One of the Chocolate Baroque Design Team members, Judith, came up with the idea of Forgotten Friday a while ago and I have always thought it was a really good idea – to dig out something from your stash you have forgotten about and make a card with it.
Well tonight I was tidying up and I came across a box from my days on TV when I would go to the studio armed with dozens of prep packs to demonstrate with. This particular box was obviously from the show where we launched the Filigree Fusion and Fantasy Floral stamp sets to go with the matching CDs we already had.
It’s been a long time since I actually looked at those CDs or stamps before I knew it, I found myself stroking scraps of paper and arranging colours together. Then I remembered about Judith’s Forgotten Friday and the next thing I knew, I’d finished a card!
The background paper is from the Filigree Fusion CD and the cream and blue panel is done by stamping one of the ornate leaf designs with Adirondack Denim Dye ink, then brushing over with water to bleed the ink into the image.
Life is pretty full at the moment with family, work and teaching and I don’t seem to be getting much time for blogging. The good news is that the hospital want to get Derrick back home and are waiting for a bed to become available at the local hospital so he can get some more rehab as he can’t stand on his own two feet unaided yet. He has yet another infection, but so far is coping ok with a mild dose of antibiotics and we’re hoping it won’t get any worse.
We spent a lovely day with my Dad and some of the family last weekend. Three of my nephews were there as my sister is in the very final stages of completing a PhD and her Mum has her kids every weekend at the moment. Isn’t it great being able to hand other people’s kids back at the end of the day! Three boys aged 3 and a half, 16 months and almost 4 – it’s exhausting just watching them. My brother’s partner is expecting again in January, so family get togethers are going to get even more chaotic.
And our own little girl appears to have reached adolescence – she has had her first fight and is sporting a Zorro like scar across her sweet little face. In cat terms, that means she stood her ground, as our vet once told us. If they have battle scars on the face and neck, then they probably won the fight. If they are on the rump or tail, then they were fleeing and are definitely the losers. Which fits totally with the fact Sesame was the hard boiled one and had face, eyes and ears shredded on occasion, while Basil was always the one with bites on his tail.
I’m actually not too worried and I rather suspect that her opponent was not in fact another cat, but more likely a thorn bush of some kind. The scratch is not very deep, but shows up quite dramatically against her white fur. There’s no heat or smell and no swelling that I can see, so I’m not going to subject her to the stress of a vet trip unless it gets worse.
Right, I’m heading over to the DT blog now to announce a long overdue blog candy winner!