We've had our first snow here this morning, and then the sun came out this afternoon and melted it all away ... maybe that's our winter done :)
Now that I've recovered and feeling more sprightly, and many thanks for all the kind 'get well' wishes - all were most appreciated - we spent the morning attending to neglected domestic duties. My DH is great at housework and we normally share the load 50/50 but when one of us is poorly, as I was this last week, the other's workload doesn't just double, it seems to triple, because of the added caring duties and that means some jobs just have to be ignored ... like dusting, for example. So we tackled it with gusto this morning and the house is back to its sparkling best ... lovely :)
Having done that, I can now concentrate on some crafting ... yippee! First though, here's the card that's been lying around on my desk for some time now - intended for Pixie's Crafty Snippet Challenge last week so late, but better late than never.
Winged Love; I used the same double-sided paper, pink side only, on that Valentine card. Once again, I thought I'd use the leftovers up immediately on another card ... saves finding a home for them in the snippet box. More wings on this card ... and more love too ... well, why not? :)
This time I've used both sides of the paper and because there's green in the design I've teamed it up with a zingy green for the matting. To tone it down just a bit I've sponged all the edges with TH's Old Paper DI. The pretty leaf trim has been in my ribbon box for more than a year, it's a leftover from something, I just can't remember what. And the bird is a die-cut sticker from a pack of quite quirky birds and butterflies - I felt it lacked a bit of definition so added a pink gem for an eye and a few more for a wing. The trim across the bottom is made up of a vintage style chipboard ribbon tag threaded with a lovely length of lime coloured satin ribbon - it's a reversible ribbon, pink on the other side ... you can just see the pink on the edge. A few more tiny pink and green gems finish of the front.
You can see the birds more clearly on the DP strips inside the card ...
- white scalloped-edge base card
- Papermania textured cardstock, lime green
- My Mind's Eye Deena's Penny Lane, Feeling Groovy 'Uniquely You' Individual Blooms Paper
- Tim Holtz, Old Paper Distress Ink
- Studio112 Die-cut Stickers Bird & Butterfly
- Papermania Chipboard Tags, Nostalgia Collection
- Leaf trim and reversible satin ribbon, green/pink - Funky Farm Scrapbook Barn
- Gems - Anita's Gem Wheel
So, at the risk of overcrowding Di's playground even more this week, here's my snippet card come to play.
Still no new purchases made, so the materials for this card were all definitely sourced from stash - mostly from the snippet or forsaken and unloved pile ... I'm referring to the chipboard tags. I know lots of you love chipboard tags, and no doubt make good use them all the time, but they are the sort of item that I magpie-like drop into my basket just because I like the look of them, only to find that I never use them ... madness really!
The EM has just called up to me, he's brewed, so I must be off ... we usually watch whatever drama is on the TV at nine o'clock together and tonight it's The Hustle.
Before I go I'd like to welcome my newest followers ... I hope you are entertained and/or informed by my wee blog and that you'll keep popping in when you can.
In the meantime, I wish you all a fun-filled weekend and happy crafting,