The strangest things happen

So, I took the painkillers last night – which are not only good for the op I had last week but are doing my back a treat – and woke up at around 1.30am. Couldn’t get back to sleep so started to make a card! Having a supply of 12×12 cardstock is great for cardmaking as I have been chopping up to make 6″ x 6″ square cards (and having the Crafters Companion Ultimate Pro is good for making the accompanying envelopes). So, with my piece of duly chopped cardstock, I used some of the 6×6 papers from a K & Co pad – the butterfly sheet and a striped sheet. Then, using some odds, stamped a piece of blue, just haphazardly to create a background. Trimmed that down and corner edged it.

Next, used a flowery stamp just stamped a couple of times as I created a medallion effect. Coloured it in using my Promarkers and then had to get the stickles out for a bit of blingish effect! Some more stamping and then a punching a scallop oval and large oval punches. Then out with the glue! Sometime during the above I did actually go back to bed and finished the card off this morning 🙂

The Joy!

I have managed this week to fit in with all the other stuff that happens in my daily life, to make two cards. The first is for the partner at the firm of solicitors I work for who retires soon (my apologies if a bit blurry I took the pic in a hurry).

Playing with punches to add a nice accent to the card and also finishing off with some organza ribbon. I even got to use some of my old papers supplies, papers from K&Co;’s Daisy pad.

My second card is for Monday, a work colleague’s birthday. I must have a thing about punches at the moment as can’t get enough of making holes and shapes with them. A simple card with a happy birthday stamp and a bobbly flower! Some prima flowers and gems finish it off (papers from Chatterbox).