Monday, 18 May 2015

Happy Birthday to Two Special People

Hello There
Well, that weekend went whoosh ...and then it was gone!!  Had an exciting one too as I went to the WOYWW Crop on Saturday.  I will share photos with you on Wednesday.  On Sunday I played Apprentice Beekeeper and pulled off our first small batch of honey for 2015!!
Tonight I want to share with you some cards I made last month for two Special People who had birthdays last month within a week of each other.  I used my very new Lavinia Snail stamp.  Well, I was ordering a stamp for one of my Special Friends, so I may as well as take advantage of justifying the postage!!
The star paper is some from Crate Paper which has been in my stash for several years. 
The images were all stamped using Potting Shed Archival ink and I used a selection of DIs including Brushed Corduroy, Gathered Twigs and Walnut Stain.
Also NBUS were the sentiment cards which I bought last year on my USA trip.  I have been hanging on to them so I thought it was about time they were used.
The little stars were made using my Simon says Stamp die and dark brown card used for matting were all from my Snippets box.
I had fun making these and I do love the snail image.
As I used some Snippets I shall be popping down the Snippets Playground to see what my fellow playmates have been up to.
Thanks for calling by.


My Card Attic: Hazel said...

That's such a great image Hettie and I LOVE the way you have spotlit it! Terrific use of your snippets! Hazel xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ahhhh Hettie had to smile at you justification of buy this snail stamp.. have a thing about snails and you dont see many stamps with them... a luffly card, thanks so much for sharing and for popping over too dear friend.
Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

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SARN said...


Hugs, Sarn xxx

Di said...

Oh that's a really smashing card Sam! And I do love the new stamp you used!

So glad the crop went well!


Di xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

So cute, Hettie! Love the cool snail stamp! The star background looks fab!

Jenny L said...

Hi Sam,
wonderful creation, and super designing as usual.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Kathleen said...

Brilliant card, all inky and archival, great papers and I still have bit of very old crate paper hanging around.
I have to say though that if I found on elf these in my garden it would feel the pressure of my size 6 foot, of course I would have to lift he fairy off first.

Glad you had a good time at the crop.

Middle of May and I'm starting with a cold ???

Kath xx

Diane said...

Wonderful design and colors Hettie.

Hugs Diane

Karen Petitt said...

Gorgeous stamp, your card is beautiful. I would love to be able to use brown like that, sounds like you all had awesome fun too Karen x

Bonnie said...

Love all those stars and this delightful image! I like that big sentiment!

Debs Willis said...

Cute snail! And the colours work really well
Debs x

scrappymo! said... pretty. That is a lovely stamp and love the sentiment with it!