Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Playing Away!!!

Another black and cream card today with a different design on a 5X7 card this time.
The flourish stamp I have used for the background is one of two from a set that cost an incredible £3.99. They are by the company that makes the Viva paints etc. They stamp beautifully with very little pressure and the backgrounds measure approximately 5x3 inches......I forgot to measure them exactly so this is give or take an eighth of an inch or so. Brilliant value for money.
The tulip is from Delta/Rubber Stampede.
All stamped in Versafine Onyx Black.

Today I have discovered my inner child at a local play centre. We took Ruby along for a change of scenery. What a fabulous place it was. Ball pools, things to climb on, slide down, crawl through and lovely jingly jangly music going on in the little group upstairs which had Ruby dancing and smiling. It was fabulous and we will definitely be going back.
The last couple of days have been quite hectic so tomorrow will be a chill out day with no major jobs planned because Friday I am going to tackle the carpets downstairs. They are filthy and desperately need cleaning. Mr Manic will be here to take the dog out of the way for a while so it will be the perfect day. Does it sound like I am having to talk myself into it?!!! Actually it will be perfect as I don't have Ruby next week so there will be plenty of time for them to dry thoroughly.

For now I am off upstairs for a while to make a start on some more cards before settling down with DD to watch a film and have a snuggle.

Thanks for your visit today.


  1. Another beauty Sheila ! I love that background stamp, one for investigation me thinks ! Sue C x

  2. I have that background stamp Sheila and I agree with you those Viva stamps are extremely good value for money and there are some beautiful designs available. The card is another classy beauty too. Love the mono!

    Glad you had a good time with Miss Doodle. I hate going to those places now my two are older and much more adventurous (and the older kids are much rougher). I get in a flap if I can't see them for a few minutes and worry that they'll get hurt and their too fat Mamma won't be able to crawl through the spaces to them, Lol! Good job I wasn't that overprotective of their parents.

    Lesley Xx


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