It was my crafting friend's Birthday this week, and I made her a card, trying to incorporate lots of things that I know that she likes. She loves the new Wendy Vecchi flower, for example, a stamp set that she hasn't purchased yet, so I knew that I had to incorporate some of 'those' flowers. She loves browns and creams, and script backgrounds, so I broke into a new paper pad that I had purchased recently, using those very colours. She also loves Chocolate Baroque stamps, and has her eye on the new 'Lace Fragments' set, so I managed to incorporate those into the card as well. My OH says that this particular lace stamp reminds him of lace stockings. It might seem a bit racy for a friend's card, but I like the effect of this stamp peeping out from behind another layer.
I have added a piece of cream lace, and a lovely sentiment about friendship to finish my card. I love making cards, but the cards that I make for friends and family are the nicest cards of all. I know that they are going to my favourite people, and this special lady is one of the best.
My mammoth tidying up session is now complete, I have finished sorting and clearing all of my craft stash out of the extension, and my craft room is tidy. It has taken me about a month, and has been a lot of hard work. It really has been worth it to get the job done. There are still a couple of areas that I'd like to tackle, like my large collection of wood mounted stamps for example, but that can wait for another time. I'm getting ready to travel up to see my Daughter at the weekend, and then go to the Happy Stampers Show on Saturday, where I'll meet up with a few of my craft friends. I love going to this show, it is my favourite I think. So it will be a good weekend all round.
Thanks for popping by, xx