We've had some really hot days over in the UK and I'm glad to see some rain right now
I've been busy preparing for my Aunt's visit and various other things and I'm trying to squeeze in a little time to create....
I got a new Silhouette Cameo some weeks ago ... (my previous one cost too much to repair) but I hadn't used the new one and when I finally did go to use it I saw that there were updates that had to be done ... I'm not going to bore you with the details but suffice to say it was not straightforward!
Anyways, having finally sorted everything I thought I'd cut a few things
Here's a card I made after cutting that bird and branch
For the background I did some water colouring using TH distress stains and some gold ink
This is going to a friend of mine ... Remember a while ago I was hospital visiting to see an old friend who was critical ... Thankfully she is now home ... She's weak and cannot walk yet but she's on the mend and now her Mum who I love dearly is going in for her cancer operation... I hope this little card will cheer her
Before I go I have to share a picture of Ginger or Gingie as I call him - You may recall that in good weather he would spend all day on the swing hammock ... No one else got a look in so I bought a new smaller one ... Yep ... He's claimed it as his own and spends all day and evening on it and is loving this good weather
I just love anything nautical ... For some reason I decided to go nautical with a baby card this week
I used a cute little image from a colouring page that I found on the web and printed it twice so I could cut out the hat and mount one on top of the other for a little dimension ... I coloured the image with Promarkers
All the stamps including the little anchor on the chick's hat are by WPlus9 Dockside collection
This week we are excited to announce a new DT member ... The very talented Marina of
Please hop on over to her blog and see her beautiful creations and say "Hi"
Our Guest Designer this week is the winner of challenge 259 Judith another extremely talented and lovely lady from the Netherlands ... I just adore her creations and I'm sure you will ... click on the link to go see and don't forget to check out my fellow team mates creations on the City Crafter Blog
I'm so looking forward to seeing what you come up with this week
My thoughts go out to all those affected by the mindless violence both in France and Tunisia this past week ... The terrible shootings in Tunisia happened in a place my husband and I stayed at a few years ago... It's really hard to comprehend what is going on in this world
Crafting takes me away from all that and I have another poppy card to share that I made for a friend's birthday ... we met at high school and more that 50 years on we are still friends
The poppies (Altenew) are painted with distress stains and the little jar (Clearly Besotted) is cut from Vellum
My new bathroom is finally finished and my ear infection is a lot better... I now have projects to prepare for Thursday club and next week my sweet aunt is coming to stay ... I'm so looking forward to that ...
I'll be back tomorrow for the City Crafter Challenge - Till then, be safe and thanks for your visit
Our last challenge of the month is a Photo Inspiration Challenge
It reminds me of a summer picnic -
I was inspired by the little red gingham tablecloth and that was the starting point for my card...
I used an old PTI stamp set to stamp out the red gingham and cut out a hat for Elli and a little cloth for her to sit on
I mimicked the little banners in the photo too - printing the word 'chill' and the heart on my computer- I gave a little tip on how to line up your sentiment on your die on THIS post in case you are interested
I've had so much fun playing along at Just Us Girls ... Thanks so much to the lovely ladies on the team for having me ...
Remember that one of the winners from this month's challenges will also be in with a chance to Guest at JUGS so hop on over and take in the wonderful creations from the team and add your link