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Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Floral Birthday Wishes

A few weeks ago, my dear friend Diane celebrated another birthday.
We met during our first week in high school in January 1962. 
Despite living long distances apart (geographically) we 
have remained close friends.

Earlier this year she sent me a DVD, accompanied by a lovely note-card.
The card was so pretty, I decided to cut it down to make her birthday card.

I searched my stash of flowers, and found these which I thought 
matched perfectly. I added the stamens and a tiny touch of glitter 
glue. A selection of die-cut foliage...'job done'.

For the panel on which I wrote my note to Diane, I fussy-cut 
one of the flowers from the original card.

Diane loved her card, and was impressed that I found a way to extend the life of her card.

Image - recycled gift card
Paper - Kaisercraft Letters To Santa 12x12 stack
Dies - assorted Marianne 

I must be off to prepare for a very early departure tomorrow morning, as I am off to Sydney for my annual excursion to the big craft show at Darling Harbour in the city centre. The journey takes about 4-5 hours (almost 2 hours driving, then 2 hours by train, then a 15 minute light rail trip). The long trip home is tiring, so I think I will sleep well tomorrow night. I always say I will not buy any new 'goodies', but you all know what happens, don't you. lol

Until next time, thank you for visiting,
Jennifer.  xx

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Barefoot Bunny

It's the second Wednesday of the month, and of course that means we have
a new challenge for you at Words 2 Craft By
Our quote this month is by Leslie Grumutter...
"My own prescription for health is less paperwork and more
running barefoot through the grass"
I couldn't agree more with this philosophy.

Perhaps I should have made the title of this post 'Barefoot paw Bunny'. 
He looks so happy, doesn't he? The flowers were die-cut with a 'strip' die, their 
centres coloured with Promarkers, shaped, then attached to the card. I mixed
Platinum and yellow Stickles together for the centres. I applied yellow 
Stickles to the 'Celebrate' die-cut with a toothpick.

I have had this ever-so-cute digi image for ages, and have never used 
it...yes, I have given myself a slap on the wrist for being so 
neglectful. As always I have used my Promarkers 
to colour the little bunny and daffodils.

Image - Lili Of The Valley Spring Bunny With Daffodils
Colouring - Promarkers
Dies - Spellbinders Classic and Scalloped Rectangles; Cheery Lynn Celebrate, Medium Rose Strip
Paper - First Edition Hideaway 12x12 stack

For a chance to win a great prize pop over to Words 2 Craft By, check out my teamies fab creations, then enter your own interpretation of our lovely quote.

Until next time, thank you for visiting,
Jennifer.  x

Monday, 10 June 2019

Ball Games

Hello out there in blogland. 

I keep saying I will be more regular with my posts, but I
 never seem to have enough hours in the day...
since retirement, I am so disorganised!

Back when we lived on our farm we had many lovely neighbours, 
many of whom remain good friends. One family adopted two
dear little special-needs boys, and recently one of them 
celebrated his 12th birthday. He loves anything to do with
balls of any kind, so this is the card I made for him.

I downloaded the background paper from a free site on the internet,
but muggins here forgot to make note of the site, and try as I might,
I cannot find it again. So, if this is your design, "thank you". I printed
both the colours offered, cut them to size, then covered the join with
a gold border sticker.

The assorted balls are from a sheet of puffy stickers I bought at a 
London tube station many years ago (perhaps W H Smith?). 

For the '12' I used my very old Fancy Pants Cuttlebug dies and
glittered cardstock, and the black rectangle and squares were
cut with Cuttlebug Scalloped Rectangles, and Squares.  

On this Public Holiday Monday afternoon, here in Oz, I must collect the washing off the line as the shadows are lengthening.

Until next time, thank you for visiting,
Jennifer.   x