Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Indigo, ice and inspiration

This card is for ABC Christmas challenge I for indigo, ice and inspiration - this photo inspiration was given:

It's also for the sketch given for Paper pretties 152:

The base card is stardream, which has a lovely sparkly look to it. The stitched paper is an offcut from long ago (no, I didn't stitch it), mounted on silver mirror card. The strip across the middle and the sentiment are from an old QVC kit and the snowflakes were rescued from an old card, with the addition of Poundland gems in the centres, so this is also for Bah! humbug 18: going green (the recycled snowflakes).



This is also for:

I did it: monochromatic
Creative inspirations 59: glitzy & bling
Do more with less: stitching with Alice Wertz
Scrappy frogs: anything goes
Flourish timeless 117: anything goes


Therapeutic colouring

I thought a bit of colouring in might be a good idea this morning - it must be a throw back to childhood, but it can indeed be very therapeutic to sit and colour in an image - I used copics, of course.

This is for the sketch given for Stampotique 29:

and I chose the colours from MME spring and summer papers for Stampin' royalty 70 colour challenge:

The stamp is a Stampotique one by Janet Klein. The strips with gold foil edges were left over from a recent Easter kit.

I'm also linking this for the 'home sweet home' challenge 40 on Anything goes.

Oscar



Sad news here last night - John's first guide dog, Oscar, had to be put to sleep - he was a very poorly dog in the end - he was 13 last November, so a good age for a golden retriever. He not only was so precious to John as a guide dog, but to us both as a pet - although he hadn't lived with us for some time now, we still felt an attachment to him and are very sad - he was so special. We are so glad that Bob brought him over to see us the day before his 13th birthday (we could tell then that he wouldn't last too much longer).