Good morning everyone. Here's hoping all is well with you and yours.
Had yesterday off and today as well so feeling a little more normal after all the extra days and hours. Tomorrow, I am being let loose on my own for the first time (my boss is taking the day off) so if any of you are watching Midlands Today tomorrow evening and hear of a woman having a breakdown in a charity shop, that'll be me, hahaha!!!
Thank you all so much about your comments on my recessed flower cards. I wanted to do something that I hadn't seen done before as I guess we all like to have a sort of signature thing.
Nice to see some new names back and I hope the familiar ones who are missing are ok.
Kate chuck, so hope you and Alastair are getting better.
Lesley, the hair is nearly waist length if I straighten it but it's a mass of curls, a cross between Kelly Hoppen and Wurzel Gummidge lol!!!
Jackie, my moment of glory featured on the CE blog on 2nd April.
Karen, I tend to use Lidl paper, which is 135gsm, for doing my Bitty Blossoms. It comes in the same colours as the card but you get 50 sheets in the pack. Anything over 200gsm I find too thick.
Now, I must apologise for the picture above. It was a card I made to send to my cousin in Malaysia and it had to go in the post pronto and I had forgotten to photograph it. I, therefore, had to make do with the lighting available at 7.30am that morning.
As it was travelling a distance, I made it flat and by cutting the aperture, it kept the weight under 20g (clever or tight. . . . . . you decide lol!!!)
White pre-scalloped card blank (6x6)
SB Medallion 4 (outer edge for aperture)
John Lockwood Daisy Corner Stamps
Card-io Mum's Garden Stamps
Woodware sentiment stamp
Selection of Memento Dew Drop inks
Simple but great for batch making or posting cheaply.
I have mentioned to John about him designing some sets of smaller floral stamps as I do love using the tiny ones. He did seem quite keen on the idea so fingers crossed.
If you don't mind, I'm showing a couple of pics from the garden as it looked so pretty in the sunshine yesterday.
Evergreen Clematis (Apple Blossom)
Forsythia (variety unknown)
Mr and Mrs B the resident blackbirds are taking mouthfuls of grapes from the bird table so there are obviously babies in the nest. Hopefully, they will do well this year and the spiteful magpies won't upset them again.
Well, off to meet Nesta at 8.30 at a local cafe for breakfast and a catch up, then shopping, then hopefully a spot of crafting. . . . . . . .then a yoga and meditation session to try and calm myself for tomorrows solo flight hahaha!!!(Don't worry, I won't be attempting to get my foot behind my neck, although I know it will fit in my mouth at times, lol!!!)
Keep everything crossed for me folks, that everything goes smoothly tomorrow. . . . . . send positive vibes please.
Well, if I don't lock myself in or raise the shop to the ground, I'll see you later in the week lol!!!