Thursday, 3 January 2019

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Good morning everyone....

I started with a 6" square card base and using a Versa Colour Ink Pad in 152 Ash Rose, I stamped the first 4 flowers in a 12, 3, 6 and 9 o'clock position.  I used the 'peg pin stamps' and, unfortunately, I've had these for so many years and no longer remember the make.  I do know Crafter's Companion have similar

I used 2 flower stamps to fill in the blank areas and when completed I added a little red 'pan pastel' (a chalk ink)  onto a cotton wool ball, removed the excess then very gently dusted around the flowers.  Doing this actually brings out the colour of the flowers!
 I filled in the remaining spaces using another 2 leaf stamps and a  Versa Colour Ink Pad in Green 21


The sentiment is actually from an A4 sheet of freebie Christmas stamps and I used a Memento ink pad in  'Sweet Plum' for both the sentiment and the verse

For the verse I used more of the stamps that I mentioned in yesterday's post, I think you'll see these being used quite often!


I used the same procedure for this second card but added more flowers and leaves resulting in a fuller look of both

I also stamped the card exactly as the first one


As I've shared my medical ailments with  you all of late, and appreciate your good wishes and kind words, I thought it only right I update you

I've been ill over this festive period, found a lump in my neck just over a week ago, that is now being addressed but on Sunday I was taken to Urgent Care to be told by the staff nurse that the blister on my back was really a scratch, but as it was inflamed around it she gave me more antibiotics.  Today it was worse and I had to see the duty doctor, I now have shingles and on a course of antiviral meds

This 'old gal' struggles on!

Until tomorrow ladies....

June x

9 comments:

  1. Oh June - was hoping 2019 would be a better year for! Not a good start already.Lets hope the lump can be sorted ASAP, allowing you to move on. Hopefully, crafting is helping, and keeping your mind occupied.
    Love the effect from Peg Stamps - it's a fairly free way of stamping - adding as much as you like! Personally, I prefer the 'fuller' card - but both are very pretty.
    As the saying goes - 'keep taking the tablets' - your system is clearly susceptable and needs boosting.
    Take Care!

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  2. Your card today is so pretty June,
    You dont do things by half do you???, Hope you get sorted soon and the antibiotics get to work, xxx

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  3. Thank you Wendy. Yes, you're so right there lol!

    Jx

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  4. Another lovely sweet card, peg pin stamps are really good. I have a few and I will be using them a lot more in the future

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  5. What a start to 2019 for you - you certainly have more than your fair share to deal with. Thank you for taking the time to keep blogging - it is much appreciated.

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  6. Hi June your cards are gorgeous they are both so pretty. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  7. Gorgeous cards June. Thank you for sharing. So sorry you have not been well over Christmas and the start of the New Year. Not a good start. Hope the rest of the year will be better.

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