Chirp, chirp! I have my Mrs Happy Knickers head on today :)) The Mrs Grumpy Knickers head has been consigned to the back of my wardrobe - and trust me, that wardrobe needs a darned good sort out, so right now I doubt if she could find her way out again! I hope not as it's not like me to have the blues. In keeping with not having the blues, I'm 'in the pink' instead and just made this card with you all in mind:
Tammy sent to me when I was bewailing the fact that I couldn't track one down. This was swiftly followed by the sentiment stamp from Sarn! How lovely and generous of both friends - such thoughtfulness is hard to thank properly. The two stamps just had to be used together of course, absolutely made for one another!
So, I rootled through my stash and decided to use papers from a First Edition pad called 'Sweet Owl'. The lovely thing about these papers is that, not only are a lot of them 'flittered' with sparkle but quite a few of them are double sided with plain toning pinks.
The Teddy and sentiment were stamped using Versafine Vintage Sepia onto mid pink paper (just as a change from white) and I added just a touch of deeper pink to the bow and his little heart with a Pro Marker. Then layered the image onto some coffee paper from the pad. The card background came from the pad and, although it's hard to see, there's a strip of card running behind the image in paler pink with a little floral edge and the other edge punched using MS's Vintage Lace punch. Topped off with coffee coloured ribbon and a bow 'thingy' with a pink pearl brad stuck through the centre. The reason I went for the folding rather than a bow was 'cos it's single sided satin ribbon and, no matter how I tried, I kept getting the wrong side showing somewhere or other. I know there's a knack to this but I just couldn't remember - I tried the 'bunny ears method' and goodness knows what!
The pink hearts were die cut (and for these I did use a tan mat to do the embossing rather than the quick tip of running a rounded embossing tool round the edge of a circle or such) and I added a little Josy Rose silver heart-shaped nail head to the centre of each. Finally I added the flower, which jumped out of my stash crying 'Pick me, pick me!' - just like Donkey in the movie Shrek........it would have been rude not to!
So that's it - I've had my fix of crafting for today and am about to tackle some more mundane things around the house. BUT, remember, this card was made especially with every one of you lovely bloggers in mind - thank you for hopping in here!