Here I am again, feeling much better now - cold has now moved onto hubby! Who, it has to be said, is coping fairly well!! Emily has slept through all this week so far as well, we have put a reward chart up on one of the kitchen cupboard doors, if she gets a star (for sleeping through) up till Sunday she'll get to pick a treat. Fingers crossed, so far, so good. So if only hubby and I could manage to get to bed before 11pm we'd get a good night too!!
So onto the important things - my card and this one I actually like, what's more I even got inky!! Not something I do very often at all.
I'm following along with Lisa's Waste Not Wednesdays and inked up an unused stamp. I couldn't believe that, going through my Sugar Nellie stamps, I've found more than one that are from 2008 and I've never even inked them! I might even have brought them in 2008, tho I'm not sure, but still they've sat there for at least two years and never seen the light of day - shame on me!!!
Detail shot of image:
Stamp: Sugar Nellie - Leanne Ellis; Wish - coloured with Promarkers, Flexmarkers and highlighted with Stickles on the wings.
After stamping and colouring I dabbed on some Tattered Rose Distress Ink and then stamped a swirl with the Tattered Rose (Autumn Leaves; swirls v.2 by Rhonna Farrer).
The papers are all First Edition - Isabelle pad - the paper at the back I swiped over with the Distress Ink to make it less bright white.
Flourish is half a memory box die - La Rue Flourish.
Sentiment is a Fiskars one; Make a Wish Quotes, then die-cut with Spellbinders shapeabilities - Fancy Tags Two. That I also inked while it was in the die to get the pinky look to it.
Flowers and ribbons from my stuff.
Well, that was a list and a half wasn't it!! I couldn't even say that I spent more time on this card than normal, but I used loads of my stuff (the dining room was even messier than normal when I finished!) and I really like the effect I got.
I've been practising really hard with my Pro and Flex markers and feel that I might actually be improving! I've never listed any of the pens that I use before, would anyone be interested if I did list them, or does it not matter?
So I will be back again tomorrow, with my Pollycraft challenge entry, but until then - tattieby!
A challenge, or two:
Sketch Saturday - Week #191
Charisma Cardz Challenge - Challenge #3 - Pretty in Pink (it's pink and green, but not sure if it's pink enough?)
Moving Along with the Times - Challenge 133 - Blooming Marvellous
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge - Challenge 41 - Flowers