Happy Sunday and all that. It`s the last day of my leave from work today so I`ve got a touch of the post holiday blues. I really don`t want to go back to work. Does anyone want to sponsor me to stay at home and make cards? Lol.
Anyway I`ll get straight on with it as I`ve a bit of waffle at the end.
The challenge this week is an easy peasy one from Simply Less is More.
Mandi and Chrissie want us to incorporate an oval somewhere in our card. I use ovals quite a lot, especially in my fussier cards as I think you can arrange embellishments around them easier. However, the challenge for me was to come up with something a bit different from my usual make.
For my first card I used a stamp from Kaisercraft, Little Toot set.
I coloured the plane with Promarkers and cut it out with a nestie oval.
I cut some small circles with a nestie die from some bright coloured scraps of DP and laid them on the card in a square, then place my plane over the top using foam pads.
The sentiment is PC generated.
I stamped the Lion onto white card and coloured him with Promarkers then cut him out with an oval die.
I used some more of the scrap DP and used my MS Zig Zag punch ( `cos it looks a bit like sharp teeth)
Oval placed over the top with foam pads.
Sentiment is again PC generated.
The ovals were already made up waiting for me to decide which backing paper to put with it but the decision was made for me with this challenge, none ha.
Stamps are by Flourishes, Flowers and Frames set, coloured with Promarkers and Spectrum Noir pens and cut out with a Floral Oval Die from Spellbinders.
The sentiment is from the same set, stamped inside another frame from this set and cut out with a nestie oval and placed using foam pads.
I`m quite happy with them all but I think the Plane is my fave. What do you think?
Right a bit of waffle. As we both had the week off and nothing major planned we thought it would be nice to be tourists in our home town.
I`m sure we`re not alone in this but we travel for miles to visit attractions, totally ignoring the one`s on our doorstep. With this in mind we decided to visit The Deep in Hull. It is an award winning Aquarium and one of the biggest in the world and seeing as it opened 10 years ago and we had never been, a visit was well and truely in order.
Inside this magnificent building is a fantastic array of fish and sea creatures. I was very impressed and very glad we eventually went to visit.
If ever you are around this area I would highly recommend it and all the other attractions we have. We are a friendly bunch up here too.
While we were in the Deep I picked up some leaflets for other attractions in Yorkshire and found one for Doncaster Markets.
I remember a customer at work telling me that she goes there for her lace so I talked Alan into taking me on friday.
I`m a sucker for a good market and sadly we no longer have one in Hull. Doncaster on the other hand has five. Yep, FIVE markets all in the same place and running into each other. I was in market heaven!
I found a proper haberdashery stall and bought ribbon and buttons and then I found a man selling clear plastic boxes.
On closer inspection I noticed that these we from the `Really Useful Box Company`, good stong boxes with clip on lids AND he did A4 3inch deep ones. £4 each or 2 for £7 or 3 for £10. Hee hee I bought 6.
They are perfect for card and I now have most of my coloured card seperated into different boxes. Definitely going back sometime soon for more boxes.
Ofcourse stupid me didn`t look on google before we set off so missed a craft shop smack bang in the middle of the market. Another reason to go back I think ;-)
If you`re still with me...Ruby is now home and doing very well. We did have a small incident at the hospital when they forgot to give Ruby an evening meal. By the time anyone realised there was nothing left so she had to have toast. Not that she was complaining but it really isn`t good enough when she needs all the protein she can get.
Karen has had another operation by a different surgeon and it looks as if it`s not as bad as we thought. She is home now and although she`s uncomfortable, she`s doing fine.
Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx