When I saw the theme on Sunday postcard this week I just knew I wanted to take part and use one of my favourite stamps - Leonardo by Stampington, so this is also for Creative inspirations 125: use your favourite stamp (although, in all honesty, it's very difficult to pick one favourite stamp - I have so many) - and another favourite for Ladybug 36: favourite stamp.
The colour scheme I used was inspired by the theme this week on Created by hand: red + blue + purple, also for Paper creator's crafts 5: red & blue. I used fired brick and stormy sky DI to distress the edges, stamped the image with stazon vibrant violet and lightly brushed in parts with the stormy sky. I then splattered water here and there - for Squigglefly 112: waterworks.
For this card I've used some DCWV mariposa paper, from the 8 x 8 pad. I originally only had the 12 x 12, but liked the patterns so much that I then bought the 8 x 8 so I have the versatility of either.
The bunting is stamped with one of the Forever Friends springtime, coloured with copics, the ribbon bow is Papermania and the Thank You is a rub on mounted on to a die cut distressed with spiced marmalade DI.
It's been ages since I did anything for Frankie's Dragons dream tags, so I thought I'd join in TIO92: child's play.
I've used a Jemima Puddle Duck stamp that I got free ages ago with a magazine. I coloured the image with promarkers, distressed the edges of the hammered tag with mustard seed DI, added some gingham ribbon and the rub on sentiment.
Mum bought me a Hougie board - and gave me some money to spend (I'll be choosing some more crafting goodies). I had a lovely box of crafting goodies from one of my nieces and family and a necklace and iTunes gift card from my other niece and family. I have an M & S gift card to spend from my brother and SIL.
I haven't got my present from John yet - five Dreamweaver stencils should be on their way soon and some more money to spend as well.
The firm who are doing our bathroom atm arranged for this wonderful vase of flowers to be delivered (should really have taken a photo on Saturday, but, with all that's going on, I didn't get round to it, but you can see that the flowers are still nice and fresh):
Because of all the work going on here we didn't go out for my birthday - had pizzas etc delivered instead. When it's all finished and we're back to normal (whatever that is - lol!) we're hoping to have a day out - it will just extend my birthday celebrations.