(sung to the D:ream tune)
Yes, every time I think I have some time it gets eaten away. Sometimes because I procrastinate. But I do learn an awful lot from the Internet and some of it is even useful...
This week I made some canvasses like the Christmas presents for mum and mum-in-law for Mother's Day. Mum has had hers as she and Dad were here for a few days while she attended a meeting in London. we are a convenient stopping off point which means she isn't so weary from travelling and we get to see each other. That is the problem with full diaries and living far apart (about 4 hours drive and can be more. Was once remarkably 3 and a half and I still don't understand how I did it!)
And I have made some samples for a card class at Imagine That - I'll show them when the next brochure is printed. My Minds Eye Stella and Rose is a fabulous range of papers!
So all I have to show is my Daring Card this week and a few others I have made to add to the pile I need for birthdays etc. Kathy set us quite a tough dare (in my opinion) - the Book Club where we were to take our inspiration from books. I thought about bookworms which led me to one of my fave kid's books. Funnily enough Nat put the iconic image on her blog last night but I had already started the card - honest!
It didn't actually work as well as I had hoped. The background sun is taken from another page of the book
The papers are all Crate Paper - mostly brook and a little of the cowgirl for the head. "Happy" is stamped with Banana Frog stamps. I added proper eyes and a smile as mine looked rather ghostly. Or was that because I was listening to "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" while I made the card.
Here are a few more cards using up my old Crate Papers. I love them so but it is satisfying to empty paper folders!
I have a busy weekend but then a rather leisurely Monday. I am hoping that the copy of the BBC Pride and Prejudice I ahve ordered arrives tomorrow so I can introduce Carys to the joys of Colin Firth being broody. Things can only get better...