This has just reminded me - my Grandma used to wear a headscarf tied just like that when she was about to take the mats/carpets up, hang them over the washing line and beat the living daylights out of them :)) And she paddled my rear end more than once with the rattan carpet beater thingy if I got under her feet while she was doing it!!
|From the side|
|And a close up of the flower|
I made the flower earlier last week (thanks Bernie for the inspiration!) using some luscious ribbon sent to me by Lavinia. The flowers are such fun to make and I've been working on some more too. Both these girls have blogs that are really worth a look - some gorgeous work going on there!
Umm, what else did I throw at the card - ah, pleated lace following inspiration and a great tutorial from Bev Rochester, a filigree corner from my stash (bought from eBay ages ago but now stocked by Wild Orchid Crafts), velvet ribbon, pearl slider (which I'm sure came from Dee who hops in here now and then), pearls, charms and baker's twine all from my stash. Lavinia sent me some great baker's twine in stronger colours so I'll be playing with that soon!
The Birthday sentiment and cupcake stamps came in a set called 'Time for Tea' - again free with Quick Cards Made Easy. I coloured the cupcakes with Pro Markers and those Ultra Fine nibs came in handy when it came to colouring the plate stand :)
So, that's one card all done. My beloved OH then asked what I was going to make for Olivia (Livi) when it's her 2nd birthday on the horizon. That's one of the next things to tackle - a bit more tricky as she's more interested in how things work rather than dainty tea parties. He suggested something with lots of buttons to press (I don't think he's forgotten a toddler here in May walking straight to the main PC tower unit with one finger sticking out and then a quick press followed by the sound of a PC dying!). I think perhaps an interactive card is a good idea (Grandad does have some good ideas I must admit!) - maybe a slider card. What's the betting little Livi will have it apart in minutes to see how it works?!! Watch this space :))
I haven't entered many challenges for a while, apart from the MUST which is Jules' Crafty Snippets Challenge (OK, Jules, that card is next on my 'to-do' list!!). But, I've spotted a few challenges which this card fits so here goes:
Creative Card Crew - Handmade Flowers
Crafts and Me Challenge - Lace
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge - Lace
Phindy's Place - Make your own embellishment
That's me for now - the sun is actually shining here right now, What? Surely not, it's an English Summer and a Bank Holiday for goodness sakes!!