I brought a new set of stamps on the weekend and couldn't wait to ink them up :) They are humorous sentiments (something I don't have in my stash) and I thought they would be perfect quick & easy cards. After I stamped them and coloured them in, I thought they were a little plain, so I added googly eyes and some washi tape.
It was my birthday on Thursday - usually I have the day off (who wants to work on their birthday?!?! LOL), but this year I worked. I had a great day with lots of calls & messages and fabulous presents -Craig brought me a palariod camera - LOVE!.
And some beautiful handmade cards (Tanya & Cathie)
Cathie & mum dropped in and had lunch with me and Kylie popped in to visit too. Last night we had a belated celebratory dinner - an Asian banquet - at mum's. It was delicious - everyone brought a dish (honey prawns, fried rice, pork wantons, etc) and we enjoyed a relaxing night catching up.
Today I went to Simply Crafty. I was more productive this month - less chatting and more scrapping :) I left a bit earlier than usual, so that Craig and I could go to the movies. We went and saw "Hangover 3". It wasn't as hilarious as the first two movies, but still a great storyline and good movie.
Over the long weekend I decided to make it a goal to finish the 5 cards that had been sitting on my desk for a few months. They were mostly card bases that I had stamped / started creating, but were the wrong colour, left over from card swaps, etc.
This card was leftover from the girls card swap at Simply Crafty a few moths ago. The rose is also a left over from last month's card swap.
This card I stamped the woodgrain background with the idea of making a bird theme card, but then lost inspiration - oops! Recently I saw a great tutorial to make the sweet birds nest on the Bo Bunny blog and used that as the starting point to create this card. I decided to make it shabby chic, ao went through my stast and foudn the doiley and bird stamps.
This card I wanted to try the technique of inking the embossing folder. I struggled with ideas for the dark background, I decided to cut the circle and use cream cardstock behind the background to show up the stamped image better and coloured cogs to brighten the card up.
Pop back tomorrow when i will share the other 2 cards.
A few months ago Magdalena at The Craft Revival blogged about a Creative Pen Pal sign up. It was such a great idea - I signed up immediately :) It seems there are a LOT of like minded people,, Magdalena had nearly 200 people sign up! While I was waiting to be matched with my new pen pal I went on the look out for some pretty stationary. I wasn't having any luck finding any stationary till Mel posted a picture on Facebook of some writing paper one of her lovely readers sent her. seem to be any nice stationary, I went straight to the shop and stocked up on writing paper :)
I recieved my first letter from my pen pal last week - so exciting :)
On the topic of snail mail.. My prize from Couture Creations arrived :) How gorgeous is this parcel?!? Kraft paper, doiley and twine - perfect!!
I seem to be playing catch up to share the projects I made last weekend. I decided to attempt another sponged background card. I am much happier with the stamping technique I tried this time - less s;otchy / patchy :)
What a crazy day I had yesterday! One of the guys found a python wrapped around the rafters at work. I think they were hoping to give me a scare with it, but I like snakes LOL It was a pretty big size - Jack released it into the bushland behind the workshop.
Then in the afternoon I found out that I was lucky to win this prize pack from Couture Creations :)