Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Slowly, slowly...

Hi all, thanks for the encouraging comments after my last post, they did cheer me up, and would you believe it, I actually made a few cards :) I'm going to show one here, and the other two over on Stamping Stuff, since they're all SU!

I had a 40th birthday party to go to on Saturday, so naturally, that required a card. I raked through my papers and my images and finally came up with this:

The paper is from a pad called Marcella by K which I bought in the States last spring, the image is by Whiff of Joy, the sentiment is Stampin' Up! Circle of Friendship and the flowers and brads are from stash (meaning I don't really know who they're by). I watercoloured the image with pencils and cut it out with round nesties. Every edge in sight got a good inking :) And because the card was for a special occasion, I decided to decorate it on the inside as well:

Same papers, squalloped square cut with nesties, scalloped circle SU! punch, numbers QK, little flower from Lakeland pack and some small half pearls. I think it's quite pretty and I had fun doing it :)

Hopefully this means I'm getting back into the swing of things - we've finally taken all the Christmas stuff down, too, so everything is back to normal. Well, nearly - youngest daughter has been off nursery yesterday and today with a stinking cold and fever (yesterday). Poor wee thing, she looked so miserable! But she's started to boss me around again today, so I know she's on the mend:)

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. beautiful card, I am sure the recipient must have loved it! The inside makes such a huge difference and really does make a special card!
    both my younger ones had that same virus last week, it was nasty and they ended up off school the whole week! Just when you think you are getting back to normal after the holidays! Hope she is better soon!

  2. I love this card! That stamp is adorable and I love that you decorated the inside of the card too. I have an award for you on at my blog if you want it :)