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Sunday, August 28, 2011

More mini-stuff....

When we head to our holiday home, I try and take my craft bag with me (actually it's 2 bags but whose counting eh!!)  I really should make myself up a bag that stays there permanently, but I know that if I did, the item I wanted will be a 2 hour drive away and that would drive me mad...

The car was packed and full to the top, not a spare spot so if I wanted to take the craft bag I would have to carry it on my knee and I did...  So along with my camera gear, I took the 2 bags in the front seat by my feet and on my knee - not comfortable but so worth it.

On the evenings that I did sit down to craft, I challenged myself to do something different, on one of the nights I made the little wallets below and on another I made these little cards.  I had some of those square 135mm x 135mm cards and I just cut them in half.  The 3 parts made the cards and the last one I used to stamp the butterflies on as I had very little plain cardstock with me, it was all textured.

The papers are Pink Paislee and the butterfly stamps are Martha Stewart.  Very simple cards, quick an easy to make, but handy to have in your stash for that day when you need a card.

Now don't look too closely, as there was a little accident!  On the Sunday we were heading off it was raining on and off all morning, the car was being packed by DH and I was cleaning the house, so I left the bags that needed to go to the car in the hall and then just noticed the rain.  So DH ran out and closed the boot of the car but when I got home I noticed that the rain had gotten on some of the titles to the cards so they are a little blurry...  Shame as they will probably not get used now.

On the day we were going home the rain did shine briefly that morning and that day I did a little photo-shoot with next doors children.  The rain had just stopped and the sun came out but the ground was soaking so what looked lovely was in fact a soggy mess underfoot.  Here is how I presented the images to her...

She got a disc of Images and another of a DVD I made for her with all the edited images for the day.  Here are some of the nice images we got that wet morning.







I am off to clean up after having friends over for dinner last night, hate waking up to dishes, but seems my DH decided not to help after I went to bed.  Tempted to leave them to him but know that won't happen!!!  Have a great day! M

5 comments:

sutty said...

You can't tell that they got rained on - beautiful cards, I'll have to make some more. Your photo gift is great and you have some fantastic shots :)

Scrappy~Sarah said...

Gorgeous cards. Loving the photos some cracking shots, you would never know about the weather :)

Handmade Hannah said...

Beautiful clear shots Michelle. I also love the butterfly stamp and the papers you have used on your cards. Thanks for sharing :)

Claireliz said...

Gorgeous cards & photos.
C
xx

Alana said...

Beautiful shots of the children, little models in the making.