It has been a while since I created anything, unless you count the painting of the front picket fence! The occasions for cards since Christmas has been few and those we have had we have used a card from my stash with the exception of this card. I have used a free stamp set coloured with markers and crayons. I added some glitter with Kindy Glitz and wink of stella. I also added the embellishments of a pre purchased flower, rhinestones and I used a banner punch to punch out the little banners from Glitter paper and Kaisercraft papers. This was for a friend who recently celebrated her x1st birthday.
We meet at “New Mother’s Group” – a group set up by our Maternal Health Nurse when we had our first bubs – 18 years ago. There are 5 Mums who have stayed in friendship since then. Four of us had our second bubs together too, the 5th a year later. It is great as we can bounce things from each other as we are going through the same experiences – even now when our eldest have reached the milestone 18, completed their VCE and are enrolling in University.
Other recent events
Since Christmas we have taken a trip to Yarrawonga with extended family. Mr M celebrated his 16th birthday, we went as a family to see the latest Hobbit movie to celebrate. Miss E has received her VCE results, been offered a place at Deakin University and enrolled.
Over the break I have read several books The Rosie Project (a book club read – which we all liked), Cross Stitch (or Outlander for those outside Aus), Life after Life and I have almost finished Dragonfly in Amber (second in the Outlander series – 6 more to go!).
This last week has seen a return to our routine with Miss A starting Year 4, Mr M Year 11 and Miss S will start Year 9 tomorrow. Miss E doesn’t start until March. The swimming, dancing and basketball all start to return. Of course hubby and I have returned to work. I have been fortunate enough to obtain a second part time position at a local pre-school. I am hoping I will still have time to create, perhaps fewer creations (and posts) in the short term as things all settle.
Another pic of the card
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use embellishments – 2 or more
Stay cool if you are in my part of the world. Another hot week predicted.
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Fabulous card and beautifully colored. My goodness, I am glad I don’t have your duties – you must have so much energy! Congrats to Miss E and best of the the rest for a enjoyable and successful year at school and sport.
Thanks Susan. Some days I wonder, but you just keep on!
Beautiful image and coloured perfectly! Sounds as though things are jogging along nicely in your house ….not sure how you manage to fit everything in though! The outlander series you’re reading I also read….not quite all of them but pretty much. Another Aussie Stamper has a big interest in these stories…did you know that? She got a mention in the last look I think.
Thanks Sue. Will have to check that out.
I can’t wait to start creating again myself…. it’s killing me lol. So glad you created this gorgeous card Vicki, I just love these styles of images, it’s up there with silhouettes. Looks like you’ve been busy GF!
Thanks and the card suited the recipient. Never a dull moment as they say!
Beautiful image Vicki! Your colors are awesome and coordinate very well with your embellishments.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at The Squirrel and The Fox!! Hope to see you again next challenge. Have a fantastic week!! Hugs, Gloria DT
Your coloring is stunning….so glad you could play along with us this week at Flourishes for our Timeless Tuesday Challenge! 🙂