Flower Power…

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Of all the photos I could of been posting, I’ve only just realised tonight that I’ve never posted the cards that were made in my “Technique Tuesday/Thursday” class back in the first week of May. Not sure how THAT happened but given how full speed life is at present, I guess it’s understandable in some ways. This is card #1… To You From Me


There was a slight change in my class in that instead of utilising two different punches – both the scallop and the five-petal punch – to make four different flower, only the one punch was used to make three flowers. After careful consideration I felt it better to put the time into making three fabulous flowers rather then racing the clock to tick the box on four flowers. This is card #2… For You

Don’t you just love the how the Medium Jewelry Tag from the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue creates the delightful white picket fence?! I prefer calling this punch the “tiny tag” punch as this is what it is to me so if I ever mention a tiny tag punch I’m sure this is the one I’ll be referring to! It’s actually a white background but the bad lighting has it looking very similar to the Pale Plum I used on card #1.

And lucky last, card #3… Thank You for your Friendship

Unfortunately taking this photo at night has done NOTHING for the colours I’ve chosen. The background is Taken with Teal with the DSP being Urban Garden. After circling this pack for so long, now if anyone looked at my cards I’ve been making of late they would think this is the only pack of DSP I have!

And of course I couldn’t help myself by using the Big Shot’s Leaf Sizzlit with all three cards. What can I say – I love it – much like my alphabet sizzlet set but more of that another time! But as you can see, just the one punch and three beautiful flowers. I can’t decide which I like the best as they are all so effective. Miss Seven loves the rolled rose flower (card #2), whilst Master Eight leaned towards the scrunched flower (card #3). Guess that leaves me with card #1!!!

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x


Happy Mother’s Day!!!

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HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to one and all! I find as my children become older, the emphasis on things changes… for example Mother’s Day. All week there have been mutterings behind cupped hands as to what was being made at school and where things were being hid once home. It was all quiet exciting really!

Gosh, it was only last year my son couldn’t get into the kitchen fast enough to come up with the most wonderful mother’s day breakfast a mother and lover of the BIG BREAKFAST could ever dream of. This year, even though as soon as his eyes were open he was singing me Happy Mother’s Day and telling me that the cat was purring the same (how sweet is that?!), that was that. The things hidden in his room, well, I’ve yet to see them, and as for breakfast… “muuuuum, what are we having for breakfast?”

But hey, I’m onto my second pot of coffee, am still in my pj’s, and have George on the TV screen so I’m not complaining. I even dreamt about George last night… only I could dream about George Clooney giving me aperture lessons for my camera… geez! Plus, we’re meeting my parents shortly for a lovely lunch up at Harry’s so it’s all good.

Besides, the hubster did give  me two gift vouchers last week-end from the children to ensure I received EXACTLY what I wanted so tomorrow I shall go shopping to see just what it is that my life is incomplete without. And he did ever so kindly give me a set of alphabet dies for my BIG SHOT which I am soooooooo excited about and have barely been able to wait to use them. Tomorrow is going to be one busy day!

I see time is ticking so I’d best get showered and changed but before I go here is what I’ve done for my mother this year. This is the card which I am EVER so proud of. As I’ve said before, embellishments are my weakness so has been something I’ve really had to challenge myself with since joining Stampin’ Up! but as you can see, I think I’m doin’ okay. I’m simply making my embellishments now rather then reaching for a packet which may seem expensive but when you see how may embellishments I’ve bought over time and NOT used, I think the new way is working out far more economical as I make what I need when I need it! So here ’tis, this one is A5 but I did one recently for a neighbour in A6 which was just as effective…

Now, as for the packaging all I did was “tweak” a brown paper bag I had on hand. Once again, I’m rather chuffed at my first effort. In hindsight I would have lowered the DSP I used but hey, it was my first time. And in hindsight if I’d matched the papers to the card it may have been even more of an impact… next time!

Once again Happy Mother’s Day everyone!

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

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