Gosh, it's been a week since I last posted. I have been 'under the weather' - don't know what I caught, but I felt as if I had flu, without the snuffles part. Aching all over, zero energy, and just wanted to sleep...in fact for 2 whole days, I did just that, only waking long enough for a shuffle to the bathroom, and a big drink.
I apologise to anybody who has left comments on my posts while I have been unwell, and I have not thanked them personally. I think I have caught up, but would hate to think that I have missed someone unintentionally. As a very new blogger, I was just getting into the swing of things, but after a week off, I have to think hard to remember some of the things I have learned.
Yesterday was my sister-in-law's birthday, and luckily I made her card almost 2 weeks ago. She lives in Tasmania, so I had to post it then...I don't know what Australia Post does, but sometimes mail to/from Tassie takes 4 days, and other times it takes almost 2 weeks! When I rang her yesterday morning, it still had not arrived!!!
My SIL does not like fussy things, so I kept her card 'less is more'.
Last year, when I was in London, I bought a packet of these cute little birdy puffy stickers at a tiny shop on Waterloo Station. I think it may have been called Paperchase? To keep my luggage within allowable airline restrictions, I removed most of the packaging from all the craft goodies I bought over there, never dreaming that one day I would have a blog, and need to know the brands of some products.
Unlike most of my cards, I kept the inside VERY 'less is more'.
Via another crafter's blog (Hi Liz) I have just discovered that my card is suitable for this week's Less is More challenge.
I have used this 9 square design in various forms for many years, sometimes using tiny torn squares of my own handmade paper with pressed flowers from my garden; little squares of tiny-patterned fabric cut with pinking shears; and in later years since purchasing my much loved Cuttlebug I have used larger squares, each embossed with a different folder. I borrowed the idea of using the little scalloped punch from Helen, of It's All Fiddle Fart.
Hopefully, I will have a more decorative card to show you tomorrow night, although I don't know if I will have a lot of spare time tomorrow to make one. We have a 3 hr. round trip to Newcastle for an appointment for John to see a specialist, and of course even though we get there on time, there is usually a long wait.
Cardstock - Bazzill, silver mirror card
Paper - unknown
Puffy stickers - ?Paperchase
Sentiment - computer generated - font 'Bradley Hand'
Punches - X-Cut by DoCraft 1.25" scalloped, EK Success scalloped corner punch
It's good to be back...thank you for looking...happy crafting.