I cant believe its been 9 days since I last posted. That is so slack of me. I have gone from doing multi cards a day to great big gaps and that is no way to treat people who follow my blog, so my apologies to all. I cant say I have been flat chat, just the usual with Elysha and the NDIS which is the National Disability Insurance Scheme which is what covers people with Disabilities now. So everything that she needs to help her get through life and to prepare her to oneway be independent of her nagging parents all falls under this scheme. It is new, it is having lots of hiccups and never ending interviews, changes, contracts etc etc etc.
Then after being off work for nearly two years with mum and dad I have started doing workshops again, not many but some out in country NSW and the first ones that were a couple of nights away I got interviewed for the local TV and the next thing I know all the family know about it, nothing like the family grape vine. Celebrity for 5 minutes, anyway it got me more country work so thats really cool but it felt really funny to be back in front of these huge groups of people and it all fell into place perfectly as though I hadn't been away at all. I love teaching in the countryside and wish all my workshops were out there, its such a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Mum and dad are finally settled properly in the Nursing home and letting the staff assist them with dressing etc, it has been a long hard battle. Dad is still moving slowly through his dementia so his life is pretty steady with stories from the past changing slightly as time goes by. His short term is more affected now. Mum is nearly all lost and thats all I can say for now.
Now for my three cards
The base of this card is the negative from the circles I used on the next card
down. I bought this die and did my usual didnt bother to measure or read the measurements. Its only weeny so these two cards are really little gift cards. They still look cute as but they really are
small so sentiments had to be extra small, so lucky I had some little ones.
You can just see the little from the Wink of Stella on the cute as little dragons I coloured
with copics. The panel that I cut with the die was coloured very quickly with distress inks
pink, yellow and orange and blended together. before I cut the panel I put a piece of
double sided tape on the back so all the dots would be per sticky.
I used a pointy thingy tool to lift the edges so the dragons could tuck under and look as
thought they were peeking out, bit like luna cheese lol. Added a silver 'celebrate'.
Done these dots look brilliant, I did it the hard way so they didnt go on perfectly and I ended up with wee little dots stuck all over my hands like little growths......eeewwwww. Then you can see some of the colours ended up in the wrong spots or grew extra spots but this die has LOTS of potential. I LOVE how the colours turned out.
The butterfly is a Hero Art butterfly stamped on paper quickly coloured with copic and fished off with.........Wink of Stella.
Looks like a big card but again its only gift card size but you could easily cut the circles twice and lay out proper size. Gold card 'happy birthday' sentiment.
Finally managed to make a card for CAS Mi Up Card Challenge. Every time I think, mmmm I will do that then get side tracked, now I have left till the last day but I have made it -yayyyy.
First I used a triangle stencil and randomly spread out some clear sparkle Bobunny gel. It gives a wonderful finish.
I stamped the butterfly twice and coloured the full butterfly once and the top layer of the wing again so I could layer up. I fussy cut the butterfly. Then lined it up in the Misti, used masking tape to
cover the body so I only stamped the antenna on the card base.
Added the sentiment while it was in the Misti and all done. Nice clean CAS
sparkle you were born to shine card
Happy Birthday Card - summer colours
Sparkle You were born to shine Card
Happy Birthday Card
Happy Birthday card with the
watercoloured dots from the diecut.
Celebrate card using the 'celebrate die cut and
the negative of the dots diecut.
Thank you so much for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.