Hope you are enjoying half term if you're off with the kids. I have to say I'm enjoying every minute of it...... no seriously!!! My kids are my best friends and I just adore spending time with them. Yes the house gets trashed a bit more and the washing seems to be double, but who cares about that! I think one big spring clean will do the trick when they're back to school. We went to see Night at the Museum 2 yesterday and I have to say it was superb - just as good as the first one if not better and there were some great special effects!
I made this card last night for my son to give to his friend Emma, as he's been invited to her swimming party which is tomorrow. I thought with it being a Summer (ish) birthday this Miss Anya stamp would be perfect. The stamps from The Greetings Farm really are fantastic to work with and you get a perfect image every time. I decoupaged the flower garland in her hair and added some sticky pearls to the centre of the flowers. I finally got my hands on some Bristol Board and I have to say it is the best thing if you want to blend your Copics, as it doesn't bleed and you can really work on the shading without ending up with a soggy mess.
I cut the leaves and flowers with Sizzix dies and created the border around the image with a See D's Morsels set - these are a bit like the Tapestry Peg sets in terms of what you can achieve. The sentiment is 'Happy Birthday' in Hawaiian and I've added the same sentiment to the inside in English.
I'm entering my card into the ABC Challenge - this week's letter is P and the brief is to use pearls. I'm so pleased to be joining in with this challenge for the first time and will hopefully be back again.
As is normal for me during the hols I'm still in my PJs at lunch time, lol! I really must grab a shower now and get a bit of housework done - boo! At least when it's done I'll be able to concentrate on a bit of crafting without feeling guilty ;o)
Enjoy your day and thanks so much for stopping by!
Cardmaking is my passion and I love sharing tips and ideas with other talented crafters. I wake up with ideas buzzing around in my head and go to sleep the same way. My family think I'm bonkers but that's fine by me. I have an ever-growing wishlist, made worse by all the wonderful cards I see when hopping around on a daily basis. I have made some wonderful friends through my hobby, long may it continue!!
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