Sunday 1 February 2015

Daddy's Garden

Hiya everybody,

I have a couple of makes to share with you today. First up is my ATC (a single this time due to minimum time free).
 I took a white base card and created my own background using a new teacup stamp and Mirror Gold embossing powder (heat embossed). I then used a green ink to colour the flower motifs and blended with a baby wipe.
Then a flower and butterfly were die-cut from a pink spotty paper and layered onto the base card to make the 'Butterfly Tea Party' ATC. A quick make for my facebook group theme -
Fitting the themes from the following challenge blogs:
Crafty Calender What's New? (Stamp)
vs sweet ideas #31 Red, White or Pink
fussy and fancy #131 Things with Wings
polkadoodles and allsorts - Flower Power (die-cut and cup centres)
the stamping boutique Make your own background
cute card thursday Stamping Mad

Unfortunately my partner was in an RTA on Sunday evening and so we have spent much of the weekend trying to find alternative modes of transport and new items for when the insurance money comes through. This involved a trip up to my parents and left very little free time this weekend lol. A good trip though, and I got my paints for starting the bathroom make-over :)

So here is my second completion:  Being entered for the Anything Goes challenges at - Glitter n sparkle and Simon Says Wednesday

This was a present for my good friend who lives up by my mum, and it fits perfectly. She seemed to like it, but not sure she has much that it will go with - calls for a shopping spree and maybe another excuse for me to travel the 100+ miles to visit hehehe. This is my first crochet make too!

Audio book review
Daddy’s Girl by Lisa Scottoline
Nat teaches law and has a seminar on justice and the law. After one of these seminars Nat is asked to go to a local prison to teach a lesson for their ‘clinic’ (prisoners who wish to learn). This visit to the prison changes Nat’s life and her perspective on life also. She hears a dying man’s last words, sees a cover-up at the prison, and the questions that she asks put her life at risk. Then she becomes a fugitive and sees the difference between law and justice personally.

I really enjoyed this book, which has twists at every turn. The reader was great at really bringing out the emotions that the story requires and it is always interesting to see what Nat does next and how her life changes. I would definitely recommend this book.


  1. I love your ATC - the gold and green go together so well. Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (Something New) Challenge this month, lot of luck to you.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

  2. Really pretty, hope all things get sorted for you, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxx

  3. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy and good luck!
    Hugs, Sandra F&F DT

  4. Lovely colours! Thank you so much for entering our flower challenge at Allsorts this week, hope to see you again!


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