Sunday, 18 July 2010

Hi all

I do hope you are all enjoying your weekend.  It's been ages since I had a truly crafty weekend, but that's just what I'm doing this time.  As I work full time, have a family, pets, dance, and run classes and Stampin' Up! workshops, I've been finding it very difficult to fit everything in that I'd like to do.  You know, some quality 'me' time.  So I decided this weekend, would be for me. 

My middle son has now left home, so I have a spare room.  Well guess's not spare now.  Yep, I've been turning it into a much needed craft and chill out room for myself.  I've been busy cleaning, painting, looking for storage (Ikea here I come) and surfing all your blogs to pinch the best ideas.  I just have to go out and buy the furniture now.  I'll post some photos when it's all done, so others can pinch my ideas too.

But for now, I've set up home, moved my craft stuff in, and as much spare storage that I have, my small tv/dvd player, ipod and docking station, and I'm as happy as a 'pig in muck'.  It's still in a mess, but at least it free's the dining table up. 

So on to my card.  I was asked to make a card for a colleagues sister.  It'll be her 60th birthday soon.  Now I do like making special cards, but sometimes find it difficult 'fill' a large card.  I turned to the very talented Kath for some inspiration, by visiting her blog.  Well she had an amazing 60th birthday card on there, which gave me the start for my card.  So thank you Kath, you're an amazing crafty inspiration.

 I've used a mixture of flower images, stamped in Stampin' Up! ink.  The colours are More Mustard, Creamy Caramel, and Apricot Appeal.  The cardstock is from Stampin' Up! too.  The text background is En Francais from SU and is embossed with white embossing powder.  The card base is Blush Blossom.  I love this effect just using stamps and no designer paper, something I'm not always comfortable doing.  But thanks to all those who inspire, especially the aforementioned Kath.

Have a good day, and thanks for visiting.



kath said...

Hi Debbie....such a stunning card and the recipient is going to glad I was able to help out with a little bit of inspiration...hugs kath xxx

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Debbie,i love the papers and details.

Hugs Riet.xx

chris said...

Wow Debbie, this is fab, I so love all this stamping, its perfect.
hope you are ok. love chris xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card Debbie, wonderful details.

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