Simply Sent Play Day!

Okay okay. You got me. If you are following my blog at you would have noticed I had mucked up all my dates this week. Basicly, I can't tell what day is what! My days were wrong as were the months – and I note – no one was brave enough to tell me! Maybe I'm trying to rush myself through the year when I really thought I wanted time to slow down!

Topsy Turvy sort of day today. I had to pick up my boys from 'school' today at 1pm (normally about 5pm). While it is absolutely lovely to spend the day with Big Boy Luke and Baby Matthew, everything else has to just wait a while (like my uni assignment I keep putting off!). Today Big Boy Luke had a friend over and Baby Matthew didn't want to sleep – so I ended up playing stop & start at my craft table all day. Took 6 hours to make 2 cards!

I just had to play again with my Simply Sent™ Sending Happy Thoughts card kit. I like to try and use the stamp sets from Stampin' Up! as much as I can before moving on to the next set!

The card on the right was inspired by the examples given by Stampin' Up! To see what I mean - pick up your copy of the Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalogue and turn to page 13 for the cards made with the kit and then further on to page 15. You will see a picture of a card made with a different set (a hostess set - contact me if you would like to know how to get those!) I took the principles of the card on page 15 and applied it to this.

If you know me - you know I love flowers! It was so much fun to pick colours for the blooms and use it on the green cardstock. Can you see the little buttons I used as centres? I have had them laying around for ages and never had the heart to use them! You can't really tell in the photo, but I used some dazzling diamonds and glue (also came in the Simply Sent™ Sending Happy Thoughts card kit) to highlight the buttons! Stampin' Up! give you such a great range in colours it was really hard to choose what colours - but I went back to the colours I have always used since I was a little girl for drawing and colouring my flowers!

The card on the left is made from the Stampin' Up! design in the kit. What do you think of the red ribbon? It's a funky design - but a note of advice - it is really hard to use for tying into knots and bows as it is so thick. The cards where only a small piece of the ribbon is used is easier. For the floral card - I used sticky strip on the back of the ribbon. So easy!

Anyway, it's late. I should think about going to bed. I've got lots to do tomorrow to make up for finishing early today.....

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