Wowsers....really....it's been a month??!!

You've all been soooooo patiently waiting there in the background whilst I go on an unannounced mini-break from blogging!!

Sorry bleeps, it wasn't my intention to ignore you for so long, I'm still in shock that its been a month since I've blogged, wow!!

Anyway, I have been creating quietly in the background. Part of my reason for not being here is that the boss is away at work so I am on go-slow....took a week off myself and rested and relaxed and it was good. We only have 1-2 clinics each week at the moment instead of the usual 9 I have to wade through. I also managed to get a bit of a shocker of a head cold there at the end of my time off and that left me feeling a wee bit blurgh!! Plus our internet was down for just over a week at home!! I didn't think I would survive it, but somehow I did.

Anyways, I do have a card to show. A dear friend has recently had a significant birthday and as part of her gift I made her a collection of cards to use. Sadly I was still a little under the weather and couldn't make it to her party, and haven't been able to organise a time to give her her pressie.....so I'll post a few pics of the cards I made as the gift but leave her birthday card until I know that she has it in her hands. :)
I was desperate to use a few of my new stamp sets, so what you'll find in the following posts are several cards that all use a different set and different papers. I tried not to repeat myself with any of them.

I love, love, love this new set by PTI. So easy to whip up gorgeous "more masculine" themed cards in next to no time.

I've stamped the clouds directly onto the Kraft die. There is a matching die for the balloons but I chose to cut this out by hand and used dimensionals to give it some 'lift'. Stamp the sentiment, add a bit of my favorite new embellie (PTI Twine) and a button and the card was virtually done.

I think that's it for now. Will try and make it back tomorrow with another card to share. :)
Hope you are all well.
Hugs, Michey xxx

Images: PTI Up, Up and Away
Paper/Cardstock: SU Kraft, SU Whisper White, Textured Cream (Riot!)
Inks: SU Blue Bayou, SU Real Red, Memento Rich Cocoa
Other: SU Top Note Die, PTI Cream Twine; PTI Button Enchanted Evening


Jill said...

Love the classic look of this card! Your diecut is such a nice design element, too!

Emily Leiphart said...

Michey, I'm glad you're back and that you took it easy for a few weeks! I LOVE your card and really want that set!!

Emily Leiphart said...

Michey, I'm glad you're back and that you had some time to relax! I LOVE your card and just ordered that set!!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Hey Michey, glad that you had a break, but doesn't the dreaded cold always come just as you have wound down!!! Not to worry you are back now and that will help you to get over the lurgy! Love what you did with this card, I would like to own this PTI set but alas have been buying elsewhere these last couple of months, I do love it and you have demonstrated use well here!! Take care dear one, and look forward to a bit more blogging from you!!

PS For some reason I dropped off your followers, but will come back...

PPS The Craft Expo was fabulous, lots of newness and renewed enthusiasm, yay!

PPPS When are you coming to visit?

WickedPixie said...

Lovely card! That set really called to me too - I buy lots of paper from PTI but that is my first stamp set from them. Sadly, I have not had time to get it inky yet! :-)Traci

Joy said...

Loving you sweet card for your friend, love the PTI goodness of your beautiful card, so jealous that you have that PTI balloon set...LOL. Glad that you have had a nice break and I look forward to seeing more wonderful creations from. Hugs.

Amy said...

Great guy card, I really love the muted colors you've used on the kraft and then popping it on the white background, very cool!
I'm sure you needed the break and we'll always be here when you get back! :)