Some little sweeties in this post … enjoy!
A bit of a surprise today … my blog post is a “Spark Page” … click this link to view …..
Link includes a few snaps from our Hamilton Island holiday!
And … an even bigger surprise that happened while we were away.
Sandy & Sami are engaged!!! We are thrilled … but I am also sad at the anticipation of our last little bird leaving the nest! It was a very romantic place to get engaged … Hamilton Island is just beautiful. By the time this post pops up we will be on our way home.
Just a quick little card today … lots of colour … but sweetly simple …
We have a big cleanup going on at our place today. All the boys are here! (And the rest of the family too!) Imagine … a big 3 space shed plus another smallish lean to shed. Imagine … timber off cuts and tools … mowers and motor bikes … a ramp to ride bikes into the dam … a camper trailer … a rubbish heap … ski boots … fencing wire … a chook pen hidden by lantana … and the list goes on! We have to move out early next year for the next stage of development around our farm. So … we need to do a big clean up before we go. Then when we come back (2 yrs later and 97.5 acres smaller) … we can start planning for our new house. Sigh … we have been waiting for over 12 years … and it is still probably another 3 years before we finish and occupy our “dream” home. I can only take comfort in the fact that God’s plans are best and His timing is perfect.
Anyway … I had better go …
Hope you have a happy weekend! I’m sending lots of colour your way.
I have several cards to share today. When I was doing my destash … I found a box full of these sweet little mini cards that I was hoarding in preparation for setting up an online link for purchasing my cards. Yep …. you guessed it …. I never got around to it!
I am not going to share all the details … there are just too many … but I hope you enjoy checking them out!
I have 4 of each design approx 10cm x 7.5cm … so perhaps I will pack 1 of each together into 4 multi packs and send them with Gav to sell at the pharmacy?? I also found a range of Stamping Bella cards coloured with pencils …. they are really pretty and I will share them next time!
I have had a project going lately … to fill up my stash with some encouragement cards … so you will be seeing a few over the next few weeks. You won’t believe it … but I have nearly finished my Christmas cards too!! So … plenty to share! 😃. Now just need to find the time to blog!!
I fossicked around in my goodies and found my metallic gelatos and thought they would be perfect for colouring this fab Stamping Bella background image. They worked beautifully! I used Copics for the images and some distress Oxide ink to add colour to the sea weed die cuts.
With an unexpected trip to Queensland this week … it is going to be tricky juggling all that is in my calendar. Yep … last week quiet … next week quiet … but the week I have to go interstate I have a week of something on EVERY day … AND EVERY night. But …. it will happen! 🙃
Hope your week is a little quieter than mine!
Today I have a new purchase to share. It has been nice having a little spending money after selling most of my destash boxes … aNd … I can spend without feeling guilty. I couldn’t resist this adorable set.
The main image was a combo of a few of the stamps and I masked off images as I created the scene. Some more copic colouring and a little ink sponging completed the image panel.
The background is created using some Nuvo Embellishment paste and a stencil. This paste has a gorgeous pearly metallic look finish and dries quite quickly. I also used some old (stash) of SU! sequins to finish the card off.