Wishing for peace!

Well this blog post subject has two meanings today.

Yesterday (as you know) I went and did a Stamp A Stack for my aunt and I had to take my too girls with me – well I really should have somewhere for them to go as they musta had a double dose of the ‘lets be stupider than stupid sugar pills’ in the morning.  Nothing could be said or done to convince them to just sit quietly and play with their DS machines or whatever else they had in their large bags!

The day took longer than expected as we had lots of fun in making the cards and stopped for the occasional coffee/food break!  There was more food there than the 10 of could eat in a day!

So we left later than expected and we’d already arranged for one of Miss E’s friends to come for a sleepover – well what was I thinking???? With my two already crazy and this little hyper friend of Emily’s … do you think we got much sleep last night?? I was looking forward to their bed time so I could sit and relax but no they were still going on at midnight!

Then today Miss C asked if the friend could stay another night to which came the resounding reply of NO!!!

So now you can understand my wish for peace (and quiet!) and so I thought it fitting to also share this quick Christmas card using the Wish for Peace stamp set.

SnowDoveNQNThis is the first one I made.

Its done on Not Quite Navy cardstock. I stamped the two images in Whisper White Craft Ink and then embossed with White Embossing powder.

When the card was finished the embossing looked a bit ‘blotchy’ (that is a word right?) and even though I’d used the embossing buddy I still had a few specks.

So I got to thinking … and yes I know … thinking is bad for one’s health!

What if I stamp with Versamark and then emboss in the White Embossing powder.

SnowDoveNoNSo I tried it … and I found it resulted in a clearer embossed image.

Maybe the Versamark ‘holds’ the powder better than the craft ink does – who knows … maybe this will become the eighth wonder of world!

This second card is done using Night of Navy cardstock – purely because I ran out of Not Quite Navy!

I think it has turned into an elegant Christmas card so sometimes those ideas you get bumping around in your head are good to be released onto cardstock!

I hope you like it too!

About Author

I am Leonie and live in Campbelltown in Sydney's South West.
I love to create with stamps, ink & paper! I do hope you like what I create and love your comments.
I also enjoy (and run on) Coffee! I also collect Charlie Bears

Stampin' Up! has been a huge part of my life since 2006 and such a big blessing to me and my family!!

Thanks for stopping by :)

(4) Comments

  1. Dotty says:

    Firstly, yes “blotchy” is a word – well in my vocab. anyway! lol When girls get the “giggles” there’s nothing much that can be done!!! As for the card/s – love them! Very, very nice!!!

  2. That is absolutely lovely Leonie! Gotta love kids, huh?

  3. classy and elegant leonie. i love it.

    xox

  4. Oh poor you. I am so glad I’m over that phase. My DD (24) now just annoys us by mimking peacock noises and does quite a good job I’m afraid to admit. LOL
    Peace will come a few years down the track.
    I love both your cards, very elegant TFS

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