It’s been a busy couple of weeks and I haven’t had the time to write a post so this is a little longer than my usual.
Last weekend we were at the Paralympics…What an amazing experience. Until this year I hadn't taken much notice of the Olympics let alone the Paralympics and when we got some tickets to attend I was looking forward to seeing the Olympic site and hadn't thought much about the events themselves having not previously watched them or being a sporty type…it was awesome.The participants are definitely inspiring and the determination and spirit shown by the athletes was outstanding; they obviously put so much commitment and time into there training and chosen sport and the sheer determination and courage to compete to the finish line was phenomenal. We saw several track and field events and some medal ceremonies including a few British which was a real bonus...The whole atmosphere during events and the cheers of the crowd was at times overwhelming and quite emotional. I can only imagine how proud the athletes their family, friends and coaches must have felt. I'm so fortunate that I had the opportunity to attend and look forward now to future games with a new found respect and admiration for the contestants. It was one of my best days out ever, and the wonderful memories will last forever.
As for card making there hasn't been much of that as it’s also been a very busy week at work with several late finishes again. Hopefully In the next few months the staffing will improve, I will get my evenings back and the husband will stop having takeaways and ready meals for tea most nights!.
I started several cards last night and spent some time making cards with my daughter, its nice to do something together which we both enjoy; although she has a very modern clean style compared to my the ‘more the merrier’. The summer has went so quickly and she is off back to university today it only feels like she just got here and its been almost 3 months !!! ...it has been a very quick summer; I will miss having her around, not long to Christmas though and she will be back again, its her final year so who knows what next year will bring or where she will be.
I finished this pretty card using a Sarah Kay Stamp 'Picnics of Daisies'; I went for mainly pastel blues with some pink. As usual I used my Promarkers and quite like the colouring especially her little face and rosy cheeks. I used mainly leftover papers as my stash is growing each time I make a card…I don’t seem to throw much away! and I use a lot of blues (it’s my favourite colour).The papers used where all freebies, the white with blue polka dot paper was a free download from scrapbookscrapbook.com. Part of a hearts and dots set which has a great range of colours that I've used often.
I used the following materials:
· White scalloped card
· Blue and pink card stock for layering
· White blue polka dot paper-(also for inside insert)Scrapbookscrapbook.com
· Blue polka dot and gingham papers -Cool Britannia Collection (freebie)
· Pink floral paper -Pink Petticoat-Wild Blossoms collection (freebie )
· Sarah Kay- Picnics and Daisies stamp -coloured with Promarkers
· Punched Flowers layered on outside and decorated with pearls (flat inside)
using same card stock and papers as above
· Pale Pink grossgrain ribbon for bow
· Sentiment tag – Papermania- attached using small flower brad
· Die cut scalloped square – for card insert
I would like to take part in the following challenges this week