Hiya lovely peeps and I hope that you are all OK.
There’s a few bits and bobs going on here today including some news I just HAVE to share because I am still doing the happy dance and I’ve pinched meself so much that I am black and blue lol !!!
But first things first.
It's Friday (yayyyyyy!!) and it’s time for another challenge with the girlie over at Just Magnolia. I have a sneaky feeling that you are going to love this challenge – the JM girlies all did for sure. Our theme this week is
In The Garden
so it’s time to get out your butterflies, bugs and blooms and whatever else you can think of and include them on your cards. The other reason I think it's going to be a popular challenge this week is because of this fabulous prize ….
Yes, this week we are sponsored by the ever wonderful Paul & Siri from Wild Orchid Crafts
And this …..
… is what I did.
I have to say that I just LOVE easel cards but I cannot for the life of me photograph them properly. I can never ever get the angle quite right, so if anybody has any tips, please pretty please enlighten moi, because it really does my head in!!
I used Tilda & Eddie from an older collection and put them together so that they looked like they were holding hands running through the garden catching butterflies.
The Copics I used were -
C00, C1, C3, C5, B00, B60, B63, BV0000, E0000, E00, E21, E33, E43, E51, R00, R11, YR0000, YR00.
The gorgeous blooms were of course from Wild Orchid Crafts, as were the little rose leaves which I really like. The little butterfly is one of the first punches I ever got and I;m not sure where I got it from to be honest.
I do know where I got this beautiful butterfly from though -
It’s one of the new Marianne Designs Creatables that Tracy has in stock and this is Butterfly Style 3. You can use these with your Cuttlebug or Big Shot – aren’t they pretty and a great size as well? The MSBP is on there as well – just for a change!!! – and of course you can get these beauties from Tracy as well.
That gorgeous pretty pink paper is from Craftwork Cards. It’s from the new Sugar & Spice paper packs and what you can’t tell from the pic is how lovely it feels. The quality is superb and it’s great value as well I think.
So onto my news.
I am so totally thrilled to tell you that I have been asked to join the brand new Wild Orchid Crafts DT. I tell you peeps, I literally had to read Paul’s e-mail 3 times before it sunk in – no joking. I couldn't believe it but then I got this ….
I really do love love LOVE their products and am so looking forward to working with them, and also the rest of the DT and Paul & Siri too. There’s a lot of exiting things planned so watch this space.
OK, there’s a bit of indulgence coming up, (OK, maybe a bit MORE indulgence, heehee)!!!
But I just HAD to show you this
I can’t quite believe we have had our little poppet for 4 1/2 years.
It’s a bit of a milestone pic this, because it’s her last ever nursery photo. She is off to big school in September and is going to have her uniform fitted etc later today before she comes to ours for the night. I'm not going with them because I will make a holy show of myself and start blubbing. I feel quite emotional about it because she is growing up so fast, it’s scary.
So that's my indulgence over lol !!
Have a fab day and a great weekend and huggiest of hugs to all xxx