Friday, April 12, 2013


Its been quite a week.
It feels like years since I came back from holiday - rather than 5 days! But that is what the job is like really. Last night I was in two minds as to whether to go out to another meeting that I didn't have to go to, but felt the Call of Duty (not the machine gunning type - the love and responsibility type. Every nw and then I wish it was the former)
And I am so glad I did. It was a meeting called by Brixham for Global Action as a Question Time based on the IF campaign 
which talks about how there is enough food for everyone

                   IF we make the right investments as we deliver AID
                   IF we stop people being forced off their LAND
                   IF we stop companies dodging TAXES
                   IF we insist on TRANSPARENCY from governments and companies alike

it was a really interesting and informative evening and I am so glad I went.

and then I came home and played with my latest piece of consumerism.
yes, I am very spoiled and now have a Silhouette Cameo. Oh my word it is fabby. I still have a long way to go getting to grips with it but I can download files and I can cut them out and that makes me happy. The background of this card was cut using a free file from Birds Cards, which is an awesome site that has free cutting files and digital stamps as well.

I made the card for the latest Daring Cardmaker challenge which was set by the marvellous Miri - April Showers. I used a Basic Grey Paper Cottage 6x6 pad as the backing for the card and to make the umbrella which is a MFT die, as are the clouds. The clouds were dry embossed and covered with Hard Candy Distress Stickles and the umbrella with Glossy Accents. Buttercup Liquid pearls were added around a Waltzing Mouse sentiment

I've not had the time that the new Quirky Kits deserve at the moment (sob) but have put one layout on the blog and have another two primed and ready
Don't be suprised to see the Silhouette feature in the future.

But t Ihave been really challenged by the idea of enough.
I have enough. I have more than enough. Can I stop my conspicuous consumerism, especially on craft goods and learn to be satisfied with all that I have?
Lets see if I can (says the person with a few parcels on their way). Lets just see


Miri said...

Nice card, Lythan! The swirl pattern is beautiful and it looks a bit like water moving in puddles (or maybe I'm over-interpreting it). Your colourful umbrella is perfect!

Svenja said...

That's a lovely card, Lythan. And that background is... mouthwatering. I've been thinking about treating myself to a silhouette for about two years now and I still haven't gotten to terms with the decision but this might help ;-) I can't wait to see more stuff you made with your new toy!
And did I mention, that I just love your layouts?

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Fabulous card Lythan, I really like that background, and your layout is really cute too :)

Anonymous said...

I love that umbrella Lythan! I wish I had one just like it! :D
Fab layout too! I love all those chevron arrows.