Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Ooh sparkles...

I'm so glad that you blog readers understand my autumn/conker fascination.  I'm not sure whether it was the windy weather on Sunday (it's a well known school fact that the kids go wild on windy play times...seriously it's true), my love of all things autumny or that I felt excited about all my crafty stash I had just bought but I definitely felt a little over excited that day.

Anyway on my return home (and after arranging my conker collection) I felt inspired to make a card from a new LOTV stamp.  Plus the fact it was a colleges birthday on Monday.  I love these cute baking mice, not sure I would want the little critters scurrying around my cupboards but even so baking mice are kinda cute.  I had fun with my Promarkers, inked a doily and glittered the edges with stardust stickles.  Got to love a bit of sparkles.  I like to glitter the icing sugar, the edges and well anything not moving really.

Not a bad photo considering I had to take this at seven on a dreary Monday morning.

I was hoping to have more of a play with my stamps this week but unfortunately it is a busy one, what with my sons open evening at college tonight (never thought I would be going to view his artwork as he showed absolutely no interest in art or crafting as a younger child) Also I  am trying to get the house\laundry all in order before I go away on a residential trip to Devon with the year sixes.  Yes it is that time of year again where I will be praying it's not too cold as we don wetsuits for surfing and kayaking.


  1. I love your glittery vintage look.

    I think you should take the conkers with you. They might miss you..

  2. Beautiful card, love the mellow colours and stamping, well some of your creativeness must have rubbed off on your son - I hope you had a lovely evening.....and good luck with the residential :)

  3. love the muted colours and that recipe is so sweet!

  4. A really pretty card, such lovely colours. So far the weather is looking good for October, for your sake I hope it does