A card for Scrap Atelier

This time I have an unashamedly “messy” card to show you.  I set it off against a black background, all the better to show off the other bright colours.  All the inkwork except the black stamping is done with my Stabilo 68 pens, a spritz of water and a sheet of plastic.  They are so versatile to work with, and have a great range of colours.  Not usually keen on pink, I was delighted by the intensity of the colour with the Stabilo pens.


The card is not of my own imagination!  As usual I looked elsewhere for inspiration, this time choosing the sketch by “Cardabilities” proposed by Marylou on the Scrap Atelier forum.



Quirky snooze

When my youngest was a very small child he kept us busy all his waking hours, he was full of energy and curiosity and I was permanently exhausted just trying to keep up with him!  Thankfully for the whole family, he also was a great sleeper – 12 hours solid at night and a 4-hour nap in the afternoon.

He still needed more, sometimes, like when he tired himself out playing at a friend’s house, and we found him sprawled on the steps of the stairs, fast asleep! Or the time when I was chatting to the jeweler to choose a gift for my Mam and when I turned back to him there he was stretched out on the floor of the store, snoring away!  It was impossible to waken him at that!  I carried him from the store in the city centre and searched desperately for somewhere to sit with him until he woke up.  That somewhere ended up being the nearest church, where I sat with him in my lap for several hours before he woke!

The signs were there from early!  This layout shows him when he was about 4 months old.  One minute he was happily doing push-ups on his playmat on the sitting room floor, the next he had crashed out!  It was obviously a sign of things to come, and therefore deserved a little layout all of its own!