What is it about being asked to make a commission that completely throws you? One of the girls at work just asked me to make a card for her Mum (panic set in straight away) and she said I had free reign to make whatever I wanted as long as I just included the word 'Mum'. She knows my style and likes what I do so she said she was happy for me to make something in my usual way......... so what could be so hard?!!!! Well I sat and pondered and worried last night, then took a break for some tea and still didn't know what to create when I came back to the table. My first image went in the bin and I really was ready to throw in the towel, lol!
Anyway, I got there eventually as you can see and decided on a High Hopes image so that I could also enter this week's challenge. I think this is one cute ladybug and definitely one of my faves and the matching sentiment was quite apt for a card being given by a daughter to her mum. So a bit of a stressful evening and it reminded me why I don't do commissions very often!!
I used a gorgeous double-sided sheet of paper by October Afternoon and picked out some of the colours when adding my Prima flowers. My HH image was coloured with Polys and Koh pencils and you might just pick up the Sprinkles coming out of ladybug's watering can. Brads, spacers, buttons and pearls are from my stash and the border was created using paper lace by Around The Block.
Right that's me for today as I now need to drop the kids off at school and toodle on to work.
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!!
Everything on this blog is my own work unless otherwise stated. I am extremely flattered if you take inspiration from the things I make and would be happy to visit you and see your work if you have used my designs as a base for creating your own projects. Please do not copy my unique designs and do not lift my work for competition or publication purposes, as this is a breach of copyright and will be reported accordingly. Thank you.