I was going to say "Good Morning" but then checked my watch and realised that someone must have stolen that part of the day because it's afternoon already!
Anyway, I hope you are having a good day and it's as lovely and sunny where you are as it is here. It's always a pleasure when the weather stays bright and sunny for an extra month or two - it's bad enough that the days are getting noticeably shorter every day :(
I've been a rubbish blogger this week, so have a couple of things to share this time. As it's Friday, it's Daring Cardmakers Day:
As I'm still hanging on to Summer it was childhood Summer memories I used as the inspiration for my card"Its Dawn hosting this weeks challenge and I have picked....
~ ~ ~ ~ MAKING MEMORIES ~ ~ ~ ~
I have been so sentimental lately and remembering lots of happy times. So I would like you to create a card with a meaning or memory behind it and explain the meaning of your creation. Perhaps who it's for, why you made it and the memories it made."
I grew up in a small seaside village on the north east coast. Generations of our ancestors had lived there, and I grew up surrounded by all the extended family who still lived nearby too. The beach dominates my memories of growing up - playing on the sand, running up and down the prom after splashing about in the sea (to get the circulation going again - it was the North Sea, after all!), and hours spent clambering over the rocks, exploring the rockpools with a bucket to collect shells, little crabs, sea anemones and other treasures. Im my memories this was usually with one or other of my Grandfathers, a special time indeed.
Plain white card blank, debossed with Beach Huts embossing folder
The bucket, spade and fish are all cut on the Silhouette Cameo using
templates I made a while back
The sentiment is pc generated and the little shell is a flat-backed ready made embellishment - I wish I knew where I got them from as I'd quite like some more!
I added lots of chipboard behind the various layers to give dimension and make a really simple LO more interesting
My next card is the one I added to this week's Update post over on The Sketch File blog. This is the last week for koing in with the September sketch, there'll be a new LO along on Tuesday!
It's an exam congratulations card made for one of my nephews.
Background created using a circles stencil and several colours of ink
Matching colours of Bazzill card for the rectangle elements of the LO
Circle aperture is die cut (Tonic Nested Circles)
A larger circle cut in glitter card and adhered to the inside back of the card
Smaller stars also die cut (Di'Namics Nested Stars)
here's the September LO I usedThat's the lot for this time, I hope you'll leave a comment, it would be great to hear from you