I hope that 2009 is full of happiness and good health for you all!!
I just have a couple of pics to share with you. I was motivated to use pinks, blues and greys by this little Pumpkin Patch skirt I got for my daughter:
I scrunched up a whole bunch of cardstock, trying to recreate a fabric effect. The idea never quite came together, but I had fun trying:
Textured Basic Gray cardstock, Going Gray cardstock, Rose Red cardstock, Basic Gray cardstock, Regal Rose cardstock, Cuttlebug Dies and Folders, Eastern Elegance Rub-Ons, Filigree Designer Brads, Dimensionals and SNAIL adhesive.
For this next card I used some of the scrunched up cardstock, punched out various sized hearts using some old punches I have here, glued them onto a piece of cardstock and then painted them with Crystal Effects for the high gloss finish. The heart is a piece of Stampin' Up! chipboard which I have coloured with Tempting Turquoise classic ink and then covered with Light Blue Chunky Sprinkles:
Rose Red cardstock, Tempting Turquoise cardstock, Regal Rose cardstock, Linen Background stamp, Tempting Turquoise classic ink, Tempting Turquoise brads, Rose Red 1" Double-Stitched Ribbon, On Board Accents chipboard, Crystal Effects, Light Blue Chunky Sprinkles Glitter, Dimensionals and SNAIL adhesive.
And last for tonight, I wanted to show you a pic of a beautiful visitor we had in our garden this morning. I did a bit of research, and apparently this is an Orchard Swallowtail Butterfly - Papilo Aegeus:
She was sunning herself on my Photinia hedge. Isn't she magnificent?
All the best,