A couple of Cards

A lazy day at home today! Well, not really. There was the usual house-work and washing chores, unpacking of more boxes (I was strong!! - A lot was thrown out or put in aside to give to charity!). Pick up the mail, school runs, homework!!

But you wouldn't believe it!! The moment my new Big Shot cutting pads arrived in the mail (yes, I ordered some more) was the same day, I unpacked my Big Shot stuff. Yep, I found them finally. They were in a box mysteriously marked 'Kitchen'. Don't figure!!

Importantly I found a moment (or three) to make a card for my sister. She and her family are doing it rather tough at the moment, with her husband at home with an injury (you know what it's like when you're self-employed: you don't work, you don't get paid). So I thought I would send them a little something. It's like having a birthday, when you're not!! This card uses an Oldie but a Goodie (Big Bold Beautiful). Here it is:

Stamps: Big Bold Birthday
Inks: Riding Hood Red & Pink Pirouette
Papers: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red and Pink Pirouette, Bella Rose DSP
Other: White Grosgrain Ribbon & Kindy Glitz, Eyelet Border Punch

I know the little flowers look like they have the centres coloured in brown, but they are actually bits of the scrap Bella Rose DSP I punched with a hole punch and stuck on. Glitter also adds a bit of interest!!

And onto the next! This set uses the new Great Friend set featured in the Spring Mini. I love this set. I saw a colour challenge somewhere that used Pumpkin Pie as the main colour. Not my usual thing, I decided to give it a try!

Stamps: Great Friend & Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Inks: Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery & Brocade Blue
Papers: Whisper White & Pumpkin Pie
Other: Crochet Threads, KaiserCraft Pearls, Stampin' Dimensionals

This one had a little bit of cutting but it was a pleasure to make, if you know what I mean! I think I could do this layout in other colours too. If only I had more time ....

Speaking of time, it's already after 5pm, time to start thinking about dinner for the kids!! My WH is off to the doctor tonight at 7pm, so I had better get cracking!! I hope you're day was great and you can look forward to a lovely evening ahead! :0)

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