Do you remember that I mentioned the other day how hard it is sometimes to translate a “fabulous idea” from your head … onto a card? Paula said she could totally relate. Well … this is another one of “those cards”!!! I “thought” this was going to be inspirational … and know that I look at it … I am really not that convinced!!! 😦 But … I really did want to pop a post here today … so … here it is …
So … my “idea” was to start with the darkest colour ink on the left and fade across the card to the lightest colour ink on the right. Hhhmmm … good in theory!!! 😉 I stamped and spritzed using Rose Red on the left … Regal Rose in the centre … and Pretty in Pink on the right. But … the card looked a little bare … so I went back and added some tiny PiP butterflies in between. Somehow the “fading effect” didn’t really work the way I anticipated!!! 😀 Oh well … back to the drawing board! 😉 Click challenge picture to visit the Paper Players Challenge Blog. If you would like to see the details better … click photo to view an enlargement. (You kinda need to do that for this card!!! 😉 )
I wanted to take a moment to say thank you to the PP girls (and particularly Carrie) for a lovely “nod” for last week’s challenge. I was totally shocked … because my card had been “thrown together” during a break from caring for mum. But … it was such a lovely surprise to pop by the PP blog this morning … and find that I was Carrie’s choice this week! Yayaya! Thanks so much for the very special encouargement this was to me! 😀
Well … I am enjoying my last day of “freedom”!!! My sister returns to Toowoomba tonight … and so our live in nurse is disappearing!!! We have decided until mum is feeling more “herself” … I will do day shifts … and my twin sis will do the nights. (She has a full time job … so this is the best plan for sharing!) The day shifts will be busier, I’m sure … but at least I get to sleep in my own bed! 😀 So … I don’t think either of us has drawn the “short straw” … it is just the best way to organise it. Anyway … I will be back at mum’s during the day for the next … hhhmmm … I don’t really know how long. So … if the posting and card making isn’t happening … I know you will understand! 😀 Please hang in here with me … I will be back as soon and as often as possible.