Good Morning Friends,
I hope you are all enjoying the Holiday weekend?! We spent most of yesterday in Cirencester, just looking around the shops and the Arts Centre.
When we got back in the afternoon I headed for the craft room to 'play'..plenty else to do, such as commissions and kits for next week's craft work shop, but I just felt the need to try and make another plaque: of course it just kept going wrong, so I'll have to revisit over the weekend sometime.
Today I am sharing one of the cards I made for my large commission for small cards with no greetings..
The stamp is Crafty Individuals CI-180 and I just thought I'd give it a go with gilding flakes on black card. I backed a card blank with musical notes paper from stash and then cut a strip of craft card, used a Martha Stewart Edger punch and then inked with Vintage Photo distress ink. The only part of this card that took a little time was the gilding, but I've been using the flakes so much lately that I'm getting quite speedy.
After we got home and a little crafting was completed, I went out into the garden to check on our hens..now the weather is starting to improve and the days longer, they are getting into an evening routine...they have a couple of little plastic balls, which I fill with corn - they then knock them around the garden with their beaks and claws to make the corn come out, they seem to enjoy it! After that, I will sit on our bench and our Buff Orpington, Penny comes up for a cuddle - bless her, she's too big to just jump on my lap, so she comes over, acts all excited and I have to lift her up!
Speaking of the 'girls', as I was writing this post today Tom called me to look out of the window..I just had to share these photos of what three of them were up to...poor Penny, she SO wanted to jump up too, but she's just too big! When she thinks that Bella and Lacey (the two on the swing) are up to no good (which is quite usual!), our 'head hen' Cara, stays out of the way, whilst still keeping one eye on them - she's discreetly hiding behind the swing!
Love Carole X