Here's the card I've made:
My oldest son adores dogs. He's a teenager, and it's important to him to be 'cool' so it amuses me that where dogs are concerned he forgets his manly pose completely! He coos over any dog from a tiny puppy to a savage-looking guard dog and he and I dream of having a golden retriever puppy (although we have a few hoops to jump through first!) My lovely son is my inspiration for this card.
I've used the tree image from the new Easy Events stamp set to create my background. It makes fantastic bushes as well as trees! And I've used one of the new in colours to colour my bushes - Lucky Limeade is vivid enough to show up beautifully on Crumb Cake card stock! And do you like my boy and his dog? They're created with the All in the Family stamp set on Naturals Ivory card stock - which I think stands out really well against the Crumb Cake. I've only recently bought this set and it's brilliant fun creating personalities with it.
Here's the tree image as a tree! I coloured it in Garden Green this time for a bit of contrast. I love the little heart in the tree - although of course you can use it without. There are lots of different sentiments in this set - birthday, Christmas, late, wedding, thank you, baby, sending love, hello - it really is so useful! And what a great handwriting style they're designed in too!
Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Easy Events, All in the Family
Ink: Early Espresso, Poppy Parade
Card stock: Crumb Cake, Naturals Ivory, scrap of Poppy Parade
Other: Markers, paper snips, stamp-a-majig
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I hope you had a great weekend. We made a mad dash to the beautiful North Norfolk coast to make the most of the glorious weather. My oldest son had a fabulous time with all the dogs on the beach; my younger son had an extraordinary run of luck digging up coins in the sand; my husband and daughter, who I'm sure have mer-blood, spent their time in the sea; and I was absolutely mesmerised by an extraordinarily talented guy who turned up on the beach with his horse and had me riveted by his skill! So sorry I couldn't tear my eyes away to get a photo of him but here's the beautiful, unspoilt beach at Brancaster...
Thank you so much for your visit today. Are you around tomorrow? I have a card and chocolate box to show you made using the Timeless Portrait papers so I do hope you can join me.
See you soon,