Another busy day in work today as we gear up for another dine in, on now. I'm not working this weekend, it still feels weird especially as I know it will be a busy one.
Yesterday it was a lovely lady's birthday, Elaine. She makes the most beautiful cards, her water colouring is truly amazing.
When I started crocheting she did say to me, oh would you make me a cat.
Until recently I haven't really had the confidence with my crocheting but decided to go for it.
My first cat.
The photo's are quite dark, in my defence, I know it is supposed to be summer, but up here in the North of Scotland it is just not occurring at all. This week has been very dreich, cloudy and wet.
I learnt quite a lot making this wee pussy cat and Elaine loved it too, which is the main thing.
I know her craft room is similar shades and I used the owl material for her present last year, keeping it all matching!
I also used my birdie stamps from Stampers Anonymous for the first time to make Elaine's card.
I have used papers by DCWV Linen closet, it matches better in real life than it does in this photograph. I then water coloured the birdie with Distress ink Peacock feathers and Tea die.
I'm afraid my water colouring is not at Elaine's beautiful standard.
I don't rate my watercolour paper at the moment, mine is textured and not the best for stamping with, I really need to invest in a good quality flat card instead. I know that old hat, blaming my tools!
But I do think it makes all the difference.
That's all from me today, I really need to go and start the tea. As for later, I need to start thinking about teachers cards and gifts, plus my bespoke cards to make list, seems to be growing!
Have a super evening, it's hump day, downhill all the way now to the weekend.