Thursday 10 June 2010

Little miracle in pink

This is a clean and simple card based on FTL93 on Clean & Simple:

The background paper is Rayher rose patchwork & stripes, the embossed teddy is ages old from a QVC kit, the three pink teddies at the bottom are the last of some that I bought two or three years ago and I can't remember where the 'little miracle' came from. The buttons don't look such a contrasting shade irl - as light shines on them they look a lighter pink.

The inside says: 'Congratulations on the birth of your baby'.

It's also for:

Cupcake inspiration 62: 'white and pink'
Fiskarettes Monday challenge: 'baby'
Cas-tastic 7: 'button, button ... who's got the button?'
Creative inspirations 64: 'babies'
Stampavie 98: 'dots'
Charisma cardz 23: 'spots and stripes'
S2G 59: 'baby' twist: pink
Hand full of stamps 31: 'how cute is this?'
Speedy the cat's challenge 6: 'buttons and bow' - bow on the teddy
Creative cottage 14: 'going pink'

WOYWW ... but it's Thursday!

Who stole Wednesday then? Going out for lunch with friends might have had something to do with it ... anyway, I somehow missed doing WOYWW for the right day. If you don't know what WOYWW is (is there anyone left who doesn't?) please visit Julia's blog to find out and have a nose at lots of crafting workspaces - there's always something to inspire. Actually, there wasn't a lot on here for most of the day, having cleared up the tremendous chaos that accumulated the day before when I decided to get my melting pot out from the back of the drawer and have a play - you can see what I did here.

However, last night I needed to do my Salt LO for today's challenge - you can read about it here, so you can now see the evidence of everything that came out to achieve that LO. On the left of me there is a pile of papers underneath the stack of letters and in the end I didn't use any of them, but instead used some from a box that is in my bedroom wardrobe (I do tend to overflow into there, despite all the space I have in here).

And to the right of me are the boxes of blooms and ribbons that I rifled through to find what I wanted for my Salt LO. And in the background my melting pot is lurking ... not sure whether it will get used again soon or put back in the drawer!

I now need to put all this stuff away before I consider what to make today. I was going to go to Hobbycraft in Crayford today (John has a bowls committee meeting and is having a car over there and I could have been taken on to Hobbycraft) but I'm just not feeling up to it - hay fever or allergy of some kind ... runny nose, sore throat, watery eyes ... so I'm staying in instead, but might have a bit of online retail therapy before I start any crafting today.

Salt: mother

Gosh, don't the weeks go by quickly - it doesn't seem two days ago since the last Salt challenge and yet here we are again two weeks on with another one.

Julie chose the topic for this fortnight and you can read what she wrote here. It would be lovely if you could spend a bit of time and visit the Salt blog to see the lovely creations of others on the team and perhaps make something to share with us - just leave us a comment with a link so we can come and look at your creation.

I wasn't sure what to do for this challenge. I've never had children of my own, although I would have dearly loved to have had them, but when I married John nineteen years ago I gained two stepsons who were teenagers at the time and I've very much looked on them as my own, not denying, of course, that they still have a mum.

I thought of depicting a mother from the Bible, but no crafting inspiration came to me. In the end I felt that the obvious thing to do was to focus on my mum, so this simple LO is devoted to her. She is now 88 and in reasonable health for her age.

The papers are DCWV, the scalloped felt across the bottom is Anna Griffin, the centre of the flower is a prima 'say it in studs' (I love these and my supply has nearly gone - think I must get some more).

I apologise that the blue on brown wasn't easy to photograph - it says 'my mother is the heart of our family'. As usual, you can enlarge the picture by clicking on it.