Sorry I haven't been around for a couple of days but my aunt celebrated her 75th and the family de-camped to Cambridge to celebrate. We all met up for lunch at The Orchard in Grantchester then spent a merry afternoon on a punt going up and down the River Cam.
That was yesterday. The day before I got into a bit of a panic as I hadn't got a suitable card made ready for her! Now you would think that I would have a stash to choose from (which I have) but I wanted something that was personal to her. Anyway, I came up with the card here.
This is so different from my usual style that I really had to stop myself from getting out the Distress Inks!
The reason for the Flower Fairy is that when my aunt's mother was a child she sat as a model for Cicely Mary Barker as she was a neighbour. My aunt has had a love of all things Flower Fairy since she found out about the connection to her mother.
I stamped the image with Momento Ink as it was coloured in with Copic pens. I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed colouring!! The lace is from Creative Expressions and the flowers were stamped and cut out from the same paper as I used for the matting and layering.
And now for a confession.....At the last minute I decided to stamp Zinnia (the name of the fairy) and caught the bottom edge of the stamp...aaargh!!! I certainly didn't want to start again so I drew a line over the caught edge and added a few xxx's. You know and I know but to my aunt it's part of the design!!!
We had a fab day yesterday and the weather was glorious so to finish with, here is a travel photo from nearer to home than I usually feature!
A view of the River Cam taken from the punt.
The auction on Friday was great fun. I didn't find anything I was looking for but still bought some stuff! I love pottery and glassware so bought some Studio pottery and some gorgeous vases. There were also 2 enormous seaside prints (framed) that I got for £12 for the two. Well, I couldn't leave them there at that price!!! Now I've just got to find a wall for them!!!
Anyway, that's all for today. Don't forget the blog candy draw and hopefully I'll be back tomorrow but we have a visitor staying for a couple of days but I'll do my best.
Hope you all have a great Bank Holiday and lots of craft fun.
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- Hi, I'm Pam and thank you for visiting my blog. I have been making cards for over 10 years and am an independent demonstrator for Creative Expressions. I am lucky enough to teach on cruise ships and also get the chance to demo at The Big Stamping and Scrapbooking Show at Alexander Palace. I run workshops for a local craft shop and if anyone would like details of the them please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org I love to scrapbook but my all time favourite thing is to get messy with ink!