Good morning everyone. Here's hoping all is well with everyone?
Mr D is full of cold so I am desperately trying to avoid catching it.......not sure how successful that endeavour is going to be.
Today its time for another challenge over at MAWTT and Carole has chosen the theme which is to use the following sketch as your inspiration . . . . . . . . .
It was a bit of a head scratcher for me (minding the splinters lol!!!) for what to use for the image as I don't do digis or colouring usually. However, I had decided a while ago to start using some of the lovely paper pads I have rather than just stroking them now and again. So, flicking through my First Edition Bird Song pad, I saw this particular paper and the little flowers reminded me of John's Cherry Blossom stamps (just squint and take my word for it folks lol!!!)
Now, that made me think of stamping them for my image, to go with the paper.
Kiwi pearlised card (Lime Tree Crafts)
First Edition Bird Song paper
SB Classic Ovals dies
John Lockwood Cherry Blossom Elements stamps (sentiment stamps also by John)
Watercolour pencils (for centre of cherry blossoms)
Embossing folder, I think is Bo Bunny (from a bargain bin)
Black Archival ink
Pink and white ribbon
I hope that you can join in at MAWTT or at least pop over to see what the other guys on the DT have created for your inspiration.
Now, before I forget, I should qualify what I meant by "dash" on my last post. I didn't mean in a Usain Bolt stylie, but more of a two folk eyeing up the last piece of pork pie at a buffet, kinda hurried walk lol!!!
I met up with Nesta Tuesday for lunch and ventured to the cemetery yesterday as it would have been my dear Mum's birthday. Hopefully meeting John on Friday morning at my local craft shop and another friend for lunch.
I'm trying to build myself up for Saturday as I really want to go to the Great British Craft Festival at Stoneleigh. My stocks of white and cream card are down to single figures and I want to meet up with the lovely Christine. Its only about a 15 minute drive from where I live so I'm determined to go and on my own rather than having to drag Mr D. At least if I don't feel great after a couple of hours, I can just go home. . . . . . . .keep everything crossed for me.
Thank you for the comments on Davey's card. As for mounting the Three Sisters, Davey is a fit chap for his age so I'm sure that the Sisters were more than appreciative of his efforts lol!!!
Live Malaysian GP at the weekend so no lie in for me on Sunday but as they say in my Mum's Homeland, saya sangat teruja dan tidak sadar untuk menonton!!! (basically, I'm excited and cant wait).
Lastly, I'm sending best wishes to Maureen and Elaine. Maureen for your eye check up on Friday. Obviously, when your eyes are fixed, you do realise that folk will then realise the staggering about is due to you being a drunken sailor?
Elaine, sending all good wishes to you, Andrew and the family for the start of his follow up treatment today. Everything is crossed for him.
Be good all.