Hi there. Have you all had a good day?
I did some ironing on and off in the morning, did my Pilates exercises, walked around town for a bit, and then we took Lulu out for a walk when Ian got home from work. Ian and Natasha were chasing her around the park while I watched. (No, not being lazy, I'm having a really bad back day today, it's been extra bad the last few days for some reason) :o( My card making has been my friend over these past months, it helps me take my mind off it :o) Well, you would think Lulu would be worn out after all that running around, but na!! She has been stealing socks all night! She has also done that embarassing 'let's bring out Mummy's knickers from the washing basket' thing, luckily not in front of guests..yet!
So onto my card. I have been thinking about doing the 2 Sketches 4 You sketch #20 by Laura all week, and have been back to view it I don't know how many times, but everytime I do I keep getting a ladybug/ladybird pop into my mind, so I thought I might as well go with it! Can you see where I am getting the ladybug from?? I am inverting the sketch for this card, hope that's allowed?? I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. It's nice and cheery, which is what you need when you're feeling rough. I haven't anybody to send it to yet, which is a good thing of course ;o)
I cut out a piece of 'Phoebe' paper and inked the edges, and cut another larger piece to lay it onto in black cardstock.
I die cut a circle, then cut it into two for the wings, and added a piece of black card between the two wings. I cut out some flowers and spots and added gems. I cut out a smaller black circle for its head and then used a letter 'L' for the antennae and cut out two smaller circles for the 'bobbles' of the antennae. (I'm sure there's a proper word for them, but I like to call them 'bobbles' .. hmmm, maybe that's why people say I'm quirky?!) I then pop dotted the finished ladybug. I printed out the sentiment, Heard you caught a bug...Get Well Soon' onto white cardstock on my computer and cornered/inked the edges, again matting it onto black cardstock. I punched out a flower, added a circle for the centre, and finished by adding gems to the centre of the flower and three on the right hand side to add some balance.
Dies: Sizzix 'Circle #1', 'Circles #2', 'Flowers & Stems', 'Lipstick Love Letter' alphabet
Paper: Basic Grey 'Phoebe - The Presidio, Bazzill Classic and black cardstock
Accessories: Paper Shapers, 'Retro Flower' hole punch, swarowski gems
Ooh, I keep meaning to mention that Adrienne has some blog candy over at Scrapping with Adrienne. I'm very forgetful at the moment! I think that comes from not working. I used to have to use my brain all the time in my role in HR, but now I don't need to I have to write everything down. Now, if you are going to leave a comment please promise you won't tell me it's my age instead!!! Pretty please!!