Good morning to you on this lovely spring day.  I have been preoccupied lately trying to cull my craft room.  I’m quite proud that I’ve halved my paper hoard.  It was very difficult, I didn’t want to give any away, but I’ve done it now.  The room still looks a mess but now its only a matter of finding suitable storage for everything.  I find that paper is the most difficult to store and then those little bits and pieces, what do you do with those?  I still have quite a bit to do but from where I started I’m pleased.

As I glanced through my blog today I realized that it has been over 2 months since I’ve entered a card challenge (7 Sept to be exact).  Can you believe that?  Well I think the sun and blue skies have inspired me again and today I am entering the challenge over at SOME ODD GIRL “Speech Bubbles”.

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For this card I’ve used the clear stamp “Flirty Mae” from Some Odd Girl.  I’ve also used a speech bubble so the card meets the challenge rules.  I enjoyed this competition.

 Created by Lorraine   www.cardsandcompany.wordpress.com

Mae is coloured with Copics.  I hope you can see the texture I’ve added to her clothes by using the clear blender liquid on some material then dabbed over the coloured Copic image.

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From the side to show you the layers more clearly.

So there is my first card for a challenge in 2 months.  I must say I really enjoyed myself and I must do more of it. 🙂

I thought I would also show you this beautiful Crimson Rosella (Red Lowry) which was on our lawn (really shouldn’t call it a lawn – grass is a better term) yesterday afternoon.  We have quite a few of them visiting at the moment, they love our dandelions 🙂 and then in a couple of months they love our fruit trees :(.

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Can you see his claw holding the dandelion.  He is almost finished eating one flower but there are plenty of others for his friends.

Bye for now,

lorraine

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