Afternoon all! I am pleased to say that I actually slept last night ....... for THREE HOURS without coughing! Wheeeeeeee!
When the alarm went off this morning, I fell out of bed, crawled downstairs for a coffee and to make sure Toad left for work and then crawled back up again for a shower, with every intention of trying to go to work. But then the bathroom started spinning and the floor got closer, so I changed my mind. Oh well, try again tomorrow I guess.
Having spent the morning napping and catching snippits of television, I thought I really ought to try and do something productive. Washing up? Nah. Ironing? Nah. Crafting? That'll do it. I've had the urge for a while to make a side-step card but never really got round to it. Actually, that's not quite true. I did try, but got in such a piggin' muddle with my measurements that it all went in the bin in a fit of squirreliness. So, fuzzybrain here, thought she'd try again. Found a great tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers (how wonderful is that place?) that looked straightforward enough so got to work.
First attempt went in the bin as I wasn't seeing straight and managed to score and crease a line a quarter of an inch out. Hmph.
Second attempt went better and here it is - it is by no means perfect, I am well aware of that!
So what did I use? Base cardstock and green card are Bazzil - not sure if the base card is thick enough, the card seems to want to splay open so I may have to reinforce it. Martha Stewart border punch for the grass edging. Dovecraft green spotty paper from the Back To Basics II collection. Trees are Lavinia stamps, Little Sleuth and Watson are both High Hopes stamps painted with distress inks. Sentiment is LOTV. Peel-off sparkle letters coloured with a black ProMarker for "Birthday?" and square black gems from stash. If you look closely at the storm cloud sky, you might see that these are fingerprints in distress inks!
I'd like to enter this attempt into four "Anything Goes" challenges this week:
1. HIGH HOPES
3. HERE COME THE BOYS (a new challenge) and
Thanks for all your kind words and get well wishes, pleased to say that they seem to be working.