It has been silly season dancing-wise and school holidays (which was very much needed). My daughter has found the step up to Grade 6 work and expectations, a bit daunting. Add to that friendship complications and you have a turbulent first semester.
Her holidays started with a charity dance concert, then straight into extra practice for ballet exams. Just before the break she was given the nod to progress to pointe shoes - very exciting. Parents had to attend the first lesson to get instruction on sewing on ribbons and breaking in the shoes. Now they have had their second lesson, I think they are wondering what all the fuss was about. All the girls have pretty sore feet and ankles.
I haven't been idle on the crafting front, just completely lacking in motivation and imagination. The need for a birthday card for a party my daughter is attending today helped to shrug off the inertia. My inspiration was the latest Colour Me .... challenge.
I really wanted to use the negative die space of the flowers, to add a bit of interest, and I have seen this popping up all over the place.
What you need
Cardstock - BB black, white
Patterned paper - SU Brights DSP
Stamps - Casual Fridays Bold Wishes
Ink - Versamark
Embossing Powder - Gold Glitter
Dies - PTI Beautiful Blooms 3
Gems - Kaisercraft
Flowers - SEI?
This is one of the many cards I have been making, but one of the few that isn't a copy (told you there was no imagination). I love the SEI paper but not sure why I got it. It was part of a 12 x 12 pad, so tonnes to use up. I decided to use it up on some sympathy cards and some envelopes to go with them, which I never have when I need them.