My dear Culinary Consultant is not the most romantic person in the world. He's not big on small talk, actually not big talk also. But he is the kindest guy and from time to time he does something so sweet that I start to think he might be a bit of a closet romantic. Like yesterday when I was fretting about going back to work in a mix of depression and anxiety. And then I finally admit defeat and realise the holiday is over, and head over to go to bed. And what do I find on the bed? A box of goodies from L'Occitane! Apparently it's a going back to work present. How perfect is that? Going back to work was horrible though but at least the first day is now done and dusted. Maybe tomorrow will be a bit easier?
Today's card is almost exclusively put together from things in my UFO box (you know, UnFinished Objects...). The background journalling card is from a session when I was getting messy with a rainbow of Distress Paints. This is one I created towards the end, when a lot of the colours had already run together and became a brownish mess, which I originally didn't like but now when I looked at it again, I liked the way the clear bright colours mix together with the browns. The bear was also in the UFO box, I just stamped, coloured and die cut some birthday paraphernalia for him. The sentiment was - can you guess? - also in the UFO box, it is die cut from some card I created at another time when playing with my Distress Paints. Even the strip of Let's Polka paper is a leftover scrap piece. If you are a hoarder of all crafty bits great and small you know how good a card like this feels!
I am linking up with the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Journey - They Say It's Your Birthday
Fashionable Stamping Challenge - Make Your Own Background
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes With a Die(s)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Use Patterned Paper
Card: 300 gsm white card, 300 gsm watercolour paper, Hobbycraft 160 gsm white card
Paper: Lawn Fawn Let's Polka
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Party Animal and matching dies
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, Various Tim Holtz Distress Paints, Copics
Dies: Lawn Fawn Scripty Congrats, Stitched Journalling Card