The new book at The Library , is The Fault In Our Stars by John Green.
I read this book last year - it's Young Adult fiction about teenage cancer survivors and it's clever and entertaining.
For my first card (top) I was inspired by the title and the cover. At first glance it might appear to be a new baby card, but look at the sentiment..... This was a commission from my daughter who is a midwife and wanted a congratulations card for her colleague who's been promoted in the maternity department. The stork and clouds were cut on Silhouette digital cutter , the stars are a dry embossing folder and the 'shine' sentiment is from a Pinkfresh set.
The waterlily (Sheena Douglass) was a leftover from another project ...it's embossed, coloured in with Spectrum colour shimmer pens and cut out. The patterned paper and vellum are scraps. I smooshed the background with Twinkling H2O and splattered it.
I've been rummaging in my bits bags, where I found this die-cut palm tree and an alcohol ink background. I cut the ai background into a curve and stuck it to some orange card. The sentiment is Concord and 9th.
I'd like to enter Casology.
Did I tell you about my kitten, Smudge? He's about 13 weeks old now . We'll be going away for a few days break soon, so my brother has kindly agreed to move in and look after the cat, so this card will be for him.
I used a digi from Mo's Digital Pencil - I wouldn't change Smudge now, but I should really have thought harder before getting a black and white cat ...the colouring was really difficult! The sentiment is one I designed and cut on the Silhouette.
I was inspired by the photo at Just Us Girls to make this card. I chose my colours because of the the pink of the swing and yellow of the girls jumper. Maybe you do get pink and beige skunks! I used two stamp sets from Avery Elle.
I'd also like to enter: Krafty Chicks Crafty Friends Fab n Funky
It's certainly not tropical today, here in rainy Hertford, England , but there are tropical flowers a-plenty in my craft room.
I used flowers from a Clearly Besotted set, stamping them first with white ink and then a black outline. I couldn't be bothered to mask them , so I found a tiny flower from another stamp set to fill in the gaps. I added details with yellow pencil and white embossed a birthday sentiment.
Oh dear. I was inspired by the photo at Jingle Belles. I thought I'd make a fun and quirky card but it just turned out to be weird. I used the reindeer from Taylored Expressions and the fireplace from a freebie from a magazine years ago. I shimmer penned the deer to make it more Christmassy. I tried to use colours from the photo but it turns out the photo has nearly every colour going. It looks great on the photo, but on my card, oh dear.