Well … hasn’t it been another busy week!? But … somehow I did find time to do some stamping! Having a play date with Jenny & Leonie does help … even though we only managed to get 2 cards done!!! (Too much chatting and sharing … and not enough stamping! 😉 BUT … that is what stamping friends are all about … aren’t they??? 😀 ) It is my mum & dad’s 51st wedding anniversary this Saturday. It is going to be a little sad … because it is the first one they celebrate with Dad in the nursing home. (Dad still thinks this is only a temporary situation … even though we have talked and talked to him about this!!) So … mum, Christine & I are going to take some special morning tea down to make it a little special. This is one of the cards we made on Monday at Leonie’s and I actually made two identical cards … so I could post one to Mum & one to Dad so they could each enjoy it for their anniversary!
I was so brain dead on Monday that I just quickly printed out a few card images from my “To CASE” file … and took them along as ideas. The inspiration for this card was from Laurie Zoellmer … I fell in love with this design as soon as I saw it! Leonie & Jenny chose to do a polka dot embossed background (as shown in the original card) … but I decided to tweak the design a little and did a brayered background. I also felt like the moon needed a little pizzazz … and so I sponged some Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint onto the white circle … and although it doesn’t seem that pretty in the photo … it actually really added some gorgeous sparkle and zing to the moon. I also created a sponged label rather than the die cut letters that Laurie used. So … basically the design is Laurie’s … but this one has a little of “Andrea” in it too! 😉 All the “how to” details can be found on my card recipe at the bottom of the post!
I thought I would enter this into the latest Paper Players Challenge … which is a themed challenge … “Birds, Bees, Flowers and Trees. What a fun challenge! And how fab that I made a card that fitted … without realising at the time! 😀 (Click challenge pic to visit challenge site.)
So … I hope to have a play with Bree today. Mum & I are going shopping to buy a mini DVD player for Mum to give Dad for their anniversary … and I am hoping that Stace will be able to join us for lunch out! Fingers crossed! Hope you all have a lovely day! Hugs xxaxx