It's a glorious sunny afternoon here in Cornwall, so bright I didn't need to adjust the picture at all today! I made this 5" square card last week just for fun, and fortunately the Penny Black Saturday blog challenge is for this, that and the other - in other words it's an anything goes week so I can enter with it. The stamp is from the PB Hugs clear set and I coloured with my Copics, shades of warm greys for the mice, pink shades R81/83/85, plus yellow and greens I can't remember. I left the die in place after I cut out the image then inked around the coloured image with Aloe Vera Versamagic chalk ink, finishing off with Stardust Stickles around the edge.
Here's the card and it's wonky again, sorry! I've used a Marianne doily die LRO129 cut in green to mat the image then created the floral corner embellishment with bits from dies LRO106, LRO142, LRO156 & LRO112. The paper is a piece of magazine freebie from Nitwits and I used an old squeeze die to cut the corners. Now, seeing as I cut a doily for my mat I'm hoping I can also enter the Secret Crafter Saturday challenge this week too.
The digger finally turned up this morning and it's bigger than I was expecting - shouldn't take the builder too long to dig out the footings with that monster! Hopefully he will be here tomorrow bright and early .. .. in the mean time I'm clearing and stacking and tidying - so no chance of doing any craft for a while yet! Saturday was a bit of a down in the dumps day, I think I was over tired and in the end went to bed at 9pm - then didn't get up for 12 hours! I felt much better yesterday and after doing a supermarket shop in St Austell, went for a lovely walk in Kings Wood with hubby and the dogs. It might have been a bit much though as I'm feeling exhausted today, or it could be that I was reading until 4am - Par market had a stall of paperbacks for a good price and I got a couple by Will Adams. I read The Lost Labyrinth last summer, that was his 3rd book in the Daniel Knox series and it was ok - a gripping archaeological yarn! Now I've just finished The Exodus Quest, his 2nd in the series, and I have The Eden Legacy, his 4th to read. I still haven't read the first book in the series, The Alexander Cipher so will have to track that one down. As it's the same characters in each book it would make sense to read them in order just so you know how the relationships have developed, but it's not essential to the plot, although I think that I had better hold fire a day or two before starting the next one so I can catch up on some sleep.