Have a great day all!
Have a great day all!
And then there's the win-all freebie on this card... can you guess what it is?! Yes, that's right--the raffia ribbon. And can you guess where it came from? Nah, you never will, so I'll tell you...It was blowing around in the parking lot at Hobby Lobby! (I think you know you've got it bad when you pick up stray flower heads and raffia ribbon from the craft store parking lot!!)
Hope you all enjoy this as much as I do! It is wonderful to be reminded of our divine nature and potential from time to time, as the humdrum of daily life tends to make us forget that we are creating things of lasting beauty--not least of which are the family relationships that endure. Building and nurturing home and family do bring life's greatest joys. Creating things is in our nature and as we do so we learn a little more about the loving care that our own Maker has for us...
Have a wonderful day,
The challenge at Charisma Cardz this week is to make a pretty card for mother. Well Mother's Day in the U.S. isn't quite here yet but before you know it it'll be here. Not entirely decided whether this one will go to my own mother, my dear gran or my mother-in-law...
This card also fits with the Cupcake Crafts Spring theme for the week.
In fact I am in a fantastic spring-time mood today, as it's a gorgeous 80-something degrees outside, the windows are open, the finches have found the seed I put out for them yesterday and are chirping their happy little hearts out... What a joy is life!!
I used a cut-apart doily that otherwise would have gone in the trash for this card and think it works rather nicely to imitate a lacy fan over the cherry blossoms. I colored the inside image (that favorite stamp of mine!) with my trusty Sharpies. I think the paper is from My Mind's Eye, but don't quote me on that. It was the last sheet and I'd already cut off the printed label in a previous project. Oops...
Hoping everyone's day can be as wonderful as it is right now in Texas!
...and the third...
For the "straw" bow on the third, I just bundled together all the scrap trimmings from the kraft-paper mat behind the palmetto image. I was about to throw them away, along with the small ribbon scrap...when I realized, "hey--these look pretty cool together!"...