personally wish I could win a HM stamp each week, but I can dream.
I also received my order from Once Upon A Stamp today, some more nesties to play with, can't wait and yet again I am bugging the postie, as I was a lucky top 3 at La La Land last week and I was chosen for the gift certificate, yep you guessed it more Rosie's are coming to play for Xmas.
So onto this birthday card then, my son Mike asked me to create a card for his new girlfriend and my DH Matt, suggested that Mike teach her to cook. Came home to a creation of his, but something was wrong the quiche had not set????? on discussing this with him and finding some double UHT cream missing from the fridge - identified that double cream is not the same as yogurt and therefore more liquid and it had not set. Solved, added three egg yolks, stirred it around in the pastry case, and put it back in the oven to cook and this time set. Bless he tried (good job there was a ready made one in the fridge) - They can now have this tomorrow instead :))
So onto the card, several sources of inspiration from different challenges and the sketch I liked this week was Magical Crafts.
So the challenges that I am entering this birthday card into
Magical Crafts Fortnightly Challenge - The sketch above, isn't it lovely.
House Mouse Monday Challenge - Flower Power, I do not have a house mouse with a flower on it yet, (which reminds me might have to pop to see Denise at Tilly's her order should be in by now) so I added some Hobby Craft and local department store flowers to my card.
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - Fancy Edges - Four styles, copic used around the embossed edge of the nesties and then glittered up, two different Martha Steward punches, ribbons around the image (all those tiny pieces (my eyes definitely needed the glasses at that point)
The Pixie Cottage - Make your own charms, well I have never done this before, I used the same house mouse stamp coloured it on shrink plastic, an interesting effect, if I do say so myself.
PaperPlay Challenges - Stamp/digi & Bling - oh and I can do bling, hope I have not gone over the top
Simon Says Challenge - Birthday/Celebrations - just perfect for my card and I love their shop too.
Creative Inspirations - Orange, Hot Pinks and Purple, an unusual combination and hence the need for the sunglasses.
Oh please wake up :) I am so sorry here it is - Put your glasses on NOW!!!!
Base card is orange with the capsule mono paper "Heather" on top and the pink is from a wedding stack by Papermania I think. MS punches, ribbon, and bling from Hobby House. Large flowers from Hobby Craft and smaller ones from a local department store. The image - from Lols and Simon Says Stamp - thank you xxxxxxx. Lols has just grabbed herself a special place on the House Mouse DT, joining her is our ex WW teamie Sue (lucky pair) have fun ladies. oops sorry for all stash see where I shop above.
Here is the inner return
The copic coloured image
My word you can take your glasses off now, and hope you did not fall asleep behind those dark lenses :) Well I have some crafting sanding to do before the gesso comes out and also lots of ironing.
So must leave you nice people to get on and thank you for your recent lovely comments
Hugs Kate x