One of the best things about having the girls was doing a bit of crafting with them. Bea is still at the scribble over everything stage which means that if you give her a stack of scrap paper and some crayons she'll as happy as Larry but Millie is old enough to actively take part and is always keen to make a card or two for her mum and friends. I've just realised that apart from watching "Frozen" on DVD with them last night, the TV wasn't on the entire time they were here!! Part of that was down to the fact that our Freeview remote has broken and I have to press the channel changer button on the top set box to change the channel and since they switched the kids channels round, they're channel 120ish I think instead of in the 70s. I love my nieces but not enough to develop callouses from pressing a button 100+ lol. The second reason is the girls were just enjoying playing with the few toys we have here for them and with each other oh and their DS players lol, I honestly don't think they noticed the TV wasn't on. Anyway back to Millie's crafting. I don't actually have a card to show you of hers because we started crafting around 2pm and Sue was coming to pick them up at four so we made a little card kit for her to take home and finish. Mother's Day is next month so Millie had a look at some of my stamp sets and chose a fairy image and a bear holding a present then she had a go at stamping. She also chose a backing paper which I cut to size for the 5" square card blank and we die cut a stamped sentiment out. She also wanted to make a wedding card for her mum's friend and decided to use the same image as I've chosen for an anniversary card (please excuse me not going into detail but the recipient reads this blog and I don't want to spoil his surprise) so she's taken that home to colour too. I'm really looking forward to seeing what she comes up with.
As to my own crafty adventures, I got a small haul from CC last week - Gelatos! I ordered the Steampunk selection because I like the colours included and love Steampunk plus it was the cheapest set they had at only £8.99 plus £1 p&p. I've had a bit of a play and I do like them as a watercolour medium especially using a wink of stella clear brush pen instead of plain water but I'm not keen on using them as a crayon.
I'd also like to share a card I made the other day. It's a diamond accordion fold card featuring A crafter's Companion Scruffy Little Cat image called "Lola", it's very similar to the one featured on this blog in a previous post but I've used a bubbles embossing folder (also from Scruffy Little Cat) and my new favourite product Dovecraft 3D pearl effects in cream and clear.
|Her name was Lola....|
|I should have put feathers in her hair...|
|She likes to wear her underwear... ok I admit I don't know the lyrics!|
If anyone's interested in details of how this card was made, please leave a comment below. I have another birthday card to share with you tomorrow but I want the person it's for to see it first. You may have noticed the new Facebook badge in the sidebar. I'll explain the reasons for joining another time but please feel free to go check out my page, I share cards etc on there but a lot of the stuff is blogged anyway. Until next time - keep crafting!
Love and crafty hugs,