I didn’t realise my last post was a week ago, the days are going by scarily quickly! And the weather has been horrible! Yesterday morning I managed to get the grass cut before the rain returned at lunchtime. It took me ages because the grass very long & very wet, but because of my arm I hadn’t been able to use the lawnmower for a few weeks, so I was determined not to leave it for another few weeks. It’ll probably need to be done once more before the winter.
To my relief I noticed that the seed in the bird feeders has reduced. For at least two weeks I haven’t seen any birds at the feeders & I think it’s because of the new cat on one side of my house & a new Yorkshire terrier on the other side, who seems to bark nonstop. One of life’s pleasures for me is to stand at the kitchen window in the mornings watching the birds at the feeders, so I’m hoping they’re getting used to our new neighbours.
I’ve made a few cards since last week. This one was for the Tilda challenge at Docrafts. The challenge was to use one Tilda image, a flower, a ribbon & the colour purple. The image hasn’t scanned very well; I used a very pale lilac to colour her clothes & an irridescent glitter glue for the ‘fur’. This card marks my first attempt at heat embossing. I used a Versamark stamp pad to stamp the purple backing paper with the swirl stamp Sarita sent me from California, then covered the swirls with ‘Heat It Up!’ silver pearl embossing powder. It’s not perfect, but at least it wasn’t a disaster! Unfortunately, I set the eyelets too close to the edge of the card & it’s torn slightly, so this card will stay in my box.
Another Christmas card, this time using the LO from Clare Curd’s sixth sketch challenge at docrafts. I didn’t enter the challenge; compared to the the cards that were entered this is a poor effort. Looking at it now I’m wondering if I should have embossed the backing paper? I like the topper tho’, Geraldine, (http://gerslittlesnippets.blogspot.com/), sent to me. I had the snowflakes in my stash of Christmas stuff, I painted two of them gold & attached them with 1mm sticky pads. I made two other Christmas cards using this LO, with a portrait format instead of the landscape.
My second goddaughter, the adorable Miss Lily, starts school next week & I made this card to mark the occasion. It’s a very simple card; the backing paper is from DCVW & the little girl, her uniform, the satchel & apple are templates from the September edition of Papercraft Inspirations magazine. Hopefully, Lily will like it & even more importantly, will have a wonderful time at school!
Number 1 goddaughter, my beautiful & extremely talented, Bebhinn, started secondary school last week. She’s attending my old school & seeing her in her uniform was quite a shock! 🙂 Naturally, she looks a lot better than I did! The poor kid was exhausted after her first week, not just from the longer day, the increased subjects, but from the weight of the huge bag of books she has to carry around with her. I feel sorry for her spine! She’ll be thirteen next month, I have to start thinking about her card soon.
I have made some other cards, but they have to remain top secret for now, as they are for people who will read this blog. So watch this space!
Love & light to everyone who reads this & thank you for the very kind comments that have been made so far.