.... Good morning from a snowed in Northville. We woke to a blanket of thick, heavy, wet snow - it's awful stuff. Jonathan and I managed to clear half the drive so that he could get to work, and then I started on the other half. I was rescued by a kind neighbour, Brian, who has a gas powdered snow machine - it was so, so quick!! Drive and paths now cleared.
Anyhoo! I'm here with my second Mother's Day card - a bit later than planned, but it's here. I used the following challenges in the making of the card:
Stamps: Uniko Studio - The Hands of Time; Stampin' Up! - Occasional Greetings (discontinued); CAS-ual Friday Stamps - Only You
Inks: Versamark; Memento - Grey Flannel, SU - Pool Party, Island Indigo
Accessories: Cuttlebug EF - Art Deco; SU Card - Pool Party, Island Indigo; Promarkers - Ice-Grey 3, Pastel Green, Marine; Silver embossing powder, gems and white lustre card from stash
This card was so easy to make. I love, love the shades of teal with just a touch of silver. I was pretty faithful to the sketch just changing from a square card to rectangle as it worked better with the design. And you might have noticed that I kept to the same set of stamps for this card as the first card. I really enjoy colouring this doily, and it's actually very easy to cut out. The line of gems came just like that; I only had to measure it to the right length.
For the inside I cut a mat in pool party and a white layer onto which I stamped some more doilies and a sentiment. I should also mention that I got some inspiration for my card from Vicki B's card - thanks!
Both cards will be in the post today and should get to the UK in time for Mother's Day!
Kathryn is enjoying a snow day; she's watching Mirror, Mirror at the moment! Jonathan phoned when he got to work; he said that the roads are not too bad, just very slushy and wet. It's above freezing so the snow is actually melting now - I can see it dripping of the branches on the tree in front of my window!!
That's all for this morning - I'm off to have some breakfast now. See you soon.
- Deborah Frings
- Northville, Michigan, United States
- I'm married to my best friend, Jonathan, and he's very supportive, or should that be tolerant, of my crafting addiction!!! We have two wonderful children, Ben and Kathryn. I am blessed with a loving family and am surrounded by friends, both virtual and real-life. I believe in life-long learning and graduated a couple of years ago with a BSc in Chemistry. If I'm not in my craft room making cards, then you might find me reading, taking photos, or simply being with the family.