Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Just because...

Made a few cards, just because...

On this Tilda card, I was actually playing with my new watercolour pencils, and even though this is not my best effort, I can say that I'm absolutely delighted with them, and their beautiful colours! It's so nice to have a wide range of colours available now, too, instead of just 12 basic ones. Hope I'll get to grips with them soon! Apart from the new pencils, I used a new Tilda stamp, my long-neglected retro flower punch, some ribbon from Ribbon Oasis, patterned paper from a Little Sizzles pad and a few yellow brads. Sentiment stamp is Studio G.

I liked Nicola's sketch #8 so much that I used it again to make a few more simple cards for the craft fair at the end of the month:

Still really liking those springy colours, especially the pinks and greens. Blooms are Lakeland, cardstock is Paper Mill, pp is from that infamous Costco pack (my last sheet of green with white polka dots - what will I do?), ricrac and leaves are cut with QK dies, buttons are from stash and sentiments were stamped with magnetic letter stamps.

Back to the routine tomorrow, kids were off school Monday and Tuesday here. I can't believe how lucky we were with the weather these last few days! It was pretty warm most of the weekend, and then yesterday and today were gloriously sunny, too! The girls were outside so much, playing with their friends - our neighbours even had the sprinkler on for the kids today! Needless to say, my girls were over there like a shot. You would think they'd come home fairly clean, having been showered somewhat, but no, they were filthy!!! Had to stick them straight into the shower and get all that mud off their legs... :)

Middle daughter enjoyed her sleepover and will probably go again quite happily. Youngest daughter wants to go on sleepovers now as well, seeing her two older sisters have just been, and has been wailing with disappointment when she was told "no", she'd have to wait a few more years... Eldest daughter had fun at her sleepover, too, but is still not looking forward to the class trip next week when they'll be staying away for two nights. I just hope she'll have such a fabulous time that she'll completely forget what all the fuss was about... Oh well, enough rambling again, thanks for stopping by!


  1. I love these fab cards Anne!!! excellent :) thanks for popping by :) x

  2. Fab cards Anne, I love the flowers they are so bright and cheery and great colours

  3. Hi Anne! These cards are just brilliant!!
    Glad I'm not the only one with filthy kids too!
    Helen x

  4. Oooh! I love your cute Tilda card Anne! and the springy cards that you made using sketch 8 are beautiful! I love the cute button centres on the flowers!
    Thanks so much for using the sketch!
    Nicola xx