I've been feeling a little under the weather over the past couple of days, firstly the dreaded D & V bug struck, then just as I was getting over that, I started with a sore throat and a general grotty feeling. This does not make for a happy Clare! I hate feeling unwell (well, I hear you ask - who does!), and usually on a day to day basis I'm quite a healthy so it really knocks me for six when I feel out of sorts. And my life doesn't seem to let up when I feel pants. Cards still have to be made, dinners cooked and children taken to school and put to bed. No rest for the wicked.
Anyhoo, whilst I'm sat in front of the TV trying to convalesce (just before our Am Dram Panto Practice!) I thought I would update the old bloggaroonie with a card or two. I made these cards a good while ago, but as is the case lately they have been collecting dust on my shelf until I took a photo of them yesterday.
The two cards above were made from a recycled something...can you tell what it was? Well, I'll tell you...It was a Starbucks paper carrier bag.! I have wanted to do this for ages, there is something about white on Kraft cardstock that I absolutely adore. I added a little lime tartan paper to the second card from the Papermania Summer Bloom Collection from Stephanie Dyment, and a scalloped border. Even the paper string is the handle from the Starbucks carrier!
I love retro, and these papers are just up my street! However, I'm stumped as to where I got them from! They are digital papers and i have a feeling that the polkadot one may be a Pink Petticoat paper, but I'm sorry I really can't recall where I got the retro bauble one from . The greeting is from a very old woodware set I've had for eons, and a button and scrap of ribbon finishes the card.
Anyhoo, that's it for now, If anyone has any tips for juggling life and a blog, I'd love to hear them! Better get off to Am Dram darling!