Thursday, 13 September 2012

At last another card!!!


Oh my goodness I don't like the start of a new school year, we have all been so busy at work, the list of jobs seems endless.  The school has had 95 new starters this week and it takes a long time to settle them all in when they are so young.  Needless to say I have been so tired the crafting has taken a back seat again.  I did manage to make this card though.  I felt like playing with my Distress inks and some resist emboss.

































 I have stamped the "Happy definition" stamp and embossed followed by the "leaf and flower background" next I distressed with various green and blue distress inks. I am really pleased with the end result perfect for an Anniversary card for my friend.

I am looking forward to the weekend now so I can relax a bit...

Have a great weekend too.


14 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful card, so soft and delicate! Hope you have a restful weekend.

Brenda said...

I can only imagine how you must feel! Kids are hard work! I love the colours and your beautiful vellum butterfly Sally! Have an awesome weekend!

Judith said...

I know how you feel , it is a very busy time if you work in a school. This is a gorgeous card and I love the technique you've used I must get myself motivated to give it a go.

Cindy C. said...

Wow you have a busy week Sally!! But you made a really beautiful card! Love the multi embossing!

Dawn said...

very beautiful Sally. Sounds like a full on time at School.

Kara Lynne said...

So gorgeous! I love embossed vellum and those colors in your background are beautiful! Hope things settle down soon for you!

Laura Jane said...

When I scrolled through my reader my eye caught your card and I knew it is yours without seeing your name on the post....
LOVE your style!

Barbara said...

Beautiful card! Your cards are always inspiring and I look forward to seeing them. Best wishes this school year!

Brenda & Ian said...

You continue to be an inspiration. Gorgeous feel to the card.

Thanks, Sally

PS Retired primary teacher here. I get tired just remembering Septembers....but I also miss that excitement!

It will all get done and life will settle down to a dull roar soon enough....usually after Christmas.

joy said...

and, what a beautiful card it is, Sally! My favorite colors and just exquisitely executed!! Your friend will adore this. Hope it gets a bit less hectic at work soon!

Deirdre said...

Beautiful creation Sally.

Katie said...

Such a beautiful card. I love the colors. I am sure your friend will adore it.
Hope this week at school is a bit saner and that you have some down time to create!

Cathy A said...

Sally this is such a pretty soft design, with such muted colour palette. Thanks for supporting my blog too and for your lovely comments.

onecraftymama said...

Gorgeous! I love the silver pearls, they make such a lovely butterfly body. And the resist emboss looks like fun - I picked up some new colours & should really get messy with them to get comfy!
Adjusting to the beginning of the year is so stressful - we've got tears every day from my youngest, who I JUST told an hour ago "by Christmas you'll feel like you've been there forever, and it will get easier every day before that." Too bad there isn't some magic wand to wave & make it happen faster!