For this card I've used a pretty little stamp by Nellie's Choice called Dawn with Flowers and coloured with my Copics: skin tones with E000, 00, 01 & 21; lavender blues with BV01 & 13; pinks with RV00, 63, 17 & 66; greens with YG61, 63 & 67; hair and beige tones with E40, 41, 42 & 43. I've used warm greys for shadow and grounding, and finished with a white gel pen for highlights in the centres of the flowers.
And here's the card. The papers are more from my magazine stash and this time I've glittered the edges with Platinum Stickles as well as mounting with Kraft card. I stickled the image as well and double mounted it with kraft and soft pink card. My lace is special, it's left over from my wedding 20 years ago, but isn't going to do anyone any good stuck in a box so is now in my craft stash. I didn't want to cover up too much of the lace so simply added a Marianne leaf swirl LRO151 and Nellies Choice punch and emboss flowers with little pearl centres.
I've come across a few challenges I can enter with my card: Moving Along With The Times have a blooming marvellous theme, Paperplay want to see lovely lace, and Totally Papercrafts' theme is for pearls and lace.
I've not been blogging over the weekend as Mum has been having angina attacks, culminating in me calling the paramedics last night. All is sort of ok, her TNT spray does the trick, eventually, but if they keep occurring the doc will have to tweak her meds again and reintroduce the ace inhibitor to help lower her BP. Last time it worked too well, so she's been off them for 6 weeks but her BP has been climbing and although still within 'safe levels', it's causing her heart to struggle a bit. The TNT spray lowers the BP which is why she is usually ok for a day after taking it .. .. I'll have to see how she is tomorrow. Friday she had 2 attacks, was ok Saturday but then had them again yesterday. Today is so far so good, so I am on alert for tomorrow. If it happens again then it's definitely another trip to the doctor.
In between I've managed to finish the kitchen tiling, complete most of my DT cards for February so I can pack the craft stash away to start striping wall paper. The material for the kitchen blind came on Friday and thankfully Mum likes it so once the painting is done I will be making the blind. Hopefully I can drag the desk with the computer on it away from the wall so I can still get around to blogging .. .. .. if I have the time that is!