Today is ANZAC day here in New Zealand and Australia. It is the day we remember our ancestors who served and died at Gallipoli in Turkey during the First World War and all the other service men and women who have served in all the other wars. This morning my hubby was up at 5.30 to go to the Dawn Service at our local cenotaph in Browns Bay. He goes as his late Father served in World War II. Me - I stay in bed and think about them.
Yesterday was a SUPER day... in the end there were only 4 of us stamping... but oh what fun. We had plenty of room to spread out. Must admit if everyone had made it, it would have been a bit cramped....We started just after 10.15am and finished round 4.30pm. It was a lovely warm day so had the door to outside open, the sun was shinning in and we got to sit outside under the umbrella for our lunch. Unfortunately no photos as my camera was playing up... ( blond moment and I didn't check the batteries till this morning!!!!)
I had a great day... finally finished the swap pins for Stamp Camp next weekend, got some more quilted pieces done and a card made with one, as well as an easel card - instructions from Sue.... then later in the evening got two more cards finished.
My teddy card used paper I had downloaded from Gina K's Peachy Keen collection available for free here. I coloured in the Teddy ( which was one the lovely Anne had sent me before I bought the stamp) with Distress ink - Walnut Stain and some peachy aqua crayon. Welcome baby is a Stampin'Up stamp.
The easel card is made with a frame ( cut out with a nestie) and folded over the central image I stamped on some of the left over Peachy Keen paper, with some Stampin'Up Pocket Silhouette stamps in Dusty Concord and Walnut Stain distress inks. Sentiment also by Stampin'up.
Next was a quick card as I had the background already - I made it the other night when I was using my Impressibilities - used it as a stencil and sponged the Tattered Rose ink over it. Made a flower ( a la Dawn McVey) with some computer paper inked with the Tattered Rose and cut out with a Dahlia die from Spellbinders and crumpled. Sentiment by Stamp-It ( this one is for SIL whose birthday is next week) Plus entering into OCC challenge this week - Blossoms)
And finally - the last card is for The Play Date Cafe's latest challenge - colours to use: Silver or Gray, Clay, Cream and Turquoise. Think it fits the bill. I used my new Borderabilites to make the scallop, a new set of stamps from Fiskars for the flower ( coloured with water coloured pencil) sentiment from Stampin'Up ( stamped in Potters Clay ink from Momento) and ribbon from my stash ( not sure where it came from)
Whew!!!! If you made it through that lot, thanks heaps~ I do appreciate my followers and commenters. You make my day.
Hope you week is great. Take care