Afternoon all, how ya doing? It's been another grey cloud day here in the east of England - more of a day for curling up on the sofa with a mug of hot chocolate and good book than doing anything energetic. We had planned to pop over and see my Oldies today but when I phoned, mum advised not to go over as poor old dad has a streaming cold. I know you won't read this dad but I hope you are better soon, love ya.
So, as there was no parental visit to do, I've had a little play. Both these cards are for very dear friends, one for a birthday and one for a "just because".
PENNY BLACK SATURDAY CHALLENGE have "January Sales" as the theme this week and I managed to purchase this Flutter Bye cutie in the sales from The Glitter Pot (satisfied grin).
I've watercolour painted Flutter Bye in distress inks. The layout is borrowed from a Dawny P sketch for another challenge that I have already entered with a different card but the sketch was too fab not to use again! Papers are Basic Grey from the very first pad of their papers I ever bought, the cover has long since been lost so can't tell you what they are called. The sentiment is LOTV and the silver peel-off diamond borders are from stash.
My second card today isn't for a challenge, I just thought I'd share it with you. There was a lot of hair-pulling over this one but it's my own fault for using such a colourful dp!
The image is Painting Rainbows from Sugar Nellie, distress ink painted. DPs are, I think, Craftwork Cards but from an old collection called Tutti Fruity. Matting card and corners is Little Sizzlets, the corners done with a Sizzlets photo corner die. LOTV sentiment, Martha Stewart borders (thought the goo one looked like dripping paint) and EK Success retro flower punch with Card Candy and Martha Stewart frond punch to finish off. This took an age - firstly with the painting and then getting the colours together. But I'm happy with the end result - I think she looks as if she is painting the flowers (hopefully!).
Here's a close up:
Right then, that's me done for today. I'm off to do something menacing to some mushrooms and then sort out work clothes for the morning. Catch up with you all soon.