Did you have a good weekend? We didn't get up to anything exciting/interesting here, but did manage to do a few odd jobs such as bringing in the indoor plants that go our onto the patio for a Summer Holiday. I really need to go out and fleece up the cordylines and palms that have just recovered from the battering last Winter gave them (we forgot to give them a fleecy blanket till it was a bit late!
We bought another set of ladders for our increasing collection as there was a piece of the ceiling over the stairs - it was only about 12x 24" that hubby couldn't reach form the set of multi-way ladders we'd already bought. Mind you, I did say that next time the ceiling needs painting we get someone in to do it - I was a nervous wreck as even balancing on these "proper" ladders seemed very dicey to me.
I told you it wasn't an exciting weekend hehe!
I did get loads of crafting done though, and have almost cleared my to-do list (at least for a while!).
But first for today I'm catching up as I made this one last week. Alpha, the young Senegalese boy we sponsor through World Vision (please consider doing something like this if you possibly can, it makes such a difference to the lives of everyone in that child's village) has a birthday soon and as he's completely football mad I made this card for him
It's a variation on a card I made for Crafty Templates a couple of months ago using one of Leo's bunting templates. Here I've added stars and alphabet stickers to the bunting and changed the wording to a simple Happy Birthday. I've added a corner flag and a QK football to fill in the empty bits. Wording and white lines/circle are cut using my Craft Robo.
Next is one of the weekend's crafting projects, something to tick off the to-do list
I've been working on a couple of commissioned cards an this wedding card is the first of them.
I just adore this GCD 8x8 paper pad and can't stop using it!
The papers are so lush! Some are flocked, some are shimmery (like the dotty paper here) and they are all slightly textured, double sided and just gorgeous!
Paris Nights Papers (GCD), Nesties Labels 9 die
Silk and feather flower and satin ribbon (John Lewis), Cream cotton lace, plain dark red brads covered with Burgundy Stickles,
Coiled roses: cream and black ones made with same paper, red version made with
flocked paper (from stash)
Right, now I'm going to go and get the washing out of the machine before I forget, and do a few other housewifely chores. If I get them all out of the way, I might even be able to start my next DCM card this afternoon - which as DCM day is Friday, and today is only Monday would be a bit of a shock all round!
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