Sunday, 12 June 2011

For My Niece

Hello Everyone - I hope you've had a good weekend! Mine was pretty good - Saturday was our local carnival, and the heavens opened just as the procession was about to start but it did not last too long so we were able to watch it without getting wet. The afternoon brightened up though. Normally, we take a picnic but it just wasn't picnic weather on Saturday so we went for a McDonald's instead - I can't remember that last time I had a McDonald's, probably about 2 years ago because I'm not normally too keen to be honest, but I thoroughly enjoyed my meal. The children only have them about 3 or 4 times a year, so they enjoyed theirs too. Then we had a little meander around the show, watched the young children dancing, ate ice cream, and Eleri spent some money on a rubbish toy LOL!

Then on Saturday evening I managed to make some jewellery - I made a necklace, earrings and bracelet set for myself, and made a pair of earrings and started a bracelet for a friend for her birthday. I think I need to practice attaching the bolt ring clasps and using the crimp beads as I have something sharp that's scratched the back of my neck a bit - I think it's because I haven't got a proper wire cutters and it's the way I've cut the wire. Think I need to get a file to try to do something about it. I'll try to photograph the set to show you.

Yesterday, there was supposed to be an air show near to us. The Red Arrows were due to fly at about 10.30 in the morning but, when I heard the rain thumping down at about 7.30, I decided to stay in bed and read for a while instead! Apparently, they did do their demonstration though! They flew past my brother's house in formation on their way to the show. My niece was so happy - she thought they were doing a flypast for her, just like the one she saw on TV for the Queen on Saturday (aawww! lol!)

Then last night, Eleri and I put together a mini album of holiday photos for her to take to show at school - we've put them onto luggage labels and fastened them together with some coloured paper thread - very simple but looks quite effective, and it went down well at school today.

Anyway, I need to stop waffling, and get to the real reason for my post. Another niece of mine was 3 last Friday, so I'm showing the card I made for her.

The image is an Elisabeth Bell stamp from Funky Kits - coloured with promarkers. The papers are MME Quite Contrary Summer - this card was much more vibrant IRL - maybe I've got a smudge on my camera lens again LOL! I followed the sketch from last Tuesday Morning Sketches, but darn it our internet connection went down last night so I couldn't post it in time to enter that challenge.

I'm entering it in the following challenges:

Totally Papercrafts - Summer - papers were called Summer and I think the image is quite summery
Do You Stack Up - Birthday
Crafty Purple Frog - Favourite Things - I love Elisabeth Bell images, I've used some of my favourite papers (but not many left in the stack now!), and I'm loving the paper thread I've used, and I also love the diamond stickles.

There you go - sorry for going on LOL! Now, I've got to work out what to do for 3 Father's Day cards and my Dad's birthday card - I'm struggling on those!

Love, Andrea xx


Crafteezee said...

Sounds like you had a fun weekend, despite the weather. Gorgeous card, your niece is going to love it. Hugs Tracy x

princesskitten said...

The rain is unbelieveable here too - and it's sooo cold

Really pretty deliacte card

kitten DYSU team

Tab said...

Gorgeous card, hun! Love the sweet image :o)
Hugs Tab xxx