Monday, March 7, 2011

Phew... busy busy...

I can't believe it's been nearly 5 days since I posted... life has been busy...  a bit of card making, lots of socialising and fun.  Friday I had a card to make for a friend.... for a christening.  I wanted to do something special so spend some time thinking about the stamps I had and what I could do.  I had bought a set of stamps by Rosie's Studio last week that were some dictionary definitions... so I chose 3 that I thought fitted a baptism... Joy, Believe and Love.... here's what I came up with
I was pleased with the results and so was my friend.  Something a bit different.   Stamps used:  Butterflies by Stamp-It.  Words by Rosie's Studio and Congratulations by Hero Arts.

Saturday evening we went to some friends about an hour south-east of our place for a dinner party.  We had a great night, staying over night as it was too far to come home after a few wines.   I made a card to say thanks to Prue and Roger for their hospitality.

I started by masking round the card base with painters tape and stamped the Envelope background with Old Paper distress ink.  Then edged the mask with a fineliner pen.  I stamped the Chair onto some pp I found in my stash, that looks like leather and cut it out.  Stamped the thank you and then inside used the computer to type... for your hospitality.  Just a bit of a fun card....

Sunday... we went to a Roxy Music Concert.... held on the green at a local vineyard...Villa Maria.  The weather was not very nice over the weekend, but had improved by the late afternoon.   It was definitely cooler than we have had for the last few weeks, but it was fine by the time the concert started.  Not the greatest of concerts but not too bad.  But now I am feeling a bit tired.... sitting here watching TV and catching up with blogging.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great week

10 comments:

Isha said...

Gorgeous card Dawn. Take rest and enjoy today.

paula said...

Wow Dawn you sure know how to pack a lot into a week ;). Love the cards, especially the chair one. I have a case of envelope envy here lol xoxoxoxoxo

Vicky said...

What a busy weekend. Love the cards, especially the butterfly stamp. Very nice :)

Barb said...

I'm with Paula. . .so envious of the Envelope Pattern stamp! Need to get one soon! Love both cards, Dawn!

Lin said...

Such a fun weekend, Dawn! Love your cards today, especially the first one - it's a great design!

Virginia L. said...

Glad that you stay busy..as they are FUN! Love both of your cards. I really like how you turn the vinage paper into art work!! Isn't it BEST when you create? Thanks for sharing your comfy sofa card. I love the textures of the sofa! Totally cool!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Dawn,
You sure have had a busy weekend. Love your cards; especially the baby card. Love the butterflies and the soft colors. Great job.

Sanne said...

It is ok to be busy as long as you have fun Dawn - and it sounds like you did!
Nice card....

Diana said...

Always so much fun to come visit you. Thanks for the visit to me!

Suzanne C said...

Lovely cards. love the soft pretty butterflies and the thank you is sweet CAS design.