Monday, June 18, 2012

Surprise!

not for you, but for the rest of the Daring Cardmakers team. You see I had told them this week that I wasn't going to be participating again until after we move and have broadband up and running. (A life without the internet, how will we cope?). However I needed to make a birthday card for a lovely boy at church and when I had finished it I realised that it fitted the dare requirements for this week. Samm asked us to make a "Hole in One" using a reverse die cut technique. I didn't do this deliberately but obviously my crafting subconscious was at work. Here is my card
I used an old Basic Grey pad - archaic. I've never really known what to do with the dinosaur papers but figured that 7 year olds love 'em. The central section is mounted on foam pads. The "7" is a PTI die cut, stuck on top with glossy accents as there weren't many parts of the number that touched the edge of the cut out star (star is a nestability die). I really like this look so will use it again - but obviously only with cards I can hand deliver. The hike in postal costs really cramps my style. It was so lovely to use foam pads again!

 
I've been scrapping away with the Quirky Kit - Observations. It is amazing how far everything has stretched. I'm out of embellishments apart from a few journalling tags and a smidge of ribbon but still have some of the papers and alphabet left - after 5 layouts and a tag. Here are more of the layouts that I have revealed on the Inspirations blog - you can read how I created them there.

The last one features my new house. Two weeks today Operation Removal begins. Ulp! It is very hard to leave. There are some people that I will never see again and that is tough. There are jobs that are not quite finished. There are things I wish I had done better. There are lots of goodbyes. I've managed not to cry yet but next Sunday is the big farewell do and I am dreading it. It is part of life and ministry - we are supposed to walk with people for a while and then move on to allow others to walk with them, or for them to find a different way of travelling (to stretch a metaphor). Doesn't make it easy though

8 comments:

SueH said...

That’s an amazing amount of LO’s you’ve managed to make with the two kits Lythan and each one is a work of art. Still can’t get my head round those n’s though, very strange looking if you ask me but you’ll have some wonderful memories of Upminster. Hope you’re going to do a LO of Imagine That!

Love the birthday card too. I think I still have some of that ‘Archaic’ paper that needs using up.

Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

Loopylou. said...

oooh its gorgeous Lythan and 7 yr olds would definitely love as I have one and know he would!! lol!!!
I love your scrap pages too hun
huge hugs Lou xxx

Rachel said...

Moving on is hard. But Exciting as well think of all the new things :-)

Hope the move goes well for you

Rachelx

Fiona said...

Hope the move goes well for you. We are moving too the week after you - to a new church and city. I agree with you about it being hard while at the same time exciting.

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

What a nice surprise! Love the layout of your card, that's a great design for a 'boy' card. Good luck with the move (and the tough goodbyes).Sx

Sue said...

stunning LO's

Look forward to hearing your news from a different part of the country

Good Luck xxxx

Miri said...

Nice card. I bet he'll love the dinosaurs.
Good luck with the move!

Kathy said...

Wow - what a fantastic set of projects. You amaze me every time you post a batch like this! I love all of these, and wouldn't be able to pick a favourite. Amazing though to get so much from one kit - maybe Leo should have a competition along those lines!
We'll miss you when you're "disconnected" hehe