I’ve not been around in blogland for ages (close to two months … yikes!) … the creativeness of the renovation has been taking centre stage to the exclusion of ALL else (apart from eating and sleeping)! I have, however, so appreciated everyone who’s been in touch whilst I’ve been MIA (you know who you are 🙂 ) … my brief and very infrequent visits into the blogosphere and emailonia have been made a delight because you were there … thank you so much 🙂 I’ve so missed being around and it feels really, really good to be back … even though I must admit to feeling completely out of the loop and more than a bit rusty on the cardmaking front.
It seems though that today is a really good day to be back … my lovely friend Bev at Happy Dance let me know that it’s our sweet friend Hannelie‘s birthday today … so what better excuse to take the plunge into getting cardively creative again, than to make a birthday card to virtually send. So, Hannelie, this is my first card in a long, long, long, long, loooong time … it’s to wish you the happiest of birthdays and a wonderful year ahead … and to say a big THANKYOU for all your inspiration, encouragement and generosity … our crafty community is a better place because you’re in it!
On a linen card base, I stamped the Annabelle Stamps image in different hues using Memento and Studio G inks, used a waterbrush to colour in the ‘flower heads’ and finished with the Annabelle Stamps sentiment across the flower stems. A gentle start after such a long absence! I hadn’t intented to enter a challenge, but as Simon Says Stamp’s Wednesday Challenge is an ‘Anything Goes’ one, it’ll fit right in there.
ETA: Thanks to my friend Ardyth, I’m also submitting this to this week’s One Layer Wednesday … Karen‘s the host and has set us a ‘silhouette’ challenge. Have to admit, I hadn’t seen the connection, but there it is, just the same … see, told you I was feeling rusty 🙂 !!
Looking forward to playing along again in all my favorite challenges over the coming weeks … and to catching up with all you wonderfully inspiring crafters. Thanks so much for coming by … your visits and comments are always a joy! Anita 🙂