I managed to finish the card I started making yesterday using one of the new Elisabeth Bell stamps from Sugar Nellie and I really enjoyed it. The image is a joy to colour and I thought I'd try a colour scheme that is well out of my comfort zone... and I also got the chance to play with my favourite thing of the moment - glitter flock :)
Card/Paper: Lemon core'dinations card, Papermania Spring Burst paper
Image: "Spring Has Sprung" by Elisabeth Bell for Sugar Nellie
Coloured with: Letraset Promarkers, Sakura Gelly Roll - white, Papermania white glitter flock
Flower: Papermania silk and mulberry, papermania brad
Other: Green organza ribbon - Dovecraft, "Grass" border empuncher
I also made a quick bookmark for Manda, she's borrowing Twilight and New Moon from me and Graham bought them as part of a hardback boxed set for my xmas, and I'm a bit funny about folk breaking the spine of books - almost as bad as Mar is :) Manda's fave colour is yellow so I thought I'd stick with the fresh look and keep it simple...
Card: Yellow Core'dinations
Epoxy stickers: Laura Ashley
Eyelets/Grommets: came with the Crop-a-dile
Stamp: free in Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine
Ribbon: Dovecraft green organza, Dovecraft lemon satin
I've also made a start on the Tag You're It challenge for this week - Circles and Swirls, but I won't post that until I'm finished.
As you know, we live beside the sea just south of Aberdeen, and for the last 3 or 4 nights we've seen a large.... something!?!.... out to sea directly East of us. So I took a wander out the garden gate and down to the next corner to see if I could get a picture of whatever was out there. It looks absolutely huge, all lit up like Blackpool Illuminations at night, but guess what? there's now no sign of the bloody thing :( But while I was out with the camera anyway I took this shot to show you how close we are to the sea - this is taken about 20 yards from our garden gate...
That track takes you all the way down to a wee cove with a beach. Unfortunately, because of my gammy hips, I don't get down there unless its dry enough for me to take the car most of the way down. I think I might make a point of doping myself up to the eyeballs on my pain meds and trekking down there sometime soon just so I can show you all how pretty it is.
And on my way back through our garden I thought I'd try out some nature shots - I know they're not fantastic, I have many talents but photography isn't really one of them lol
Crocuses breaking through
Catkins on my Twisty Hazel aka Harry Lauder's Walking Stick