I pulled out some new stamps, the Birch Branch Print from Memory Box & Simply You by Technique Tuesday, and mixed them with a couple of things at hand. I also re-discovered a couple of 6x6 paper pads from Glitz Design the other day, to my utter enjoyment, because I totally stuffed them where they were doomed to be forgotten for months...
So... all of them and more, made it to another *scrappy* card of mine, that I happen to enjoy making again :)
I cut a window in the patterned paper and covered the base of the card, where the opening is, with burlap. I like the look of a wee piece of lace, peeking out from behind the window - the last minute touch that I added.
Surprising myself with these little things, that might have never crossed my mind at first, for me is an essence of enjoyment I take from creating. If my cards turned out exactly how I envisioned them at the beginning, they would be much less fun to make, I'm not even sure if they were better at all. Instead I like to settle for a bit of chaos and see where it takes me :)
Here's a delightful inspiration photo (from The Ribbon Reel challenge #45) that lies behind this card:
I also wanted to share a couple of photos that hubby & I took yesterday, on our family trip to Melbourne ZOO. It's a world-class facility that's always a joy to go visit. I love love LOVE their butterfly house! If only it wasn't steaming hot inside...
Meerkats are always a staple when we're there. ADORE these little creatures :)
Then there's the two Palamountain girls. One BIG and one small. Yes, my pregnancy shows as much on my belly as it does around it... LOL
I keep telling myself that as far as I'm a very happy momma (which is entirely true), I can handle being oversized for a few months more... Then there will be other things to worry about, ack! Or one utterly cute and much awaited reason, for that matter
See you later, crafty peeps!