I can’t believe it is almost a week since I last posted! Gav & I had a lovely weekend away (3 days) for our anniversary. We were given a gift voucher from Jono’s sister & hubby for doing their wedding photos … so Gav paid for a 2nd night and we had a wonderful escape in Sydney. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful hubby … who thinks it is important for us to have a weekend away together (no kids) for our anniversary. He always takes the time out … and makes sure the bookings happen. What a great guy! 🙂 It is also the last week of the month … so I am busy with invoicing etc … and work needed to take a priority … especially after having 3 days off!
So … I guess it is time for a card. I’m not sure if I will be able to do any stamping in the next couple of days … although I am keen to do the Dynamic Duos challenge again. But … at least I still have something from our stamping day at Leonies! This was a card we found on Kay Kalthoff’s blog “Stamping to Share”. It is actually not one of Kay’s cards … but was created by Cindy Standal.
This is called a swing card … and is kinda tricky to make the first time you do it. But … once you have done 1 and know what you are doing … then it is a breeze! 😉 I used Leonie’s ‘movers & shakers’ die for the Big Shot to create the heart! I am trying to figure a way to do it with my Scalloped Heart of Hearts Die (I’m sure there must be a way???) … but haven’t got around to trying it out yet! If you would like a tutorial for this type of card using the Movers & Shakers Heart Die … I have found a great video by Heather Summers — StampwithHeather. Oh … I just noticed … I have included a link on my recipe … another tutorial by Dawn Olchefske … using the ornament die in the same way! (The recipe was prepared a while ago!!! 😉 )
Funny story about this one. I stayed at Leonie’s until after dinner … we were having so much fun. I arrived home after dark … when the dew had settled on the freshly mown lawn! This card dropped out of my bag and I ended up with some grass stains on it!!! Hence the tiny purple flowers!!! 😀 See you all again soon!