Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Thank you Dragonflies

 Wow at last I have three afternoons a week free to craft and blog again.  I do not mean to sound like a bad mum but did miss some me time and now that the girls are at nursery in the afternoon I get to do a few things that has been neglected.

I was clearing out my craft shed the other day and realised how many clear stampsets I have that I have not used in some time and found this lovely set by Woodware that I absolutely loved  and as I had to make a thank you card thought I would have a play.

I created a panel by stamping three dragonflies and then added some details inbetween.  I stamped the flowers and cut them out by hand, shaped them slightly and then mounted then with 3d foam pads.  I used another stampset that I can not remember the manufaturer of for the insert.  It was received very well.
While I was having so much fun with the stamp set I decided to try my had at making my own gift wrap and stamp all over a sheet of plain brown paper and colouring it with gel pens and Spectrum Noir makers.  Yet again the person receiving the gift loved this personal touch.

I have also taken on some other projects in my local community like doing a volunteers course at my local Children's Center and do a few hours per week there from time and have become a voting partner on a community development programme funded by the Big Local and are hoping to improve things for everyone in particular my kids. Might sound selfish but in improving things for them I am indirectly improving things for others in the community.  So I am keeping busy and loving being more then "just Mum" for a change.

Here is an insert I made for another card using the same stamp set and paneling like the first card.  I really loved how it came out.