Happy Easter everyone. Hope you have a day filled with family, love, happiness and, of course, chocolate!!!
All those of you who managed to give something up for Lent, enjoy filling your boots with it today. I gave up housework but I shall resist it again for today (or maybe another several days lol!!! . . . . . . . . there is a Grand Prix to watch!!!).
Welcome to Joyce who has kindly pressed the follow button. Hope you can come for regular paddles here at The Pond.
I did manage to get out on Good Friday to meet up with some friends I hadn't seen for a year, so that was a lift to the spirits (not the alcoholic ones, I hasten to add . . . . . still not allowed). I had meant to be back here sooner but have been up and down the last few days. Still the ectopics with discomfort, but there are plenty worse off than me so I won't dwell.
On that note, I'm hoping our dear Elaine (nattyboots) won't mind me mentioning that she and her family have had an extremely difficult 12 months, which doesn't seem to be getting any easier.
I won't go into everything as I know that Elaine has mentioned certain things on Sue Wilson's blog but I'd just like to ask everyone a favour. If you pray, then please spare a prayer for the natty family and if you don't, then please send some positive thoughts in their direction. . . . . Thank you.
Now, time for another of the samples I made for John's shows last week. Thank you for the lovely comments and emails I've had about the samples. The scraper foil/board one seems to be a favourite so that will follow soon. I picked this one for today as it was the most "Eastery" (if that's a word) colours. Apologies that the pics are slightly dark but I was up against it trying to get everything photographed before passing on to John a few weeks ago.
White and yellow card
John Lockwood Honeysuckle stamp
John Lockwood sentiment stamp
SB Classic Ovals dies
Cosmic Shimmer clear embossing powder
Memento Dew Drop inks
I stamped portions of the stamp around the edge on this one rather than just stamping it as is.
I also used cotton buds to colour it in as I wanted to use inks rather than alcohol pens and I found that using cotton buds gave it a more subtle look . . . . . . not sure if that's a new technique but it works.
That's me for today as its almost GP time (I'm posting this live rather than scheduling) and I need to prime the arm of my chair with the remote control, a mug of tea and the Fondant Fancies that Nesta bought
us me for Easter (my favourite cakes, yet I don't have a sweet tooth).
I'm scheduling another post for a couple of days time so that I haven't left it so long to
bore entertain you lol!!!
Enjoy what's left of Easter Sunday and be good.
Ps . . . . . Don't forget the Paddle Prize that is on offer here. Only a few days left to follow and comment on that post.