Still having computer probs!!! Can’t open my publisher files … BUT IT IS TOTALLY my fault! I downloaded the last couple of months of Windows updates … even though Gav said it was a bad idea!!! Yep! I have to admit … IT WAS A BAD IDEA!!! 🙄 Should learn to leave good enough alone! Oh well! Having a lazy day today! Was feeling pretty yucky last night … and not much better this morning … some sort of temp/fluey thingy … so because I have to drive 4 12yr olds to State Cross Country tomorrow … and then my sis & hubby arrive from Q’ld for my mum & dad’s 50th anniversary … and are here for the weekend … I really needed to get on top of this before it got any worse. So … Gav talked me into spending the day in bed! Of course, that’s where laptops are GREAT!!! I have been able to catch up on the blurfing that I just haven’t had time for over the last week. It was nice to hop around and get some inspiration from all my lovely blog friends!
Anyway … before I rabbit on any more … I thought I would share the other card that we made in Stamp Club a couple of weeks ago! I found this gorgeous design on Selene’s Blog and thought the technique was a slightly different spin on the Watercolour Pansies that we also did … so was good as a 2nd sample for water spritzing!
This wasn’t an easy project to do for stamp club … because we had to get the crystal effects to dry before we mounted the image onto the card. And … it meant that we couldn’t do the 2nd layer of crystal effects (that Selene did on her card) … but the overall effect was extremely satisfactory!!! My girls enjoyed this one! So … we don’t have the shimmer card that Selene used here in OZ … so I just used Whisper White card instead. The spritzed colour technique seemed to work reasonably well on the WW card. All the details for embossing, colouring and spritzing the rose … as well as the crystal effects instructions can be found on my CARD RECIPE at the end of this post. I loved the colours, Selene used … and sometimes you just know that you won’t be as satisfied with another combination … so I copied the colour combo too!!!
I was catching up on my comments this morning … and found a lovely surprise from Claire! Thanks so much for the Sunshine Award, Claire! It was so sweet of you to think of me … and I was really touched! It did brighten my day … when I was feeling a little sorry for myself! Definitely brought me a little Sunshine! 😀 I would like to pass this award onto … Simone, Jenny, Teneale, Lisa & Monika … who all bring me sunshine with their gorgeous inspiration and ideas!
UPDATE: Monday 10th May … how lovely … I just received this award again from my lovely blog friend Sonia! It was so nice to know that she gets a smile from my blog each day! Thanks so much Sonia!
And … then … I also had a lovely email from Simone, today, too! She has also been in bed with some dreaded “lurgy” … and took the time to stop and say hi … and sent me some chicken soup via email!!! Thanks for your concern, Simone! I hope you are feeling completely better soon, too!
I will try and get a scheduled post done for the next couple of days … I have a feeling it is going to be REALLY busy! 😀 Thanks for being so patient with me … and hanging in there … lately! Surely life will quieten down a little soon??? Stampin’ Hugs! xxx