Back to school/work/routine now everyone? It has been fun getting the children back to school and starting Kindy. I think we were all ready for it! In the past week we've had visits from the Tooth Fairy, swimming lessons started again, and a bite from a (non-venomous) spider so it has been a bit crazy around here.
I've made a few quick cards, hope you like them! I must say I'm enjoying the bold colour combinations in the Bali Breeze DSP (from the Summer mini, which ends 28th February). I love Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red and Tempting Turquoise/Taken with Teal. I hadn't ever used them before this DSP I must admit. I made the first one, and then decided to use the scraps to make a second card while I was at it.
And notice the co-ordinating brads and Felt Flowers?
I was feeling inspired to try out my Bundle of Joy stamp set and made this sweet little baby card.
I used my new spiral punch on the side there and stamped some cute sprinkles for a bit of interest in the background. I also coloured the main teddy bear with my blender pen and ink and finished off with some of the wide rose ribbon from the Mini Catalogue. I mounted the main teddy on dimensionals and stamped the sentiment with one of my favourite sets, short and sweet. (Seriously, it is such good value! )
And, while surfing around Splitcoast Stampers I found a tutorial for a gable box, so I tried it, and it was really easy! I added a card to the front of mine. Yes, it is very yellow - I hardly ever use yoyo yellow cardstock and thought I'd give is a go. Could make a cute party bag for a child's birthday party or hold a small gift? When you go wandering through the excellent tutorials over at SCS be prepared for hours to pass without you realising. It is a wonderful resource.
I've a few fun things happening in the next month or so, but you'll have to wait and see as I don't want to spoil the surprise. Insert Evil Laugh He he he!
And I missed Australia Day on my blog - hope all the Aussies had a good one. Have a slice of (home made by me!) Pavlova :