Hello my friends!
I hope you are all safe and dry and warm! With a severe weather alert for the Illawarra at the moment … I am glad to be sitting on my snuggly bed while the rain and wind batters the windows! I don’t think the storms are going to be nearly as bad as as weather bureau had predicted before the weekend … but it still is pretty miserable out there! I felt sorry for Skye & Sandy going off to school this morning! And … guess what!!! Gav is back at work … still a little sore and sorry … but he has called to let me know that he is managing ok. With such a huge improvement … after consultation (by phone) with the chiro & the radiologist … they have decided to put the cortisone injection (into the nerves) off for a week … to see how he goes. If he has 1 good day and then 2 bad … then they will go ahead next Monday with it. But … if he continues to improve … then it won’t be necessary! Yippee!!! Finally there is light at the end of the tunnel. Finally I can get my life back into some sort of routine, too! Perhaps that might even mean some stamping! I actually did sit down last night … for a little while … desperate to stamp! Do you think I could find my mojo???? I was trying some sponging on a Manhattan flower embossed card … and after 3 attempts … threw them in the bin! (Sigh) I needed some inspiration? This is what I came up with …..
If any of you visit Monika’s wonderful blog … you would recognise this design. Yes … I have CASED this from her gorgeous card … just changed the colours a little. I have been wanting to try a scallop circle card since I got my Bigz Die … and finally got to do it! But … the design inspiration is totally Monika’s!!!! Hey … did you notice the cute little Pink Pirouette button? I used the Big Shot Sizzlits “Buttons” die to cut out the shape! I stuck a few 1/2″ punched circles to the back to give it some thickness … and some Crystal Effects on top to add a bit of gloss! (Sorry … didn’t mention this on my card recipe! I also forgot to mention the “rock n roll” technique on the flowers! See … I told you my brain was not functioning properly!!! 😀 😉 ) How fantastic to be able to make buttons to match any colour! Anyway … must stop procrastinating … and get that newsletter started! See you tomorrow! Stampin’ Hugs xxx