For those of you who know me well … you will know how I love organisation and routine! It is a little hard to be more adaptable and more flexible with routines. But … with the extra responsibilities at the moment … I am finding blogging and stamping is taking a bit of a back seat. Card Challenges are a bit ‘hit and miss’ … depending on which day of the week I find some precious time to stamp! But … the joy of spending time with Bree … and the satisfaction of being able to help Gav out with his work … is worth it in the end! Life is funny … the way you just feel like you are getting on top of things … and suddenly something will throw it all out of whack again! 😀 But … it is not worth stressing over! Well … enough philosophical ponderings … I have TWO Q&E cards for you today! 😀
This first one was a set of thank you cards that I ‘whipped up’ for Sheree. She wanted to thank some of the mums of her class kids for their help, encouragement & support during her first term of teaching. I didn’t have a lot of notice … so hence the Q&E outcome! I went scrolling through my ‘to CASE’ file for something easy … and LOVED this design by Kim. Mine is a smaller version … but works quite well! Thanks Kim for the inspiration! This is also a card that looks HEAPS better IRL! (In Real Life!)
The butterfly is stamped on vellum and I added a little bit of colour on the back side of the vellum and then heat embossed the front with some Iridescent Ice. I have added a border of Certainly Celery around the edge (using a ruler) … and also heat embossed over the top with Iridescent Ice. I am sorry the pic isn’t better because it is really quite pretty.
My second card is one that Stacey & I worked on together … I was the ‘designer’ … and she was the slave labour! 😉 But … these were for Bree’s 1st birthday … so I guess she was happy to help! 😀 I coloured this little Tiddly Inks “baby girl” DIGI image with my prismacolour pencils. My mum helped colour the lighter colours … and then I added the highlights! Again … the picture doesn’t do it justice! And … more II embossing. Oh dear! I think I am addicted!
Yes! Bree is about to turn 1 yr old! Can you believe it? This time last year my dad was in hospital after his heart attack. And … Stacey & Jono were about to welcome their new little girl. I am so amazed that 12 months has passed since then. But … when I think of all that happened in the months following … I am amazed that we actually got through the year! But … here we are … about to celebrate our first grandchild’s 1st birthday! What a joy she has been for us!
Well … it is past my bed-time … and so I am going to stop babbling on! See you again … as soon as I am able! Hugs xxx