Thursday, January 26, 2012

Happy Australia Day

Hello and Happy Australia Day to you. It has been another hot one again today with thunder and lightening rumbling and flashing around us - I keep hoping for a storm to cool things down but it doesn't happen - it just gets hotter and stickier. Anyway I am in the nice cool air conditioning so I shouldn't be grumbling.

We have spent a lovely lazy day here in Smithville today - the littler boys had their friends over and the biggest boy went to work. So I dashed around and did the housework like a crazy women and then skidded into the craft room and got cracking and here is what I made

I have seen cards like this made around the place but when I had looked for patterns I could only find ones that where 9 or 10cm square, cute but I wanted bigger ones. So I made my own pattern, so this one measures 14.5 x 14.5 cm and I am happy with the end result. I have watercoloured my newest Penny Black Stamp called Tweet Talk - isn't she cute. And I have added some flowers that I made using my Marianne Creatables Dies ( I have had these for ages and only used the swirly bits with them up till now). The leaves are a Stampin Up Sizzix Die as is the word punch - the words are computer printed. I have also used spellbinders and a Cherry Lynn Design die for the inside swirl.

I will have another play with the card design again when I have the chance. Anyway I thought I would show you my little helper today - my pussy cat Sabrina hasn't left my side all day today and she spent many hours sitting on my desk with me. I even ended up using her as a card stand at one point and she didn't mind. She was snoring so loudly that I got the giggles.

I did have another play today and made a little suitcase but I will upload it tomorrow as it is starting to storm now so better go unplug the computer and I have just remembered that I have the best homemade apple crumble ever waiting for me hehe yummo
ok talk soon
x joy

1 comment:

sue w. said...

Hi, what a sweet card, I just love the colour combination and cute image. The cat brought a smile to my face too.
Hugs, Sue W.