I've got the whole week and next Monday off work, hooray, which is how I am able to post this at this time of the morning when I am usually busy working away at my desk. Not sure how much time I will get for cardmaking this week as hubby is also on holiday. Lots to do, decorating etc but meeting some friends for a meal later after a visit to a garden and craft centre with the biggest selection of cardmaking materials in the area. Unfortunately nothing like as big as the craft shops in America but I'm sure I will find something to buy. Graham is back at work next Monday so plan to spend most of the day cardmaking. Should be able to increase the 6 Christmas cards I have so far.
I have just bought 4 Rachelle Anne Miller stamps from the Secret Crafter and this one is perfect for a very different welcome to your new home card I needed to make for a friend who moved house yesterday. Such a change from the usual new home cards. I wanted to give the watering can a distressed look so blended coral and ivory Promarkers together. I've used this technique a little on terracotta pots with spice and ivory but on a much smaller scale. The stamp is called Peek a Bunny. This card is for 4 challenges. The sketch is from Sketch Saturday. The other challenges are A Pet Parade at Our Creative Corner, furry things over at One Stop Craft Challenge and shapes and punches over at Stamp with Fun. I used Nestabilities for the shapes and the X cut corner rounder punch.