Hello Crafting Friends, I hope you are well and having a lovely weekend. For those who are not so well, I hope you feel better soon.
Well, I've not been around for a wee while, first we were away for our little break down to the borders and have to say that we had a lovely time, great hotel, huge bedrooms and fab food, even the weather was with us, lots of sunshine if cold. However, poor Alistair was not well, he had and still has a stinking cold. He wasn't feeling all that good on the Saturday before we left, sore throat, and a bit headachey, but then he developed an awful cough. He kept on going though and did all the driving, he was exhausted though as the cough was keeping him awake, me too. He was a hero though. On the way home I began to feel unwell, and yes I've ended up with a cold too, affecting me differently though, I thought my head was going to explode as my sinuses were so painful and my face was swollen, in fact I could look down and see my cheek, if you know what I mean. With a sore throat and limbs I was good for nothing. I think we are on the mend now, thankfully.
This is the reason I've not been around, so I've missed commenting on your lovely cards, although I've been looking at the little photos that come up on my dashboard, I just didn't have the energy to do any commenting. Lots of wonderful cards though.
Thank you all so much for commenting on my last card, you're very kind.
My card for sharing tonight is a commissioned one for a man.
I was trying to be oh so clever and make my owned inked background, I think I need a bit of practise.
I've used a balloon stamp from Creative Stamping Magazine, cut the balloons out and paper pieced them with First Editions Man Made Papers
MB Clouds Dies
News Print Paper from my stash
Buttons and twine from my stash
DI for background
Star Dust to give a wee bit of sparkle
It's my first attempt at paper piecing and I think it's quite good......of course self praise is no praise at all, nevertheless.
So that is just about me for tonight, I hope everyone has a good weekend, whatever your doing, and I leave you with a photo of Alistair and his new "Best Friend"