Thursday, 5 June 2008

Dad's birthday card

It's my Dad's birthday on 23rd June so I always get his card ready to send along with his Father's Day card.

This is a nice big A5 lightly textured card in a very dark red colour. The map is from the area where my parents live, it was taken from the internet. The image is Car Couple from Paper Nation and has been stamped in grey with a Versafine inkpad and then coloured using Polychromos and sansodor. I stamped the image twice and cut out the second one and raised it using foam pads. The base image is on white card which has been tinted with chalks to soften the colour.
The greeting is a ready made one in gold on cream pearlescent card.
All the elements have been layered onto a gold textured paper leaving a small border.

Monday, 2 June 2008

Not crafting

I've not managed any crafting this weekend as Sallie came to stay and brought Evie and the kittens to show us. They are 2 weeks old now but this is the first time we have seen them, apart from photos.

They are absolutely beautiful and real bundles of fluff. She has named them Millie, Tillie, Lillie and Billie as she thinks she has the sex of them right, hard to tell at this stage though.

Evie is a very patient and attentive mum and is very protective towards them, especially when either Mick or myself picked one up.

I felt quite sorry for her as all 4 jostled for a teat at feeding time. They climb all over one another and hard luck on the one underneath!

It's lovely to see them all curled up and nuzzling into each other when Evie takes a break from them

Evie managed some time alone to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air out in the garden.

Sallie cooked a meal for us on saturday evening. Evie could smell the chicken cooking and sat by Sallie the whole time.