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
I am linking up to
use embellishments – 2 or more
Stay cool if you are in my part of the world. Another hot week predicted.