The allotment has not been worked upon this evening due to my having a very sore shoulder - I have no idea what I have done to it but it really hurts when I move it certain ways. However, I did plant pea, broad bean and tomatillo seeds at the weekend, after going and visiting my mummy. I have not previously grown Tomatillo so it will be very interesting to see how they grow and figure out how to use them. (My mummy spoiled me this weekend - I got a crafting compnions CD Rom of Christmas designs and some wool, as well as a few crafting bits that she will not use. Lots to play with lol.)
When I checked the mice this morning the front of the girls cage had fallen off. This wouldn't be too bad, except that this is the area in which they usually sleep, so Jay had to be rescued from the bed area where she had huddled up, and Pico could not be found! I found her once I got home from work this evening, and she has a lovely scab on her tail from where the cage must have caught it as it fell! I am hoping that it will not become infected and so will be keeping a very close eye on the wound.
Onto crafting - I have made a lovely Spring Birthday card, featuring a butterfly for the main image. A basic green base card was embossed using Papermania 'Butterfly Wings' embossing folder. A dark pink spotty paper was also embossed with this folder and added to the centre of the card blank. A piece of green velum was carefully ripped into a square and layered over the spotty square. Then a butterfly image was stamped onto white card using Whispers 'Moss Stone' ink pad. This was coloured in using Promarkers - Fresh Meadow and Apple Cider for the greens and Budding Rose, Pink Mittens and Pink Lobster for the pinks. The outside of the butterfly was then shaded using the Whispers ink pad, pressed onto acetate and applied using a sponge. This was then scalloped using decorative scissors and layered on top of the velum, with two pink pearls added to the butterfly wings. The final addition was birthday sentiments to the top, bottom and inside of the card.
Make My Monday - Beautiful Butterflies
Promarker - Butterfly kisses
I love promarkers - let's get spotty
Crafting by Designs - things with wings
Suzy Bee - #20 Emboss it
SimonSays Wed - special girl
Allsorts - Pretty in Pink
Catch the bug - BINGO (pearls, colour green and scallops)
aud sentiments - #102 Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - #109 Happy Birthday
Simplycreatetoo - Animals
Country View - paper chase