And what a mess it is! Never mind ... managed to get the three cards I really needed to make done and dusted and, as you can see from the screen on the laptop, I was chatting on Facebook at the same time! Talk about multi-tasking.
The blue tag with Tim Holtz's "Umbrella Man" on the left is just an experiment ... my sister-in-law saw a card I'd made and just happened to ask how I'd done a certain effect so, of course, I had to show her and that blue tag was just me quickly demonstrating various techniques ... it must have been tucked amongst stuff in my Tim Holtz box and migrated to the table at some point during my rummaging.
The three cards turned out pink and sparkly - not my cup of tea at all as I don't do pink but am not adverse to a little bit of sparkle.
This one is for the sister of my sister-in-law (the one mentioned above who got an impromptu demo!) - she was just diagnosed with breast cancer and I wanted to let her know I was thinking of her but didn't want to mention her illness nor say "get well soon" so came up with this. I never really know what to do in situations like this ... never quite know what to say or even if I should send a card or not. I think it is maybe ok to do so.
Next card is one for a friend whom hit a low spot last week and got herself into a tizz for needing to take a little time for herself. She is always there for others and is just a joyous person to know - actually, I only know her as a cyberfriend but count her as one of my dearest friends.
Anyway I have put together a little "pamper-kit" to post to her ... a bag of lovely smellies (bubble bath, shower gel, lotion etc.,) together with a little bottle of wine, a candle and the largest block of Cadbury's Dairy Milk you can get) - as the toiletries and candle are pink I thought the card just had to be pink too! It is just to remind her it is ok to not be there 100% all of the time for others and you have to look after yourself too.
I wasn't at all happy with the back of this card. I started to make it out of Ranger's "Stamping Card" ... just couldn't get on with it so ended up sticking it to one of my much preferred Tim Holtz (I wonder how many times I can get the words Tim Holtz into one blog posting?!?!?!) craft tags and tried to make the best of the side I had already started. It's kinda, sorta ok for the back of the tag but I can't see me using the rest of the sheets in the packet. Will need to experiment I guess.
And finally the last card ... such a story behind this one it has a posting all of its own!
Now off to link myself to WOYWW over on Julia's Stamping Ground blog and hope to get round to visiting as many blogs as I can today and hubby is out tonight so might just spend the evening popping in too!
Happy WOYWW'ing everyone!!!!!