Yesterday I had a fun day with friends stamping and reminiscing.... this was the first time our group had meet since we lost our friend Sue to cancer in January.... so there was a touch of sadness, but lots of remembering and talking and eating and having a glass of champagne with lunch .... oh and yes some stamping and card making..... We were all a bit slow off the mark.... too much talking.... but so much fun.
Here the group is... ( minus me behind the camera!)
From left to right... Lei, Janet, Sandie, Glenda and Helen. We were at Lei's place this month...out on her patio. It was a very warm sunny day, so inside there were fans going to keep us cool.
I did manage 3 cards..... using a couple of digi images I had printed, one already coloured in from a few weeks ago.... I'll share a couple today...
This image is from the internet, but I forgot to note where. I try and add the name to the image as I download it so I can remember where I got it.... but had forgotten with this one... so if it from your site.... thank you!!!! I had used some coloured pencils to colour it, giving an old fashioned look. I then used a Spellbinders die to cut it out and emboss it... added it over some lovely background paper I had made. Recently my friend Sue showed me how to use watercolour paints to make backgrounds and this is one of my attempts. I used a number of background stamps on it... Hero Arts script stamp ( can you see where I made a boo boo with it?), a crackle stamp and very subtlety the HA Envelope stamp. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things " Clearly Sentimental about Birthdays" it had some lovely sayings.
Next card is also a digital image that I got from Crafters Digital Art Centre. I used Distress inks and aqua pen to colour it. I used kraft card for my base and stamped it with Hero Arts Envelope pattern. I had cut a card out with a Spellbinder die so used part of it for the next layer. I used a flourish stamp from HA for a background on it. I layered the puppy image on the top.
I had a fun day spend with friends, sharing stamps, ideas and just enjoying each other's company. I finished the evening by sharing a meal with our friend Michael. He and hubby had ended up spending the day taking some furniture up to Michael's bach ( holiday home) about 2 hours north of Auckland... going for a swim then heading back to our place. Today the warm summer weather continued.... so spend some time at the beach... reading and sunning myself... no swim today....
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