Afternoon! It’s another weather-related card. Living up to others expectations of a weather-commentating country, I couldn’t pass by the umbrella in this Hello Baby set without adding a little rain.
Pretty rain at least.
This is the project I’ve used over at Make The Day Special and if you click the link it’ll take you straight to the set.
I’ve used the matching die set and cut out the umbrella using some Add A Little Dazzle metal sheeting. It’s such a gorgeous shimmer on your cards and I added a little deluge of metal dots to act as the rain.
For the bunny, I’ve used the ‘no-lines’ stamped technique that’s been doing the rounds for a while.
I’d not tried it before and using a light coloured ink ( Sahara Sand; Memento -I think) to stamp the image and then using Copics to colour up to that line gives it a artistic look that’s soft and subtle and perfect for a baby bun!
Sadly, it’s the summer holidays.
Before you assume I’m wanting rid of weather/kids or both, it’s a simple statement that is all about balancing.
I’ve tried to clear a ton of work from weekends for August at least but I’ve still lots to complete during the week.
The kiddos are being reasonable..ish. I’ve been superbly helped by the loom band craze which is still going strong in our house.
Despite constantly picking them out of the vaccuum cleaner, they are a boon.
A wonderful relaxing and creative time spender that means I get to sort out my schedule whilst they decorate their arms!
Better go. French toast is calling and who am I to ignore it?!!
See you tomorrow with my post for Add A Little Dazzle!
Today’s another day over at Add A Little Dazzle this weeks challenge is continuing the ‘Christmas in July’ theme but with a colour inspirational photo. We’re using Pucker me Pink & Precious Pearl
If you’d like to join in, you can do so here. You just need to use the colours photo as inspiration & you could win a voucher for the online store.
Now it’s supposed to be a card- but I’d give this in preference to a card; you could keep it longer than Christmas and save it as a home decor item. The die is a wonderful XCut one and you can purchase it here His little message in his beak is from WPlus9 (Holiday Wreath set) and because it’s stamped onto the metal, it’s beautifully bendable!!)
Weirdly enough- we are having our own Christmas in July on Sunday. We missed it last year and there are not many days left in July. We’re just organising who is coming round for the Giants visit to the city (these are massive wooden puppets that parade around the streets of Liverpool and it’s a form of collective theatre- it’s brilliant!).
Well- I’ll be back tomorrow- I’ve lots and lots of projects to show you!
See you when I’ve recovered from trying to do the housework in this heat. Housework is never the best of ideas at anytime but today- let’s just say I’ve done today’s workout!! xx
I’m still in a total Christmas ‘kick’ but it is fair to say that at some of the demos it freaks the customers out that we should be doing Christmas so early- so despite wanting to share some fun Christmas projects- including some inspired by Jennifer McGuire – I’ve got some Roald Dahl cards that are in the current Creativity magazine.
The new range is scrumptious, lick swishy and delumptious. Do get hold of them if you can- there are some amazing stamp sets ( that I’ve yet to get my hands on) but the papers and stationery sets are just inspiring.
I’ve gone a little quirky- this range just so appeals to my creative side. The other cards are in the mag.
I’d better go- we’ve been avoiding flying ants today- nasty swarms of them crawling all over people. All the girls were feeling pretty itchy in the playground. Thankfully I was wearing a dark top which they didn’t seem to make a bee-line ( or should that be ant-line) for !!
We’ve also had a one of Will’s friends over. Seeing them play and hearing them chat made my heart sing. Just to hear their funny conversations and their mutual discussions over the frustrations over having red hair was adorable. Their laughter over nothing was a delight and I loved seeing two little boys enjoying each other’s company so much!
Why can’t they stay that much fun?!
Tonight I’m busy in PaperArtsy land- planning and creating for my last month of guest designer. I can’t believe how quickly it’s flown.
Hoping to leave with a bang but right now it’s looking more ‘fizzle’ than ‘bang’ 😉
See you when I’ve covered myself in paint …again!! x
If you’ve been with me since the beginning of this blog ( unlikely- but a few have!), you might recognise this card project which was one of my first on this blog.
Over at Make The Day Special, they’ve a challenge to take an old card of yours and CASE yourself. It’s quite an interesting process. Apart from the fact I was quite embarrassed looking back at some of my attempts, it was interesting seeing my creative journey.
Here’s how I cased it!
It’s a distress inked background that’s sprayed with water. A, it gives a lovely touch, but B (& more importantly) it hides some of my dodgy blending!
The set is the Hunny Bunny one from Mama Elephant and I hope you can deduce a little progression!
Better go- I’m off to a Variety show with son no.1. He’s doing some puppeteering! I’m sure there’ll be a related blog post- I can just feel it!