Thank goodness it's Friday! Has it been a long week for you too? Everyone I've spoken to in the communal kitchen at work has commented on what a long and tiring week it has been. Hubby is allegedly going to Wales tomorrow for gold planners barbecue and will be back Sunday, so I'm hoping to have a rest and try to sort out some of my craft stuff so that we can find the kitchen table and lounge floor again!
I'm massively behind on visiting and commenting on all your wonderful blogs and I think I might have to admit defeat as I'm never going to catch up at this rate given my current tiredness and neck pain. Can I blame that all on having a tooth out? I am still loving seeing what you've all been up to and promise I will comment as much as possible in future.
As it's Friday, it's time to link up with the lovely Erika to share an oldie. I don't think I've shared this one before. It was a card that I was asked to make about 2 or 3 years ago for a colleague who's daughter was graduating from uni. The brief was that it should be girly and that she liked cats. Now, I remembered seeing a Penny Black graduation cat stamp, but of course it had been discontinued when I wanted it. I can't remember the actual stamp image I ended up using, but I know it was on a wooden block, which probably means it's somewhere in the storage unit. I had to mask off whatever the kitty was holding whilst decoupaging him up and add in the graduation certificate scroll which was made from some scrap paper and tied with a snippet of red ribbon. I stole the idea of using a crochet border die to frame the circle mat from another blogger possibly Debby? I stamped some hats using a graduation stamp set I got on eBay and added those. I remember buying another stamp set which had the sentiments included in it. I finished it off with some flowers from wild orchid crafts, although I got a little carried away with them. The details may be vague, but I remember that the colleague and her daughter loved it! Right, off to watch the second Corrie of the evening and then bed calls. Sweet dreams x