It is a stunningly beautiful day here today, and I am on holidays! Yippee!
Yesterday I spent the day with a couple of stamping friends, and got a lot of chatting accomplished, but not a lot of stamping, LOL. I did stamp out some friendship jars, so hopefully I'll do something with those elements soon.
Today I actually did some housework BEFORE starting stamping. Yes, floors and bathrooms are sparkling, a load of washing is swinging in the breeze, and I even emptied and reloaded the dishwasher. The kids played around taking photos. I haven't looked at the photos yet, I'm a bit scared of what they might have come up with...
This card was supposed to be an entry into the Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge, but when I got to the point of making my circle, I realised I gave back my borrowed circle cutters yesterday. . . oh well.
It is also supposed to be an entry into Color Throwdown #160, and despite one very obvious flaw, I am still going to enter it, and I am going to ask you all to pretend that the white is Very Vanilla *wink*. These are the colours:
I'll probably have to make another card, because I truly LOVE this colour combo, I just forgot that I was supposed to be using vanilla and got all excited and carried away with how nicely my card was turning out.
This is my card:
Mmm, that looks a bit out of focus. . . let's try another one:
I really like how this turned out. I hand-folded that ribbon and stuck it down with lots of sticky strip. I like it. I think I'll do that more. I paper-pieced the little birds, they're so sweet.
What I used:
Stamps: Jane's Doodles Garden Friends, PTI Inside and Out: Babies (sentiment)
Card: SU! Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: SU! retired DSPs with Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie
Ribbon: Regal Rose grosgrain
So, what do you think?
Oh, I wanted to say thank-you to everyone who has been nice enough to leave me comments recently. I have made an effort to get back to visit everyone, I hope I didn't miss anyone. It took me a while because I got distracted by all the beautiful blogs that I ended up visiting. Isn't it always the way?