Friday, April 9, 2010

Thank goodness it's Friday...

It's been one of those weeks... having Monday off should have made for a nice quiet week, but work has been full on.... I work for the tax department and 7 April is a big payment date for New Zealand business taxpayers.... so our phones were sooooo busy with people wanting to make instalments to pay... I spend the day trying to ensure that my little area had sufficient staff rostered on to answer the phones....  Consequently I was quite tired by the end of each day... added to that we stopped Daylight savings on Saturday night..... so I am waking early in the morning and finding it harder to stay up till my usual bed time.... not much crafting done this week.

I did manage however to get some cards made for Deborah's April CCC... I chose a mixture of the Asian and Friendship themes.... I made a few cards so I had a bit of a choice.

This card didn't end up being sent to Arlene who is my partner this month.... ( once she gets the card I did sent I'll post about it)  -but I did like what I did...
For this one I made my own two sided paper by printing on both sides of some 140gm lightweight card.  The designs were on a freebie CD from Papercraft Essentials magazine and I just copy them onto the A4 sheet and cut to size.  The dragonfly is from a set by Inkadinkadoo and the sentiment from Hero Arts.  The lovely pink card stock is some Bazzil Bling... It is such lovely card.  The pale cream card is from a pad of cardstock I found in a discount store for $2.50.  Each pad has about 50 sheets of A5 card in them... I've been stocking up on them as I see the good quality pads.... some times the card quality isn't so good - but other times it is perfect.  I even picked up an A4 pad that was glossy on one side.... for $5.00.  A great bargain.

Tomorrow is Stamp club at Stamp'n'create... so am totally looking forward to a day of stamping... I got new stamps today.... the Dogwood stamp from Hero Arts and a neat set from Fiskars called "Petals from Scratch"  It has some lovely flower heads and a variety of stems...so you can mix and match.   Can't wait to play with them tomorrow... have to pack the bag tonight!!!!

Have a great weekend all..... thanks for stopping by.

7 comments:

Deirdre said...

Great card - looking forward to seeing the one that you did send too. Tiddly Inks images are so cute, you will enjoy them I am sure. Hope work gets calmer for you.... well at least April 7th is over.

donna mikasa said...

Hi Dawn! Wow...you so deserve this weekend! I can empathize with you as the US tax deadline is approaching....

Love your card! The dragonfly looks like it's on acetate...so pretty!

Nancy said...

Your card is so creative...I love the double-sided patterned paper you made. It's good you had some fun play time, it makes it easier to deal with a demanding job. I can't wait to see what you do with your new dogwood stamp!
blessings to you Dawn,
nancy

Vanessa said...

Love your card, Dawn! It's good we are able to play with our crafting stuff to forget our problems! Hope you have a great weekend!!

Monika Reeck said...

The Dragon fly is sooo pretty Dawn lovely color combo too...have a nice weekend..I have got you birthday card...many thanks for the inside too...you are sooo sweet..hugs...Monika

Tiffany said...

Love this card Dawn, the dragonfly is so pretty!

Suzanne C said...

Love the colors on this! So very pretty!