Hi there my blog buddies!
I am just catching a quick moment to share the other card that I made on Monday during my short but sweet stamping therapy! 😉 This card was inspired by a fabulous sketch challenge from Stamping 411 … it is a sensational design and I really enjoyed playing along with this challenge!! I am such a fan of the Stamping 411 sketch designs! There is a fab (but rather tricky 😀 ) blog candy comp running over at S411 to celebrate their 200th sketch challenge. You really should pop by to check it out. Click on sketch pic to visit website.
Isn’t this pretty! I was so thrilled with it! The colours were inspired by Gabbi’s baby card. I loved the combo so much I was itching to use it myself! I also finally got to use a brand new stamp set called “Thanks for Caring” from the new Autum/Winter Mini catalogue that I had ordered at the beginning of April. It is actually a lovely sympathy set … but the images are perfect for any type of card … really!
I added some colour to the stamped images using my markers … and then stamped the same images on vellum card & coloured in these images, too. Then I cut around the vellum images and popped some glue dots into the centre (only) of the flower and along the body edge of the butterfly wings. Then I curled the edges of the vellum using my fingers to give a 3D effect. I hope you can see this from the pictures.
A stamping hint: If you have a few images to lay out on a single piece of card … why not mount them all on the one clear block … and stamp them all together at the one time. You can get perfect positioning by doing it this way! See pics below for this sample.
Well … Dad was transferred to the nursing home yesterday afternoon. Mum’s words were “We are FREE!”. I think she means that it will be easier to visit and fit life into the nursing home routines than the hospital regulations. We are very thankful to have him settled … although his permanent care still needs to be finalised. Mum also finally had her visit to the ortho specialist yesterday and has a date for her hip operation. (20th June) So … apart from visiting Dad as regularly as possible … I have a mini break now … before Mum’s care begins in a couple of months! 😀 Who was it that said “Life wasn’t meant to be Easy”???? And … of course … I MUST make time for that gorgeous baby & her sweet mum! 😀 I have popped some more photos on Facebook … if you would like to have a look sometime! Have a great day, everyone! Hugs xxNandyxx
Added Sat 30th Apr: Another exciting moment … this card was chosen for the Stampers Showcase over at Stamping 411 yesterday! I just have the biggest smile on my face! Wow! My stamping day last Monday was definitely very satisfying! I will never get tired of the thrilled feeling … when you see your card listed as a winner! 😀 It is just the best! Thanks so much to the wonderfully encouraging girls at Stamping 411! Hugs xxx