Good morning Friends, Ducks and countrymen. May you all be happy and well.
Great to know that the lovely Karen has finally started her own blog, hurrah! and can be found here at karenlottycraft showing her super cards and creations. Hope folk can pop and say hello.
Nice to see Mrs B about after computer woes and Elaine back from her travels (thanks for bringing some sunshine back with you)
Now, I did mention a couple of weeks ago that I had made another of my Frame within a Frame (as I have decided to call them lol!!!) gifts for one of the girls at work, who had a baby girl. You may remember I said I was making one with an unusual name.
Well, its more the spelling of the name that's unusual as I would spell the nippers name as ISLA but I guess there's a trend to be different lol!!! Perhaps I should become Mrs Ducque but knowing my luck (or lucque) it means something rude in French lol!!!
I stamped and coloured Tatty and his balloon again and decoupaged them on top of the original stamping (now you can see why I don't do colouring lol!!!)
Pink 8x8 deep box frame (from my old place of employ)
Pink PMD card
SB Captivating Squares
SB Bitty Blossoms
Foliage from various SB Dies
X Cut Alphabet Die
Cheery Lynn Sweet Christine Die
Tonic flower punch
Tatty Teddy stamp, coloured with Royal and Langnickel water colour pencils
Card-io stamps from a mixture of sets
Memento Dew Drop and Distress Inks
As usual, I foam padded the mini frame so that a photo of little Iylah can be slotted in and I always include a piece of card (under the backboard) that is the size of the photo required to fit, to save people faffing with trying to measure it.
I didn't want to make it too babyish so that it can grow with her.
Still enjoying my time off. Nesta is away with her sister in Eastbourne for a few days so I've not been tempted to skive off from Spring cleaning by the promise of a nice lunch or trip to a garden centre. Mind you, at this rate I won't want to go back to work but I will need to exercise as with not doing all the running around and heavy physical stuff I was used to, the waistband on the jeans is a smidgen tighter lol!!!
Anyhoo, must scoot and make Mr D some dins (yes, I've scheduled) so until next time, be good and let's be careful out there.