Monday, 8 November 2010

It's about time I posted something

Ok, so I am not the most consistent of bloggers as I have said before I truly admire the crafters out there who post every other day, I have to admit no matter how I try to be more regular with posting it just doesn't happen, I go through my stages.

Life has been really good and busy of late. My Aunt visited from Germany and we had an awesome time hanging out with her in Sydney, I am missing having her around, she went back last Tuesday. My family lives all around the world and so obviously we don't meet on a regular basis, I wish we could meet more often but that little thing called money gets in the way. I am going to get skype so atleast we can pretend we are in the same room.

Yesterday being Sunday was such a lovely and spontaneous day. On the spur of the moment I called friends over and although I was still getting dressed when they arrived everything fell into place and we had a lovely day drinking wine, eating and catching up. Randolph (my husband) cooked up a quick and delicious meal that we all enjoyed thoroughly. We should have friends over more often, its so much fun.

Anyway, back to business. I made this card for my mum's cousin who we visited when Aunty Phyllis was in town. Although they only live 20 mins away I hadn't seen these relatives in over four years, hopefully it won't be that long before we go there again. Aunty Yvonne who is my mum's cousins wife was complaining that she hadn't recieved a handmade card from me in years so hopefully this will make up for it.

I kept this card simple by only using plain cardstock and adding very little to the card. The butterflies are punched out, the flowers cut out from patterned paper and the branch with leaves is a chipboard shape stamped with a green ink pad. I am really happy with the design and this is another quick card I can whip in a hurry when I need to.

The Challenges I have included-
Creative card crew challenge-Lets Punch it


Shalini said...

lovely card... love the fleurs and the butterfly!

chris said...

it was worth waiting for its beautiful. take time for yourself you sound like a very busy girl.

Cherie said...

Gorgeous card, love the design.
Thanks for playing along with Creative Card Crew.
Hugs cherie

Rhonda Miller said...

I just love your card. Those butterflies are great. TFS.

paperfun said...

Your card is lovely. I really like the flowers on it. Great colors.

My family lives far away also. My husband is currently in Iraq and we skype often. It has been a god-sent. I hope you get it soon.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


Emily Keaton said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Leanne said...

I've been wanting to e-mail you to ask if all was well as there were no posts. And here is another beautiful card. Love the butterfly's. More news to follow by e-mail.

Janna {Papiersalat} said...

Hi Susan, hope to see some more cards of yours! Missing them :)


Leanne said...

Hope all is well out there. Hope you had a wonderful X'mas. Happy New Year 2011