Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Cottage Garden

Hello everyone.  Yet again it's been an age since I last posted.  So much for my theory that the summer holidays would bring more crafting time - I wish!

So time has been spent reading, running Edward around, trying to blitz his room, have a Harry Potterthon with Emily (one more film to go), watching the Olympics, etc etc.

This week Mark is on holiday and we are living in a state of chaos as we are decorating Edward's room.  Honestly, I think the room has elastic wall for all the stuff that has come out!  We are trying to give his room a more grown up look as he is now a teenager, and Mark is laying a laminate floor as I type.  I'm not sure how the stuff is going to go back in but that's a bridge we will have to cross in the next few days. 

Amidst all of this, I did find a small window of crafting opportunity at the end of last week and made this card.

I used the Cottage Garden stamp set and randomly stamped the solid flower in Regal Rose.  I then stamped the outline flower stamp in Elegant Eggplant over the top.  Using the cluster of small flowers I sprinkled those around using Perfect Plum and Bashful Blue.  I mounted the stamped piece using coordinating cardstock (I used the scalloped ribbon punch to cut the pretty edge).  The sentiment is from Happiest Birthday Wishes.

I'm really pleased with this card - it's the most stamping I've done for years!  Even though there is a lot of stamping, it still has the clean and simple look to it.  Hope you like it.

OK, time to make a cup of tea for the worker.  Have a great day and hope to be back soon.  Thanks for dropping by.

Michelle x

1 comment:

  1. Hi Michelle - I would certainly agree that the summer holidays are not the optimum crafting time but you sound as if you're spending some lovely time with your family so that's good! You definitely used your small window of opportunity well though - I love the stamping on your gorgeous CAS card, in fact I thought at first that it was designer paper! Hope Edward's room turns out well. Funny how they are - my oldest son keeps nothing at all (so I have to save things for him so that he has some nostalgia for the future) but my youngest son and my daughter are terrible hoarders! and will let nothing go at all! Enjoy the rest of the summer, Vicky x